I was raised in Venice, California, and graduated from Venice High School in the 70's. After attending Santa Monica College as a music major and working as a professional musician I transferred to and graduated from Musicians Institute.
I worked in and around the music business in 1980's and finished my music career as one of the administrators at Musicians Institute. I married my wife Nancy (another Venice High School graduate), bought a house in Mar Vista and began my career in real estate shortly thereafter.
Nancy and I have 3 wonderful sons and the contacts and friendships created through my involvement with their schools, sports and other extra curricular activities have helped me build a contact list that is personally and professionally highly rewarding.
My background as an entrepreneur in the music business serves me well in real estate where I have been personally involved in hundreds of transactions and helped clients create enumerable wealth. Strategy, mindfulness and and problem solving are aspects of the real estate business that come into play often and I welcome challenging transactions along with the ones that seem to come together effortlessly.
I am extremely grateful that most of my business comes from recommendations from past clients and friends and I am proud of the business we have created in my partnership Pence Hathorn Silver where we have created jobs and opportunities for administrative staff and other real estate agents.
As a founding member of Partners Trust Real Estate Brokerage and Acquisitions, my team and I are poised to extend our services well beyond the Westside. We have office all over the major markets in LA County and an international reach through our Leverage Global Partners affiliation.
When I am not working in and on real estate transactions and building our business, you can find me surfing, golfing, riding motorcycles and traveling.