Why did you want to join Dylan and Jerrid’s team?

I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I didn’t want an easy job. I felt like I would learn the most on this team because no one can get stuck in their ways – we constantly push each other to learn and improve.

“I definitely got that mindset from playing baseball competitively throughout my life.”

As a pitcher on three different teams, I played multiple days a week, year-round. Of course baseball taught me the importance of teamwork, but it also gave me a sense of personal competition that keeps me from remaining stagnant. I think that’s why you see a lot of former athletes in brokerage.

Have you always been interested in real estate?

My parents build single-family homes, so from a young age I was always on job sites and got to see the whole process from the ground up. I was also inspired by the city itself, seeing Seattle change and grow over the last 10 years especially. Working in real estate now gives me the opportunity to combine my past with the future of our region.

“I grew up here, so I might be biased, but Seattle really has the best of everything.”

We’re right on the Sound. I can ski Crystal on weekends in the winter and hike Mount Baker in the summer. And we’re almost exactly between Tokyo and London – it’s so central. Seattle has proven itself time and time again, and still has so much potential.