In 1966, I moved the Mid-Island area, got involved in auto mechanics and racing, met a lot of nice people, and discovered the laid back lifestyle known here as “island time”. Racing is something I’ve been involved in all my life, mostly on oval tracks, and finished my career in sprint cars which are very fast and a lot of fun. At one point, I held speed records on five tracks up and down the West Coast from Prince George to California.
After being a mechanic and small business owner for 30 years, I transitioned to real estate in order to use my knowledge about the area to help friends and family with their home ownership goals. The Ladysmith to Nanaimo corridor is mostly rural and I have an in-depth understanding of the housing stock here which includes wooded lots, farms, off-service properties, and some beautiful single family homes that you cannot find in the city. When I’m working with a buyer or seller, I make an effort not to ‘sell’ during the process; acquiring a new home is really about discovery and tuning, much like the mechanical work for race cars. When everyone in the transaction wins, that’s something to celebrate.