My real estate career began in 2005 as the market was peaking. I felt the best way to learn the nuts and bolts of the business was by working with an experienced agent. I connected with Judy Oroshnik, a veteran in the field and a resident of my neighborhood, and after a couple of years as her assistant we became partners. Prior to real estate, I attended the San Francisco Art Institute and later worked as a set designer in print media as well as a residential interior designer. These experiences gave me the impetus in 2001 to acquire and renovate my Angeleno Heights triplex. Working on my own building taught me invaluable skills about systems, construction management and the ever changing issues involving tenants and rental laws. Today I have a successful real estate business and pride myself on being a straightforward and knowledgeable agent, well regarded by my peers. I understand there are many moving parts to a transaction and that it takes both a practical mind and some artful finessing to navigate the process. Working as both a listing and buyer’s agent gives me a comprehensive perspective on the entire home-selling process and insight into the issues coming from both sides of the table. I’m originally from Port Washington, Wisconsin and have lived on the West Coast for over 30 years. I love Los Angeles! Recently, I served as a board member for my former company’s agent-funded Charitable Foundation - we provided grants to local non-profits. Currently, I have an art practice and am presently exploring environmental issues, especially climate change.