I may not be a native Bostonian, but in my mind that gives me somewhat of a competitive advantage, as I’ve spent my years here exploring every last inch of the city. Growing up on a large dairy farm in a small town in upstate NY, I dreamed of the day I would find a city to settle in and call my own. I tried out many amazing places - from London to LA and finally landed in this quaint city we call “Beantown”.
Once I learned where the nickname came from, I was ready to explore every neighborhood I could, finding the best cup of coffee, donut shop, thrift store and Pad Thai. I’ve lived in and around the city, starting in Cambridge, then to Somerville, making my way down to Jamaica Plain for a few years and finally settling in my personal favorite to date, Roslindale. I love living just a 10 min train ride to the hustle of the city while also having room to spread out and enjoy my backyard and off-street parking (a necessity to survive a Boston winter). Even my pup is a local at our favorite coffee shop around the corner.
I’ve always loved New England architecture and design, but my path to real estate was a bit winding. I attended Ithaca College in the Finger Lakes of NY and received a degree in Television-Radio where I had incredible opportunities like working on The Ellen Degeneres Show and helping to cover the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington with NBC Nightly News. After college, I found myself in the advertising industry producing TV commercials for clients including the National Association of Realtors (foreshadowing?) and Progressive Insurance (yes, I’ve met Flo).
Although I loved being on set and the fast-paced environment of production, I knew I wanted to work in an industry where I was able to connect with people on a more personal level. I have always been somewhat obsessed with interior design, so I started by pursuing a certificate in Residential Design and working alongside talented designers and home stagers. I was able to see first hand the transformative power beautiful and functional design can have in turning a house into a home.
Naturally, the final step was to put two and two together - whether it’s prepping a home for sale or helping my clients see the hidden potential in each property we view, my experience as a designer goes hand in hand with my business as a real estate agent. I’ve spent the last six years thoughtfully designing a home for myself here in Boston, my goal is to lay the foundation for yours (figuratively of course, as I am not a licensed contractor).