More About Me

My Background . . .

All my life I’ve picked employment related to service.  Well, not actually; but all of the jobs I’ve ever enjoyed relate to service.  I love to help people with their problems, big and small.  I enjoy giving directions to the nearest Starbucks, giving someone a ride or a meal, providing the name of a good roofer or stager, and I enjoy helping people buy and sell houses.  Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest “problems” you may ever have. Where you live, vacation, invest your time or your pocket book is serious business.

And let’s face it.  You’re busy! Maybe you want to buy your first home.  Maybe you want to upgrade, or downgrade. Maybe you inherited property you’d like to sell, or you want to buy an investment piece.  Or maybe you’d like to finally build that dream home. Whatever the reason, you need a professional! The process of buying or selling property in today's marketplace is really an adventure, especially in the Bay Area.  You need a guide to make the journey as smooth and hassle-free as possible. You need someone to protect your interests and handle all the details every step of the way. 

I’ve lived in Santa Cruz county since 1992.  I spent 10 years in the recruiting industry helping my job-seekers find the best assignments and my employers find the best employees.  Success required many skills like listening and coaching, advising and negotiating, marketing and selling, plus dedication, tenacity, and a passion for service.  Now I put those same skills to work in Real Estate. I’ve had my real estate license since 2006. I earned my broker’s license in 2017. And I joined David Lyng Real Estate (the largest brokerage in Santa Cruz County) in 2018, so I could get the support I need for my growing business and have better work-life balance.  I work a lot. It’s more than a full-time job! :-)

I have a degree in Economics from UC Irvine.  I have pursued additional studies in English literature, programming, and real estate.  I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, the California Association of Realtors, and our local chapters, and I attend Realtor meetings on both sides of “the hill” as necessary. I am ready to work for you in Santa Cruz county, Santa Clara county, Monterey county, or anywhere in California that makes sense. 

Your dreams matter to me. Let my 18 years of experience, my knowledge, my David Lyng team, and my passion for service go to work for you!  You'll be glad you did.