Founder, HearthLA Group
Equity Partner, Figure 8 Realty
After several years as a teacher, I became a mom in 2002 and recognized the need for a career change. As a single mom with a child to care for, real estate seemed like a practical move, and as it turns out, it combined my love of art, business and community service. My lawyer brain loved the challenge of strategy and the adrenaline of the deal; the teacher in me thrived on holding my clients’ hands through each step of the transaction. Similarly to how I engaged with my students, I strive to give my clients an abundance of one-on-one time and answer each and every question they have during the length of our working relationship and beyond. I understand the importance each transaction holds for my clients and am committed to every deal with sincerity and focus. Finally, the artist in me appreciated the opportunity to spend my days visiting the varied and interesting homes that make up the landscape I had spent my entire lifetime wandering.
A native Angeleno, I have lived in nearly every borough Los Angeles has to offer. From Manhattan Beach, to Westwood, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, Mid City, Echo Park and Highland Park, this city has been my home for over 40 years, three children, and all of homes I have helped clients buy and sell since 2004.
Los Angeles is my home. Let me help you find yours.
I have a passion for organization. For the past 20 years, 4 of them as a real estate Transaction Coordinator, I have managed, organized and run small businesses, one of which was a local residential construction company that I co-owned.
Buying or selling a house can often feel overwhelming. I hope to bring a foundation of trust, efficiency and peace of mind to our clients and agents in taking care of the details of each transaction, helping it to run smoothly from open to close.
I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of living in some great places. I grew up about an hour south of NYC, graduated from college just outside Boston, attended law school in New Orleans, and then got an MFA in Miami before moving to Los Angeles in 2005. And one thing that I learned during all those years, which continues to be true today, is that where you live plays a huge part in how you feel. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons I became a Realtor.
After our Mom passed away, my brother and I used some of the money we inherited to purchase a duplex in Highland Park, and my girlfriend and I recently bought a house together in Eagle Rock in advance of the birth of our first child, so I know first hand that finding the right place to call home, somewhere to put down roots for your family and build a community, is essential to your happiness.
That may sound cliché, but it doesn’t make it any less true. Take a moment to think about the house you grew up in and all the years you spent there. A home is more than just a structure; it helps to restore and rejuvenate you, it gives you comfort, it is a caretaker of memories.
Suffice to say, buying or selling a home is a big decision (there’s practical concerns to consider, legal issues to navigate, and aesthetic
choices to make). It’s my job, and I take immense pride in it, to make that process a positive experience, ensuring that where you live will leave you feeling good.
Realtor®/ Design Consultant
I joined the HearthLA team 3 years ago after 18 years working as a Wardrobe Stylist in music and print advertising. My experience working on various productions and tours fostered my abilities to multi task and to create strong relationships.
I came to HearthLA as a design consultant and found that Real Estate was a natural transition for me. I am grateful to have found a profession where I can combine my passion for design, architecture and an enduring love of community.
Whether you are buying or selling it can be an emotional journey. I strive to make the process flow with ease and facilitate clear and supportive communication with all of my clients.