I was born and raised in New York City and never thought much about homes. We lived in an apartment and rode buses and trains everywhere. It was my normal way of life. In my sophomore year of high school, my father was transferred to Cleveland, Ohio. It was there that I saw my first cow. And to this day, I stop by the side of the road when I see a herd near the fence. More than one farmer has come out to see what I was doing and one of them was toting a shot gun.
I raised three children as a military wife and was blessed to live in Arizona, California, Louisiana and then finally North Dakota where I spent seven years. Some folks might not consider one "blessed" to live in North Dakota, but I found, while living with lots of snow and subzero temperatures, warm, friendly, honest people. This city girl ended up spending a good deal of time in small rural towns and loved it!
My first real job was working in a group home with four ladies diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. I had no real life experience working in this area but it felt right. For the next 35 years I managed programs serving adults with mental and physical disabilities and believe I made some lives easier. That environment taught me to more than appreciate what I have and to actively advocate for those who are not as fortunate.
While I have retired from healthcare, my strong desire to advocate for people and to help them live the lives they desire remains. I believe there is a comfortable home for everyone whether it's in the city or the country, and I am ready to work hard to help you find yours!
My husband, Alan
Watching my three adult kids live happy lives
How I start my day
Coffee, coffee and more coffee
If I think I'm afraid of something, I HAVE to do it
On my bucket list:
See the world while I still can
Hawaii - The Big Island