Living Where the Air Doesn’t Hurt My Face
Welcome everyone! Whether you are here in Costa Rica on vacation, searching for a home or living here full time, you’ve had an opportunity to witness the beauty, warmth and friendliness of this amazing jewel of a country.
I’ll take a few minutes to tell you about myself and how I arrived here in Costa Rica, and why I love my work with Tres Amigos Realty Group.
I had been searching for a tropical place to relocate from Canada, after having endured too many long, cold winters. It’s interesting what can spur you to action in life; I still remember seeing a cartoon where the character asked, “Why do I live where the air hurts my face?” I realized I had often asked myself the same question.
At that point I knew I wanted and needed to be away from the cold for good. After taking two years to research and plan my arrival in Costa Rica, I was immediately captivated by the country as soon as I walked off the plane in 2014. As with many of my colleagues and friends here in the area, it was love at first sight for me. I knew that I had found my home.
It’s been an adventure!
At that time, I was in the middle of a 12-year career as a professional musician and special events producer. I got to know Guanacaste and the entire Pacific coast of Costa Rica very well through playing music engagements in resorts, hotels and festivals, and organizing special events in the area.
Before arriving here, I had never thought I’d be driving through rivers and jungles to go from place to place, playing music barefoot for a wedding on the beach, or sitting in a hot thermal river looking up at a towering volcano. Even in my wildest dreams I hadn’t thought I would get to witness newly hatched sea turtles racing for the ocean or humpback whales breaching in Papagayo Bay. Living here has changed my life and I now enjoy helping others live their adventure and make that change.
Professionalism is key
I’ve been working in real estate and property management here in Guanacaste for the past five years. I am certified with the Costa Rica Global Association of REALTORS (CRGAR) and a member of that organization.
Prior to my music career, I graduated in 2000 with an MBA specializing in marketing and sales. I was invited to teach at the university I graduated from for three years and enjoyed that experience, but discovered that academics was not my passion. I owned my own small business for a few years and also worked as a sales manager for a large Canadian company before turning my attention to music and events management,and traveling here to paradise.
I enjoy meeting new clients and offering the knowledge and expertise that I’ve developed over the last eight years of living and working in the area. I’ve sold both residential and commercial properties, and I can also offer my educated and informed opinions about investing here, opening a small business and obtaining residency. I understand the complexities of the local real estate market and doing business in Costa Rica.
After eight years living full-time in Guanacaste I’ve developed a great network of professionals. They are ready to help you with anything you need here, from jet ski rentals to contractors, lawyers and everything in between.
Living the dream is no cliché
Sometimes my life does resemble a Jimmy Buffet song, there is no doubt. When I’m not with clients, I love to cook, learn about red wine, compose music, go out on the ocean and explore this beautiful country. I am a beach fanatic and always enjoy discovering new beaches and the small towns, people and local food that are typically found close by. Music is now a hobby for me and I still do the occasional gig at local clubs to keep in touch with my friends and fans.
Costa Rica has been a perfect fit for me and I truly live my best life here. I am fortunate to be able to live the dream and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to live here in paradise every day.
I enjoy my career in real estate because I can help others follow the same path. My motto is definitely, “If I can do it, you can do it,” and I’m here to offer my expertise, knowledge, dedication and love of Costa Rica to my clients.
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I’m proud to be working with the amazing team at Tres Amigos because all of us are focused on making your experience here exceed your expectations. Contact me to find out how I can help you realize your dreams. Pura vida!
Tres Amigos Realty Group
011 (506) 8861-5362