HONESTY | COMMUNICATION | INTEGRITY
My passion and experience with real estate started over two decades ago, with purchasing, managing and renovating multiple rental properties in a college town in NJ, while at the same time working in Manhattan as a Fashion Designer. My business experience allows me to bring a blend of creative, marketing, and negotiation skills to the real estate business. The diverse professional skills acquired over the years and an energetic spirit have helped in not just meeting my customers needs, but exceeding them.
After graduating cum laude in 1991 from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC, a Division of SUNY, I became a Fashion Designer for major brands including The Gap, Express, The Limited, and many others. Working closely for over a decade in the industry with manufacturers and showrooms enabled me to travel throughout Europe and Asia. I also formed a band, working as an original song writer, touring musician and booking agent for five tours in the USA and Canada. Starting a family meant shifting gears and a move to Sarasota in 2000 when my son was born. After my second child was born, the desire for my children to understand where their food came from and to learn about sustainability inspired me to start a locally grown organic produce business: a distribution and growing operation that ran for a decade. I designed, built and managed an urban aquaponic vegetable farm and taught interns from France, Belgium, Germany, and the US how to grow produce.
Communication, integrity and honesty are key in this business and are my highest priorities. I work diligently to create as stress free of an experience as possible for my customers!