Wendy Gillotte was born on a dirt road in upstate New York. At the age of eight, she began her foray into real estate with her acquisition of Barbie’s first Dream House. It was a mid-century cardboard marvel so inspiring she designed and sewed an entire wardrobe for her doll to wear within it. And thus began her life-long passion for beautiful living spaces.
Stemming from a musical family, Wendy began her ascent from the boondocks working for ad agencies specializing in jingle production and concert promotion in Rochester NY, where she holds the distinction of being the first female rock DJ on WSAY radio. She moved on to NYC to launch a successful career as a writer/editor/producer of commercials and trailers for the film and television industries.
Wendy's love of acting in improv comedy troupes eventually brought her to Los Angeles, where she graced the stages of The Comedy Store and The Improv in red high-top sneakers while becoming adept at thinking on her feet. She also honed her ability to problem-solve while keeping multiple plates spinning by writing, editing and producing marketing trailers, ads and films for such clients as CBS, Fox, Disney and Dreamworks. Wendy's marketing skills have won her numerous awards and she hopes to one day design and sew dresses for all her Telly statues.
From New York to LA, Wendy also became known as that girl who always lived in impossibly great spaces. She attributes her uncanny ability to ferret out the fabulous in difficult real estate markets to her conviction that the right place is out there and with persistence, she will find it. She believes that people are not “picky” – they just know what they need and want. Wendy understands the importance of having an aesthetic sanctuary to work from or retreat to, and she loves the rush of locating and negotiating “the one” for others.
When she’s not fawning over architecture and design, Wendy applies her Art Center College of Design training to taking moody fine art photos. She also volunteers for Karma Rescue in LA, fostering liberated shelter dogs awaiting adoption. And while she fails miserably at cross-breeding roses that smell like myrrh, she does a damn fine job of making the process of connecting people with beautiful spaces as fun as possible.