I was raised in the Midwest, but after vacationing in Florida, I always knew I would live on
an island. I didn’t even know the Keys existed then, but I felt drawn to the laid-back
island life. Living here in Paradise is more than a dream come true for me; it’s heaven on
earth. Even though, I am still a city dweller in my work ethic as I put my business before
fishing or diving. What’s great is each day off here is a day away from the rest of the
world. You get on your boat and head out to sea or into the islands of the backcountry and
time stands still.
I am involved with many community projects, including Island Dolphin Care and Marr-velous Pet Rescues & Adoptions (which I am Vice President on the board of directors). You may visit those sites by clicking on my links above.
We are very proud of the work we do uniting unwanted & abandoned pets with new families that have some very happy endings to some very sad beginnings.
I also volunteer with the South Florida Center for the Arts who brings lots of culture and enjoyment each year to our close knit community and with Habitat for Humanity another great group that our community benefits from.
When you give, it comes back to you twofold, and I truly enjoy the time I work on these different projects and the people I work with.
I first got my Real Estate license in 1986, and have been actively working as a full time
Realtor here in the Keys since 1999. I am happy to say I bring buyers & sellers together
but it’s much more than that. I work hard on each and every detail to make all of my
client’s transactions as smooth as possible. There are many factors to buying or selling a
home, some are quite obvious and some don’t stand out so large. That’s when having a
professional in your corner can make the difference. What’s the most important thing to
buyers & sellers? Buyers want the most for their money and a “no hassle” transaction.
Sellers want to receive the most money for their investment and a “no surprise” closing.
A worry-free transaction; that is what I strive for! I want the buyers and sellers to come
out of the deal with a wonderful feeling of accomplishment and happy. I pride myself in
having a high level of market knowledge. I always return calls in a timely manner. I always
have an informed associate covering my business if I am gone. I always keep all parties
I am dealing with informed of every step. I am with my customers from the start to the
finish and beyond. Much of my business comes from referrals, and I take that as proof
positive that my customers are satisfied!