Craig's Biography :
Realtor, Computer Tech, Woodworker, Graphic Artist, Property Manager, Musician, Certified Farrier (Horseshoer), Entrepreneur.
Craig is the tip of the spear for all of the endeavors found at Rock Island Trades and is an eager agent with United Country Realty. Craig invites you to keep a close eye on United Country's affiliate - Results Realty and Auction, and Rock Island Trades LLC, as all of Craig's experience is consolidated into a single effort to improve commerce and employment all along the Rock Island Corridor.
Realty assistance to Craig's customers is perhaps the most perfect fit.
Clients and associates have included: National Realestate Management, St. Louis, Mo. • Land Organization LLC, St. Louis, Mo. • Scenic Regional Libraries (Mid-Missouri) • Missouri River Regional Libraries (Mid-Missouri) • Meramec Caverns • Meramec Regional Planning Commission • Gasconade County Industrial Development Association • Don Hatch River Expeditions, Vernal, Utah • Six Flags Over Mid-America • Southwestern Bell • The Museum of Transportation in St. Louis • Where Magazine of St. Louis • Eagle Bank • Bankers Training & Consulting of St. Louis, and many more.
Craig's experience includes:
1976-78: Foreman, Rides Operation department at Six Flags over Mid-America.
1978: Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
1979-84: Polyurethane foam roof specialist and foreman. Travelled the south/southeast United States.
1980-1983: Whitewater rafting guide - six day trips - in the most primitive area in the contiguous 48 states - Sawtooth Mountain Range, Idaho - accessible only by foot, horses, river, or small planes. Travelled the entire western United States during this time, including running Class 5 rapids in southern Colorado, Deloris River.
1983: Studied horseshoeing and blacksmithing to become a trained, certified farrier & member/secretary of the Gateway Farriers Association and Blacksmiths Association of Missouri. Still shoeing horses to this day.
1988-89: Instruments and stage technician for St. Louis-based acoustic rock band, Acousticity. Maintained readiness of 19 stringed instruments including 6-, 9-, and 12-string guitars, violin, pedal steel guitar, during any given performance.
1989-2010: Solo acoustic guitarist (w harmonica), performed all over Montana from Yellowstone to Glacier, from Billings to Missoula - and in Missouri from St. Louis to Kansas City, Rolla, and Springfield. Performed for countless wineries throughout Mid-Mo including Wenwood Farms Winery, Bland, Peaceful Bend Vineyards in Steeleville, St. Francois Vineyards in Park Hills, and many, many more.
1990-1993: Marketing Computer Graphics, Bankers Training & Consulting, St. Louis, MO
1993-1998: Freelance Copy Writer, Graphic Artist
1994-1998: Art Director, Where Magazine, St. Louis, MO
1998-2003: Breeder/Seller of Registered Angus cattle
1998-2008: Hombres Farm & Ranch converted to A Man About A Horse Farm & Ranch. Included livestock fences and livestock care & management.
2004-2017: Owner/Technician, Computer Help! (Computer Repair) - Bland, MO
2005-Present: Property Manager/Caretaker/Guest Services for two upscale properties totaling over 500 acres, for two St. Louis based companies: National Real Estate Management Inc.; Land Organization LLC.
Present: Realestate Agent for United Country Results Realty and Auction, Rolla and Camdenton, Mo.