Penny was born with a competitive spirit and she works hard at assisting clients and customers in the buying and selling of their homes. As a result of these and other characteristics, Penny has perfected her skills and over the years and is now one of the top real estate agents in the countryPenny was raised in upstate New York. She attended college in Florida, graduating from the University of Miami with a degree in Political Science. Soon thereafter, she married Austin J Yerks III, a graduate of West Point. They lived in exotic locations throughout Europe and the Orient before settling down in Great Falls. Austin is currently the President of Defense Group, for CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation).Penny and Austin have one child, a daughter, Piper Lauren. In 1996 Piper married Eric Gioia and they currently live with their three children in McLean. In 2000 Piper joined her mother as part of her real estate team. In addition to her real estate business, Penny serves the community through her volunteer work. She has served on the Board of Directors of Heritage Bank (now Cardinal Bank), Board of Directors of INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Chair of the The Choral Arts Society Annual Gala, Chair for Special Gifts for United Way, Chair of the National Museum of Women in the Arts Gala. Together as a team Piper and Penny are a winning real estate combination. They work hard for their clients and take each day as a new adventure and challenge.