I have extensive experience as an advisor for closely held companies in managing complex litigation, raising debt and equity capital, sorting out operations matters, and strategic planning. I’m currently the Vice President for Mayfield Companies, a value-add commercial real estate developer operating in Oregon and Washington and I’m also an independent advisor for corporate clients involved in complex litigation.

PAST Activities/Skills:

  • Multi-family commercial real estate
  • Leasing Company owner
  • Mortgage Brokerage Owner
  • Mortgage Banker
  • Investment Banker
  • Attorney–Founding partner of law firm
  • Board member-public and private companies
  • Manufacturing Company owner
  • Capital Transactions
  • In-house manager for clients involved in complex litigation

Odysseus LLC
22 yrs 8 mos

Independent Litigation Director
Self-employed Jan 2021 – Present · 2 yrs 8 mos
Portland Or · Hybrid

Jan 2001 – Present · 22 yrs 8 mos
Advising clients on financing and strategic planning matters and on managing complex litigation.

Strategic and Financial Advisor/Vice President

Mayfield Companies · Self-employed
Jan 2017 – Present · 6 yrs 8 mos
Seattle, Washington, United States · Hybrid


Poetry · Self-employed
2007 – Apr 2023 · 16 yrs 4 mos
Portland OR · On-site

“Journal”, my fourth collection of poetry, was released in June 2023. The poems continue exploring the issues touched on in my past books: family, friends and the inexplicable puzzle of life. I’ve given a number of public readings and have been published in 15 journals.

Poet and Essayist

Wind Mountain Press
Aug 2004 – Apr 2023 · 18 yrs 9 mos

Co-Owner and Managing Partner

Capital Funding Alliance
Dec 2011 – Dec 2015 · 4 yrs 1 mo
Beaverton OR

Primary responsibility for Finance, Marketing, Operations and Vendor Relations. Significant leadership role in revenue growth and strategic and tactical planning.

Mortgage Banker-Owner-Team Leader

Various Mortgage Banks
Jun 2003 – Jun 2013 · 10 yrs 1 mo
Portland OR

Mortgage lender and client problem solver for large/complex transactions.Special expertise on jumbo and complex transactions requiring knowledge of financial statements, income analysis, lender guidelines, tax returns and self employed borrower requirements.

Managing Director-Investment Banking

Transcontinental Capital Partners and Odysseus Inc
Jun 1995 – Jul 2007 · 12 yrs 2 mos
Palo Alto CA and Portland OR

Investment banker and advisor to companies seeking institutional private equity

Founder and Partner

Weiss, DesCamp & Botteri, LLP · Full-time
Jan 1978 – Dec 1990 · 13 yrs
Portland, Oregon Metropolitan Area

Founding partner and managing partner of this 23-attorney business and commercial law firm.

Lewis & Clark Law School
D Jurisprudence Cum Laude, Law
1969 – 1974

Activities and societies: Law Review, Dean’s Strategic Planning Committee, Board of Visitors

Doctor of Jurisprudence, Cum Laude. Concentration in business and transactional law.


Seattle University
BA, Magna Cum Laude, English Literature/Philosophy
1963 – 1965

Activities and societies: Ski Team, Senior Honors Program, Dean’s List

Major in English Literature with concentration in 17th Century English poetry. Minor concentration in History and Philosophy. Admitted to Senior Honors seminar.


Northwestern Michigan College
AA, Chemistry/Literature
1961 – 1963

Activities and societies: Editor, College Newspaper; Member, Ski Team; Chairman, College Council;1962 Man of the Year; Dean’s List

Associate of Arts in English Literature
Focus on engineering and sciences courses

Board of Directors
The New Theater
Jan 1967 – Jan 1973 · 6 yrs
Arts and Culture
Board member involved in fund raising and management activities

Foundation Board Member
Jan 1988 – Jan 1996 · 8 yrs
Board member working on outreach and technology transfer.

Co-Founder/ Master of Ceremonies
The Chartwell Society
May 1993 – Present · 30 yrs 4 mos
Arts and Culture
The Chartwell Society gathers regularly to honor Sir Winston Churchill and his central role in the 20th Century.

Co-founder, Corporate Secretary
PICA-Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
Jan 1998 – Jan 2002 · 4 yrs
Arts and Culture
Founding Director. Corporate Secretary. Active in fund raising and governance for the organization.

Board Member and Treasurer
Friends of William Stafford
Nov 2013 – May 2015 · 1 yr 7 mos
Arts and Culture
An organization dedicated to preserving and publicizing the works and the life of the Oregon Poet Laureate William Stafford

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