“Just dive in, you’ll only learn through doing.”
Type of Business: Law Firm | Hails from: Las Vegas | 8 years with company in Nevada | Based in: Las Vegas
How did you first get into your profession?
I entered my profession at a San Diego law firm practicing real estate syndication. Then, I moved back to Las Vegas to co-develop and serve as legal counsel for Cherry Development high-rise projects.
When you were a kid, what did you want to be?
I wanted to be a movie director. I was always fascinated with the process of making a story come to life through a completed film.
What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry?
Just dive in, you’ll only learn through doing. Hands-on training within the workplace is vital. You simply cannot sufficiently learn a skill set without actively doing, rather than passively reacting.
What is a little known fact about yourself?
I am intrigued by philosophy. Philosophy ponders the big questions (existence, the universe, purpose). It challenges conventional mainstream thought and can assist by placing our position in the world into perspective.
If you could be any fictional character who would you be?
Tony Stark. He’s brilliant, successful and charismatic. We can all dream.
If you could have coined a single phrase of wisdom, what would it be?
“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” It’s a necessary skill to show when words are appropriate and when silence is necessary. Some of the most fascinating people I’ve met through the years listen more than they speak so, when they do speak, their words contain a certain gravity that draws others in.
What do you wish you would have learned at the beginning of your career?
I wish I had learned to invest against the tide. This approach, if learned very early on in a career, can assist in leveraged success.
If you could take back one sentence you’ve ever spoken, what would it be?
“I can’t because ...” Usually that one sentence slowly squeezes goals that would be otherwise achievable.
What do you want your legacy to be?
I’d like to be remembered for working hard and remaining humble. These are the two most important things to me. I hope I can instill the same values in my sons.