Who encouraged you to apply for LPBC/How did you get involved in LPBC: Ana Blanchard. She kept after me every time we spoke and would not let up until she was sure I had submitted my LPBC application.
How has LPBC affected you? I have been introduced to an unbelievable group of people and educated on the wonderful County that I call home.
What is your fondest LPBC memory? Traveling on the LPBC Luxury Motor Coach (aka “the Bus”) to our next stop and getting to learn about someone new in the Class of 2012….THE BEST CLASS EVER!!!
What is something unexpected or surprising that you have derived from your involvement with LPBC? I was very surprised to learn about the wide array of charitable organizations in Palm Beach County, the level of service they provide and the dedicated people who run them.
Where do you work and what do you do for a living: Morgan Stanley Smith Barney – Financial Advisor
What is your favorite aspect of your job: I truly enjoy helping my clients to achieve their financial goals.
Your education: University of Miami School of Law & University of Colorado School of Business
Your civic and community involvement: Hospice of Palm Beach County – Vice Chairman Board of Directors
Your professional/trade industry associations: Certified Public Accountant, Member Palm Beach County Bar, Morgan Stanley Century Club
Your family: Married to my wonderful wife Bari for 14 years, raising our two children Annie (12) & Ethan (9).
City of birth: Miami, FL
Place of residence: Jupiter, FL
First job: Tax Accountant, Deloitte & Touche
Word that best describes you: Focused
Your motto: Never give up.
What brought you to Palm Beach County: My time previously spent here always felt right.
How long have you lived in PBC: 15 years
Where we would find you on a Saturday afternoon: In the pool, listening to music, watching the world go by.
What is your idea of perfect happiness: With my family…any time, any place, anywhere.
Greatest extravagance: There’s ALWAYS something new.
Mentor: Suzy Petersen
Best vacation you have taken: Colorado (Winter or Summer)
Most interesting place you have visited: NYC…I find something new every time.
Last book(s) read and favorite writers: The Big Short (Michael Lewis)
Favorite spot in Palm Beach County: My house
Favorite restaurant: Seasons 52
Favorite movie: Tommy Boy
Favorite TV show: Breaking Bad (currently mid-way through Season 3 on Netflix