I'm a livelong Floridian, having lived in various parts of the state but always in Florida. My grandmother has run a locksmith business in Opa-Locka, FL for 40+ years. My father worked for Miami-Dade Fire and mom Miami-Dade County Schools.
I was heavily active in music during grade school. I play trumpet and love playing jazz music. During high school I was in many extra-curricular honors ensembles: South-Area Honors Band, All-County Honors Band and the Florida Youth Orchestra (FYO). Through FYO I played in such prestigious locations as the JFK Center in Washington, DC. I maintained my playing through college and played all eight years at UF in the UF Jazz Band. I still play and if there's good Jazz around, you'll find me nearby.
I love being on two wheels, owning both a road bicycle and my Ducati motorcycle.
I was told from a young age I should be an Architect. I had immense drawing ability and excelled academically in all fields. During High School drafting classes sealed that I wanted to pursue Architecture.
At the University of Florida (GO GATORS!) I majored in Architecture. I graduated with my Masters degree 2013.
During that time I interned with Engineering Ministries International, a Christian Professional Organization that connects Architects and Engineers with International missionaries that need design services. I have since partnered with EMI as a Volunteer Architect.
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH ME
Do you have your dream home in mind or the idea for the newest hot restaurant or retail space? Most do not open a business or build their home more than once in a lifetime. That is why it is key to have an Architect involved with the project who can bring your project from concept through construction.
First, I'd like to meet you and discuss your project! To make our time the most productive I'll have a list of information you can provide that makes the most of our time and the fullest picture of your project.
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