PHILOSOPHY: Real estate is all about connecting people and cultivating relationships to achieve great results. I thrive on finding solutions to rise above any challenge encountered along the way, for my clients and our sales team. The key is asking the right questions, listening carefully and understanding what is truly important. And I'm passionate about marketing. When listing your home, I strive to learn as much as possible about you and your lifestyle, needs and goals. I genuinely enjoy the creative process of crafting a plan to attract the ideal buyer. I also have an 'Energy Smart' designation and appreciate the importance of efficient home design. I've had the valuable experience of collaborating with an architect, builder and subcontractors for the construction of my own home--translating technical features into lifestyle benefits is one of my specialties! EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION: My real estate career was inspired by my mother, who has owned an independent real estate company for decades. My husband Shawn and I purchased a Tate & Foss listing in 2003, which gave me first-hand experience as a customer of the firm. When the time came to launch my career in 2005, Tate & Foss was the only choice. I have been a consistent multi-million dollar producer and became Sales Manager in 2014, now leading a team of experienced sales associates. I have over 20 years of experience in marketing, advertising, client services and project management for companies including Putnam Investments, Tidewatch Market Research and MicroArts Creative Agency. I also have a Bachelor's degree in Psychology (University of New Hampshire) and a Master's degree in Business Administration (Northeastern University). COMMUNITY & PERSONALITY: I love the Seacoast Lifestyle and am committed to improving quality of life here by supporting local organizations, including Portsmouth Historical Society, American Lung Association's Cycle the Seacoast, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NH, Coastal Conservation Association, Cross Roads House, NH SPCA, Rye Senior Serve, The Music Hall and NH Public Radio. I live in Rye NH and am a lifelong resident of Southern NH. I enjoy walking along the sandy beaches and wooded trails of our beautiful town with my black Lab 'Beau'. In the summer, you'll often find us at Wentworth Marina in New Castle NH. When I'm not meeting with clients or working on their behalf, my favorite activities include tennis, skiing, kayaking, hiking, travel and spending quality time with family and friends. CLIENT REVIEW: 'A well-respected neighbor recommended you very highly and, after interviewing several agents, I hired you to sell my home. I was amazed when, within a short time, you had qualified buyers lined up and it was under solid agreement. You handled every aspect of the process with the utmost professionalism. From your marketing expertise, respect in the way you scheduled and showed the house, to the details and legal aspects of the agreement and closing. You made a potentially disruptive event into a smooth transition for my family and me. You represented my best interests with absolute integrity.'