More About Me

How I Work

I am blessed to have successful business role models on both sides of my family tree who have lived and employed the “golden rule.” Simply translated…..always be kind, helpful and grateful. And, if you can make someone smile or laugh along the way, all the better.

So, whether you are looking to buy or sell a property, need a referral for a handyman, or have a quick question about the market or a specific community, know that I will always take the time to be helpful.

What You Can Expect

  • If it matters to you, it matters to me! I am an active listener and a highly empathetic person. I like to ask a lot of questions in the process of getting to know you and helping you reach your goals.
  • I negotiate for a win-win. Real estate transactions are unique and are more likely to close successfully when both sides walk away feeling good about the deal they have struck. Whether you are a buyer or a seller, I will advocate strongly for your top priorities while helping you achieve a smooth sale from offer to close. 
  • My research and data analysis skills are top notch. Having good data is a strong tool when setting price or making an offer. 
  • Whether your are buying or selling, a rookie or a veteran, you will benefit from the up-to-the-minute knowledge and skills I hone through continuing education and training. My efforts have been recognized by the Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, Seniors Real Estate Specialist and Accredited Buyer's Representative designations. 
  • I have a strong work ethic, manage multiple details well and like to get things done. 
  • I am honest, friendly, authentic and like to laugh.

My Commitment to Community

It takes everyone pitching in to make a community vibrant and sustainable. Giving back is part of the norm in our family. We volunteer our time and make financial contributions to a number of local, regional and national organizations in support of public education, arts education, feeding the hungry and providing shelter for those that are homeless. I am currently on the Board at Youth Theatre Northwest and have an extensive community development resume.

Because community matters, I am committed to making a donation of $500 to a local charity for each successful transaction. Do you have a favored organization who would welcome a little extra assistance?

My Story and Background

My father was a career military man, so I spent my early years traveling the world. I have lived in the Philippines twice and too many states to mention. Much of my family hail from Michigan and Colorado while England, Ireland and Italy are among some of my favorite places. I graduated from Michigan State University and have called the Seattle area my home since 1989. The Puget Sound Region is filled with many great neighborhoods and communities. Before landing on Mercer Island four years ago, my family and I also enjoyed living in West Seattle, Queen Anne, Sammamish and Snoqualmie.

Prior to real estate, I enjoyed a successful career in human resources and organizational development consulting. I am proud to have worked for or consulted with the following companies: Frederick & Nelson, Recreational Equipment Inc., William M. Mercer, and the Port of Seattle. I also served as board member for the Snoqualmie Valley School District.

So, what’s your story and how can I help?