The fall colors on the East Coast.
Playing upright bass, watching college football, playing with my kids
Passionate, Creative, Free-Spirited, Problem Solver, and Always Improving
My favorite time of year in Colorado is Autumn, despite how short lived it is. I love to visit a different mountain town each early October and see the leaves change color and smell the crisp, fall air.
I’m a professional jazz musician.
I try to stay involved in my children’s schools- by volunteering for classroom aide or volunteering to teach the music class. This way I not only give back to the children in the community, but gain a little extra time with my children. In addition, I love to support the local arts, especially the symphony.
My wife. She is a rock star who conquers so much each day and keeps me balanced. She gave us two beautiful children, and she has raised them, so well, to be empathetic and intelligent individuals
My family, because I get to relive my own childhood, teach them what I know, and they help me grow.
I define success in many ways, but all of them are tied to being happy and fulfilled. If you have a lot of financial success, or any other conventionally successful thing, but you are not happy, or fulfilled, then I do not feel that you are truly successful. It doesn’t do anyone any good to attain certain levels of success if they are miserable. Life is short, and it should be enjoyed as much as possible.
I would have become a jazz musician. I have been playing upright bass for the past 11 years, and it is definitely my first passion. It is difficult to make a living as a jazz musician though (I think I’ve seen a few memes about it). I love to incorporate my two passions though, by holding broker and client open houses with live jazz music, provided by me.
I wish I could learn a foreign language. I can speak conversational Spanish, but I wish I were fluent in another language.
The most adventurous thing I’ve ever done is start a family. There are so many responsibilities, and the anxiety is never-ending, but the rewards and joys of parenthood make me very glad that I did it.
Frank Lloyd Wright, because he was an innovator. He understood the balance between art and nature.
My mom handmade an advent calendar for me when I was a teenager. It has little felted Christmas items for each day of December. My favorite family tradition is watching my wife and kids excitedly take the new item out of the pouch each day and place it on the tree on top. Since my mother passed away a few years ago, it’s nice to have a tradition that includes her in our lives.
How could a musician pick just one?
I would want to live in Wonderland. I went to a charter school in high school that emphasized math, and the concept of a world of nonsense, created by a mathematician, appeals to me. I am drawn to fantasies, and there isn’t one more enticing to me than one based on pure creativity and the absence of logic.
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