About Shelley

Shelley has been in the Real Estate business for over 14 years. She was born and raised in Piedmont, is a graduate of U. C. Berkeley and completed an elementary education program at St. Mary's College in Moraga. She is proud to say she also did a short stint at USC.

Being a resident of Lamorinda for over 30 years, where she raised her 2 children, Ali, 26 and Michael 22. Her children attended Moraga and Orinda public schools as well as private schools. A single mother of a special needs child, Shelley has a deep understanding and compassion of the needs of families with special needs children and transitioning families.

Shelley is a supporter of The Contra Costa Crisis Center, in 2005 she learned of their vast ability to help families in need when they supported her best friends who lost their 25 year old only child, Bret. She sits on The Board of The Bret C. Harte Young Director's Fund for Berkeley Rep, this endowment program is dedicated to their son, and helps young people realizing their dream of working in the theater. She also continues to support The Taylor Family Foundation/Camp Arroyo, a non profit organization who's mission is to enhance the quality of life for children in Northern California suffering from illnesses and disabilities.

Experienced and positioned in Orinda, Shelley is dedicated to serving both Buyers and Sellers needs with knowledge, energy and attention to details in both Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Shelley brings the added benefit of her style and staging skills, negotiating experience and her ability to be readily available to meet her clients needs in this ever changing real estate market.

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