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Group Sales Manager, Lancaster Jet Hawks, 2002-2003
Parker was the top Group Sales salesperson on the staff during his 18 months with the club selling the “Hit the Books” program to its biggest participation to that point. He was also a bi-weekly guest on local radio and television to promote the team.
Portland Trail blazers, Group SalesPerson, 2003-2005
Matt was promoted from minor league baseball to the NBA and was part of the group sales staff during his tenure. More importantly, he was introduced to professional sales training courses nationally, including Glen Gelabert Training. Parker was a professional writer during this time for NBA publications, writing a cover story for NBA Inside Stuff and interviewing Larry Bird, Tony Gwynn and Buzz Aldrin.
Windermere Real Estate, Broker, 2005-2012
In 2009, 2010 and 2011, the years following the 2008 real estate collapse, Parker was one of the top 5 agents in his area every year, to his knowledge, tying for first place twice. He was also, nationally, also a top 10% producer during these years. In his tenure at Windermere, he was featured on news television media three times and in local print media multiple times for his knowledge of the extreme buyers’ market. Parker worked alongside teammates to deliver cutting-edge photography and video marketing, much of which is still used in the Seattle market. Parker has been trained by/with George Beasley, The Ohrt Group and the Keeth Family, all respected businesses within real estate. He has worked for internationally acclaimed local celebrities residing in King County. Parker has been voted one of "Seattle's Best" Brokers 4 times.
Parker is a fourth generation Burien resident, his relatives fleeing the Russian Revolution and landing in Seahurst, WA. He is a passive investor in CrossFit Burien (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aketOdirIkk). His mother, was instrumental in political engagements that preserved Eagle Landing and Lake Burien Parks. His father, from Evanston, Illinois, came to Seattle after serving in Vietnam.
He is a routine podium racer at local running races and a Standup Paddle Athlete (http://www.wernerpaddlesblog.com/blog/2013/01/sup-race-kicks-off-and-grand-prix-dominates-team-northwest-renick-woods-reports-from-seattle.html). Parker has coached multiple youth soccer teams from Burien, WA.
Western Washington University, Magna Cum Laude, 2001, BA Economics and Environmental Studies.
Sales, Marketing, Professional Writing, Professional Media Talent, Website Production, Video Media Production.