The Asheville area is now my home, and I couldn't be happier, but it took a few stops to finally get here. I was born in Canton, Ohio -- and attended high school in Culver, Indiana. From there I turned south, attending Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduating I headed north to New York City, climbing the corporate ladders at a number of money center banks, and eventually running a private banking group at J. P. Morgan Chase. Then love struck at a high school reunion, and I was soon married, with a son, 2 dogs and 2 cats and living on the outskirts of Malibu, CA. With a family claiming the bulk of my time, I became a real estate investor- buying, remodeling, landscaping and selling houses for about 5 years.While there was much to love about Southern California, my husband and I eventually decided it was time to move a little closer to our family and our roots. We became great students of those ""Places Rated"" places, and we are thrilled with where we settled down. Mountains, hiking trails, great weather, fabulous restaurants, golf around every corner, skiing a short drive away " and great friends who share a common belief: That living the ""Good Life" whatever that means to you, begins by choosing where you want to live, not where you have to.In 2010 I reentered the job market, and worked approximately two years as a licensed mortgage broker. This experience has been invaluable, allowing me to provide necessary insight and advice to both my buyers and sellers. It also helped me to identify and work for what I believe is the best real estate company in Western North Carolina.In 2012 I finally moved on to what has always fascinated me - buying and selling residential real estate. I now live and breathe the business and make it my goal to only work with the very best professionals and service providers I can find - including attorneys, inspectors, mortgage consultants, contractors, painters, landscaper and so on. I am passionate about this busine