Like many people, I began my real estate journey driving around neighborhoods daydreaming about homes. After saving up to buy a fixer-upper condo on a very limited budget in my early twenties, I fell in love with the process of renovating properties. Since that first condo, I have developed a passion for finding homes with hidden potential and working to turn them into something truly special.

As a real estate agent, I am committed to helping clients move through their own real estate journeys as seamlessly as possible. I recognize that each client has a unique situation, and I work hard to ensure I provide you with the best possible service to meet those unique needs. I enjoy learning and trying new things; I am always excited to roll up my sleeves and work with clients that bring a challenge to the table! Small budgets, fixer-uppers, estate homes, and tricky “need to sell this half-renovated house now!” situations are some of my favorite projects.  I work with a variety of specialists in the Twin Cities to ensure clients will be well taken care of, no matter the situation.

When I’m not working in real estate, you can find me spending time in my art studio drawing and painting, photographing local sports events around the Twin Cities, or teaching in the Computer Science department at the University of Minnesota.

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