Asheville has been my home since 1993, and it was the beauty of the mountains (and less traffic!) that lured me away from my hometown Atlanta. There, I completed my MBA at Georgia State University, though my heart truly lies with the Bulldogs of the University of Georgia. After college, I worked at AT&T for several years where I focused on serving business customers and developing professional relationships all over the [...]
Asheville has been my home since 1993, and it was the beauty of the mountains (and less traffic!) that lured me away from my hometown Atlanta. There, I completed my MBA at Georgia State University, though my heart truly lies with the Bulldogs of the University of Georgia. After college, I worked at AT&T for several years where I focused on serving business customers and developing professional relationships all over the Southeast.
Once we moved to Western NC, and for many years, I taught business and math courses to thousands of students at AB Tech Community College. In 2003, I was honored with the college’s award “Outstanding Adjunct Instructor”. Perhaps it’s true that success breeds success, because when I changed careers, I earned Rookie of the Year here at Town and Mountain Realty, where I've worked exclusively since 2007. Some of my past students have even become my real estate clients! I’m fortunate to have enjoyed many multi-million dollar production years at this caring firm, all while finding what’s right for you, my clients.
Outside of work, I love spending time with my family, especially when able to travel and experience other cultures. (I can even get by with the amount of Spanish and Italian I’ve acquired.) I also enjoy being part of the Jewish community. I'm on the Chesed ("loving-kindness") committee and have been a long-standing member, past board member and Sisterhood President at Congregation Beth Israel. I also participate in various community events including Cafe' Israel/Celebration Israel-Food and Culture Festival, HardLox Jewish Food and Heritage Festival, and the Asheville Jewish Community Center’s 75th Anniversary celebration. There’s a great mix of Jewish things to do in our town (onejewishasheville.org).
How else do I spend my time? Playing golf with other members of the EWGA (Executive Women's Golf Association) since 2010 and where I currently serve as Membership Director. I even had the opportunity to help coordinate an EWGA/Band benefit golf tournament while Co-President of the North Buncombe High School Band Boosters in 2013, to help with new uniforms. Over the last several years, my volunteer work has also included seven years as an ambassador of Dining Out for Life (at Blue Mountain Pizza, Weaverville, NC) in support of the WNC Aids Project, being a volunteer at the SYMETRA Tour/Friends of Mission (Hospitals) Charity Golf Tournament at The Country Club of Asheville, holding a position on the North Buncombe High School advisory council, and being a committee member for (past) Asheville Jewish Community Center Golf Classics and the JCC's 75th Anniversary Celebration. In recent years, I've also helped increase awareness and raised funds for Alzheimer's research and participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Giving back to my community is an important part of who I am. And it’s important to Town and Mountain Realty, too.
As you decide about your future real estate needs, and if you feel we could be a good fit, I'll enthusiastically work hard to get results you desire...with attention to detail, sincerity and responsiveness. You talk. I'll listen! Feel free to contact me at your leisure.
ABR® (Accredited Buyer’s Representative), SRES® (Seniors Real Estate Specialist), SFR®, Realtor®
- Town and Mountain Realty
- 261 Asheland Ave Suite #103
- Asheville, NC 28801
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