I was born in a small town in South Korea. My father was a career military man so we moved quite a lot during my youth, throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. I graduated from high school in Heidelberg, Germany and attended Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia for 2 years before transferring to the University of Maryland.
As an "Army Brat" (and later Army Spouse) I have had the distinct pleasure and benefit of living in several countries and learning about different cultures. I have changed homes more times than I can remember and know first hand all the stress and problems associated with moving. Although I enjoyed the traveling I was ready to settle down and I can still recall my excitement when we bought our first home in the fall of 1992 (in Gloucester). However, just a few years later the Army transferred us to Kansas. We returned to Virginia in 1997 and eventually bought a home in the Beechwood area of Newport News.
When I'm not working, I like to attend the many festivals and events we have in the Hampton Roads area. Or check out the local bands in one of our many cozy venues. I also love to read; especially science fiction and I enjoy playing cards and other games.
Before becoming a Realtor® I worked for a number of different companies including Newport News Shipbuilding (now Northrop Grumman) and Canon Virginia, Inc. My work experiences include administrative support, accounts payable, budget and finance, ISO-9000 auditor, videoconferencing technician, I.T. tech support, software trainer and beta tester, researcher and English instructor.
I attended Alpha College of Real Estate and obtained my license in October of 2001. I received my ABR (Accredited Buyer's Representative) in 2003 and earned my Broker's license in April of 2006. I am a trained Relocation Specialist and have been responsible for mentoring and training new agents. In 2006 I was appointed as a member of the Virginia Association of Realtors® (VAR) Professional Development and Advocacy Group. I have also served on and co-chaired several other committees to include the Technology Committee.
Real estate is a challenging and rewarding career and I truly enjoy every aspect of my chosen profession.
I am a residential specialist who works with both buyers and sellers. My background gives me the ability to meet the special needs of our military personnel. I also specialize in first time homebuyers and provide First Time Homebuyers seminars (both group and individual sessions).
My main areas of service are Newport News, Hampton, York County and Poquoson. I also work in Williamsburg, James City County, Gloucester, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth, Isle of Wight and Smithfield.
I am also a site agent at The Landings at Bennett's Creek in Suffolk. It is a premier 55 and better community with two exceptional custom builders, Sasser Construction and Christopher Kait Construction.
I'm an Associate Broker with Rose and Womble Realty Company serving Newport News, Hampton, York County and Poquoson. I work closely with our military community and offer first time homebuyer seminars.