A true SoCal kid, I have been living and working in Valencia of Santa Clarita Valley since 2001. After being raised in Northridge in the San Fernando Valley, attending Los Angeles Pierce College and UCLA, I bounced around a bit, enjoying short stays in Redondo Beach and Santa Monica before finding what felt both right and promising in Santa Clarita Valley.
With a background in the Hospitality Industry, I opened the Buca di Beppo in Valencia Town Center in 2003 before moving on to an Assitant Director of Food & Beverage at the Tournament Players Club of Valencia in Westridge. There, I developed a strong following for the Oaks Grille, the Club's upscale restaurant, coordinated events such as weddings and seminars, and ran the on course food and beverage service, including countless Charity tournaments and occasions. It was during my time at the TPC that I truly began establishing relationships within the community, and developed a longing to make Santa Clarita Valley a home for the long term.
With that longer term perspective, and what seemed like the casual acquaintance of one of the most successful real estate agents in our community, the opportunity to begin a career selling real estate found me in 2006 more than I found it. For the past eight years I have worked with the Kathy Watterson Team at Re/Max of Santa Clarita helping members of our community navigate the biggest downturn in both the nations economy and housing industry since the Great Depression.
Baptized in the fiery waters of a real estate market that washed away nearly forty percent of people's equity in the span of just two years, I have developed a strong skill set that places each clients' unique set of needs for both the long and near term as the singular priority. As a Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE), I have assisted countless homeowners avoid foreclosure in completing short sales and getting a fresh start. I have certification in the Own America Investment Certification Program (OICP) to assist those with the ability to make the most of the opportunity created by the crash, purchasing investment real estate as vehicle to build wealth. As the team's foreclosure specialist, I have managed multiple accounts for listing, managing and selling foreclosed homes in the community.