As a young kid who grew up in South Jersey, my knowledge of Maryland was admittedly limited to the Inner Harbor of Baltimore. You see, trying to impress a cute girl in high school included a day trip to the aquarium, an evening candlelight dinner date at the Rusty Scupper followed by a walk around the harbor, and finishing up with an O’s game at Camden Yards. A true recipe for success! Never in a million years did I know that life would come full circle and eventually show me what I had really been missing all that time.
As my military service rounded its 15th year and my fourth combat tour as a US Army Infantryman concluded, I was fortunate enough to be selected to serve as a member of The Old Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. There I performed military funeral honors for deceased veterans and active duty casualties of the war on terrorism. It was during this time that I met my now wife who hailed from a small town called Frederick, MD.
I remember searching Google Maps for where exactly Frederick was and how exactly I got there from Arlington on many a weekend as we began dating. Weekends were spent exploring the downtown area, Baker park, attending Keys games, pumpkin patches and corn mazes, watching fireworks, and laughing over meals cooked to perfection by my now father-in-law while sitting on the porch of the Doody Holstein dairy farm and watching the sun slowly set behind the silhouette of the mountains in the distance. Frederick had begun to take its hold.
In one of the most bizarre twists of fate, the Army decided that I was eligible for one more relocation prior to retirement. Although our fears of being relocated to a far-away duty station were very real, it just so happened that there was a slot waiting for me in none other than Ft. McNair, Washington DC. As we celebrated the news that we would not have to leave this place we so dearly loved, my wife and I knew it was time to truly Make Frederick Home and purchased our first house together in Wormans Mill in 2014. The happiness I felt to officially be a resident of Frederick inspired me to later become a licensed Realtor and assist others in becoming a part of something so special.
Frederick has been the first place in 20 years of military service that I have been able to truly call home. No matter what it is that you enjoy, whether it’s a bustling nightlife, the tranquility of nature parks and hiking trails, sporting events, concerts or theatre, the camaraderie of the farming community or the sophistication of fine dining and craft breweries, Frederick has it all. It is my mission to assist home buyers and sellers within Frederick and the surrounding counties Make Frederick their Home or if they must leave, make the process of relocating as seamless, stress free, and enjoyable as possible. It is my ultimate goal to build lasting relationships with each of my clients as we will surely see each other on a regular basis at The Great Frederick Fair, downtown, at the Keys game, or in the grocery store. I am obsessively passionate about our community and everything it has to offer those of us who are fortunate enough to live here and I hope to spread that excitement and passion to you and your family.
Thank you for reading my story and I would be honored to be a part of yours.