Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, I received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University of Missouri with a major in Accounting. I joined Arthur Young & Company, now Ernst & Young, as an auditor and tax accountant. In the 1970s I joined the City of Kansas City development staff as Business Ombudsman and Executive Director of two industrial development authorities. After twelve years of assisting the city and two mayors with pro-business legislation, industrial development and business retention, I left city government to launch my real estate career and other business enterprises. In 1990 I relocated to Santa Fe and obtained a New Mexico real estate brokers license. I have been a licensed real estate broker continuously since 1973 and served on the Santa Fe Association of Realtors membership committee. My outside interests include travel, golf and art. My areas of expertise are residential and commercial properties in all price ranges in Santa Fe and surrounding areas including ranches. "My approach to a successful and satisfying real estate transaction is based upon candid and open communication, integrity, professionalism, responsiveness and attention to detail. I take great pride in forming strong working relationships with clients."