While I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, I have spent most of my adult life in the east. I hold degrees from Yale University, and before joining Weichert, Realtors, I taught French and Italian in some fine colleges and universities, p. ex. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Vanderbilt University, University of Rochester, and Dickinson College.
Before joining Weichert, Realtors in 1995, I was with another broker for two years and before that with Shannon & Luchs for eight years. I was a consistent top producer in those offices, listing and selling single family homes, apartment buildings, cooperatives, condominiums and condo-offices. I am currently a member of Weichert’s Chairman’s Club. The Chevy Chase/Uptown office is where I hang my DC and MD licenses, is staffed with more than fifty full-time agents, most of whom have qualified for the Weichert Top Producers clubs and the Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors’ Achievement Awards. We are well trained and highly professional. There is a strong emphasis on teamwork, and we have a strong spirit of cooperation in getting our office’s listings sold.
I own a home in historic Mount Pleasant, which I am perpetually renovating and improving. I am very committed to preservation/restoration in my neighborhood, and, consequently, am very active in the Historic Mount Pleasant Commission, having served on its design review committee throughout the 1990's. In other contexts, I served as president of the Thomas Circle Singers from 1985-1987, overseeing all functions of this 35-member chamber choir. I continue to support the arts in Washington as a subscriber to the Washington National Opera and as a volunteer usher at the Arena Stage. Since 1997, I have been personally responsible for raising more than $35,000.00 to have professionally treated (to prevent Dutch elm disease) the mature American elm trees along a two block stretch of Adams Mill Road bordering Rock Creek Park where I live. In 2005, Weichert, Realtors recognized me with their Community Service Award for work on this project. Concern for the elms has spread throughout the neighborhood and other groups are taking similar measures to preserve and protect these trees.