Meet The Team
I am from Austin, Texas, home of the University of Texas Longhorns. I came to Costa Rica to visit and explore investing in a vacation home. After travelling to many different countries and exploring what they had to offer, I fell in love with the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica – specifically Jaco Beach. I knew this is where I wanted to be. I have been a full-time international real estate agent for over 28 years. I understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a transaction. It is a life changing experience. I have decided to team up with my friends and fellow Texans, the Speck brothers who moved to Costa Rica to follow their dreams. I wanted to bring my vast real estate knowledge and experience to Costa Rica and build a reputable firm with Scott and Jeff that focuses on helping our clients understand all aspects of owning real estate in this beautiful country.
I am from Bryan/College Station Texas – a booming market 100 miles north of Houston. I have lived all over the Great State of Texas – from Bryan/College Station to Huntsville, Kerrville, Dallas, Austin, New Braunfels and few places in between. I graduated from Sam Houston State University and also attended Schreiner University. My first career was in the public sector but I have been in sales for twenty years. I was a mortgage banker for seven years and even owned a restaurant once. The common denominator has always been the relationships that I have built. My clients trust that I am always watching out for their best interest. I never thought I would leave Texas but Costa Rica drew me in. A year and a half after I discovered this beautiful country I sold everything I owned and moved to the Central Pacific Coast to start a new business. My brother and I started Vacation Pura Vida which focuses on Property Management and Vacation Planning. It naturally evolved into real estate and now we have teamed up with my good friend Karla Jordan to build a Costa Rican real estate company with the focus and drive we learned in Texas. I look forward to showing you my Costa Rica and helping you find Your Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
Orignally from Bryan/College Station, Texas, I settled in the Houston area in 1992. I spent my early years in the Eighties chasing the oil rigs in the Texas oil boom but then began working in the residential construction field and later transitioned to commercial construction. But in 1992 I changed careers and began working in the marine transportation industry. I worked my way up to tug boat captain and eventually became a port engineer responsible for the maintenance of a large fleet of boats and barges. These experiences have given me a keen eye for construction procedures, techniques and inspection guidelines that I use to ensure your property is the quality you expect. My love of the water and fishing eventually brought me to Costa Rica where I got to finally experience the world class fishing that our area offers. From the first time I visited I knew I had to live here.
Eventually, my brother and I moved here and started Vacation Pura Vida. Now, with our partnership with Karla Jordan, we are your “on the ground” team for real estate in Costa Rica.