Before becoming a real estate agent, I spent twenty years in the wireless communications industry, holding various technical positions, including developer, analyst, and director. During this time, I got the most satisfaction from improving operational efficiencies, working with customers and meeting their needs, and helping direct reports and colleagues realize their potential. I love technology, problem solving, working with people, and applying my skillset to make things operate efficiently. Now I it's my pleasure to apply what I learned from the fast-paced, highly competitive wireless industry, to pursue my long-time desire to get involved with real estate and to help clients and customers have the best possible, positive experience in selling their homes or finding that unique or special place that best meets their needs.
I grew up in Springfield, Missouri, attended university at Missouri State University, and now live in Kansas City, with a vacation home on Table Rock Lake. My undergraduate degree is in Education/Chemistry and I have three master’s degrees. See my LinkedIn profile for more detail on my education and work history.
I have always enjoyed looking at and working on houses. I rehabbed my current and one other house in the Brookside area and designed my vacation home, doing as much of the work as possible, myself. Let me put this experience to work for you in selling your home or looking for a new one!
When I am not working, I enjoy water and snow skiing, weight lifting, science fiction, classical music, international travel, and running. I especially enjoy running, having completed 34 marathons, including the Pike’s Peak Marathon five times and the Berlin Marathon.
I have always believed that is important to "give back" through volunteering and community engagement, as this enriches the lives of all involved. Even when I was in college as an undergraduate I was president of the local Humane Society as well as vice president of my fraternity, in charge of chapter engagement and community outreach.
Here are my volunteering and community engagement activities:
President, Chemistry Advisory Board, Missouri State University
President-Elect, Kansas City Symphony Alliance
Immediate Past President, Association of Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers
Member, Missouri State University Founders' Club
Member, Society of Fellows, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Member, Stone County Historical Society
Founder, Lucille Strawson Abbeglen Scholarship, Missouri State University Foundation
President, Association of Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers
Biennial Conference Chair, Association of Major Symphony Orchestra Volunteers
Board of Directors, League of American Orchestras Volunteer Council
President, Friends of the Kansas City Symphony
President, Friends of the Heart of American Shakespeare Festival
President, Southwest Missouri Humane Society
Vice President, Lambda Chi Alpha - Beta Psi Chapter