I am a full-time REALTOR & RE/MAX GREEN SPECIALIST focusing on residential & investment properties (single family homes, townhomes/condominiums & investments) throughout Boulder County. I am a pro-active student of the dynamic local real estate market, while being forthright and organized in my communication, and tireless in my commitment to my clients. To further my own knowledge that I may better serve my clients, I have also received the following designations: GRI - GRADUATE REALTOR INSTITUTE - Additional coursework in legal issues, contracts, appraisals, financing, new home construction, as well as marketing. ABR - ACCREDITED BUYER REPRESENTATIVE - Additional coursework and successful transaction experience as a buyer's agent. This additional learning allows me to accurately tune into the specific needs and concerns of all types of buyers - first-time, repeat, or investment. CNE - CERTIFIED NEGOTIATION EXPERT - Additional coursework & training in increasing communication skills and managing expectations within a number of different negotiation situations. ECOBROKER - Additional coursework and testing on green features and home energy efficiencies that will benefit both buyers and sellers, as well as the planet. GREEN - The newest designation from the National Association of Realtors with coursework in highlighting and identifying "green features" in buying and selling residential properties. CGBG - A member of the Colorado Green Building Guild, which is a network of green professionals offering on-going courses and updates on the latest green products and developments in the building industry. I first moved to Boulder in 1988 from New Orleans to attend the University of Colorado. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Environmental Conservation, and went on to receive an Master's of Science (MS) degree in Environmental Education from Southern Oregon University. I applied these degrees as an Environmental Educator/teacher for a number of years. I have also been a professional whitewater kayaker, outdoor educator having been an Outward Bound & NOLS instructor, freelance writer/photographer in the outdoor/adventure travel industry, and a senior editor of two magazines Kayak Session & Paddle World. I am drawn to living in Boulder because of its vibrant & inspired community and the wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities. It truly is a unique place in the world to live! Please contact me and I would be glad to answer any local real estate questions you may have. I look forward to supporting your real estate needs however possible. Thank you for your time and consideration!