I am a second generation real estate broker whose experience goes back to answering the phones in my father's real estate agency while still in high school. In college I worked for a real estate developer in Portland restoring the corner of Cumberland and High Streets. I started out on the construction side of the business but after earning the nickname "woodbutcher" it was decided that my talents would be better put to use working in the office as the purchasing agent and property manager. It didn't hurt that I was the only one in the company who could operate an Osborne Computer. After graduation from the University of Southern Maine I spent the next 15 years in public service at a non-profit legal services organization in Augusta and left after being the Deputy Director for 2 years. I spent so much time commuting and traveling the state that I didn't get to enjoy living in a small town the way I had intended. I have been active in community affairs at the local and state level having served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Town of Damariscotta's Charter Commission, the Maine Advisory Panel for the Education of Children with Disabilities, and was appointed by the governor's office to the Department of Health and Human Services Reorganization Committee. I am the President-Elect of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors and on the Board of Directors of the Maine Association of Realtors. I love being on the water either in a kayak, a sailboat or a motorboat on Damariscotta Lake and cruising around the islands on and near the Damariscotta River. I currently live in the village of Damariscotta Mills with my wife and can be seen being pulled through the neighborhood by my two dogs. I have a daughter who works in D.C. and a son in the United States Navy who is somewhere on or under the Pacific Ocean.