I was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois. My passion for Southwest Florida began as a child on winter family vacations to the warm weather and beautiful beaches. In 1980 I took advantage of an opportunity to relocate myself and my daughters, Abby and Barbara, to “Paradise”. What a wonderful place to raise a family! After 35 years we feel like natives.
I spent a couple of years in the telecommunication industry before deciding to go into business for myself in the late 80’s. I started a successful construction cleaning company due to the expansive building of condos on the south end of Longboat Key. Working with all the construction trades to achieve a successful punch-out for closings proved to be a valuable education. This also provided the opportunity to become extremely familiar with the beautiful Gulf Coast.
After 9/11 I wanted to “Do MY Part”. I joined World Airways as a special flight attendant/purser contracted by The Department of Defense to transport our Military Troops. Traveling all over the World gave me the chance to meet and make friends globally. No matter where I traveled all over the world it was always so wonderful to touch down in my beautiful hometown airport of Sarasota.
It was time for me to put all this knowledge, information and contacts to good use and become a Real Estate Agent. I worked successfully part time while continuing to travel until January 2014 when I joined Keller Williams on the Water full time. I look forward to assisting clients with their Real Estate needs and I'm passionate about exceptional service as well.