Bud was born and raised in South Texas, working his way through school before graduating with a degree in Business Administration from Texas A&M University – Kingsville in 1984. He began working in the insurance industry after graduation, working for a couple of Fortune 50 companies that transferred him and his family around Texas before landing in the Kansas City area in 2003. His insurance claims and operations responsibilities included leadership and oversight of major operations throughout the United States, Latin America, Asia and Europe. While always a small town boy at heart, Bud’s international work assignments have allowed him to enhance his communication skills and have a deep appreciation for varying cultures and perspectives, which he looks forward to applying in his real estate career. Bud’s experience in dealing with people as well as his in-depth experience in interpreting, negotiating and explaining contracts will be an asset in helping individuals, families and commercial clients navigate through the challenges of all aspects of real estate.
Bud and his wife Ellen moved to rural Miami county in 2003, and have three children, two of which graduated from Louisburg High School. They now live in Parkville, Missouri, and have been married for 30 years. Bud and Ellen are very proud of their children Jacqueline, Caitlin and Josh, their wonderful spouses, and their 4 (soon to be 5) precious grandchildren. In his spare time, Bud enjoys working out, bird hunting, and is also a competitive shotgunner.