My Priorities Now


  • Refining our ongoing business model
  • Developing a strong working relationship with each of the 22 board members
  • Developing a strong working relationship with or MLS partners
  • Advocating the benefits of Upstream across the industry and create a broker-centric movement
  • Improve onboarding process and velocity

Writing and Research:

  • Developing a framework and supporting articles that help start-up operators massively grow their business.
  • Developing a framework and supporting articles for world-class negotiations.


  • I recently stopped angel investing.  I only invest in companies I can give hands-on assistance.  UpstreamRE is all consuming and I can’t dedicate the time to mentor.
  • Daily meditation. I can’t say enough about how it’s improved my life.
  • Attempting to work out five times a week.
  • Spend one hour per day improving my business framework and a separate hour per day toward personal performance (writing, presenting, problem-solving)
  • Finishing The Harvard Classics, originally known as Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf (bedtime reading) and the Daily Stoic
  • Continuing to work as a trustee with the Pacific Northwest Ballet and board member for the Seattle YWCA.

Time is my only non-renewable resource so if I’m not saying “HELL YEAH!” about something, then sadly I need to say no.

If my activities or priorities change, I’ll update this page. The last update was December 2016.