A former owner of successful small businesses and University of Alberta grad, I am currently a farmer and specialize in the purchase of existing homes and farms on Salt Spring Island in beautiful British Columbia.
I have an economics degree and a diverse small business background including manufacturing and retail. Prior to real estate, I oversaw negotiations and contracts for oil properties as a land manager in Calgary. I have also served on the boards of private and public companies, non-profit societies and social clubs on Salt Spring and in Alberta.
I know and understand the local market.
Salt Spring is a fascinating place to live, play and work and I have been here since 2001 along with three generations of my family. I am married to a realtor and we raised our children here.
We bought a partially finished home and rebuilt it from the studs up. We built a guest cottage on our farm property, have owned recreational and rental property on the island and I leased commercial spaces for my former business on the island.
I spend the time to understand my clients needs.
Communication is everything. If I don’t understand what you are looking for or what you mean by a “cozy house”, I am wasting your time. Sometimes my job is to help you clarify what you want and need. We’ve all been in a position of changing our plans or ideas after looking at properties in person and that is okay too. The goal is to find the right home for you.
I work hard for my clients.
I love my island, my job and people. I am professional, enthusiastic and organized. I am available 24/7 and use technology for communications and marketing when you choose. I leverage my prior experience as a successful business owner and expertise in negotiations and contracts, on your behalf.
Whether you are buying or selling, the process can often be challenging and complicated. My job is to take the pressure off you and provide the necessary knowledge and information to allow you to make clear informed decisions. I am honest, sometimes telling clients things they might not want to hear but always loyal to you and your interests.
Let’s find your happy place on Salt Spring Island!
For fun, I’m also a fibre artist, sailor, garlic braider, beginner weaver, and sometimes a golfer. I love our crazy cat, dogs, goats and poultry and quiet moments in the garden (which is very well fenced to keep all of the animals out!)