I am an Alabama native who began my 20 year career on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, where I served as a Legislative Aide to a US Senator and a member of the US House of Representatives. I met my husband, Bill, while we were both working on the Hill. In 2003, we moved to Charleston, and I began consulting in the defense industry for a Fortune 500 company. I spent that time sharpening my expertise in project management, financial analysis, and marketing. I find these skills really help me in my real estate career. I earned a reputation as a hardworking, dedicated, dependable, and honest consultant and quickly became a go-to in in the consulting arena.
A handful of years, 3 children, 4 dogs (not at the same time!), and a cat later, I decided to take the leap into my longtime passion for real estate and joined switched careers. I am now an independent agent associated with Keller Williams and use the experience I gained in as a consultant to assist my real estate clients. As a transplant to the Charleston area, I recall looking for a home in the early days of the digital MLS- driving in and out of neighborhoods to see it was a fit for our family and then calling my realtor to see if the homes fit in our price range. I know how daunting it can be to move to a new town and be unfamiliar with the area, and I am eager to help ease that transition for homebuyers. If you are a local, as your real estate agent, I am equally as excited to help your find your dream home in that neighborhood you have been eyeing for years. I am a perfectionist with a passion for helping others, and you can count on me to have your best interests at heart whether you intend to buy or sell.
I have a Bachelor of Arts and am a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Alabama. I am an active member of Grace Church Cathedral in downtown Charleston. When I am not nose deep in the MLS or showing clients houses, I can often be found carting children to various activities and trying to carve out time to volunteer in their schools. My passions are all things real estate, but mostly spending time with my family. We love to travel- but haven't done much of it. I hope to one day show them the world. For fun, I play soccer and volleyball mom from the sidelines, but I really enjoy wielding a saw while tackling home improvement projects, losing myself in a novel, refinishing furniture most people would throw away, and obnoxiously cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide. Roll Tide!
I love real estate. It makes me happy. I love combing through the MLS to see what is new on the market. I love meeting with my clients to help them narrow down what they are looking for. What I really love is when my clients are happy. The joy of buying a first home….the look on a their faces when they finally find the house of their dreams or when they feel good about a transaction. I love working for them and helping them get the best deal– whether they are buying or selling. One of the reasons that I made a career change was because I wanted to connect more fully with others. I liked the organization of my old job– making processes more efficient, analyzing financials to ensure things were on track– but what I yearned for was feeling like I had made a difference in someone’s life. While I would love to say that real estate has me in the trenches, saving lives, solving world hunger, or something equally monumental, the reality is that, while I do feel more connected, I still don’t do that in this career of mine.
A few years ago, my family had a wake up call as we learned that my wonderful father was in end stage liver disease. The man we knew as the vivacious, fun loving, music playing, laugh-til-it-hurts life of the party, was a fraction of who he used to be. Enter Donate Life America. After years of living in liver failure, in January 2016, my father received a life saving transplant. Because of someone’s selfless gift, because of that person and the love of their family, my father received the gift of life. The instant he awoke from surgery, he was back to the man he had been before his liver began to fail him. We were lucky enough to have a wonderful year and a half with him before he ultimately succumbed to Esophageal Cancer in late 2017. We cherish every single moment – especially the gift of the last year of his life– the year we almost didn't have.
As I said, I don’t save lives in real estate, but I want you to know that a portion of each of my transactions will go to 2 charities that do: both the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association (ECAA) and Donate Life America will benefit from the work we do together. It is my hope that these two organizations can continue their good works– and invest in further research so that others can live.
Thank you for choosing me to help you on this journey.
Donate Life America is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose purpose is to increase the number of donated organs, eyes and tissues available to save and heal lives through transplantation while developing a culture where donation is embraced as a fundamental human responsibility.