I began to practice residential real estate as what I thought to be a brief transition between positions in my career as an academic and non-profit manager. Twenty-two years later it is clear my “transition” was actually a permanent change into a rewarding new career.
Doing real estate is more interesting, stimulating, challenging and creative than I had expected. Clients are a window onto evolving social mores. Colleagues are smart, energetic and exciting to work with. Putting together and shepherding transactions calls on one’s intelligence, patience and diplomacy. This is—in other words–a field I’ve learned to love and value.
If service on the Association’s Board can contribute to maintaining and increasing the well-being and professionalism of Marin’s REALTORS® then I feel privileged to have this opportunity. I am currently serving on MAR’s Disclosures Advisory Form Committee and Local Candidate Recommendation Committee and look forward to serving on the MAR Board.
My son, daughter-in-law and grandson live in the San Diego area. I enjoy traveling, biking, swimming and working out at the Marin JCC.
Prior to real estate and after earning degrees from Brown in American Civilization, I taught at Brown and North Dakota State, followed by being a Program Officer at the Nat’l Endowment for the Humanities. After founding and running the Corporation for Public Humanities and Museum-in-the-Mall, I was Executive Director of both the New Mexico Humanities Council and the California Historical Society.
I’m a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker and have been a member of MAR since 1990.