My Tahoe-story began when I arrived in Tahoe full-time in January 1988, after falling in love with the mountains and Lake Tahoe as a “weekend warrior” during my years in San Francisco. As is often the case with Tahoe residents, I was attracted to the area for the winters, but stayed because of the summers. My real estate career began in 1989 as a rental agent in Tahoe City for one of the largest property management firms. I quickly transitioned to real estate sales and have been an active, full-time real estate agent since 1990, listing and selling homes, condominiums, and vacant parcels from Tahoe’s west and north shores to Truckee, Incline Village and Reno. Most recently, my wife Trina Padden and I were owner/brokers of Padden Properties, a boutique real estate brokerage specializing in Northstar and North Lake Tahoe area properties.