Tom and I grew up in the San Francisco Bay area enjoying its rich cultural diversity and great educational opportunities. Just nine months after our wedding, we moved to Hawai`i where we lived for the next 35 years. There we raised two sons on our hillside farm, Wainiha Nursery. Tom’s green thumb created a beautiful, colorful sight, full of tropical plants, flowers and rare palms. Always work to do, it was a good environment to raise the boys.
Additionally, as Founders, Directors and Teachers of the Aloha Schools, Early Learning Centers for Young Children, we stayed busy supporting the community and being a part of the Aloha Spirit found on the Island of Kaua`i. The schools are still in operation today and ran by our colleagues and friends that helped us to get started so many years ago.
While on vacationing in Sedona in 1984, Tom and I were captured by the Red Rocks and returned many times with our family over the next 20 years until we were finally able to call Arizona home. Like many of our clients who have moved to the Verde Valley, we are grateful every day to live in this special, magical place. Hidden treasures are around every corner and the people friendly and peaceful. It is the perfect place to improve one’s health and well-being.
Now with fifteen years of Real Estate experience, we are enjoying the opportunities that Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty in Sedona provides us and most of all what the Sotheby’s Brand means to our clients. We have had a wide variety of successful transactions, from vacant land in Jerome, to cabins in Oak Creek Canyon, to luxury homes in Sedona, to new and resale homes at Verde Santa Fe.
Having been in your shoes, we stand ready to help you follow the dream of enjoying your changing lifestyle in the Southwest. Our job is to help you have an enjoyable experience buying or selling property. We will be there for you every step of the way and look forward to telling you, “Welcome home to the awe inspiring Verde Valley.”
Aloha Mau a Mau,
Leslie & Tom
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