Born in Winchester, Virginia, and reared in Alexandria, Katherine grew up in the world of real estate. With an architect for a father, an architectural historian for a mother, and a developer for an uncle, Katherine cultivated an understanding and appreciation for the many facets that form the Real Estate industry. From the first concept, to breaking ground, to tenancy, Katherine enjoyed every step of the process.Having grown up with blueprints for placemats, it's no wonder that Katherine grew frustrated with relying on books to feel the pulse of a building. So, in college, she studied abroad in Seville, Spain where she was able to travel throughout Europe and see first-hand the cathedrals, palaces and ancient cities she had admired for so long. This year abroad transferred into an early career in Spanish-speaking media.While working full-time as the National Sales/Marketing Manager for a Hispanic broadcasting company, Katherine earned her MBA at Johns Hopkins University. Her future experience as a corporate operations manager and entrepreneur of two successful businesses helped fine-tune Katherine's skills in marketing, management, business development, and client relations. Today, she uses this experience to return to her roots in real estate and help others find their own.Katherine has lived in Bethesda for the past 15 years. Her husband supports his family's luxury insurance agency, Howard & Hoffman, and her children attend St. Patrick's School in D.C. Traditional summer destinations include Small Point, Maine and Nashville, Tennessee. Throughout the year Katherine enjoys sculling on the Potomac and tennis (although definitely not an ace-shot). She is also involved with a number of charitable organizations including; Sibley Hospital's Key to the Cure, Suburban Hospital's Hope & Progress, Elite Scullers (supporting our young Olympic hopefuls), Friends of Stratford Hall, The Woodrow Wilson House, the Izaac Walton League, The Alexandria Library Company, and Learn4Success.