I was born and raised in Decatur. I graduated from Stephen Decatur and obtained a degree in finance from Millikin. I grew up in a Real Estate family. My father was actually the General Manager of Brinkoetter back in the 1980's. I have spent the last 25 years as a Certified Real Estate Appraiser, and will keep this certification active. I am a member of Central Christian Church and am currently serving as an Elder there. I think my 25 years as a Certified Residential Appraiser will set me apart because I know the market inside and out and have a firm grasp on home values. I can help buyers find good opportunities and help sellers price their homes correctly. My wife is a teacher at Johns Hill in DPS and my daughter is a student there.