A degree in Economics. Early career work in Human Resources. 20 years in Network Engineering and Information Technology. How does this path lead one to a career in real estate? Good question! Over the past three decades, in the shadow of my professional career, I was buying, remodeling, and selling my own homes. A lover of This Old House and all things HGTV, and a self-described gadget-geek, I gobbled up information on building technologies, home automation, design trends, and the qualities that give homes “good bones.” Working with my husband (and his father, who was a professional contractor), we put all that knowledge to work in our own homes over the years, and along the way, I became a bit of a real estate nut.
Early in 2018, I decided it was time to shift gears professionally, and real estate brokerage was a logical move. My degree in economics? It means that I understand the dollars and cents that make a good investment decision and can help guide you through the very important process of buying or selling. My HR background? It means that I know people and how to get along with them, ensuring that you (and the people on the other side of the negotiating table) enjoy a pleasant experience through what can be a stressful time. My 20-year IT career? It means that I know project management inside and out. When we work together, I’ll be listening to all the stakeholders, tracking all the milestones, and making sure you know exactly where your transaction stands at any point in time. And my love of homes and home technologies? It means that I bring a unique perspective to the process of evaluating homes and home improvements.
I have called Seattle home for the last 20 years and am lucky to live in a midcentury home in Laurelhurst with my partner, our son, and our Cavapoo named Diesel. Remodeling and home projects are a serious pastime for us, and when not covered in sawdust and drywall, skiing is a family passion. We also enjoy Seattle’s amazing food scene and really enjoy cooking at home for family and friends. My real estate practice is based out of Windermere’s Wedgwood office, and I focus on Seattle’s northeast neighborhoods like Laurelhurst, Bryant, Ravenna, View Ridge, and Wedgwood.