I was born an entrepreneur: I had a newspaper route, sold planting seeds door to door and dusted the shelves on Saturdays at the corner grocery market all while still in elementary school. I am a hard worker, detail oriented, type A personality that always needs to be accomplishing something.
I was raised in the Midwest where I met my high school sweetheart, married and had a daughter. After attending college and earning Associate Degrees in Interior Design and Marketing, I spent 15 years working as an Office Manager for a Psychiatric Clinic. We moved to Ormond Beach, FL in July 2004 & just before Hurricane Charley, Frances, Jeanne & Ivan charged through, making us wonder if we made the right move. But after the clean up and settling into the Florida lifestyle, we realized we had made the right choice. Soon after I started my career in Real Estate, I took courses to further my education and earned many designations.
Personally, I enjoy to cook and have entered various cooking contests with our award winning chicken wings, Midwest chili and chicken wing chili. I took a first place prize from the News Journal preparing mini Greek turkey sliders. I have been on a weight loss journey learning how to eat healthier. Exercise has become part of my daily routine. Walking daily, yoga and various strength and cardio work outs helps with my level of happiness, to deal with stress and sleep better. Balance in my life is important. I work very hard at my real estate business but I take time off and enjoy life occasionally. My husband and I along with our cat Peppino enjoy to travel with our RV. It is an affordable way to travel and you have your house with you. We are working on seeing all 50 states.
We had two old Golden Retrievers, Honey Lee & Bell Lee. They both lived to be 16 years old. We found that breed to be such a smart, kind and loving animal. They had a good life and we enjoyed them. Now we have adopted a wild kitten whose Mother left him in our backyard, His name is Peppino Maximo. He is the most different cat we have ever had, he acts like a dog and comes when we call, eats people food and just amazes us with the things he does. He has enlightened our life & was a real help in the transition when our last Golden passed. I enjoy the holidays, being with & cooking for the family and trying the latest recipe find. We put a screened in pool in our backyard recently so we have a nice place to hang out, relax and grill.
We are very proud of our daughter Danielle Lee. She is a smart girl & has a great future ahead of her. She has always been a joy, watching her grow & achieve.
I believe education is the key to a better future. I pursued many designations and still continue my education, you can't be overqualified in Real Estate. Here are just a few of the designations I have received.
ABR - Accredited Buyers Agent
AHWD - At Home with Diversity
CNE - Certified Negotiations Expert
CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
GRI - Graduate of the Realtor Institute
RSPS - Resort & Second Home Property Specialist
SFR - Short Sale Foreclosure Resource
TRC - Transnational Referral Certification