Growing up, my family wasn’t a stranger to life on the road. Both of my parents were in the Marine Corps. We were sent where they were needed and lived on military installations. After my dad got out of the Marine Corps, he went on to become a surveyor on the pipeline. After my mom got out, my family loaded up in a fifth wheel trailer and lived in campgrounds throughout the North East, following my dad wherever he had to go. We lived in houses and apartments scattered all over the lower 48 too of course.
After I joined the Marine Corps, I experienced living in tents, barracks, and Quonset huts. When I got out, I shuffled through storage units, hospital rooms, rented rooms, an apartment, an ex-boyfriend’s house, and even living out of suitcases. Now, I am blessed to live in and own a three-bedroom home in my dream town: Glenwood Springs, Colorado. A house is much more than four walls and a foundation. My house changed my life.
Eleven years ago, I wanted nothing more than to leave my mom and dad’s house. Now, I am elated to have my mom under the same roof as me and my fur child, Cooper. And to be honest, I can’t wait for my dad to be under the same one too. A home is where families change and come together. A home is where dreams are made, and lessons are learned. A home is where we laugh, cry, love, fight… we think we build our houses, but in reality, they build us.
A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to be the vessel that helps other people get to where they want to be. I earned my real estate license and proudly hung it with Engel & Voelkers in the Roaring Fork Valley. Just recently, I teamed up with my mom, Cathie. I was and still am the underdog with being the new gal in the area and constantly having to work while on the road – but I can tell you that it is one of the most rewarding jobs…knowing that I help make people’s dreams of life, future, and family happen under their own roof.