After college I pursued a business career based in the Bay Area and spent as much time as I could at the ranch on vacations. It was not until I met my future wife on a blind date, and indoctrinating her to Montana, that I knew one day we would live here full time. So, in 1995 after we married the decision was made to make a break from our respective careers with our newborn first daughter and move to the family ranch. That turned out to be a 21+ year break and two girls later we are now thoroughly ingrained in the Montana lifestyle and now call Bozeman home.
Along the way I developed a passion for real estate investing from the various business ventures I have been involved with during my career. In 2006 I stumbled upon a property in Bozeman with my future development partner, Barry Brown, that had a unique agrarian past connected to the Gallatin Valley.
Over a few beers we decided to acquire the property and launch our development partnership. The first phase of the three acre development consisted of the rehabilitation of four existing buildings encompassing 50,000 square feet and from there it has grown to a fourteen acre site that will eventually contain over 200,000 square feet of mixed-use space we named the Cannery District. The highlight of the Cannery District project has been the ability to work with 100 year old buildings allowing us to create unique spaces for our incredible tenants.