President, Gallagher Real Estate; Age 39
Education: American International College (BS)
What did you want to be when you grew up? When I was growing up, I always wanted to be a WWE professional wrestler.
What goal do you set for yourself at the start of each day? Every morning, I like to start the day with a positive attitude and bring my ‘A’ game in everything I do. Gratitude is a driving force in my life. I realize that I have many great people around me, including my wife, Suzanne, daughters Ashley and Angelena, and sons Ryan, Giancarlo, and Joey. Their support enables me to be the best version of myself everyday.
Whom do you look up to, and why? My son Ryan. He was diagnosed on the autism spectrum at 18 months old. Since then, he has worked diligently to overcome many obstacles which to a typical child would come naturally. My son is my inspiration and my hero.
How do you define success? To me, success is defined as being content within yourself and having balance with your friendships, mentorships, family, and professional relationships. Building these relationships has helped get me to where I am today.
What actor would play you in a movie about your life? Leonardo DiCaprio.
What three words best describe yourself? I would describe myself as a confident, innovative, and generous person. The values that were instilled in me at an early age by my parents have given me the confidence and foresight to grow in my personal life and business endeavors. Being in the constantly changing business of real estate, it’s important to be aware of every aspect of the industry while making daily decisions on how to move my business forward and stay on the cutting edge of the industry.
What person, past or present, would you like to have lunch with, and why? My grandmother. She passed away when I was 2 years old, and I would love to have had the opportunity to know her.
Photography by Leah Martin Photography