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.
Along with the totality of my background, education and experiences, something else that sets me apart from other agents is the fact that I have been regularly and repeatedly recognized by my peers, my company and the media as a result of winning a bevy of “Top Producer” awards. Indeed, I am one of the few Realtors in Arizona to be an inductee in the esteemed 40 Under 40 Programs for both the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors (SAAR) and the Phoenix Business Journal.
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.