I grew up in Buffalo, NY and have lived in Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida since 1987 after moving here to attend college. The Florida lifestyle of 300 days per year of sunshine, clear warm water and abundant beach time was a welcome change from the bitter cold and grey skies of my youth.
Classes in the morning, beach volleyball with endless adventures during the day and tending bar at night to pay for school was an amazing way to learn and live. I refer to it as LUDA... Living Under Dynamic Attitude, an idea which eventually became one of the longest running public access cable TV shows that aired for 100+ episodes and a central part of my mantra to live life to the fullest… always!
After graduation and some travel in the USA and abroad, the the real world came calling. Our family has been in the real estate arena for quite some time; at least three generations now! My brother David and I formed Bison Financial Group in 1994 - when we shared one desk, one phone and one client. Since those meager first days to a career having closed over a Billion dollars in transactions, I am truly grateful to live in the land of opportunity!
Life remains an adventure!
I'm proud to be one of the founding fathers of Beer Breakfast Events, a philanthropic endeavor that has raised over $130,000 for local St. Petersburg, FL charities since 2002.
With Revelry~Fellowship~Sanctuary we have had so much fun helping local 501(c)3 charities such as The Kind Mouse, Angel's Against Abuse, Ready for Life, Children's Dream Fund, St. Pete Fallen Officers Family Fund through the PBA, Suncoast Hospice, Florida West Ballet and Tampa Bay Watch to name a few. It's Merriment with a Mission!
I am married to Kathryn Repka, a residential real estate associate and registered nurse; we are blessed with a son and two daughters.