Earth-Friendly; Community-Focused Real Estate Services
Welcome to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and my personal website. Buying and selling real estate can be a time consuming and often overwhelming experience. When you're serious about buying or selling, it's important to find an agent that listens to your needs and goals and knows how to get you through the process and successfully closed. I have an excellent track record for getting the job done and helping my clients through the process from start to finish. I look forward to the opportunity to show you how I work and what I do that separates me from the rest. Helping people who are thinking of buying, selling, or investing in real estate is my job; taking steps to achieve my work and life goals in a sustainable way is my passion.
Earth-Friendly; Community-Focused Real Estate Services
In addition to traditional real estate services such as Home and Property Listings, Buyer Representation, and Competitive Market Analyses my goal is to make a difference by providing you with information and links to property listings as well as suppliers that are taking steps to reduce their impact on the earth and give back to the community in a meaningful way. I'll do my best to share what I know about trusted sources for real estate suppliers such as lenders, title companies, inspectors, appraisers, cleaning services, home repair, and construction contractors. Send me an email, give me a call, or just explore this site for Real Estate resources in the Boulder, Berthoud, Erie, Estes Park, Lafayette, Longmont, Lyons, Pinewood Springs, and other northern Front Range and mountain communities.
Since 1989, in addition to my work in real estate, I've worked on toursim and recreation initiatives in rural communities across Colorado; administered outreach projects, conducted research, and taught sustainable tourism and recreation development and management to 100s of students at the Unversity of Colorado. As an outdoor recreation enthusiast I've also had the priviledge of purusing a variety of outdoor recreation and cultural activities throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. These experiences have helped me gain firsthand knowledge of the communities and landscapes of this magnificent state. These life experiences coupled with my personal interest in sustainability, have helped me to gain a greater understanding of the how our lifestyle choices today impact our future. As a realtor, one of my goals is to leverage my marketing resources to share the live simply, tread lightly, and reduce our impact on the planet message to a broader audience. Though none of us is perfect, I believe that by taking even small steps to reduce our daily impact on the planet and by supporting well planned, environmentally conscious development practices, we can ensure that our natural, cultural, historical, and recreational resources remain available to us now and in the future. Without these critical resources (which include clean air and water), our real estate investments, whether in resort or metropolitan areas, will not be be sustainable and in the long run will lose value. Together we can make a difference.
Education and Training
My greatest strengths are initiating projects and ideas, building a team of support and cooperation, and managing large-scale projects and events. Since 1980 I have worked and volunteered in varying capacities in the areas of parks, recreation, and tourism development and management, and since 2007 real estate. In February 2000, after 11 years with the University of Colorado, I left the full-time workforce to be home with my children. During this time, I volunteered extensively for the Lyons Elementary and Middle Schools, Boulder County Parks and Open Space, and the Town of Lyons. Most of my activities with these organizations are ongoing and involve coordinating special projects, programs, and events in a non-profit environment. In 2004 I was asked to return to the Leeds School of Business to develop and teach a special tourism management course for 100 students per semester. I held this position through the spring of 2007. From 2002-2004 I lead the Lyon’s Elementary School’s playground renovation project which included physical improvements to the learning and play environment valued at over $200,000. From 1989 to 2000 I worked for the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Leeds School of Business as a program administrator, project coordinator, and faculty instructor. My work focused in the areas of leadership development, writing and editing, rural recreation and tourism planning and development, fundraising, Internet training, and undergraduate teaching. While earning a Master’s degree (1987–1989), I worked for North Carolina State University as a faculty instructor and the City of Raleigh Parks and Recreation Department as a marketing specialist. From 1980-1987 my work involved administering parks and recreation programs and operations for Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Department. This job entailed extensive community outreach, developing, coordinating, and marketing recreation programs and special events,
Awards And Designations
International Diamond Society, Coldwell Banker Top Producer, 2012
Since 1980 I have worked and volunteered in varying capacities in the areas of parks, recreation, and tourism development and management. In February 2000, after 11 years with the University of Colorado, I left the full-time workforce to be home with my children. During this time, I volunteered extensively for the Lyons Elementary and Middle Schools, Boulder County Parks and Open Space, and the Town of Lyons. Most of my activities with these organizations are ongoing and involve coordinating special projects, programs, and events in a non-profit environment. From 2002-2004 I lead the Lyon’s Elementary School’s playground renovation project which included physical improvements to the learning and play environment valued at over $200,000. Each year from 2009 - 2013 I was the Site
Coordinator for the Lyons
9Health Fair. I helped plan, organize,
advertise, and manage the Lyons 9Health Fair and Healthy
Living Expo as two separate but concurrent
events. Our goals were to provide a minimum of 25 Health Screenings as part of the Lyons
9Health Fair; to assist the Lyons
Healthy Living Expo committee with their educational fair highlighting a
minimum of 20 health, wellness, and fitness providers who serve the greater
Lyons area; and, lastly, to plan for and serve an estimated 450 participants with the
assistance of over 100 local volunteers.
Communities I Serve
In my years as a realtor I have had experience in these areas: Boulder, Berthoud, Erie, Estes Park, Lafayette, Longmont, Lyons, Pinewood Springs, and other northern Front Range and mountain communities.