I first saw Arizona when I was stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma in 1969. Awarded the honor of being named the “Marine of the Month” for the Marine Corps Air Station in 1970. After my discharge from military service, I enrolled at the University of New Mexico, studying accounting. In 1974, I joined Price Waterhouse and Co. and earned my Certified Public Accountant license in 1976. I subsequently took a position with a publicly traded company where I was the Director of Corporate Accounting. In 1979, I accepted an offer to join the staff of the Securities Division of Arizona Corp. Comm. After a rewarding career in public investor protection, I retired in 2003 as the agency’s Chief Deputy Director.
I began my second career as a real estate agent in 2004. I was elected to the Green Valley/Sahuarita Association of Realtors Board of Directors for a 3-year term commencing October, 2008. In November 2009 I was elected Sec./Treasure of the Assoc. for a two-year term that ended Nov. 2011. I am privileged to have had Bob Smith as a teammate in the Casa Del Sol team, formerly known as Team Rodarte. Team Rodarte was the Pro of the Year for 2006 in Sahuarita/Green Valley and for Long’s Sahuarita office in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and most recently 2014. In both 2014 and 2015, I was named as being in the top 250 Latino Real Estate Professionals and achieved the rank of #99 in 2015. On October 2016 I was presented and award as one of the 100 Most Influential Real Estate Agents in Arizona by the Real Estate Executive Magazine.
When I am not working, I enjoy golfing, spending time at the gym, and volunteering at my son’s classroom with Tucson Unified School District. Seeing my two adult children graduate from college was one of my proudest moments. Having lived in Sahuarita for over 13 years, I have intimate knowledge of this market, which I use to negotiate the best deals for my clients. Its wonderful mountain views and sunshine, it reminds me of my hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico. It would be my pleasure to show you or your buyers the benefits of Southwest living – please don’t hesitate to give me a call today!