A proud native of Arizona, I graduated from Arizona State University (4.0 GPA; Summa Cum Laude) with a degree in Finance and went on to earn my Masters of Science in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame. Since I’ve always loved Arizona, I then moved back home — I honestly can’t imagine living or working anywhere else.
After settling in, I went to work as a Senior Auditor for Ernst & Young, a ‘Big 4’ accounting firm, later moving on to become a Senior Financial Analyst for DMB Associates, a respected real estate developer specializing in high-end master planned communities. During my tenure at DMB Associates, I assisted in creating and maintaining the pro forma for the high-end master planned communities of DC Ranch / Silverleaf in North Scottsdale, Glenwild in Park City, Utah and Kukui’ula in Hawaii. It was during this time that I followed my dreams and eventually became part of the on-site sales team servicing the exclusive community of Silverleaf. This experience fueled and solidified my passion for high-end real estate sales, and in fact, as part of the on-site Silverleaf sales team, I helped contribute to the sale of over $200 million in home and homesite sales. It was there that I also became aware of the first-class reputation enjoyed by Russ Lyon Sotheby’ International Realty – Private Client Group and made it my goal to one day become part of this elite group — a goal I’m proud to say that I’ve accomplished.
One of the primary attributes that sets me apart from many Realtors is my in-depth knowledge and understanding of the financial side of any transaction, a skill that enables me to ensure that my clients’ financial needs are very well-served. In addition, I make it my mission to devote my total focus, intensity and time to the needs of my clients.
Colleagues have described me as “positive,” “optimistic,” “trustworthy,” “hard-working” and “ethical” — traits that I value highly in both my work and my personal life. My hope and objective is that after a client and I have completed a real estate transaction, he or she would also agree with these words.