I grew up in in Montgomery County in the quiet and family friendly neighborhood of Wyndmoor. It was a neighborhood where you knew your neighbors, and the bus stop for school had 15 kids at each stop. We ended up going to different schools after elementary, but we all remain friends to this day.
I graduated from Springside (now SCH) in Philadelphia and went on to pursue a degree in Art History from Lake Forest College in Illinois. I spent a semester in Greece and Turkey where my love of architecture bloomed. Despite the thrill of nearby Chicago, I longed for home where there were mountains and the ocean was within driving distance. Lake Michigan was beautiful but it just wasn't the ocean, and the skiing in Wisconsin..well… was the skiing in Wisconsin (landfills).
After trying out several career options from The Philadelphia Phillies to banking and law, I chose a marketing position at a medical publishing company. I loved the research and found tracking trends to be to thrilling. (Although I did miss the Phillies tickets.) In 2002, I married and settled in Doylestown and had an instant family with my husband and his two children and later adding another of our own.
Bucks County was foreign, new, and different for me. I knew Montgomery County, Philadelphia, and the Main Line but never had ventured North. I found the wonderful covered bridges and strange parks like Ringing Rocks intriguing, did you know birds don't fly over the rock pile? It's a little creepy.
Doylestown was a sleepy little town just waking up when we moved. The new shops and restaurants were fabulous. It was like being in the city without dealing with being in "the city". I loved walking around saying "I wish I could see the inside of that house."
Now I get to see those houses from the inside. I found that what I learned through my other employment opportunities has given me the knowledge I need to be real estate agent. I can see the house with potential, but understand the desire of move in ready. I like helping people find the house where they can make their home. Everything is an option with a plethora of possibilities.