I was born and raised in Schenectady, NY, where I worked at my family’s business, Falvo Meat Shoppe, from age 12 to my mid 20’s. After graduating from Hudson Valley Community College, with a degree in Construction Technology, I spent the next 4 years at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, IL, majoring in Speech Communications/Fashion Merchandising. While at Olivet, I started as an intern selling books door-to-door during the summertime with the Nashville-based Southwestern Advantage Company. After becoming a top salesperson and recruiter, I realized I had a knack for sales.
I began working with Family Heritage Insurance Company in Cleveland, Ohio, where I was a sales manager and a top salesperson. When the Tennessee market opened up in 1994, I moved to Nashville, where I met my wife, Sheila. While working with Family Heritage, I met Michael Hawk, the founder of RevLocal, also a Southwestern Advantage alumni.
I joined RevLocal in 2012, so I am celebrating my 7th year serving the Middle Tennessee market as a Sr. Digital Marketing Consultant. I love helping local businesses grow by creating the right digital marketing strategy for them.
Personally, I love spending time with my wife and stepsons, Spencer and Hunter, his family, as well as with my two sisters, Diane and Darlene, their families and my dad in Florida. I am very active with my church and enjoy spending time with friends, outdoors, and traveling, especially to my favorite places, upstate New York and Southern Italy, where I still have lots of family.