After growing up in the frigid blue collar city of Massillon, Ohio, this Ohio Buckeye finds the bright Central Florida sunshine a nice change of pace. Massillon is the home of legendary coach and pro football Hall of Famer Paul Brown. The Massillon Tigers have one of the richest football traditions in the country.
Born into a family of four brothers & two sisters, my hard-working parents instilled strong family values and an intense work ethic. My father was a proud steel mill worker and my mother had an even tougher job . . . she was a full-time housewife and kept the entire Skelly House in order. That was one tough job! I eventually followed in my father’s footsteps and joined him in the labor industry. I truly appreciate those days as they further fortified the disciplined work ethic that my parents instilled. I went on to attend E.T.I. Technical College in North Canton, Ohio and obtain an associate’s degree in Legal Assisting which then led me to serve the city of Massillon as a Deputy Clerk and a Deputy Bailiff for almost a decade.
At 31 years of age, I decided to join The United States Military. I served 10 years as a full-time Army Technician and a total of fifteen years with the Army National Guard, and I am currently a member of the Florida Army National Guard. One of my proudest professional achievements was my promotion to a Non-Commissioned Officer, receiving the Army Achievement Medal, and the Presidential Fitness Badge.
My life changed and my family expanded when I married the love of my life, Christy, in June of 2011. Together we have seven children between us. My daughters Brittany and Katie, my son Josh and Christy’s four boys Colton, Logan, Kamrin, & Reagan. Christy accepted a position as a teacher at Florida Southern College in August of 2012 and our adventure in Lakeland began. I love my new home!
I enjoy my career as a REALTOR and developing relationships with the people of this community. I believe that is what life is all about. I will apply my blue collar work ethic to help you achieve your buying & selling needs.