REALTOR®, MBA, Green
I’m a local…really really a local…
I was born and raised in Moraga, and never strayed too far from the home I grew up in. I attended DVC, UC Berkeley, and St. Mary’s College. I’ve lived in Berkeley, Oakland, Orinda, and finally back to Moraga, and I’ve worked in Oakland and Berkeley prior to entering real estate…So pretty much my entire life has been within a 2-1/2 hour bike ride.
Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
I used to be a night owl till my baby birds came along.
Favorite restaurant or hang out?
My favorite restaurant (today) is Va Da Vi in Walnut Creek. Small plates with big glasses of wine. Hanging out with friends would have to be Ben & Nick’s in Oakland or the Cooperage in Lafayette. Brunch after bike rides at the Ranch House in Moraga or the Hideout Café in Lafayette.
Famous person (living or dead) you’d most like to meet?
Roald Dahl; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and My Uncle Oswald are two of my favorite books.
What’s your mantra?
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
What’s your most treasured possession (besides your phone!)?
Is “my kids” too cliche? One of my most interesting possessions is an old 18th century key I picked up in an antique store in the Cayman Islands. Someday I’m going to find a lock that the key will open!
What would you tell your 16-year old self?
Don’t sweat the small stuff. There’s plenty of time for that when you get older.
Funniest/most interesting thing you’ve ever found in a house you’ve helped someone buy or sell?
I was once showing a home with a lake sized Koi pond out back, stocked with huge ornamental Koi, with a life-sized bronze statue of a crane perched overlooking the pond. All of a sudden, a huge crane walks out from behind the statue, looks into the pond, and plunges its head in to the waters, pulling out what must have been a $200 Koi, and with a tip of the cranes head, swallowed the fish in one gulp.