About Me

Even though my job took me all over the world for extended periods of time, I consider Northern Virginia and DC my home.  I’ve lived and worked in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa, but to be honest nowhere compares to living in this area.  My roots in the area go back to my undergraduate days at Georgetown University and graduate school at the DC campus of Johns Hopkins University.
 
After a long career at the World Bank, I am now pursuing my strong interest in real estate.  I am gratified to be able to apply my negotiation and finance skills, and a deep understanding of market dynamics to get the best value for clients.  With an economics background, I also have a keen appreciation of how technology is transforming the real estate industry.  In deciding to go into real estate, I really studied market trends and the emerging options available for buyers and sellers.  The more I learned the more I realized that offering full-service representation means being on the cutting edge of technological tools, having support from the best experts in the business, and relying on a superior reputation for client service.  That’s why I decided to join McEnearney, the market leader in all these areas.  
 
I maintain strong ties to international groups, through volunteering for Youth for Understanding international student exchange and for an alumni consultant network for the Stanford University entrepreneurship program in Africa.  My global experience equips me well for working with international clients, including the diplomatic community in Washington DC.  I speak several foreign languages including “Minnesotan” where I grew up….yah sure, you betcha!
 
Closely related to my interest in real estate, I love design and I have worked on transforming several properties from humdrum to stunning.  As a result, I have acquired a thorough understanding of building processes and systems.  I have been able to share these insights with neighbors as the chair of my HOA’s architectural review committee.  I enjoy helping people visualize creative options for their new homes and business properties.  Let me do the same for you.