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Jay Wright has been a home service professional for over 30 years. He began studying real estate at the age of 19. Not quite ready for a life of briefcase, suit and tie, however, a passion for extreme adventure prevailed. This deviation lasted for many decades before concentrating exclusively in the field of Real Estate. Jay services California and the Western States as the consummate home professional with keen global insight, tremendous life experience and a rare abundance of personal human connection. Today, residing in the majestic Old Town Auburn of Sierra's Gold Country foothills, Jay exercises the highest of integrity and effort in Real Estate representation, negotiation, sales, procurement and offering for his loyal customer base. A most recent and very exciting development proudly announces affiliation of Jay Wright Luxury Real Estate with the exclusive brand Berkshire Hathaway Home Services- Drysdale Properties of El Dorado Hills.

Jay's right of passage achievements, accolades and adventure includes:
From a very early age, the study of classical piano and composition from his dear mother, an accomplished teacher and pianist herself. Jay dabbles in some of his own compositions while staying current with the masters- Mozart, Debussy, Chopin, Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg and Massenet.

-Working the renown wine cellars, vineyards and labs of Napa Valley and Sonoma County's finest appellations- Moet Chandon, Robert Mondavi, Beringer, Girard, Christian Bros, Sterling, Clos de Bois. This inspired Jay years later to co-host legendary private wine and live music events at the Santa Cruz East Cliff beach house for many hundreds of personal guests and extended family spanning more than a decade. Even today, he attempts to keep a well-stocked wine cellar at the family ranch in the hills above Calistoga.

-As a young man working the exclusive Bohemian Club's Summer Encampments at the Bohemian Grove in Monte Rio, Ca.

- A Merchant Mariner sailing the eastern seaboard of North America upon APL container ships, Keystone tanker steam vessels through the glacial fjords of untamed Alaskan Wilderness to the jungles of Central America and Lykes Brothers Steam Ship Company upon general cargo lines enduring treacherous winter gales of the North Atlantic seaway and onward to Northern Europe and throughout the Mediterranean to ports o call Southern Europe and North Africa.

-Creating limited-edition bronze sculpture depicting mythical creatures, figurative realism marine mammals and life-size human form, animated, piano-playing hands frozen at a key point in a score. Placement and representation in 40+ fine art shows and galleries and throughout the Western United States including Beverly Hills, Carmel, Sausalito, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Marin, Laguna Beach and Sedona. Jay's works adorn gorgeous public and private venues, gardens and landscapes across many states. (

-Physical regimen workouts including a history of two-man beach volleyball, triathlons, competitive races and tennis to most recent hard-core, gritty workouts at the local boxing gym.

-Passion for the culinary arts- homemade pastas, sushi and tantalizing creations by way of his commercial vintage pizza oven are all included in enjoying life's celebration.

-A gratuitous and collaborative effort with Lee Brower, Transformational Leadership Council member- The 'Gratitude Rock Guy' of world acclaimed book/movie 'The Secret'. Co-created branding, product and recording studio development, web outline and book endorsements

- Formal education included study of art, sculpture, mechanical & marine engineering, construction management, sociology, viticulture and classical music from a variety of schools from Baltimore to the West Coast.

-Craftsman, Professional Remodeler, Home Inspector and Licensed General Contractor (since 1989) aiding to rebuild Santa Cruz after the Loma Prieta earthquake then later expanding his business to custom projects spanning the central coastline of La Selva Beach, Monterey Bay and Carmel to Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, Los Altos Hills, Atherton, Woodside, Los Gatos and Monte Sereno. (

-Civic, Community and Other Achievements
·Eagle Scout Candidate
·Red Cross Certified Lifeguard
·Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
·Le Tip and Leeds Business Networking groups- Palo Alto, Aptos, Capitola, Santa Cruz
·Chamber of Commerce
·Numerous amateur winemaking competition awards
·District Attorney Bob Lee nominated Santa Cruz County wide hero award for outstanding service/act of achievement
·Co-collaborative involvement in development of educational program for the prevention of drinking, driving and drugs with our community's youth. Worked with Captain Christina Manriquez, Captain Commander California Highway Patrol, Santa Cruz Sheriffs Department and other local law enforcement, the California State Office of the Governor and the Federal Executive Branch of the United States Government in collaboration with local schools to establish a cooperative environment and support on the state and federal level.

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