About Lee

Business Advisor | Adventurer | Entreprenuer | Virtues Teacher Real Estate & Construction Consultant | Aspiring Writer

Lifestyle. Adventure. Work.

These three things cover just about everything you need to know about living in the world today as an entrepreneur.

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Passionate about adventure and entrepreneurship, I have dedicated the past 40 years to founding and growing several companies. If you’re anything like me, you might imagine reaching the end of your life and hearing something like, “Well done good and faithful servant.” We’re all different, but we all have a vision of success in life.  Although my early years were challenging by most standards, I found success at a relatively young age. Now, my wish is to pass my passion for entrepreneurship and ambition for success on to others. I do this through coaching, consulting, teaching, and writing.


As an airplane pilot, scuba diver, motorcycle racer, Merchant Marine Sailboat Captain, musician, traveler, and an active participant in life, I have experienced many cultures, amazing beauty, and heartbreaking world abuses of people and nature. These experiences have led me to focus my life and career on helping others along their own journeys.

I consider adventure to include both the major experiences — and for adventure trainees — it also includes simple adventures, such as meeting a new friend and sharing lunch. My life has been one big adventure and I love to share them with others when I can. To many, I’m known as Captain Lee. I’m not really a pirate. I just play one on sailboats and sometimes in boardrooms.


I have been starting, buying, selling, merging, and closing businesses for my entire adult life. I added some formal education in Purdue’s business school — and somewhere in a drawer is a Master’s Degree in Business Administration certificate with my name on it. It was on my bucket list.

My business ventures have spanned construction, real estate, property management, and technology. I have also acted as an adviser in various capacities, consulting with housing municipalities, serving on non-profit and community boards, and assisting entrepreneurs and small-business owners.

My current projects include Business Beyond Numbers and Watson Real Estate, among other short term initiatives. 

Real Estate & Construction

I am a licensed Real Estate Broker with over 40 years of experience. I have been licensed continuously since the 1980s and we have listed and sold hundreds of homes, condominiums, apartment buildings, and small commercial buildings. I also operated as a residential appraiser for several years in the 1990s and was licensed as a General Contractor for new construction and remodeling of homes and multi-family/mixed-use buildings on and off as needed from 1980 through 2000. 

As a consultant, I have advised municipalities on sensitive historic renovation work consistent with The Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation & Illustrated Guidelines on Sustainability for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings. I have also consulted with various municipalities and produced hundreds of complete residential rehab unit specs for the federal NSP (Neighborhood Stabilization Program), private rehabs, and other government programs.

Virtues & Values

As I’ve navigated my road to success in life and business, I’ve come to understand the importance of virtues in both. Virtues — positive words like mindfulness, compassion, and generosity — help us to live more positive lives and operate more successful and sustainable businesses. Virtues, which are positive words such as mindfulness, generosity, and compassion, help us to interact more effectively with others. Virtues are the focus of my Internet show, Lee’s Word for the Day, and play an important role in my consulting. I am also studying to become a Virtues Project Certified Facilitator.

The following is a list of what I value in life.

1. I continue to develop and understand what it means to know and follow God

2. My wife, children, grandchildren, and my many extended family members. (Family members are not always blood relatives.)

3. My friends, business associates, clients, and people everywhere.

4. Art, music, sailing, and adventure of all kinds.

If you would like to broaden your perspective on life and you are interested in learning some things that I have learned the hard way, I’m happy to share with you!

Let’s Connect!

No matter who you are, I’d love to talk with you, but here are some of the areas in which I may be able to serve you:

  • Real Estate & Construction Consulting
  • Business Advising & Consulting
  • Writing & Teaching
  • Advising on or Participating in Adventures!



From guiding me to improve my business to helping me with my finances to mentoring me on how to have difficult conversations, Lee has shared his wisdom and time. When you look at how far I ‘ve come, you will know how skilled he is.

– Miranda M.