I am a native Vermonter, and grew up in Newbury, Vermont. After living in Boston, Massachusetts and Baltimore, Maryland I have returned home to Vermont to be closer to family and to get away from city life.
With a well-rounded background in Finance, Computer Science and Retail Store Operations, I have worked with some of the largest mutual fund companies in the country both as an employee and as a Management Consultant, specializing in Project Management and Process Improvement.
Through my career I have created, operated and sold multiple companies, including an online CD, DVD and VHS store, fireplace tool and accessory store, and most recently an old-fashioned ice cream parlor located in Baltimore.
By going into real estate, I have followed in my Father's footsteps. He ran his own firm for many years and I spent many days after school in the office asking too many questions and learning the basics of the real estate business. While he's retired, he still holds a Vermont Broker's license. My Sister is a Sales Associate, working in Bradford, Vermont, near where we both grew up.
For the last seventeen years I have been an active real estate investor in both residential and commercial properties. By seeing many transactions from the consumer side, I can use my accumulated knowledge to assist Buyers and Sellers.
Assisting First Time Home Buyers and those relocating to Vermont are two areas that I enjoy most. Relocation is a very stressful process, and having been through the process of corporate and personal relocation multiple times, I am able to directly relate to those looking to relocate to Vermont. First Time Home Buyers require an extra level of assistance, guiding them through the process and providing education on the steps involved and how to successfully purchase their first home.
When not working, I enjoy working on improving my own home and occasionally driving aimlessly in the Vermont countryside, hoping to find an Antique store or Junk shop off the beaten path.
I also volunteer my time on the following:
I am a real estate instructor Vermont Realtors, and enjoy teaching Continuing Education courses to fellow Realtors throughout Vermont.
- Board of Directors of the Southwestern Vermont Board of REALTORS®, and am currently President-Elect
VREIN (Vermont Real Estate Information Network) Advisory Council which works towards improvements in the Multiple Listing Service.
- VREIN Compliance Sub-Committee which ensures member compliance with rules and regulations of VREIN
Advisory Panel of the Career Development Center (CDC) Building Trades Department, which oversees the building and sale of houses built by the students of the CDC
- In November 2006, I was the delegate to the National Association of REALTORS® which met in New Orleans, Louisiana, representing the Southwestern Vermont Board of Realtors® members
- Moderator for an online real estate discussion group for Agents and Brokers
Professional Designations and Certifications
Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR®) Designation awarded by REBAC, February 2008
e-PRO® Certification awarded by the National Association of Realtors®, October 2007
Resort & Second Home Markets Specialist (RSPS) Certification awarded by the National Association of Realtors®, May 2013... see more