“When I first moved to California, I didn’t have a dime in my pocket. A couple of days after I got there, my unemployment kicked in, but I still didn’t have enough money for bills and I didn’t have a job yet. A friend of mine showed me how to go to different agencies to get help, and that tided me over, but then I met a guy who taught me how to manage and rehab properties. He made me his #1 project leader. I’d go out and assess properties, then my team and I would rehab the properties he decided to buy. To this day, I respect and look up to that man. I came in not knowing anything about the business, and he gave me a very marketable skill and a great income. Now that I live here, I don’t work for him anymore of course, but that experience gave me something I can use wherever I go. I’ve recently purchased some property, and I'm looking to start a similar business of my own in Memphis."