My very first job was as a cashier at McDonald’s, I was fifteen and applied solely because one of my best friends asked me to. I stayed for almost two years, long after she had quit, and it was there I learned a lot about myself. I realized that; if you need me, I am there, running late gives me hives, and there’s an art to the perfect ice cream swirl that can’t be conquered on your first few tries.
Raised in South Florida, I moved to Georgia in 1997 and started my career in banking while getting my Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. I still laugh when I think of my first year here, who knew there was a whole new language just one state away! It took me a while to figure out awl is oil, suckers are lollipops, these people are serious about their sweet tea, fixin is getting ready to do something, and ”Bless Your Heart” can have radically different meanings. So much has changed since then, I very rarely run into someone with a southern accent and while the traffic gets worse year after year, we are still some of the kindest people on the roads. I stayed in banking for six years, but left shortly after being in the third robbery of my career. It was here I learned I’m a cool cat under pressure. It was an early weekday morning, and I had just unlocked the doors. Working the desks that day I was on the customer side of the teller line when three men wearing ski masks and wielding guns came charging in. We were ordered to lay on the ground, and I can honestly tell you the only thing I was worried about was my eighty-year-old customer who was laying on the floor next to me. Once the men left the bank, I checked on my customer, and after making sure he was ok, I ran to look out the window. I then sat down and wrote down every detail I could remember. I hadn’t started watching any criminal shows at the time, I don’t think there were many even on TV at that point, but I didn’t think what I did was a big deal. I was trained and told what to do in this type of circumstance, so I did it. It wasn’t until the FBI agent gave me a high five and told me how well I did that I realized what had happened. I spent the next six years working in the financial service industry and broadening my education taking financial planning courses.
With over twelve years of experience in finance, I bring a unique wealth of knowledge and understanding to the real estate market. I left the corporate world when my mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and spent the next several years traveling back and forth from Georgia to Florida to spend as much time with her as I could. After she had passed away, I decided my brain needed to work again, but couldn’t imagine being locked up in an office every day, so a career in real estate was born. I truly love what I do and helping people has always been fundamentally important to me. What better way to put all my experience and knowledge to use than helping people with one of their single largest investments.
Currently, I live in Roswell and am happily married to a practicing emergency medicine physician. I am the step-mother to a remarkable young woman, who is currently attending Emory Medical School. She reminds me millennial isn’t a four-letter word, as in lazy! In my free time, I love curling up with a book, running to the beat of 80’s pop songs, playing with my two crazy miniature schnauzer’s or just spending time with my husband. Thanks for taking the time to get to know me!
- Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a major in finance from Kennesaw State University
- Currently holds a State go Georgia Real Estate License
- Certified Negotiation Expert
- 55+ Realty Advisor
- Senior Real Estate Specialist
- green designee
Member of National Association of REALTORS®
Georgia Association of REALTORS®
Atlanta Board of REALTORS®