I grew up on the coast in Wilmington, NC. As difficult as it was to leave the beach, I moved to Chapel Hill 1997 to attend the Business School at UNC. During my time studying marketing and finance, I discovered that I had a passion for Real Estate and it was an avenue in which I could apply my education. I earned my Real Estate License, graduated from UNC with a business degree, and moved to Raleigh to start my career. Over 17 years in the business and hundreds of clients later, I love what I do.
Real Estate is a lifestyle for me. If I am not working for client, I find myself driving through neighborhoods, previewing homes, reading articles or books on real estate, working on a project around my house or at one of my rental properties. When I do take time away from work, I typically go to the beach (preferably Wrightsville Beach) with my wife, Lauren and sons, Jackson and Walker. Additionally, each year I enjoy a weekend golf trip with college friends and a long weekend trip to Park City, Utah for snowboarding.
Lead Sales Partner
I was born and raised in Morehead City, North Carolina, and became familiar with the industry through Bluewater Real Estate, our family-owned firm specializing in brokerage and vacation rental management in Emerald Isle and Atlantic Beach. Growing up, I spent my summers helping with the business and realized that, eventually, I would pursue my own career in real estate. I moved to Raleigh to attend NC State’s Poole College of Management and received my B.B.A. with a focus on Financial Management. Despite a love for all things coastal, I have lived here in Raleigh for 10 years now. But, I don’t need to look far to be reminded how grateful I am for the opportunity to live and work in a region as exciting and dynamic as the Triangle.
I joined RE/MAX Advantage in 2014 after an invitation from my mentor and partner Wilson Crow. Together, we help our buyers find their dream homes, and assist our sellers in making the transaction process seamless and fluid. In 2015, I was accepted into the highly-selective Triangle Realtors Leadership Academy – a yearlong program through which Realtors learn essential skills for taking a leadership role in their industry and within the community at-large. In 2018, I was appointed by RRAR’s Leadership Team to serve as Vice-Chair of the Professional Development Committee. I continue to serve as an alumni-member of TRLA and am also a member of the National Association of Realtors, the North Carolina Association of Realtors, the Raleigh Regional Association of Realtors.
Sales and Marketing Coordinator
I am originally from Erie, PA but my love of the warmer weather and sunshine drew me south. I graduated from Slippery Rock University in PA, with a degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education. After graduating in 2001, I moved to the Raleigh area. I taught Second grade for Wake County Public Schools for four years. In 2005, my children, Dante and Bella were born. In order to have a more flexible schedule that allowed me to be closer to my “Irish twins,” I took a position teaching Pre-K/Literacy at their preschool for eight years. Teaching gave me invaluable experiences and skills over the years but most importantly, it gave me the opportunity to be a “hands-on” Mom.
Coming from a small town in Pennsylvania, I was always amazed by the amount of new construction and the booming housing market in the Raleigh area. After building two of my own personal homes and spending endless weekends touring model homes, I became increasingly interested in pursuing a new career in this field. After teaching Pre-K, I was hired as a part time Administrative Assistant for a small custom builder where I gained experience in many aspects of new home building. I had the opportunity to work one on one with homeowners to make selections and help walk them through the building process.
These experiences have lead me to working with Wilson Crow and Parks Warren at RE/MAX Advantage as the Sales Coordinator. I enjoy being a part of the process that helps clients find their dream home or pass their well-loved home on to another. I share Wilson and Parks’ passion for customer service, going the extra mile and making the home buying/selling experience as smooth as possible for our clients.