A native of rural and small town Michigan, I grew up among a family of women who sold clothing by the armful, fruits and vegetables by the ton, awnings and shades by the truckload, and paint and wallpaper by the household. As a youngster my grandmother posted me at her farmhouse road stand to collect dimes and quarters from Sunday’s produce shoppers.
Later I was graduated cum laude from Michigan State University and earned the Lantern Night Award for outstanding service to school and community. An internship brought me to the District of Columbia where I studied housing and other issues at The Urban Institute, a public policy think tank. Several years later the private sector beckoned with real estate sales, beginning in a small office on Washington’s Capitol Hill.
I am now a member of the largest real estate company in the world, RE/MAX (www.remax.com), whose revolutionary business model was specifically designed for high-producing, full-time agents. I affiliate with RE/MAX Excellence Realty (www.remaxexcellencerealty.com), a locally owned franchise with offices in Maryland serving all facets of residential real estate.
Spare time activities include catch-and-release fishing, road trips and gardening. I’ve served as Co-Chair of Takoma Park’s annual House and Garden Tour; became Chief Judge for Montgomery County’s Board of Elections; report conditions and usage on a portion of the C & O Canal for its Association, and have contributed countless hours to community volunteer work. Home, with three found cats, is a split-level in “Beautiful Hillandale,” a quiet Silver Spring, Maryland neighborhood.