Born in Houston, Texas in 1955, I moved to Pensacola, Florida, right after high school, returning to attend the University of Houston six months later. In 1976 I decided Encinitas was the place to be, and I landed at the north end of Neptune Ave in Leucadia. I feel very fortunate to have lived next to Grandview Beach with an unobstructed ocean view for 20 years. In 1981 I formed a clothing company called Mugsea Actionwear, which I sold in 1989. At it's peak, we had 127 surf shops, multiple sporting goods stores and the US Navy selling our merchandise.
Mug Sea Logo
Mug Sea Products
Mug Sea Order Form
In 1989, I returned to school at SDSU, and worked as a carpenter to get me through school. I got both my general contractors license and my California real estate license in 1989, as well. After graduating from college, I worked as a real estate agent for Coldwell Banker, and in 1999 I moved from Leucadia to Cardiff. At that time I started buying houses in Encinitas and Cardiff that needed work.
To date, the Cardiff homes I designed and built include 1364/1364 A Summit Ave, 1566 Rubenstein Ave (Casa Campana) and 1849 Oxford Ave. In 2018 I became a Real Estate Broker and formed the Tiger/Bobo Real Estate Company in 2019.
1364/1364A Summit Ave
1566 Rubenstein Ave
1849 Oxford Ave
Since 2002, I have been involved in over 100 Cardiff real estate transactions, and in 80% of those sales I represented sellers in the Walking and Composer Districts of Cardiff.
I have also been involved in making Cardiff a better place to live. After reading an article in the local Rotary Club paper about how conducive it was to walk in Cardiff, I coined and promoted the term "Walking District". Since the Composer District already had its name, I felt the area south of Birmingham and west of the 5 would become more popular if it had its own name. Since then, the Walking District has become synonymous with that part of Cardiff.
I was also the only real estate agent that participated in and donated to the Cardiff Kook statue. Though controversial, I am convinced that any kind of visual art has the ability to sooth the soul, and the Cardiff Kook has certainly become bigger than the art itself.