Owner of Springbok Realty
A former professional golfer and current resident of Abacoa in Jupiter, DJ’s experience, and market knowledge, goes well beyond the average real estate professional. Since 2003, he has dedicated himself to learning everything possible about the local real estate industry. DJ is passionate about his job and loves buying and selling homes in the local area.
Born in East London, South Africa, DJ and his family moved to Tokyo, Japan in 1975 where he attended a Japanese-American School and became fluent in Japanese. In 1978, his family moved from Japan to Watchung, New Jersey where he completed his middle and high school education.
After graduating high school, DJ attended Texas Christian University and lettered on the TCU golf team. In 1990, DJ qualified for the U.S. Amateur at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, CO. He fell in love with Colorado and the beautiful topography and, after being extended a scholarship from the Colorado golf coach, he transferred to the University of Colorado to complete his final two years of college. During his tenure at Colorado, DJ maintained a 3.5 GPA and was honored as an Academic All-American and awarded the Phillips 66 Classroom Champion.
As a professional golfer for 11 years, DJ was able to experience two of his life-long passions: golf and travel. He traveled abroad competing on various Professional Golf Tours in Asia, South America, and the United States. In 1995, DJ moved to Jupiter, Florida to compete on the Golden Bear Tour where DJ became a tournament winner with scores of 69-66-67 for a 3-day total of 202 (-14 under par) at The Loxahatchee Club. He met his wife, Kristen, in 1998 and, soon after they purchased their first home in Abacoa, and in 2003, he began his real estate career.
Today, DJ continues to specialize in Northern Palm Beach County from Palm Beach Gardens up to Tequesta. With his firsthand knowledge of the area’s golf courses, DJ is also well-known as an expert Realtor in golf course communities. In his spare time, DJ plays golf, runs, swims, cycles and competes in triathlons. At the age of 40, he completed the grueling 140.6 mile Ironman triathlon.