Growing up in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Yvette was introduced to real estate at a very young age. By 12, Yvette was helping her uncles build homes from the ground up. Yvette loved the creative aspect of building homes and was enchanted by the end result. Now, as one of only three in her family to leave Albuquerque, Yvette resides in beautiful Culver City, California. Her journey and love for architecture led her to Partners Trust (now Compass) in 2011, where she would witness the fruition of Smith and Berg Partners. With an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Masters in HR & Organizational Behavior, Yvette is uniquely qualified to oversee the Smith and Berg Partners office and is a valued team member. Yvette loves the beach, running, any form of art and being involved in community service. As founder of The Genie Projects, a program dedicated to empowering children and youth through art, Yvette is an active participant in the art world, creating art pieces for new home owners and corporate businesses, something that brings her great joy.