Giving Back #1 E6
Being in real estate isn’t just about making money, it’s also about making dreams come true. Those dreams could be buying a first home, finding a location to start or expand a business, or contributing to a charitable organization and giving back to the community.
This week Carla highlights the amazing efforts of the local organization, Horses Help. Horses Help is the largest therapy riding center in the state of Arizona. It began with a physical therapist and a horse and grew into an incredible volunteer driven organization that helps children and adults by offering equine therapy. The therapy provided by Horses Help reaches people of all ages with any physical, mental, or emotional disability. The work they are doing is truly inspiring!
The last few years have taken a lot from all of us. This episode is focused on an inspiring way to give back! Horses Help is a local organization dedicated to providing equine therapy and creating positive experiences for the community. Volunteers and donations are critical to keeping this good vibe going! Listen to find out how Horses Help can help you and how you can give back to allow them to continue to make such a positive impact in our community.
Horses Help provides therapeutic and recreational horsemanship opportunities to children and adults with physical, cognitive, and behavioral challenges, including the at-risk and military populations.
Our programs and services are enhanced and supported by 200 weekly volunteers and 18 uniquely qualified therapy horses. Horses Help has been improving the quality of life for our participants for 35 years.
Gregg Goodman grew up in Alamo, California. He attended the University of Mississippi on a baseball scholarship and graduated in 1981. He pursued a Masters degree at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson in the field of medical microbiology.
After transferring to Arizona with his wife Jann and three children, Jann began her private practice in Hipppotherapy at Horses Help. Gregg located a property in East Mesa to begin their therapy programs. Gregg left his company after 20 years to begin his mission to create a model for Therapeutic Riding Centers.
Since taking over Horses Help, Gregg has focused his attention solely on the Horses Help organization, its Board development, creating diversity in programs and moving toward sustainability adding value to the mission of Horses Help. The center has maintained its Premier Accreditation status since 2000. One of only three centers in Arizona.
Mr. Goodman has been the Arizona State Representative for PATH International for more than 15 years.
Chelsea Barraco assists new and experienced investors in locating and analyzing investment property in a broad territory across Arizona. Chelsea takes the time to understand her clients’ needs and objectives to coach them to succeed by strategy when purchasing or selling an asset.
Additionally, Chelsea aggressively pursues off market deals giving her clients an advantage- an agent with “boots on the ground” knowledge of investment territory and exclusive opportunities.
Chelsea’s passion for thorough research, commitment to exceeding her client’s expectations, and steadfast integrity make her a powerful asset in the commercial field.
Dedicated to public service and improving her community, Chelsea volunteers weekly with two local non-for-profits and donates a portion of her income on every closing to a local non-profit organization.
About the Show
Smashing Through Walls is geared toward a guide through complex commercial real estate and finance topics while adding humor and anecdotes along the way. Discover what is going on in the valley and beyond with host Carla Magee, broker at MHG Commercial.
About Our Host
Carla Magee’s background is designed with the investor in mind. After obtaining her finance degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, she worked for large corporations like Boeing and Microsoft. With a critical eye and flair for analytics, she was able to shave millions in lost profits, managing cross-functional teams by utilizing her Green Belt in Six Sigma and Masters Certification in Project Management.
Ultimately she realized that she couldn’t be contained in an office environment working for the corporate world. Being an investor herself, she came into real estate as an investment & multifamily property specialist, effectively applying her education & skillset. Carla excels in helping investors make sound decisions for their financial goals, in real estate negotiations, and takes deep pride in educating homebuyers and sellers.
On a personal note, Carla is a busy wife & mother to two daughters. In addition to an ever growing career and podcast, she also enjoys volunteering and being active in the community. She has a deep love for Arizona and although she travels whenever possible, she always finds her way back to the beautiful Sonoran Desert.
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Encompassing every aspect of commercial real estate from office to industrial development, raw land to luxury commercial, and multifamily to subdivision development. We excel at out of the box thinking and transactions that require a more hands-on approach and ingenuity.
No matter the property type or service need, our commercial advisors are committed to your objectives. Combined with business finesse and unsurpassed market intelligence, MHG Commercial brokers help you determine and surpass your business goals.