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About Richard Uzelac
Richard Uzelac is an entrepreneur, multi-business owner, investor, consultant and coach living outside of Los Angeles, CA. Originally from Florida, Richard Uzelac spent his youth outside of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Richard attended Penn State University and received a degree in Journalism with a minor in Film Making.
Uzelac was a chef in six restaurants while in his teen and early 20’s. “The
great thing about being a chef or cook is you can eat your work. Nothing to
sneeze at when you are a starving student. Being a good cook literally saved my
life,” said Richard Uzelac
Richard Uzelac became a political writer for a New Jersey newspaper, the Ocean
County Times. He also worked in Real Estate
and made industrial films for industrial clients.
offered Richard little in the way of compensation, he decided to get a real
estate license and sell properties. Within one full year in the business he
became the number one listing agent for Century 21 in all of New Jersey.
“Jersey was so boring compared to Penn State that I had to keep busy. Back then
the interest rates for mortgages was over fourteen to seventeen percent! It was
crazy. Home prices were cheap, but the payments were stupid. It was a very
weird market, but I had to get out of the office and make things happen. So, I did.
I knocked door to door every single day for six months. I was outworking
everyone and listing everything in sight. Agents hated me for that, but I didn’t
care, I wasn’t going to fail,” Richard Uzelac said.
Life: Richard left real estate to move to California and worked in the federal
government for the Federal Aviation Administration. “Yep, I was on the
government dole! It gave me a firsthand experience how wasteful the government
was with taxpayer’s money, “said Richard Uzelac.
After ten years
as a Federal Employee Richard lost hearing to the point of not being qualified
to work in the FAA. Richard moved to Hollywood, CA to pursue a new passion, movie
production. Richard Uzelac worked in movies as a Location Manager or Orion Pictures
and for Paramount. Just look for “The Maker”, “Back in
Business” and “Retroactive” check for his credit: Richard
Uzelac, Location Manager.
the movie industry was so much fun. As a location manager, I had to be the
first person at the location to let the Teamsters and their trucks of equipment
into the set in the wee hours and the
last person to leave the location after I kicked everyone off the set. I
learned how crazy and hard it was to make a movie with all the moving parts.
The people that work on them are a different breed, all so creative and a bit
wild, “said Richard Uzelac.
managing locations for films, Richard Uzelac became a 3D Animator and later
Producer working at places like Rezn8 and Reality Check in Hollywood, California. He
won an Emmy award for Design and Animation for the Winter Olympics for CBS
Sports. It reads:
1998 Sports Emmy Awards
“Outstanding Achievement in Graphic Design”
The 1998 Olympic Winter Games CBS
Richard Uzelac. Animator
“I won an
Emmy! Whoopie! How cool is that? It wasn’t all me, by a long shot. I was lucky
enough to be invited to work with a great team of artists and I got to
contribute to the cause. I still have that statuette in my office to this day,”
Richard Uzelac stated.
After leaving Animation Richard Uzelac was hired by a huge website company; Homestore
Inc (later renamed Move.com) as Senior Director of Production for all Homestore
Inc online portals. Richard Uzelac was
the lead for Realtor.com website design, production and direction. Richard Uzelac was also the Director of:
HomeBuilder.com, Apartments and Rentals.com, FactoryBuiltHousing.com, ICREA.com,
Homestore.ca and Homestore.com
and Realtor.com were a blast! It was early in the DOT COM Boom and we were all
learning on the job. As an ex-Hollywood movie manager and working on do or die
graphic production for television, I was used to crushing deadlines and
creating as you go. The Dotcom world was different. The deadlines were soft,
and the people were better at talking than doing. I put my team of 85 employees
on deadlines and we all hit them. I was
told we did in seven weeks what it took the previous leader seven months to
accomplish. That’s what Hollywood “Hit this deadline or you’ll never work in
this town again” mentality will do for your ability to produce!”, exclaimed Richard
Realtor.com he became Richard Uzelac, CEO of RealtyTech Inc. He is still CEO of
RealtyTech.com and GoMarketing.com and their associated corporations.
RealtyTech Inc. and GoMarketing Richard Uzelac holds the designations of,
President, and CEO. He is also called Richard Uzelac, Founder of both companies
as well. Richard’s newest company is Absolute Strategic Agent, offering
software in bulk to Multiple Listing Services nationwide.
Uzelac has given over 1,000 Presentations, Seminars and Webinars talking on
such subjects as Real Estate Marketing and Technology, Internet Marketing for
Companies and professionals.
and GoMarketing.com are my babies! I’ve owned these two companies for over 18
years! Can you imagine?” asked Richard Uzelac. “It’s been a trip. Since that
first day I was visiting Philadelphia with my brother when I kept getting calls
on my Nokia flip phone that we ‘Sold one more!’ software license, and another
and another and another,” laughed Richard Uzelac. “I felt like Bill Gates! Wow,
they were fun and heady times”, Richard Uzelac added.
Uzelac has been involved in fitness all his life. He has competed as a wrestler
in high school and at Penn State University. Richard Uzelac won his last
wrestling tournament at the age of 45 in Los Angeles California. Richard Uzelac
also trains boxing, kickboxing, MMA, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
enjoyed martial arts for all my life. From Wrestling to boxing, all of it, I
just love the challenge. I can’t say I was ever great, but I could certainly
hold my own, still can,” Richard Uzelac boasted. “But after a few broken bones
and lots of other injuries I’ve curtailed my live kickboxing and boxing sparing
to a minimum. When you get towards sixty, you prize mobility and a healthy body
more than wins and losses, “Richard Uzelac stated.
Richard Uzelac competed in the Mr. Southbay
Cities Natural Body Building Contest in Venice California, taking fourth place
on one week of prep. “That was crazy to enter a contest like that with guys
dieting for months for it and I got fourth after just a week of work. It was a
blast,” Richard Uzelac said. Later on, a dare by a fellow gym rat had Richard
Uzelac signed up for the California State Powerlifting Championships when he
was 36 years old. Uzelac won the State Championship for the North American
Strength Association (NASA) on his first try as a 181 pounder, Sub-Master
competitor. “I’ve been lucky with
natural strength. People would look at me at 181 lbs. back then and then see me
deadlift 550 lbs. or squat 500 lbs. and they couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t either but I LOVED lifting big and
natural,” Richard Uzelac recalled.
Richard Uzelac is an avid Motorcycle
and Automobile Racing Competitor. He raced Motocross in Pennsylvania in his
youth. After some sever accidents, he moved on to racing cars. He first auto
crossed a 1985 Toyota MR2 sportscar to a SoCal championship. Richard Uzelac
later started racing a Porsche 911 in the Porsche Owners Club in the Southwest
United States. During eight years of
competition Richard set four track records and won three championships.
Richard Uzelac lives in Thousand Oaks,
California with his wife, Dr. Alexandra Chaux, his daughter Bailey and their Golden
Hi, I’m Richard Uzelac. I will bring you to my latest destination trip, Bali, Indonesia. Indonesia is one of the countries in Southeast Asia. Because it is a tropical destination,so remember to bring your sunscreen. There are pretty much a lot of activities you can enjoy on your trip to this country. But first, let’s …
Richard Uzelac and Alexandra’s Beachfront AirBNB Condo was a Bullseye for Alaskan Hurricane The Hurricane caught Richard Uzelac and Alexandra Uzelac off guard during their Experience on the North shore of Oahu in February of 2019. Richard Uzelac’s Hawaiian Hurricane experience was a first! We were thrilled as usual to revisit the Hawaiian Islands. Alexandra …
Richard Uzelac’s take on traveling and touring Mt. Shasta, California
Contact Richard Uzelac
“Who Doesn’t Like Travel and Photography? Since I have thousands of images I thought it helpful to posts some of my best images and create stories around them. I hope you enjoy. Feel free to read my Life Bio or my Chronological Bio. Be happy. May you have a blessed day!” – Richard Uzelac
Richard Uzelac’s Photos
“Photos and Photography has been my passion for all my life. I think I’ve owned a hundred cameras over the years. I have thousands upon thousands of travel photos both inside and outside of the USA. Here are some that I find beautiful or otherwise meaningful to me. I hope you enjoy them!” said Richard Uzelac
Richard Uzelac’s Stories
“Every picture has a story and that story is special for the photographer. I somehow am available to remember the backstory of all my favorite or meaningful images that I have taken. Some are important for their beauty, and some are important for what was going on in my life when I took the shot. My goal is to be relate-able for my visitors and they can learn something from my stories, ” Richard Uzelac added.
Richard Uzelac’s Life Lessons
“While every picture has a story, hopefully every picture has a lesson to be learned, maybe not in all cases, I grant you that, but hopefully most of them will. It is my goal to share this lesson with you for your own awareness,” Richard Uzelac state.
Richard Uzelac’s Future Adventures
“I’m over sixty now. Time is moving on. While I’m still able, I want to roam the world and see all I can see in m bucket list. My bucket list is not written down. I believe as I build out this blog, a meaningful bucket list will evolve for me that may help you as well. The key is to build your OWN bucket list. Maybe your list is to see all Asian countries in the world. Maybe it is to see all fifty states before you are gone. Maybe yours is to build an adventure van and drive and see the best America has to offer. Your heritage may be important to you and you may want to visit the countries of your ancestors that brought you into the world. Or is it natural beauty and diversity that drives you? Or the islands of the world? Or places of great invention? Whatever it is , let it be YOURS and yours alone, before you go,” added Richard Uzelac.