Over the past 35 years, I have held real estate licenses first in Washington, then California, and now, in New Mexico. During that period of time, I worked with Re/Max, Coldwell Banker, a small boutique office, and Pacific Union in Northern California.
I am an artist through and through, a people person, a great listener, and thus a good communicator. These skills, as well as the sales and marketing business experience, blend well with the "art of real estate services."
My background includes 22 years of International Business Development and Sales in the Software/Computer Industry. I assisted in the very beginning phase of electronic distribution for several leading companies. A good description of my role during those years was to identify and build strategic alliances or partnerships and solidify the deals while managing the relationships using my "out of the box" proactive, yet tenaciously polite style. My business relationships included companies in Ireland, England, Germany, France, India (New Delhi and Mumbai), China and Japan. I maintain solid connections with many of the business associates and friends in these countries.
Upon leaving the International Business in 2000, I launched my own Interior Design business, working as the only Interior Design Consultant for Direct Buy in Pleasanton, CA. My real estate licenses worked well for referral listings for major design clients who hired me to "ready their homes for sale." My last project before moving to Santa Fe involved the renewal of a 7,000 sq. ft. home in Marin. The owner, an executive with Del Monte Foods, hired me to first declutter, then select all new carpeting on lower level, new wood floor finish on the upper level, new appliances, the color palette throughout as well as some new furnishings, fixtures and final staging for sale.
I enjoy hiking the trails on our 12 acres as well as surrounding foothills. I am an artist, photographer, writer, yogi and a great cook and I love sailing, horses, have golf clubs and love exploring the endless places of beauty and history all around this great country.
I am married to an amazing guy, a scientist, working now on a start-up project in Santa Fe. I am the mother of two grown daughters, Nana to three awesome grandchildren, and currently mom to two pups, Shiloh, a 2-year-old Alaskan Husky Mix (rescue) and Bear, an 18 lb. Pomeranian. My oldest daughter is a great LPGA golfer, running her own premier golf-learning center in Silicon Valley and the Bay Area. My youngest is a very bright entrepreneur and has worked with a number of successful start-ups, started her own non-profit focused on the beautification of inner city schools and is an awesome full time mom right now.