Like many Newport residents, I am a transplant, or as they say down south (I grew up in Memphis, TN) a Carpetbagger. After earning a Master’s from Northwestern I continued my graduate work in urban history and historic preservation at Columbia University. My dissertation was going to be on Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. which fortuitously led me to the Ocean State city of Newport, RI. I decided not to complete my dissertation and moved on into the nonprofit industry. Upon reflection, I decided to apply my education to help buyers and sellers blaze trails for their future, and become a Realtor.
I specialize in Historic Homes and live in a nationally registered schoolhouse that my husband and I loving maintain. Whenever possible I walk to work. I was for many years chairman of the Newport Historic District Commission, the president of the Hill Association, President of the Newport County Board of Realtors, Newport County Realtor of the Year, and President of the Rhode Chapter of Women’s Council of Realtors. I am consistently a top producer and perhaps most importantly, cherish the friendships created through real estate transactions as well as enjoy mentoring new Realtors as they enter this exciting but complicated business.
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