Colleen has successfully represented a broad range of buyers and sellers on the Central Coast for more than 20 years and has been consistently in the Top 5% of all Realtors in San Luis Obispo County. Specializing in residential real estate, customer satisfaction is paramount to Colleen as evidenced by the fact that approximately 97% of her business comes from repeat clients or referrals.
Colleen earned her GRI designation in 2011 - a nationally recognized certification accomplished by a small percentage of real estate professionals and has a strong background in marketing and sales. Prior to her career in real estate, she was the Marketing Communications Manager for Ziatech Corporation, Communications Director for the Edna Valley/Arroyo Grande Valley Vinter's Association, a flight attendant and holds a California K-8 teaching credential.
Community service is important to Colleen. She recently served for three years on the Board of Directors for the Foundation for the Performing Art Center. She currently is on the board for the Central Coast Funds for Children, volunteers for the San Luis Obispo Film Festival and serves on the Professional Standards Committee for the San Luis Obispo Board of Realtors. She has served on the Board of Directors for the San Luis Obispo Children's Museum, is a past Fundraising Chair for San Luis Obispo High School Sober Grad Night, and served on the Parent Association Board for Mission College Prep High School
Originally from Alaska, Colleen and her husband Bob have made San Luis Obispo their home for the past 42 years. Bob has been a Vice President & Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley for the last 35 years. They have raised two sons. Justin is a Philosophy and Ethics Professor at Ottowa University in Ottawa, Kansas, and Brian is a Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley in San Luis Obispo.
More recently, Colleen moved to Compass, which acquired Patterson Realty in August 2019. Patterson Realty had been an industry leader in luxury real estate since 1978. Compass is the largest luxury real estate company in California, and the country's largest independent real estate brokerage. As a company, Compass is building the first modern real estate platform, pairing the industry's top talent with technology. With the Compass technology, Colleen is now able to offer local expertise, backed by nationwide reach to offer the best possible buying and selling experience for her clients.
Colleen is passionate about the Central Coast and all that it has to offer.