I was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in a military hospital as my grandfather was a lieutenant Colonel in the Argentine army. I am told that a nurse placed a sign next to my crib in the maternity viewing room which said “Don” Jaime because of my size. The term “Don” in Spanish is a term of respect. To this day my mother claims that “I nearly killed her”.
Here are some of the top highlights. I was an avid baseball card collector and came up with the idea of re-selling duplicate card packs which included a stick of gum and were wrapped in homemade packaging to the kids in my neighborhood. One year I created a haunted house in our garage and neighbor kids lined up outside to enter at the cost of one penny! In the summer my friends and I played baseball daily in the cul de sac using tennis balls. We kept batting statistics, and even wrote newspaper articles about our games with my block letter kit! I liked to play near the train tracks and watch the trains roll by. I would fall asleep at night listening to the fog horns!
I enjoy reading biographies about outstanding influential people. My favorite biographies are those I have read about Winston Churchill, Andrew Carnegie, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, John D Rockefeller, & Albert Einstein.
The best thing for me is to exercise. I will either go to the gym, or go out for a run. A close second is playing my guitar, listening to music, or attending a concert.
I enjoy going to Vascos & La Ginestra in Mill Valley, Sam’s Anchor Cafe in Tiburon, The Left Bank in Larkspur, and Arrivederci & The Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael
I enjoy cooking Spanish Paella, Jambalaya, Italian meals that include sauces and pasta, and Italian pot roast. I also barbecue meat, chicken, and salmon. I recently discovered the slow cooker and have been experimenting with recipes found on the internet. I also love cooking interesting omelets for breakfast.
I wanted our children to understand above all that they are unique individuals and that it is important for them to respect others, be independent, to think for themselves, and to not be afraid to speak out.
I was born on December 19th during the summer. I speak Spanish fluently and have also studied French and Italian. I landed my first job when I was 14 working as dishwasher for a Chinese restaurant in the Strawberry Shopping Center!
One of my buyer clients recently sent me the following note: Jaime, again thank you for working with me in such a flexible way. You were able to adopt an ebb and flow that met my needs perfectly, and when the right property came on the scene, guided me to make the right offer that was accepted without being countered by the seller.
In such a competitive market, your help was invaluable and yielded the result I wanted in a span of time that was shorter than I could have imagined. Thank you!
My favorite place to connect with nature is Phoenix Lake in Ross. I have been going there since I was child when my mother would drop my friends and me off to fish during the summer. For many years I have been running those trails. My favorite trail is Yolanda. I enjoy the solitude and the beauty of the area.
I enjoy meeting new people that have interesting and unique backgrounds, that are grounded and down to earth, and that have a sense of humor.