I left Southern California in 1979 after graduating from the University of California Santa Barbara where I earned a degree in Film Studies, and prior to that a degree from the Film School of Half Moon Bay in cinema production. My goal at the time was to write and produce commercials, but I found a position at Pauley & Korinthias in San Francisco where I was hired because, as a film critic at times, I had very good typing skills. I decided to stay on and develop a career in insurance sales and marketing. In 1984 I relocated the agency to Redwood City and then again in 1990 to Sacramento, when my wife Mary and our daughter decided that the greater Sacramento area was where we wanted to call home. We all enjoy golf, tennis, skiing, fishing, hiking and cycling. Our latest venture is paddle boarding, so what better place to be. Once in town I began to involve myself with the Sacramento chamber, and midtown business owners association. I also began coaching girls basketball and working with the youth at our newly formed Church in Granite Bay. And after another move to Roseville I got involved with the local Rotary, and fundraising for the American Diabetes Association.
We worked very hard to build up a large commercial and personal clientele providing a full service agency/brokerage for business owners and individuals throughout the state. I have also been involved in association work with the California Drywall Association, Lath and Plasters Association, The PHHC of California and a nationwide program for Ambiente Housing. I have attempted many ventures and partnerships, but I have found nothing to compare with the Cummins Agency which I am proud to say I am now involved and have been for the last 6 years. There was a perfect match because customer and community service are so important to all of us and the level of professionalism is beyond reproach.
After 30 years of marriage we could not be happier with our move to Folsom in 1990, and our daughter who enjoys working and living in San Francisco. She too agrees that this is home.