Brooks, a native of Georgia, served in the US Air Force and began his career in the real estate industry when he moved to Sonoma in 1999. Initially, working as an assistant for a team of Realtors, Brooks earned his real estate license and became an agent in 2000. Later he transitioned into residential lending with a privately owned mortgage company.
Brooks continued his career as a residential mortgage lender in Sonoma for 15 years, much of it as the Branch Manager of the Sonoma office. In 2016 First American Title Company hired Brooks as an Escrow Officer. Brooks polished his industry skills there for four years before leaving to take care of an ailing relative. Brooks has been involved with several excellent non-profit causes in Sonoma and was twice President of the Kiwanis Club of Sonoma Plaza. He was involved with the Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance for many years and worked with the Sonoma Valley Chapter of Realtors to produce their successful golf fundraiser to benefit Sonoma Valley students.
Brooks now brings his real estate knowledge as well as his people skills and attention to detail to Kathleen Leonard’s team at Compass.