I made Victoria my home in 2000 and I have never looked back. The “Victoria Lifestyle” is fabulous! My previous career in the travel industry for over 30 years has given me the experience of building long term relationships with clients that are based on trust, honesty and integrity. Many have become friends.Travelling the world has also given me an appreciation for where we live and how fortunate we are to live here. I listen closely to my clients to understand their “wants and needs” when helping them to buy or sell a home. As well as my continuing education at the Victoria Real Estate Board, I have completed other designations such as SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) & CNE (Certified Negotiation Expert). I am well connected in the community as I belong to the Oak Bay Rotary Club, and other business networking groups. I am also pleased to have been on the Community Relations Committee with the Victoria Real Estate Board which strengthens my relationships with other Realtors . Giving back to the community is important. I am involved in the “Food Rescue” program here in Victoria through Rotary. I have also organized a group of 10 Realtors to sponsor a hot breakfast once a month at Our Place Society which we serve and clear tables. It is not just the homeless that patronize Our Place but also seniors and lower income working folks that find it hard to make ends meet. The stories are incredibly sad so brightening someone’s day with a good hot breakfast is very heartwarming. I also support Wild ARC, a part of the BCSPCA that is a wild animal rehabilitation centre and is funded solely by donation. As I previously volunteered here on a weekly basis, I saw firsthand the amazing work that is done to care for injured wildlife. As of August 1, 2017 I have recently taken over the business of a dear friend and associate, Dallas Chapple. Dallas had to retire very quickly due to an illness and approached me in July 2017 to ask me if I could take care of her very special and valued clients. It is such an honour to know that Dallas, a very well respected Realtor among her peers and her clients whose core values of honesty and integrity chose me. Big shoes to fill but I am up for the challenge. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family , especially my little grandson and enjoying the wonderful activities Victoria has to offer such as biking, walking and hiking.