About Me



Hello!  Thank you for visiting and checking in.  A little background first: I am a California native and have lived in the South Bay since 1995.  I am a graduate of Santa Clara University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering.  My husband, Ryan, and I own a home and live in Almaden Valley of San Jose with our 2 children (middle school and elementary age).  My husband works for Apple Inc so I know personally the intense demands of a Silicon Valley tech job and work with my clients to find a home among the daily work demands they face.

My engineering degree and determined personality landed me a tech job right out of college in the corporate world of Silicon Valley where I learned to be very efficient and organized, manage many projects, stick to a schedule/meet deadlines and perform under Silicon Valley pressure. With this corporate experience and my desire to be outdoors, I decided in 2004 to pursue a career in the dynamic field of Bay Area real estate (when the Santa Clara county median home price was just $650,000!).


With my engineering background, I am very familiar with data and charts and happily review real estate statistics with you as part of your transaction and related decisions.  I am a typical on-the-go tech-saavy working professional here in Silicon Valley. I am connected via my mobile phone and Apple Watch enabling me to be very efficient at keeping in touch with my clients. 

My corporate-developed project management skills enable me to thoroughly guide you through the preparation of your property and all the processes throughout escrow.  I use many cloud based tools to ensure effective property specific file management as well as remote signing conveniences.  With over 13 years of real estate experience, I have honed my skills for guiding clients through all types of markets and situations.  I am passionate about real estate and am personally engaged and involved in every step of your real estate process.  I am proud to represent each and every one of my clients and their homes.

In my free-time, I love being active. I continually get outdoors and enjoy all that the bay area has to offer.  I spend several weekends a year camping with family and friends and hitting the Tahoe ski slopes!  I am frequently seen at the park or in my front yard playing baseball or soccer with my son Oliver.  I also enjoy being the crew chief for my husband's Spec Miata races with NASA (National Auto Sports Association) about once a month. I frequently cook gourmet meals for family and guests with veggies from my home garden.  I love to be outdoors, including working out in my early morning boot camp classes or hiking the beautiful hills of Silicon Valley including Almaden's Quicksilver park.

I am also active in the community and continually volunteer. I am an active member of the Martin-Fontana Parks Association and TJ Martin Park Neighborhood Association.  I am also a team manager for my son's AFC soccer team.  I also volunteer at my kids' schools and enjoy volunteering in broader community activities through Westgate church with www.OurBeautifulDay.org which supports children and families in need throughout our local community.

I am a member of Santa Clara County Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors

I am an experienced agent who you can expect to work personally with, all the way through your real estate transaction.  My goal is to provide exceptional real estate service above and beyond the norm which is why I named my website HomeOwnerExperience.com  I love working with my clients and typically form a friendship with each of them through the real estate process.  Because of this, over 90% of my business is derived from referrals and past clients.

Education

 

  • B.S in Mechanical Engineering – Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California
  • SRES (Senior Real Estate Specialist) – Santa Clara, CA
  • Real Estate licensed with continuing education since 2005