I was born November 2, 1952 and raised on a dry land wheat farm in Western Kansas. I graduated from Garden City High School in 1970, and from Garden City Junior College in 1972. I then graduated from Kansas State University in 1974 with a BS in Animal Science.
After graduating from College I was hired as a District Sales Rep for Robinson Seed Co in Central Kansas. I was able to secure a job in Glasgow Montana with Glasgow Livestock as a solicitor for this Livestock auction. I obtained my next job in North Salt Lake with Producers Livestock and was sent to Maricopa Arizona to manage the feed lot there after 4 years I was offered a job to manage Red River Feed Yard. Red River was the largest feed yard in Arizona where we fed up to 80,000 head of cattle at one time. This is the yard that was owned by John Wayne.
After Red River I founded and created a successful cattle brokerage business in Phoenix for about 10 years. I moved to San Marcos Texas in 1987 then to El Paso in 1990 hired on as a cattle salesman for Agri-Tech. We crossed Mexican cattle from ranches in Mexico and sold some and kept some for the company that ended up in one of the 4 feed yards in Colorado and New Mexico. The company was bought by a much larger company and the Mexican operation was shut down so I moved to Keller, Tx. in 1995.
The cattle business had changed, so in 1996 I received my real estate license and started out in Gainesville, then on to Denton, specializing in farm and ranch real estate. I received my broker’s license in 2001. I moved from the Denton area to Fort Worth in 2000 and I have been here ever since. Along with working real estate I was also a farrier until 2008 when I founded Reata Realty.
After much research, I dedicated myself into learning online lead generation, and struggled for the first 3 years to make the company breakeven but it paid off. This is still our business model today.
I am married to Diana, a beautiful red head, who is an international flight attendant with American Airlines, and I have 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren. We are members of Christ Chapel Church in Fort Worth.
I still love horses and cows; I’m a pretty fair outdoor cook and I like to hunt and fish when I can. I’m active at shooting Sporting Clays and ride my mountain bike on the Trinity Trails.