Roger grew up in the cities south end, where he faced many adversities in his youth. He has a vivid memory of having the new house they were moving into robbed before they had officially moved in. Seeing all of the activity that was going on in his neighborhood, he involved himself in everything musically that he could in school, being involved in every drama production, choir, and band.
After high school, Roger began attending UMass Dartmouth, where he majored in Biology with a minor in music. Allowing his love for music to overcome him, he focused so much on producing that his grades suffered and was forced to leave the school at the end of his first year. He began working several odd jobs and got to a point in his life where he questioned how long it would take to become successful and not worry about the necessities.
This is where his love for people helped him find a career in nursing and after two years in an associate program he was able to do just that. Although his love for taking care of others didn’t change, long 12-14 hour shifts had him burnt out and left him no time for his other passion for music.
After investing in a rental property and seeing the equity he was able to generate from the house, it finally clicked for Roger. He began attending real estate seminaries and studied to become a licensed real estate agent. Under the tutelage of great leadership at Century 21 Signature properties, he has successfully tackled his first year as a real estate agent winning Rookie of the Year within his company.
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