Yours Truly

Los Angeles is my hometown.  After leaving for college and living out of state for almost a decade, I returned to a few different parts of California, living in San Francisco for three years, followed by Santa Barbara where my partner Patrick and I presently reside.lyles

As the son, grandson and nephew of a physician, my career interests developed quite differently.  In June 1996 I earned my Bachelors Degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.  This kicked off my first professional year, doing PR work in our nation’s capital before my return to Chicago television news. Then came a broadcast producing job in Lexington, Kentucky, a second return to TV in the Windy City, and an unforgettable production stint in New York City.

For several years my work centered around news content production for Los Angeles TV stations, including KTLA, KABC, and for the longest period, KNBC.  This allowed me the flexibility to pursue a few of my other interests, including landscape architecture, home remodeling and motorcycling. In 2009 my career happily turned back in a public relations direction, at which time my own consultancy, RRS Communications, came about.  Finally in 2015, having worked for various real estate professionals in a marketing capacity, I did what for quite some time I said I would:  I obtained my California real estate license.

On the personal front, I’m an avid road cyclist, having participated in numerous cycling races and events.  Cycling is by far my greatest pastime.  I continue to maintain my overall performance in the saddle, especially since I no longer own a motorcycle to compete with this time!

Life is like an ongoing TV series as I always say, with fresh and developing story lines that consistently move us forward.  Whether or not I’m the one determining the plot, I’m always excited to discover what’s going to happen next.


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