As President of Santa Ynez Valley Real Estate Company since 1992, Mr. Jones has led the company to impressive gains in total sales and sales per agent, especially during the slower real estate market of the early and mid 1990's. At age 29, Mr. Jones became the youngest recipient of the Realtor of the Year Award and also the youngest President of the Santa Ynez Valley Board of Realtors. Mr. Jones grew up on a ranch in Gaviota, and has been a resident of the valley since 1965. Mr. Jones attended the University of Illinois, where he graduated with honors in 1987, and was selected as the single most outstanding senior in the College of Agriculture. Starting his career in 1988, Mr. Jones learned the hands on aspects of residential, income, and commercial property. Carefully balancing his career with community involvement, Mr. Jones has been Chairman of the Solvang Theaterfest, Board Director of the Solvang Conference and Visitor's Bureau, and 2000-01 President of the Solvang Rotary Club. His success and consistent "Top Producer" awards reflect the trust, loyalty, and excellent testimonials of his past and present clients.