I am passionate and purposeful about relationships. People matter….and they matter greatly to me. I love investing in people and communities and the span of my life reflects these cherished values.
My early career as a Middle East and Central Asia foreign policy specialist focused on conflict resolution, peacebuilding and community development in nine war-torn nations ravaged by ethnic and gender-based violence, war crimes and genocide. My deft talents as a skilled negotiator and mediator were honed while working toward the social and political rehabilitation of these highly traumatized societies.
It was in this crucible of witnessing profound human suffering that I developed the all-important “soft skills” essential for serving others well while working under challenging circumstances with difficult conditions (and sometimes people!) in emotionally charged situations. I bring these same negotiating skills to the table for my real estate clients.
It was also in this context that my heart for, and commitment to, “the least of these” – the marginalized and forsaken among us – was born. This commitment led me to launch an international humanitarian organization in 2014 focused on global and local food security and sustainable community development. It also inspired me to become an adoptive mother to Afghan orphans – a decision that has transformed my life and purpose. I am blessed to love, serve and invest in Afghanistan’s future democratic leaders.
My own journey of relocating 35 times in my first four decades – and many more times since then – make me keenly attune to the challenges, concerns and care needed when a family moves across town or around the globe. These experiences shaped my life profoundly. And that’s why I promise to deliver what I too often found missing in my own experience.
I welcome the opportunity to EARN the privilege to be your REALTOR of choice – a trusted professional advisor and partner – as you navigate your new chapter.
Above all, I hope you and others find me to be a servant-leader passionately committed to transforming lives by richly investing in people and our amazing community…one happy homeowner and well-served client at a time!