About Me

Business accomplishments:

  • Owner/Broker of CENTURY 21 Boardwalk (February, 2002 - present) (Independently originated, owned and operated)

Opened Manistee office in 2002 and the Onekama office in 2003

  • Realtor of the Year for Manistee-Oceana-Mason Counties (2001 and 2012)

  • Created CENTURY 21 Boardwalk Vacation Rentals in 2009

  • Voted Manistee County’s BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

  • Awarded CENTURY 21’s Quality Service Award – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

  • Awarded CENTURY 21’s CENTURION Award (top 4% of all Century 21 agents – nationwide) 2003, 2011-13

  • Achieved the ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative) Designation (2011)

  • Achieved the National Association of Realtor’s e-PRO Designation (Technology Certification Program) (2008)

  • Achieved the Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB) designation (2007 to present)

One of the most respected and relevant designations offered in real estate business management.

Members are among the most efficient, effective and profitable managers in the industry. (Only 3% of

Realtors have achieved this prestigious CRB designation.)

  • Achieved Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation (2003 to present)

a professional organization serving the real estate industry’s top-producing residential specialists; Realtors who

have completed specialized education in residential sales and proven sales performance; 4% of all Realtors in the US

  • Awarded Small Business of the Year – 2005 by Manistee County Economic Chamber & Alliance

  • Achieved the National Association of Realtor’s GREEN Designation (2009) – for resource-efficient homes/buildings

  • Voted CENTURY 21’s National Broker’s Communication Congress Representative (2007 - 2011)

  • Nominated CENTURY 21’s Regional Broker’s Communication Congress Representative (2007 - 2011)

  • Awarded #1 CENTURY 21 Office in the Northern Michigan Broker Council (2004, 2005)

  • Member of the Commercial Board of Realtors (2007 to present)

  • Member of the Women’s Council of Realtors (2005 to present)

  • Chair of the Manistee County Visitors Bureau (2013-present)

  • Nominated for an Athena Award (2005) … leadership award

  • Full-time Real Estate Broker (1995 - present); Full-time Real Estate Agent (1992 - 1995)

  • Member of NAR (National Association of Realtors) and MAR (Michigan Association of Realtors),

Adhering to the Code of Ethics

  • Top Sales Agent & Award Winner at Coldwell Banker A.L.M. in Manistee (1993-4, 1996-2001)

  • Certified Resort Property Specialist (1999)

Local/Community Activity:

  • Member of the Manistee Economic Restructuring Committee for the DDA (2012)

  • Secretary for the Northern Michigan Broker’s Council (2007 to present)

  • MLS Committee for the M-O-M Board of Realtors (2008 to present)

  • Vice President of the League of Women Voters (2006 to 2009)

  • Manistee County Ambassador for the Manistee County Chamber of Commerce (2007 - 2009)

  • Member of the Manistee County Business Network International (BNI) (2007 - 2008)

  • Programs Committee for the M-O-M Board of Realtors (2000-2001)

  • Board Member for Manistee Economic Council & Chamber Alliance (M.E.C.C.A.) (2002 – 2004)

  • President for Manistee County Ladies Ducks Unlimited (2001 - 2002)

  • Chairperson for Manistee County Ladies Ducks Unlimited (1999 - 2001)

  • Michigan State University Alumni Associate Member (1999 - present); Lifetime Member (2007+)

Personal:

  • Originally from West Bloomfield, MI, grew up in Hartland, MI

  • Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University (1990)

  • Studied at Regent’s College in London for one semester

  • Moved to Manistee County in 1991

  • Soloed an airplane in 1998, 30 hours logged