Gus is a Pacific Northwest native, growing up in Edmonds, Wa and Vancouver, BC. After graduating from Western Washington University with a BA in Business Administration, he worked in the financial sector in Seattle for 7 years. He spent the next decade between two major Seattle based tech companies – Zillow Group and Amazon. Most recently at Amazon Gus worked with major brands to build their marketplace presence and protect their intellectual property. His tenure at Zillow Group spanned 6 years as he worked with the Nation’s home builders, leading the marketing of their new home developments and communities on Zillow. While working closely with homebuilders ranging from Fortune 500 companies to local family owned builders, he further developed his passion for architecture, thoughtful design, and ultimately development. Gus partnered with his friend Ryan in 2011 on their first project as a team, and subsequently formed Approach Build, LLC. Their personal friendship spans over 33 years as they became friends in elementary school in Edmonds.
Gus resides in the Ravenna/Bryant neighborhood of Seattle with his 2 children whom are in grade school. He enjoys road trips with his son and daughter, teaching them to ski and play basketball and soccer.