I stumbled into my real estate career when my youngest son was heading off to preschool. I was drawn to the diversity and flexibility Realtors enjoyed from spending time with them during several home hunting adventures. I had a young family, and I knew this was the job for me. I discovered my ability to connect with people, understand their priorities and desires, and strived to be a positive force in helping them with the most important decision in their lives.
Born and raised in Southern California, I made my permanent move to Hawaii in 1974 to marry and live a simple wholistic life on the Big Island. As my family grew, their activities were a priority. Hula, ballet, golf, baseball, soccer, canoe paddling and piano lessons! I connected to the island, the community and culture.
I’ve been in real estate since 1989, earning my Broker’s license in 1995. For the past 9 years, I have had the opportunity to manage other agents as a Broker in Charge. To teach is to learn, and I love to learn new skills and ideas. To see others grow and prosper in their careers is a great source of joy. I’ve served on the Hawaii Island Board of Realtors as a Director for several terms and as Chairperson for Professional Standards for 10 years. I continue to represent Buyers and Sellers and feel it is a privilege to be a part their journey.
Now a Grandmama of 4 wonderful little Mo’opuna, my spare time is spent in the garden, the kitchen, or the workshop, and give me a good book, good friends, and my family, I couldn’t be more grateful.