I was born and raised in Burlington, Iowa, and have lived in central Iowa for the past 15 years. I am a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University with bachelors degrees in Social Work and Family Services, as well as a Masters and PhD in Human Development and Family Studies. I spent 8 years teaching adjunct at Iowa State while also establishing a career in the field of Social Work, working primarily in supporting individuals dealing with grief and loss, as well as in hospice care. I made the transition to real estate because I am passionate about helping others and wanted to continue to journey with people through their major life transitions. Buying or selling a home is certainly one of those times and it is my mission to provide personalized care and extraordinary customer service so that clients feel supported every step of the way. I am ambitious and determined in everything that I pursue and continuously strive to exceed client expectations. I value genuine connection and consider my empathetic and caring nature my specialty in working with people. Clients can trust me to be an excellent listener who will be attentive to their needs, however big or small. Outside of real estate, I enjoy spending time with my two amazing kids, family, and friends. You can also find me volunteering or advocating for housing issues for those impacted by domestic violence, or various other causes close to my heart. I also enjoy cooking (especially for others), home decorating, being outdoors, writing and singing. Some of my favorite things include Wheel of Fortune, a hot cup of coffee, and tacos.