After graduating from High School at age 17 I joined the Navy. I received over three years of formal electronics technical training. As an Electronics Technician I repaired RADARs, communications equipment and CRYPTO devices. I served in three classes of Mine Warfare ships and at Naval Communication facilities in Guam, The Republic of the Philippines, and Hawaii. My last tour was at a Naval Training Center Advanced Electronics School and I became a Master Training Specialist, a distinction awarded to the top one percent of Naval Trainers. I retired as a Chief Electronics Technician.
After I left the Navy I worked as a defense contractor. I developed Curriculum for a Navy Fire Control System, performed logistics analysis and planning for a Navy intelligence collection system, and later coordinated all aspects of Navigation System depot maintenance for Poseidon and Trident submarines. I was an Installation and Implementation Manager for the Defense Message System and then the Lockheed Martin Field Representative for the Defense Information System Agency in the Pacific. I was the Joint Strike Fighter (F-35) International Customer Support Lead. Before relocating to Florida I provided logistics planning and support to the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for legacy shipboard RADARS and new acquisition programs.
I earned a Bachelor Degree in Business while stationed in Hawaii and I became a Real Estate Sales Agent. (Upon receiving my Hawaii Real Estate License, the Navy promptly transferred me to Guam!) Later I earned an Information Systems Master of Science Degree.
I served three terms as Chapter Chairman of the Greater Washington Area Chapter (GWAC) of the Society of Logistics Engineers (SOLE). I served as the Budget Officer at Headquarters of the Virginia Defense Force (one of the oldest state militias). I have an amateur radio (HAM) FCC License, KJ4TAU. I am a Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). I am a forty year Master Mason, a thirty-second degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a Shriner.
I am proud of being an Agent at CENTURY 21 Beggins Enterprises we hold 11 offices with over 300 agents throughout the entire Tampa Bay area including; Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. We are the #1 CENTURY 21 in Florida and were named the #1 top workplace in Tampa Bay voted by the Tampa Bay Times. Our brokerage offers true, worldwide coverage when selling your home www.century21global.com and we are proud to say we have the # 1 buyer’s attraction system. Sellers and Buyers, you can view homes just as I do, straight from the MLS, FREE and in Real Time at www.Listingbook.com. I would love to speak to you some more about your real estate needs and how I can help you achieve your goals and make the most of today’s real estate ever changing climate.