After graduating from Upper Arlington High School
in Columbus Ohio
, Craig attended Indiana University
where he received a degree in Marketing from Indiana
’s Kelley School of Business.
he played varsity baseball and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta-FIJI.
Upon graduation Craig moved back to Columbus
to pursue a sales career in Fixed Income; however the unique real estate market taking shape in 2004 inspired Craig to move to a destination he first visited in 1981; Bonita Springs
Although Bonita had undergone many changes since then, Craig believed the vast opportunities were still plentiful, especially for pursuing a career in real estate investing.
Within the first 5 months of relocating, Craig purchased over 30 properties by contacting property owners directly.
After planting these investments for himself and family-related partners, he continued his pursuit of real estate investing by working for a local 1031 exchange company and IRA custodian.
At his career with 1031 Tax Free Strategies, LLC Craig educated individual CPAs, attorneys and businesses about the tax-saving benefits of real estate exchanges and real estate investing by use of individual 401k’s and IRA’s.
In an effort to work with real estate investors and clients on a more personal level, Craig opted to obtain his real estate license; ultimately creating a decision to become a full-time Realtor.