Originally from Upstate New York, I moved to the Sarasota area in mid 2014 to start a rental property business with my sister. Through this my interest in the real estate industry grew, and led to pursuing licensure and becoming an agent. Owning a number of properties in Sarasota has afforded me intimate knowledge of the market in Sarasota, particularly the dynamics and nuances of investment properties and property management. I have made it a point during his time in Sarasota to become familiar with the area, including its various sub-divisions, key streets, popular venues, as well as the local school system (including school ratings/desirability), so as to better assist clients in making decisions regarding sales and purchases. I am conversational in Spanish and Mandarin.
I have degrees in International Politics and Mandarin Chinese, and enjoy playing soccer, reading, and keeping up with current events. However, outside of real estate my other passion is travel, having been to almost 50 countries across 6 continents. I like to consider myself a “people person”, and very much enjoy conversation and human interaction, and this contributes greatly to my travels. To me most important thing, the reason why I travel, is the opportunity to meet and interact with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and ways of life. To leave your comfort zone a bit and experience something of, I think at least, real value. Seeing famous landmarks and sights is of course great, but I prefer the Human Element.