Name: James Patterson, Co-Owner of Kiwi Turf Cleaners
Instagram: @kiwiturfcleaners, @jamespattersonaz
Kids: Yes, I have a 1.5 year old daughter named Paige, she’s the boss.
City you live in: Gilbert
A typical day in my life includes… Everyday has to start with a much-needed coffee as my daughter usually gives us a nice wake up call. My wife and I will then spend the next couple hours playing with Paige until we have to drop her off at school. If I have a little before work has to start I’ll run some errands, do house chores, or maybe get a workout in but after that, it’s all business. I’m also a real estate agent so I’m very happy to be able to make my own schedule most days. I usually plan Kiwi Turf cleanings in the early mornings and book all real estate appointments in the afternoons if possible. After work is done, it’s pretty much time to go pick up our baby girl from school and I’ll just spend the rest of the day having family time.
I was born… and raised in Tempe, Arizona.
My favorite thing about Arizona… Has to be the weather! We pretty much have perfect weather six to seven months out of the year. This weather allows for hiking, going to the park, zoo, golfing, spring training, you name it.
I’m listening to… Anything that I can learn something from. Whether it’s a Podcast, a YouTube video, or an audio book. I just get more fulfillment out of my day if I take the time to try and learn something new.
My family… Is my world. My wife Robyn, my baby girl Paige, and our little dog Rookie are my true motivation every single day.
If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… Honestly it would be my wife Robyn. She is a truly inspiring presence to be around, plus, who else am I going to talk about my daughter with nonstop. Haha.
One thing I cannot live without… My whole family.
When I was younger, I wanted to be… A professional baseball player. I did play minor league ball for nine years but never made it to the big leagues unfortunately.
I’m inspired by… Helping improve people’s lives whether it clients, friends or my own family.
The one person who motivates me is… My wife Robyn. She works harder than anyone I’ve ever met and she’s an outstanding mom at that.
If I could change anything in the world, it would be… Health. I wish more medical advancements are made as soon as possible to help improve the lives of everyone who needs care.
The perfect day would be… Family, friends, good food, good drinks, a beach, and a babysitter. Haha!
My first job was… Working batting cagesand baseball camps.
My favorite escape… Getting lost in a good movie or show.
My life… Revolves around food some would say.
I’m currently working on… Kiwi Turf, my real estate business, myself, and my home. There’s just always something to do.
Always… find time for yourself, family, and friends.
Never… Stop learning!
Favorite Quote…“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretzky – Michael Scott”
Biggest Dream… To travel the world with my wife Robyn someday.
My Pet Peeve(s)… Slow internet.
Bio-on yourself/company: James Patterson is the co-owner of Kiwi Turf Cleaners, which provides artificial turf cleaning and maintenance services for residential and commercial properties across the Valley. Patterson recently founded the company with his brother-in-law. He also does real estate with HomeSmart.