With an MBA and twelve years of consumer marketing experience with companies such as Colgate Palmolive, Nestle and Warner Brothers, I knows what sells. Applying my marketing expertise to my work as a Realtor, I enjoyed average annual residential real estate sales in excess of $18 million during my tenure with Sotheby’s International Realty in Pasadena, California (2001-2010), and I've been a top producing broker with Windermere since moving to Tacoma in 2010. I specialize in residential real estate sales in Tacoma, University Place, Lakewood and Gig Harbor and pride myself on delivering highly personalized service, working with a limited number of clients at any given time. I take the time to make sure I understand my client’s wants and needs, providing each with a customized plan to buy or sell their home. Importantly, clients are never delegated to an assistant.
I've been buying, renovating and selling historic homes since 1993 (more than 55 and counting), and I'm passionate about the restoration of classic architecture. I am a past board member for Historic Tacoma, an organization dedicated to the preservation of Tacoma’s architectural treasures, and I currently serve as a city commissioner for Tacoma’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. I also serve on the Board of Trustees for the Tacoma Art Museum as well as the Board of Trustees for the Pierce College Foundation. I have owned and shown American quarter horses since childhood. My show horses are in training at Summit View Ranch south of Roy, Washington. I served as Board President of the Washington State Quarter Horse Association for a number of years, and I am consistently ranked among the top riders in the nation in my specialty event, Amateur Western Pleasure.
I began my career in residential real estate sales in 2003 as an agent with Sotheby’s International Realty in Los Angeles. I joined Windermere when I moved to Tacoma in 2010. Representing buyers and sellers in Tacoma, University Place and Gig Harbor, I am committed to delivering exceptional customer service. More than half of my clients have been referred to me by past clients. I have been selected by Windermere as a Premier Associate, tasked with determining which Windermere listings in the South Sound qualify for Premier marketing status.
Prior to my career in real estate, I worked as a cancer genetic counselor for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and USC’s Norris Cancer Center. My counseling skills have served me well in real estate, enabling me to gently but effectively orient buyers and sellers to the increasingly complex housing marketplace. I provide my clients with invaluable guidance, helping them to prioritize their wants and needs.
I earned a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University and an M.S. in Human Genetics from Sarah Lawrence College. I have served on two different community advisory boards at UW Tacoma, and I am currently serving on the Tacoma Arts Live Board of Trustees and as an Ambassador for the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.