When thinking about how to sum myself up one thing continues to come to mind; people are my life! From the relationships I have with my family and loved ones to the relationships I nurture with clients, who become friends, I greet every day with the simple goal to give others the best of me!
I spent my childhood in Utica, NY surrounded by a large extended family. With most of my relatives within a few blocks I learned early the beauty of community. In 1987, after college at RTI (Rochester Institute of Technology), where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, I followed a professional opportunity that led me to State College. I fell in love with the small town feel and all of the opportunities awarded by the University. I met my husband, Tracy, while we were both working as software engineers. During our three kiddos’ younger years, I stayed home and made them my focus, volunteering throughout the community with kids’ sports, booster clubs for cross country and volleyball, thespians, Special Olympics, Girl Scouts, Children’s Miracle Network, and others. Tray and I have been married for over 30 years now and with all the kids out of the house and onto their own adventures we are adjusting to the rhythm of an empty nest for the first time! In my free time I enjoy hiking, cooking, theatre, and reading.
In 2004 a dear friend and mentor suggested that I “give real estate a try” as a buyer agent on his team. I was licensed that year and have never looked back! This career gives me the ability to focus on the transitional times in people’s lives, a place where my caring and expertise allows me to make a real difference. There is so much going on behind the paperwork and I take great care in educating my clients about the process to enable collaborative and informed decision making. My high standards in excellence and in integrity, strengths in market knowledge and negotiating, and relationships I have formed with other agents and industry partners all contribute to the quality of service my clients experience throughout the process of buying and selling. After over 17 years in the business, I have a referral-based business built. I love my people and their trust in me grants me the joy of assisting their friends, family, and colleagues. These relationships are the cornerstone of my business and are what makes each day so fulfilling. Professionally, I have served as President of CCAR in 2014, spent three years on the CCAR Board of Directors, PAR Board and statewide committees including over 10 years on the Professional Standards Committee, helping to keep the industry moving forward in productive and positive directions.