I was born in a college town in upstate New York and moved to the Washington DC metropolitan area to attend The George Washington University. I received my BA in International Affairs, concentrating in conflict and security. Internships at a human rights NGO and a Senate fundraising office made DC the only place to be. I fell in love with this city: it feels electrifying and powerful. It makes me feel alive. I have lived in DC and Maryland ever since.
My MBA from the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business taught me how to deconstruct problems, develop my critical thinking skills, and come up with the optimal solution for that problem given constraints. I became a Real Estate Agent in 2014 because I wanted more autonomy and loved that it combined my analytical nature with my interest in people. I worked with a mentor in the beginning helping with her business and then I went out on my own. I love learning so I’m always reading, educating and working on myself and my business.
Aside from Real Estate, my love is for dogs. Rescuing them, to be specific. I run a Doberman rescue. I am the President of the Board of Directors and the Foster Home Coordinator at Doberman Assistance, Rescue, and Education (DAR&E).
Fortunately, I was able to find a way to combine my two passions while making a difference. Not only in the lives of my clients, but also in our community.
What I do: For every client I’m able to help buy or sell a home, I give $500 from my personal commission to Doberman Assistance, Rescue, and Education. Buying and selling real estate is a big financial decision, so not only will I look out for your best interests, but we’ll be doing it with love too.
I take pride in how I work with my clients by knowing that I take the journey beside them, being their advocate, and helping them every step of the way. I am a strong negotiator, I pay great attention to detail, and I am a prompt communicator. I have the information that my clients will need to help then achieve their real estate goals. I have developed a network of talented lenders, home inspectors, stagers, photographers, and contractors to assist my clients through each step of the real estate process.
When I’m not selling real estate:
I am keeping my Doberman, Otto Leopold, happy and active (a tired dog is a good dog), and out of my cats’ hair. I volunteer with Doberman Assistance, Rescue, and Education, a doberman rescue servicing our region. I am a weekend warrior and DIYer, always taking on a new project. I am a metal head and you can find me at the best shows in the area. I’m a member of a local Maryland vineyard.