I began my design career as an intern with Phoenix Magazine and was hired shortly thereafter. As an employee of Cities West Publishing I quickly learned the importance of good, clean design, which has inspired me through my 20 plus years as a designer.
Over the span of my career I've had the pleasure working for several large corporations in their marketing department. My duties have entailed the following: POS, B2B, tradeshow materials, brochures, catalogs, ads, email campaigns, vehicle wraps, publishing, digital design, client consultation, project management and product photography.
Skilled at Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop), MS Office, including Teams.
• Designed and launched both Phoenix Magazine and Phoenix Home & Garden websites
• Took second place in a corporate-wide design contest with Sysco
• Introduced Data Merge to the Kichler Brand Team in order to streamline their catalogs and other projects in a more efficient way
Maricopa Institute of Arts & Entertainment Technolog - 2-Year Web Certificate
Phoenix Community College - A.A.S. in Graphic Design
Phoenix Community College - A.G.S.
Memberships & Involvements
• Lakewood Elks Lodge #1350
• VA Northeast Ohio Veterans
• United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland
Senior Vice President
As Senior Vice President at Colliers International, I focus on multifamily and manufactured housing communities. I have represented a wide variety of major institutions, individuals, and partnerships over the past 30 years in the sale of investment real estate assets. In my career I have completed transactions with a combined market value in excess of two billion dollars.
My Vision is utilizing my unique skill sets to provide unparalleled professional representation to individuals, entities, and institutions who own and operate residential investment real estate. My goal is to assist my clients in achieving and preserving financial independence by providing them with the best investment advisory and capital markets transaction services available.
I am committed to giving back to my profession as a featured lecturer at legal, accounting, and real estate classes on the subjects of investment real estate and taxation. I have been quoted about the commercial real estate market and transactions in many trade publications including Wall Street Journal, National Real Estate Investor, Apartment Finance Today, Real Estate Forum, Globe Street, Midwest Real Estate, Crain's Cleveland Business, Columbus Business First, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News, AZRE, and Phoenix Business News.
Senior Vice President
I was extended the opportunity to join forces and work alongside Sr. Vice President Gary Cooper and the Colliers International Capital Markets team in October 2018. In my new role, I will specialize in Capital Market Investment sales throughout the Greater Cleveland and Akron markets. My primary concentration will be on Multifamily assets with a minimum of 12 to 100 units. My knowledge of the Cleveland-Akron market will assist in providing my clients the proper representation in order to make sound financial decisions pertaining to acquisition and disposition of multifamily commercial real estate assets.
My prior experience in mortgage banking has allowed me to gain an in depth understanding of the intricacies within the real estate industry. As a Director of Mortgage Banking I managed one of the top producing teams and assisted clients with both purchase and refinance transactions. I was an integral part of onboarding a charter to drive sales production through metrics while maintaining the highest level of client service. In 2014 I was awarded Rookie of the Year for the “Top Producing First Year-Banker.” My skillset in sales and my background in the mortgage industry has given me the ability to transition into the Commercial Real Estate world seamlessly.
Before the mortgage industry, I attended Madonna University where I graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration. During my collegiate education I was also a member on the Men’s Soccer team for both Madonna University and Cleveland State University. My collegiate experience as a team captain and teammate has proven my ability to be a dedicated team player, to be solution focused, and most importantly to be the hardest worker in the room.
I came to Colliers in 2017 after spending a decade in the marketing and advertising world. An extensive background in corporate branding, project management and product development helps me leverage key professional and personal relationships across multiple industries to maximize his client’s returns on real estate investments. I am a member of the Cooper Multifamily Team witha focus on the buying and selling of workforce apartment housing across the Midwest.
I joined the Cooper Multifamily Team of Colliers International in August of 2022 as a Senior Associate specializing in Capital Market Investment sales, with a primary concentration in Multifamily assets. Previously, I worked in the mortgage industry for 10 years, both as a Director and Vice President of Mortgage Lending, where I managed top performing teams through helping clients with purchase and refinance transactions. With my professional background in sales and finance, and my educational background in business via my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Akron, I bring a unique value proposition to both the team and our clients.