I am a long-time resident of Kelowna and loves my community. There is no place I would rather be! I enjoy serving the citizens of Kelowna/Okanagan Valley, and coming from a service background, I am no stranger to putting the needs of others in front of my own.
I have served with the Canadian Forces as an Armoured Soldier and am proud of my time there. After that, I felt called to take all of my experience/expertise and apply it to the real estate industry. Becaming an entrepreneur at the age 25, I am extremely resourceful, reliable, and very diligent in all areas of business and management. At the age of 28, I co-founded Canada Flex Realty Group, also known as Flex Realty. I am the owner of this company and oversee business development, recruitment, and growth. Currently, my company has over 40 staff and it is quickly expanding. My main branch office is Downtown Kelowna, however, Flex Realty has agents and offices all across the Okanagan, Shuswap and the Thompson areas including Penticton, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Kamloops. Most recently we now have an office in Swift Current, Saskatewan (Canada Realty Group). I am also in partnership with Flex Realty in Vermont, USA.
In addition to being a Real Estate Agent/Owner, I have served in various leadership/volunteer roles with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), and Kelowna Gospel Mission. From 2013-2018, I was a volunteer member with MADD and for many years, I led as a Director. This role required much leadership including board meetings, budgets, event-planning, and financials/spending. I arranged/led several Sobriety Road Checks with RCMP - this initiative enabled me and my MADD members to hand over thousands of promotional information items to the public stopped at road checks. I also served as Volunteer Coordinator, which put me in charge of hiring, training, and coordinating MADD candidates. I was appointed as the Project Red Ribbon Chairman; this program is MADD’s longest running campaign aimed to provide awareness, through the Red Ribbon, during the winter/Christmas season about the effects of impaired driving and handed out thousands of red ribbons! At Kelowna Gospel Mission, I spent many years volunteering on the Food Truck. This included pickup/delivery of essential food items & home-building necessities. Now, I volunteer in the kitchen prepping, cooking, and serving lunches/dinners. Often I bring my real estate team in for an afternoon to help out in the kitchen, and not only do I pour into the local community, but in the last 4 years, I have spent my time in Quintana Roo, Mexico doing humanitarian efforts including renovation/construction/maintenance of a local church. Lastly, I am committed to giving blood and donate very regularly arranging many blood drives with my real estate team.
I was recognized for my tireless efforts in 2016 when I was nominated for Kelowna's Civic Fred Macklin Memorial Award 'Man of the Year’, and the Capital News Award ‘Volunteer of the Year’. In 2017, I was nominated and won the Kelowna Capital News Award 'Volunteer of the Year', and in 2018, I was nominated for the ‘Realtor Care’ award recognizes real estate agents that are committed to volunteering their time and raising funds for the causes/charities that are close to their hearts. I also won a local ‘Community Oriented’ Realtor® Award in 2019, for my outstanding contributions in the community. We have been nominated in 7 different categories for ‘Best of Kelowna 2020 & 2021, including Best Realtor, Best Young Entrepreneur, Best Realtor Team, and Best New Business! I have also been featured on the Kelowna Gospel Mission Newsletter/Magazine for July 2020, and in August 2020, I won the prestigous award, TOP 40 under 40, which recognized me for my high level of leadership, volunteer commitment, and business accomplishments. In October 2020, I received the TOP AGENT Award with Top Agent Magazine Canada and was featured in their October 2020 issue.