Not in my wildest dreams did I ever envision myself as a real estate professional. After raising two children, I found myself asking, "What next?" After much encouragement from my husband, I obtained my real estate sales license then went on to obtain my broker license and have never looked back. Prior to real estate, I was a preschool assistant teacher for 13 years and one of my greatest joys was building relationships with the students along with their families. I was reluctant to leave that position because I didn't want the relationship building to end. However, I found in real estate, it doesn't have to end! Nothing thrills me more than getting to know clients and assisting them in one of the most important financial decisions they'll make in their lives. I was born and raised in Lafayette and know the area well. I've been married over 30 years to my teenage sweetheart and we have one married daughter and one son who has a successful career in the engineering industry. My husband and I recently sold our home where we lived for the past 18 years and just purchased a new construction. Having gone through that experience has allowed us to relate better to all of our clients and can share in the excitement and angst selling and buying can sometimes bring. In the past, I've served as the clerk and children's Sunday school teacher at our church, where I currently serve as coordinator of our Sunday morning Welcome Team and in the Mentoring Program. I am currently serving and have served on several committees with the Lafayette Board of Realtors and I've served in the community by volunteering at Digby House, serving meals at Lafayette Urban Ministry, Lafayette Transitional Housing, and Team Shook Women Build for Habitat for Humanity. I am currently participating in the Indiana Association of Realtors Leadership Academy and was recently elected as an officer with the Lafayette Regional Association of Realtors Board of Directors. I am also happy to announce that I just obtained my Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) designation. which will help me serve our 50+ market. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, Purdue sports, hiking, and reading. It would be my sincere pleasure to assist you in any aspect of the real estate industry. Contact me today!