About Us

Okay, this is the page where I get to plug ME! I think this is one of the least important pages on this web site. Where I came from and what I've done in the past doesn't really matter. It's what I do now for YOU that counts. Anyway, here goes...


Birth place - London, Ontario, Canada. Naturalized US citizen.

Age - Still young enough to make mistakes, old enough to keep learning from them.

Education - Batchelors in Engineering Technology, University of Central Florida.

Family - Still single after all these years. No children, no pets. Rest of family in Florida and Ontario.

Business Experience - 18 years with the same company in the computer chip equipment industry. Service engineer, service manager, applications director, marketing and various other hats along the away.

Wears a tie? - Not anymore, hung it up years ago.

Why did I go into real estate? - After 18 years in another business it was time for a change. Time to do something for myself. Real estate, for me, is based on service not particularily on sales. I thought it was a natural fit. Real estate, like most businesses, is all about solving problems. I had been solving problems for other businesses all along so why not do it for other people. This business has its ups and down, positives and negatives, but the best part is you control your own destiny. Do it right and you will succeed.

Checkerboard Realty has been in business since 1983 and was originally in Madeira Beach, Florida. We are a small family firm that puts customers first. That's how we have obtained an excellent reputation in our real estate marketplace. We do not employ other agents or assistants, but handle your transactions personally so that you always know where you stand.