Category Archives: My “A” List

The Domain Guardians Story – My “A” List


The Domain Guardians Story

On my “A” list today are Jen Sale and Mike Robertson and their company, Domain Guardians. I’ve known them both for many, many years and they never fail to meet all my criteria for making my list. They are honest and ethical. They are responsive to your needs and always go that extra mile for everyone. As friends and colleagues their reputation is stellar. If you are looking to hire an agency where you can hand over a job and not worry, you can count on Mike and Jen. Not to mention that they full of fun and two of the most charming people you’ll ever meet!

Adam Strong – Strong in Ethics – Big in Heart


adamAdam Strong, There’s enough good to say about him that I could write a book. Of course he meets all my main criteria outlined in my first “A” List post.  All that and more!

I first met Adam way back in 1999 in either the Great Domains chat or Afternic chat. I can’t recall which one. We were both members of Ricks forum until 2007 when I opened my own. He is a well respected and active member of my forum to this day.

Even as a young man in his twenties, you could tell Adam was going places. He was always polite and friendly. He stayed out of the drama and built relationships that last to this day. He stayed focused.

Adam has been one of my “Go To” people and I have had occasion to be his 🙂 Whether it be personal or business, your conversation goes into the vault of his mind and never comes out.

I tried to lay out Adams history here myself and realized that his story is so awe inspiring and inspirational that I needed his help to do it justice.  He’s a very humble man and rarely speaks of himself so I am honored to introduce to you my friend and colleague, Adam Strong, as told in his own words:

The Dynamic Duo – The Gilberts


We all know how important building relationships and networking is in business and life. One of the first things that catches my eye when building my personal circle is if a person comes from a place of positive energy. Do they have a “pay it forward” mentality is up there on the list too! Via social networking you get to see how people interact with others and I pay attention to posts and comments. I love to surround myself with people who are abundant in the skills I lack – which are many 🙂 – and more important are willing to share them! I love people who want to pass a smile along to others. I love people I can trust and who I can count on to have my back. People with manners are sadly difficult to find so they are considered gems to me. Kindhearted is a big check mark too. Understanding that animals are people too is a must.

Life has taught me not to negotiate on the traits I value when I call a person “friend” and I thought it would be fun to share some of the folks on my “A” list. So here is the first of many to come as time allows.

Two years ago I was blessed with what’s darned near a miracle! I found TWO! A couple! A matched set! A pair!

Meet my friends, Charlotte (Charlie) Gilbert and Brian Gilbert. A true Dynamic Duo. A force to be reckoned with. Even their own bios don’t do them justice. They meet all my personal criteria and more and their skills and histories leave me in awe of how lucky I am to have them in my life.