How I can help you
With my life experience, I can assist you with business start-up, primarily small business, business basics and fundamental requirements, discuss business types/organization (Proprietorship, LLC, S-Corp, non-profit status) including strengths and weaknesses, marketing, etc. I currently have two business entites, one is an LLC and the other an S-Corp. I can also provide guidance for other needed services regarding financial, legal, risk management and accounting.
My career covers a fairly wide or diverse background. I spent 35 years in public school education at the high school level as a teacher and school administrator (Curriculum Director, High School Principal). At the same time I worked as a general contractor along with two associates and we built approximately 20 new homes and remodeled or did maintenance on many others. We also owned a full line local lumber/hardware business for a period of time. After retiring from the public school work I spent 10 years with Ball State University as a coordinator of several federal grants. Starting in 2000 I obtained a real estate license, then an auctioneer license and have spent much time in that line of work to the present along with remodeling and flipping several homes. Many of the activities overlap in time. Finally, after several years of working real estate under a major franchise orgaization I started my own real esate agency which continues to the present. I represent both buyers and sellers for residential and investment properties.
I have served a term on the Board of Directors for the Kosciusko Board of Realtors. I am a licensed "Ham" (Amateur Radio) and have taken the lead to obtain the not-for-profit status both state and federal (501c3) for the local radio club.
Areas of Expertise
- Business Strategy & Planning
- Business Operations
- Human Resources & Internal Communications
- Sales, Marketing & Public Relations
- Agriculture and Farming
- Homeowner Services/Home Improvement
- Real Estate, Rental Services and Leasing
- Construction, Industrials and Utilities
- Educational Services
- Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations
1963-1967; BS degree from Huntington College, Huntington, IN
1970; MS degree Purdue University in Educational Administration
2000- Indiana Real Estate Sales License; Beer Real Estate School
2001- Indiana Real Estate Brokers License; Beer Real Estate School
2007- Indiana Auctioneer License; graduated from the Reppert Auctioneer School