By the end of 1999, I got the bug to start a construction company building spec houses. Over the next nine years, I built about 60 homes. The crash of 2007 was a difficult transition time.
After returning to the workforce for a short time I wished to pursue more entrepreneurial opportunities and purchased a pizza place in Mount Lake Terrace. That was a great learning experience and after 1 ½ years I closed that business and moved the operation to Duvall and opened Red Pepper Pizzeria which began January of 2010. Red Pepper continues to be an integral part of the communities of Snoqualmie Valley and in the spring of 2017, a second location was opened in the City of Carnation.