Born and raised in Naperville, Illinois. Graduated from the University of Iowa and worked in advertising and marketing before becoming a licensed real estate broker in 1998. During this time received both sales volume and customer service award recognition. After buying and selling properties in Illinois for over 16 years, moved to Placitas, NM in 2014. Became a licensed broker and transitioned to the Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Placitas areas to continue a successful real estate career.