Originally from Austria, I studied business, and languages in Switzerland. I have also been a real estate investor most of my life. I bought and sold properties, while living in, and traveling to Germany, Switzerland, Mozambique, Portugal, France, Italy, the U.S. and parts of Asia. I moved to the U.S. in the late Seventies, and worked as a real estate broker in L.A. for several years. In 1994 I became a developer, investing in - and overseeing the development of - two award winning resorts in the American Southwest. I now own a consultancy, "Lifestyle Resort Solutions". I also manage my stock portfolio using the Think-Or-Swim trading platform. I am married with three kids, and I live in Austin,TX.