I was born and raised in Grand Rapids, just as my parents and grandparents were. This is home. I remained in that home while attending Northview Schools on the NE side of Grand Rapids. Since then, I have resided in Wyoming, Lowell, East Grand Rapids, Ada and now live in the City of Grand Rapids with my husband. (Yes I do like to move!) We have 3 grown-daughters, making me a “young” empty-nester.
My love for Grand Rapids is due to its rich-history, the community involvement in the arts, and the emphasis on family and education. I am so proud to call Grand Rapids home!
I paid my own way through college and graduated from Kendall College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design. I was educated in problem solving and product design. I would consider my strengths to be: a keen understanding on how things work and as well as how things are built. I see the big picture and I can visualize the scope of a project very well. I have been told that I am very good at thinking outside of the box.
A few other tidbits about me: I love to talk, therefore I joined Toastmasters in 2011. I have enjoyed refining my ability to public speak and this group has helped me a lot with my leadership skills. I also love to eat! (My first-job was at Robinette’s Orchards and, sadly, I gained a whopping 15 pounds my first year working there.) My husband and I each love to golf. I’ve refined those skills too, given the fact that it’s often the only way I get to see my husband in the warmer months.
My career as a Realtor has become my life-style. After 17 years, I have many life-time relationships with clients that have grown to multiple generations. I have learned that real estate is not just about buying and selling homes. It is about people. I provide a delicate combination of understanding, honesty, enthusiasm, and hard-work to get the results my clients need. I am a kind person, with a big heart, and I am always my clients advocate first and foremost. I offer sensitivity to the situation and provide the negotiating skills to get the results you want and need. I can make a difference!