I was born in Georgetown and raised in Logan Circle, back in a time when 14th Street wasn’t the commercial corridor and shopping promenade that it is today. If you were here then, you know what I’m talking about. Instead of a Sunday stroll through West Elm, my family and I would gather in our home sharing stories over a meal to the soundtrack of our city sirens in the background. On a weeknight after school, my friends I would be at a local park playing basketball or wandering through the city dreaming what could be of it all? It was a different time and a different place. But it has always been home. You could say that watching my family participate in the transition of the area, working for a better District, that I became a part of the change. But, truly, the City changed me. It became a part of me. And that excited me from an early age. I know the City well, from my education in U Street and Cathedral Heights, to sports events in Columbia Heights and Anacostia and family events on Capitol Hill. I have known and loved DC and all its iterations.
I left Washington to go to Iona College, where I majored in Criminal Justice and Political Science. I realize that those may seem like somewhat cliche studies for a Washingtonian, given the environment of the area! I worked for several non-profit organizations and private firms that assisted those who could not afford legal representation in the area. Working with the disadvantaged is still a priority for me, to this day. I don’t see wealth as a reason why someone should or shouldn’t have help, an ideology I carry into my work as a real estate agent, as well. For every client, at every price point, I work my hardest. I care about my fellow Washingtonians and I want everyone to have the same opportunities that I have had.
I’m usually up at 4 am, eager to start my day. It may sound like a crazy time of day to be awake for some, but it’s not hard for me as I usually get to spend a little Dad time with my newborn twins and daughter. It also lets me make time for later in the day when I train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or coach a youth soccer team.
I’m a dedicated person by nature, who thrives on positive energy and people. I value good, strong relationships in business and my personal life, which often overlap. I love my family, my community and what I do for a living. I draw off of my experiences in life to not just bring creativity to my work, but also compassion.