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Ask Realty OnlineBA, Management, Sonoma State University (1986): key electives included marketing, finance, real estate, and small business operations.

Prior to becoming a REALTOR I worked as a business consultant developing marketing plans for entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations and as a kitchen/bath designer for a home improvement retailer.  I also remodeled twelve vintage dwellings ranging from turn-of-the-century to mid-century modern — including kitchens, baths, re-roofing, septic repairs, and room additions — and have extensive experience in country property renovations.


I grew up primarily on a cattle ranch in Nebraska, finished high school in Orange County, California, and then lived in San Francisco until moving, with my son Ezra, to Graton (a small Sonoma County village, just west of Santa Rosa), in 1972.

Since arriving here I've been active in a wide variety of community activities including: serving on the parent advisory committee for my son's Head Start program, student teaching in the Women's Studies Department at Sonoma State University, being representative for the Graton area during a county planning department's update of the General Plan, and volunteering at the Battered Women's Shelter. I am especially proud of the year I spent as president of the Sonoma County branch of Habitat for Humanity beginning in 1998.

Ask Realty OnlineFrom 1999 through 2003 I served as Marketing Coordinator and assisted the Executive Director of Pegasus Theater Company in Monte Rio. I also acted and directed with the company and served on the Board of Directors during 2005 - 2006.

I regularly donate a minimum of 5% of my income to a variety of social causes including: the Sonoma County Council on Aging, Face To Face, Southern Poverty Law Center, Amnesty International, the ACLU, the Red Cross, the Campaign for Tibet and the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation. I also contribute regularly to the Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa (a portion of which then goes to the Center's yearly pledge of support to a dozen local service organizations) and to the Sae Taw Win II Buddhist Center in Graton — organizations that feed my soul and help me remember what is most important: honesty, integrity, and kindness.

Having a sense of connection with place is a great delight of my life. To feel At Home is my joyous wish for everyone.


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