After a couple years of schooling, I decided to work for the United States Forest Service as a Wildland Firefighter for a couple years while finishing off my last season on a Hotshot Crew stationed in Flagstaff, Arizona for the 2017 fire season.
My background and work experience varies from that in the trades as a pipe welder and carpenter to sales in security systems, roofing, and solar but most recently a long history in restaurants and hospitality that has continued to carry me through most of my life.
A time that I vividly remember while working at a high end steakhouse in downtown Boston happened years ago where I was waiting on a table of Red Sox and New England Patriots players; most notably was Rob Gronkowski. Definitely a night for the books with the conversations that were had and at that, from some of my favorite sports players to this day.
Prior to living in Arizona, I attended a private Catholic High School, Xaverian Brothers High School, just outside Boston then continued my education with a postgraduate year at The Winchendon School in western Massachusetts where I was recruited to play both hockey and baseball.
Taking my life back further, as a young man, I looked up to no one other than my father’s father, Ronald Homer; a true salt of the earth who commanded respect through honesty, generosity, and being 100% self-reliant. My grandfather was a gentleman of good morals and principals who helped to shape me as the man I am today with fundamentals that were instilled in me at a young age from my entire family. Ronald was also the person who helped me find my love for nature as my life experiences and work history clearly shows.
My friends would have to say that if ever stranded I would be the first person they would call to help, I am always their “to go” person. In my spare time, if I’m not working, I’m most likely found lost in the desert on some backroad or traveling somewhere I’ve never been. My favorite movie is Tombstone, it is a must-see.
And if there were three things I couldn’t live without, I’d have to say the great outdoors, Red Dirt country music, and Coors Banquet. Did I forget to say a large ribeye bone-in steak?
One of my favorite motivators is Jocko Willink. I take inspiration from him daily. I love this quote and would love to share this with you - “Take the opportunity to admit when you are wrong. Most don’t. It can show how you are humble to others looking into the situation.” Jocko Willink. If there is one thing I can promise you with any project we do together, it is that I will bring integrity and humility in your home with every meeting. I look forward to seeing you soon!