I was born and raise on Brealey drive in Peterborough. I attended Crestwood Secondary school where I met my wife and life long love Carol.
I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Economics at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. After graduating we returned to Peterborough to live and to embark on our careers. Years have gone by and we now have raised two great children who are now married and have given us four beautiful grandchildren.
My greatest passion besides my family is the water! I love to spend leisure time on or under the surface. I am a licensed scuba diver and a licensed skipper. If not vacationing at family cottages on Kosh and Stoney Lake, we love to charter our own sail boat in the Caribbean. Myself as Captain and Carol as First mate, we anchor out in the quiet bays with long sandy beaches and watch the sun set on the ocean.
I spent 20 years as a co-owner of Whelan’s and Peterborough Carpetland before retiring in 2007. After 1 ½ years of travel, relaxation and home projects, I decided to pursue a career that has been our hobby for the past 25 years.
Carol and I have personally purchased, sold and rented commercial, personal and multi-unity properties for the past 35 years. Pursuing a career in this field has brought more excitement and happiness than I could have ever imagined. How great is that?!
I have lived in Peterborough all my life. I met Tom in high school and we both went on to attend McMaster University. After graduating we were married and decided to stay in Peterborough as it is such a great city to live in, raise your children in, retire in and play in! Our favourite time now is being with our kids, their spouses and our wonderful grandchildren!
I worked as a caseworker and employment counsellor in Social Services for ten years. Then I stayed home to be with our two children and managed our own properties as well as others. During that time Tom and I bought and sold various properties for fun and it became obvious that Real Estate was a major interest and our hobby.
For a number of years I worked selling Real Estate with Tom which I thoroughly enjoyed. I completed a Home Staging course and found it was such an important part when selling a home to get top dollar. I also enjoy the challenge of using what the home owner already has and adding some small extra touches to make a big impact. As well as Home Staging, I do Client Care for our business and we take pride in transparent communication with our clients and our attention to detail right from the beginning of the Real Estate process.
I have a passion for painting with all mediums ... watercolour, acrylic and my favourite is resin. I have so many interests I never know which one will inspire me that day ... making jewelry with wood and resins or painting flower pots with funny sayings! Anything creative inspires me!
As you can see from our pictures, sailing is also a passion with us. Finding a deserted island, snorkelling reefs teaming with fish or diving with sharks (Tom does that, not me!) ... an adventure is always waiting for us!