This year, The Geyser Group wants to start highlighting the wonderful people that work at the firm. Starting today, Geyser will highlight a different employee each month. From young entrepreneurs to seasoned industry veterans, Geyser has a wide variety of talent and diversity. Check back every month to get to know one of our employees a little more! Our Employee Spotlight series aims to uplift the wonderful people here at Geyser.
This month’s Employee Spotlight features Todd Peoples, a rock star member of the managing team. Todd came to The Geyser Group in early 2020 as a development manager and has been providing tremendous value ever since. We interviewed Todd to learn more about his role in the company, how he enjoys spending his free time, and his life motto.
What Does Your Job Role Entail?
As one of the three Managing Directors, I mainly focus on business development, acquisitions, and our conservation development thesis where we identify places that have unique landscapes and ecology and figure out what’s the minimal amount of development we need to do to preserve the landscape forever.
What Brought You to Geyser?
I love the idea of creating places for people to live, work, and play while doing it with a group of people that are passionate about doing meaningful work
What Do You Like Most About Your Job?
I love the relationship building aspect and bringing value to people’s lives through real estate.
What is the Best Career Lesson you Have Learned so Far?
Personally, I believe in long obedience in the same direction and professionally that translates to persisting to achieve the company’s goals based on shared values and ideas.
How Do You Balance Your Career and Family?
Keep my priorities straight. Faith and family come first and work comes second with the understanding that hard work is important to model for my family. I want to be there for the big things, understanding that I have to sacrifice the little things to provide, which requires a flexible work/life schedule which Geyser offers.
What Is Your Motto?
I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me, but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter. I pulled this from one of my favorite authors, Bob Goff.
What Would You Be Doing as a Career if You Weren’t Doing This?
I would love to be a doctor if it didn’t require me going back to school for 8 years. I think this stems from the fact that I like to help people personally and professionally. Geyser allows me to do both!
What Do You Like to Do When You’re not Working?
Spend time outdoors with my family
What Three Words Best Describe You?
Curious, Faithful, Persistent
Where is Your Favorite Place in the World?
Yosemite National Park
What is a Fun Fact About Yourself That People Might not Know?
I was a child actor. I played one of the orphans in The Problem Child.
If you Could Meet Anyone in the World Dead or Alive, Who Would it be and Why?
Thomas Eddison because he was so persistent and determined to create the lightbulb among various other inventions and wasn’t afraid to fail.
What is One Thing That You Can’t Live Without?
I can’t live without my wife. She is my support system and anywhere with her is my happy place.
Is There Anything That You Want to Experience/Try That You Haven’t Yet?
I would like to try rock climbing at some point
Check back each month to learn more about our employees in our Employee Spotlight series! If you are interested in our ongoing projects check out our portfolio here.