In 1979 my family moved to Claremont, California, a city on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County, located at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains minutes from Mt. Baldy Village. Claremont is known as the home of the Claremont Colleges and other educational institutions, and for its tree-lined streets with numerous historic buildings and at one time for its citrus groves and open space which once dominated the northern portion of the city which has been replaced by residential developments of large homes where my parents bought a home.
As a young boy I worked alongside my father helping him with the family business. This is where I learned the value of hard work and the importance of establishing great work ethics. At age of 13, I enrolled in a program sponsored by the city of Claremont offering work to youth helping out seniors assisting in landscaping, organizing, and clutter removal. At age 16, I began my first real job and was hired by Burger King working the evening shift.
Throughout the many years onward, I relished the idea of applying hard work and good character to my many small business start ups. Although a courageous attempt at the world of business, my efforts would not produce what I had hoped for other than a pocket full of change. In retrospect, what I learned and experienced laid the fundamental aspects of business growth and preparation for a cold climb.
In 2002, I became duly licensed by the California State, Bureau of Real Estate and was hired by Century 21 Town & Country in Ontario. In 2004 I was offered the position to open and run the very first in house marketing department in Real Estate. The goal was to facilitate in house marketing for both agents and brokerage overseeing 5 of our offices within the Inland Empire and Palm Springs. In addition to my new position, I was able to maintain and service my real estate transaction.
In 2008, the real estate market took a major crash halting a huge percentage of the production resulting in office closer and staff reduction to include the marketing department altogether. In 2010, I was proposed to open up a property management division, taking all required courses and becoming certified as a property manager. TNC Property Management opened its doors and became my new business venture and passion. Becoming a Broker in 2018, I open my owner property management/leasing company naming it Summit Leasing Group.
As a business owner, I am very passionate about my life and firmly believe in living a well-balanced life. Aside from my dedication to work I am devoted to my family. I married my best friend, Anita, and together we have two wonderful boys, CJ and Joshua. As a camping family we fully enjoy spending quality family time traveling to various camping resorts in our camping trailer.
I live my life with intent and purpose grounded strongly by my beliefs and virtues.