Real Estate Agent, Keller Williams
Q: Is there a person that you look up to that inspires the career moves you’ve made so far? This can be a person you know, or a public figure (dead or alive).
A: My father is one of the hardest working men I know. He has been my biggest inspiration, though he and I are in vastly different careers. He is a commercial pilot (formerly a fighter pilot in the Airforce), while I am in real estate. How are these careers similar? They’re not…on the surface at least. But at the end of the day, both careers are about serving others. While his service keeps people safe 30,000 feet above ground, mine helps people find their safe space on ground level. I have seen him work insane hours, make personal sacrifice, and live out his ambition, all while making his family and customers feel loved and cared for. If I can emulate all of those things in my career, I will call it a win.
Q: Is there something you learned as a child that taught you something profound that you carry with you as a young professional?
A: Don’t be afraid to be who you are! I have always been sarcastic and strange. As a child, I didn’t care that other people didn’t “get me.” As a young professional, I try to remember that. You will always find your tribe as long as you are undeniably you.
Q: What is the hardest lesson you’ve learned in your career so far?
A: REAL ESTATE IS WAY HARDER THAN HGTV MAKES IT LOOK!
Q: If you were to write an autobiography, what would it be titled?
A: And Aubrey was her Name
(This is the first lyric of the Bread song “Aubrey.” It’s why my parents named me Aubrey)
Q: If you knew you would be forced to leave Chattanooga in 1 year from today, what would you like to accomplish here before you go?
A: I would pretend I was on a year-long vacation here and do LITERALLY everything! Hiking, hang gliding, eat at every single restaurant, hang out with EVERYONE (because Chattanoogans are a rare and special breed), kayak, play with every single dog, listen to live music, dance on those little footprint things on Frazier Ave, take a cooking class, etc. This list could go on FOREVER.