Specialties and certifications
Associate Broker; Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate, REALTOR® Institute member (GRI); Seller Representative Specialist (SRS); Luxury Home Certification (LHC); Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS); Commitment to Excellence (C2EX); At Home with Diversity (AHWD); Performance Management Network awarded by the Women’s Council of REALTORS® (PMN); Pricing Strategy Advisor (PSA)
As with many REALTORS®, my career in real estate came after doing something else. For 22 years I worked as a paralegal with a top real-estate attorney in Tucson. There’s not much about a contract I don’t know! But after “doing law” for more than two decades it was time for a change. In 2003 I earned my sales license, and eventually my broker’s license. It was a natural progression.
Community and professional service is important to me. In 2017 I joined a team from my church to build a home in Puerto Peñasco (also known as Rocky Point), a seaside town in the Mexican state of Sonora. I’ve worked with Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, and charitable projects of the Tucson Association of REALTORS®.
My professional service for local, state and national associations are:
2022 – Chair of the Large Board Forum for the National Association of REALTORS®
2022 – Chair of the Professional & Business Development Committee for the Arizona Association of REALTORS®
2021 – Vice Chair of the above.
2022 – Network Director for the Arizona State Certified Residential Specialist
2021 – Education Director for the Arizona State Certified Residential Specialist
2020 – Past President of the Tucson Association of REALTORS®
2019 – President of the Tucson Association of REALTORS®
2014-2018 – Director, Vice President and President Elect for the Tucson Association of REALTORS®
2012 – President of the Tucson Network of the Women’s Council of REALTORS®
Friends say I’m down-to-earth, sociable, and fun to be around (I adore Disney World, the beach, and wineries). To that I’d add patient, hard-working, knowledgeable, and an excellent listener and negotiator. As a semi-native Tucsonan—I moved here with my family in 1975—I relish showing off our wonderful Old Pueblo. Bringing joy to my clients by helping them find that special home is tremendously rewarding.
Every transaction, and every client, gets my best work, but some do stand out more than others. With one couple I worked for three years to find their dream home. Not only did we finally succeed, but we negotiated a rock-bottom price for the adjoining lot. Plus, all the gorgeous furnishings and furniture!
I work with both buyers and sellers. Among my specialties is helping second-home buyers, retirees and people who are relocating to Tucson. Most of my clients are from out of state. But not all of them! How can I help you today?
I was born and raised in Northern California. I spent 50 years growing up, living, and working in the City of Benicia where I also raised a family.
I have two sons; one son resides in the Bay Area, while my other son currently lives in Arizona. I spent 23 years of my adult life working in Law Enforcement. Benicia Police Department was my first agency and St. Helena Police Department was my second agency where I retired as the Police Chief.
I have a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Business Management and a Master of Art’s Degree in Leadership from St. Mary’s College of California.
My hobbies consist of golfing, riding my Harley Davidson motorcycle and running/working out. I look forward to working closely with the community as a REALTOR®.