Home: Vancouver, WA. Age: Late forties. Birthplace: Vancouver, WA. Profession: Real estate development and investment. Organization: Hurley Development. Title: President and Chief Steward. Pronouns: He/Him/His. Significant other: Becky Hurley, my wife.
What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Bringing achievable and affordable smart technology and sustainability to multi-family and commercial real estate. Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, wakeboarding, hanging out on the lake; exercise, basketball, riding motorcycles. Recent travel or adventure: Planning to go to Burundi soon. Last book read: Beyond Business, by Lonnie Gienger. Recently viewed and recommended: The Lost City. Recent unique acquisition: 10,000 acre ranch in central Oregon.
Personality profile: Passionate, decisive, discerning, visionary. What one word or phrase would your closest friend use to describe you? Servant leader; likes to have fun. Moral compass: The Bible. How do you define a perfect friendship? Honest and trustworthy. How do you define an ideal business relationship? Good people make good partners. Clear expectations, clear roles and responsibilities, moral compass. What is your greatest joy? My family and my faith. What’s your greatest source of pride? My three amazing kids.
What is your guilty pleasure? Chips. What word or phrase do you use far too often? We’re off like a herd of turtles (a family phrase). What natural talent have you neglected? Rock hounding and making jewelry. What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Helicopter pilot or Bush pilot.
What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? Vacationing with my wife abroad. What is at the top of your bucket list? Learning to fly a helicopter, learn a language, learn a musical instrument. How do you relieve stress? Exercise, volleyball, run, other sports. What is your go-to workout? Lifting weights. What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? My wife.
What was your first paying job? Haying fields. I would go to farmers and offer to stack all the hay for their fields and bring in my friends as additional labor. What was your favorite college course? History. What was your favorite childhood toy or game? My BMX bicycle. What book have you repeatedly read? The Bible. What movie have you repeatedly watched? Avengers and Lord of the Rings. What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Mounts of bull elk. Besides your parents, who has had the greatest influence on your life? Jesus Christ. What’s the best advice you received growing up? Work hard, let your yes be yes and your no be no. What’s the best advice you received in your career? Be a person of your word, If you’re gonna do something do it right. What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? iPhone. What is your go-to source of creative inspiration? Music and being outdoors. What company or organization do you most admire? Any entrepreneur that makes a company successful. What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? The financial crisis of 2008. What personal circumstance has had the greatest influence on your life? My journey of becoming a person of faith.
What is your big idea? How to wrap faith and work together in a helpful, winsome, attractive way. Your faith in your work and your work in your faith. What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field? Building a team to create sustainable, smart developments. What change would you like to see in the world? People loving each other and being kind to each other. What message do you want to send out into the world? Life is short, do good, be good. What widely held belief do you reject? That people can be written off as beyond redemption or reconciliation. What mega-trend most excites you? Smart technology.
What actor would you choose to play you in the movie about your life? Chris Pratt. Who would you like to spend an evening with, in heaven? Jesus or David. As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A fireman. How would you choose to spend tomorrow, if you knew it was your last day on earth? Call everybody I know and tell them I love them. What advice would you give your younger self? Everything is just a season, you will make it through. What day in your life would you choose to re-live? Singing in Africa with thousands of people gathered from churches around Kenya.
Personal mission: To make people’s lives better. Personal motto: You can’t walk on water if you won’t get out of the boat. Favorite quote: “For none of these things move me, nor do I count my life as dear to myself, but that I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me to testify to the gospel of grace” (Acts 20:24). Desired epitaph: Faithful and obedient husband, father and son.