Working With Me

Why You Will Want to Work with Me

I am a full-time, professional Realtor with expertise in contract strategy and negotiations. By super-serving clients, I earned the Seattle Magazine Five Star Award for Client Satisfaction in 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.  After 15  years of building my business, about 90% of the work I do is by referral. My years of real estate experience, combined with networking and problem solving skills, will benefit you when we come across challenges, such as easement issues, failed septic systems, well issues, etc. When something comes up during a transaction, you will be happy that I am your coach.

My office is on Bainbridge Island and most of my sales are there, but if the island isn’t a good fit for you, I will help you explore other communities in Kitsap County, which is one of the prettiest counties in the state. Read client reviews on the “Reviews” page; I’m happy to provide references for you to call.

Community Service

Rotarian since 2001, currently serving as the Club’s weekly newsletter Editor. Was Board Member (3 years) and 2009 Rotary Auction Chair (3 year commitment). Event Coordinator for the 2010 Bainbridge In Bloom Garden Tour. Auction Chair/Co-Chair 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 for Cedars UU Church fundraiser.

Hobbies

Kayaking is my passion! Being on the water, eye to eye with water fowl and seals, is simply the best!  Kingston marina has a fantastic kayak storage and launch area; I keep two kayaks there so I can treat friends to some water time. During the summer months, I like to go crabbing and salmon fishing with my partner, Doug.

Professional Background

Prior to real estate, I had a successful career in the Radio business, starting with radio advertising sales in St. Louis and Dallas. Working as SE Regional Manager for The Arbitron Company, I handled multi-million dollar radio audience research contract negotiations with radio stations and groups, and managed a sales team covering one-quarter of the U.S. Then I was hired by Maxagrid International where I was a consultant to radio and TV stations on supply-demand pricing of commercials. After many years of business-related travel, I am thrilled to have found such a wonderful home and this rewarding profession of residential real estate sales.

Education

B.S. in Speech Communications from the University of Missouri, graduating summa cum laude. Certified Negotiation Expert, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Managing Broker License.