My days are spent deep in the world of real estate whether I am problem-solving an inspection item or identifying neighborhoods that meet the needs of my clients. I moved to Fort Collins on New Year’s Eve 1971, dragging a huge suitcase down College Avenue to my new home on Sherwood Street, fresh off the plane from Boston, MA. It was past midnight and snowing hard and furious. The one cab was either busy or tucked away in a warm garage Coming from a fairly busy city, I wondered what I had gotten myself into.
I stayed to graduate from CSU in Tech Journalism, dragging the same suitcase from house to house after getting kicked out each time for having a dog. I also won the first dog leash case in Fort Collins.
More than forty years later, I have raised two startling intelligent, generous, and funny children and countless dogs. On May 2010, I received my Masters in Communication Development with an emphasis on Creative Nonfiction Writing.
I became a Realtor in 1999 and discovered a talent for matching clients and homes. I write about animals, real estate and the humans that occupy those worlds. Somewhere along the way I started rescuing dogs. They show up at my door, a client drops one off, and I become a foster failure. (That’s when you foster a dog hoping to get him adopted and three years later, he’s snuggled up against the back of your knees at 2: 00 in the morning.) I have been a magazine publisher, yoga teacher, marketing director, my daughter’s basketball coach, publicist for a few non-profits, and president of an animal welfare non-profit.
I love writing about almost anything but I focus on helping my clients and readers understand the vagaries of the real estate market while keeping them informed about crucial events and changes that could affect their real estate decisions
When buying real estate in northern Colorado, it’s important that you understand the history and potential future of certain neighborhoods. My long time residency in northern Colorado affords me the privilege of being a part of the changes that have taken place in northern Colorado and I’m happy to be a part of its future.