In 1998, my family and I immigrated to Canada to pursue dairy farming in Perth County. Growing up in the country set a precedent for me – I knew I could never live in a big city. Like many, the University of Guelph is what brought me to the Royal City in 2009 and after four years, I graduated from the Bachelor of Commerce program, having majored in Real Estate and Housing. The program exposed me to various facets of real estate, including property valuation and real estate finance, development, law and management. As well, it provided me with comprehensive business knowledge as it pertains to economics and accounting, valuable assets in this industry. I recently completed a Masters in Planning, which has provided for a broadened understanding of rural planning and development issues. It is something I believe not only enhances my knowledge base, but gives me some level of proficiency about the subject matter – which I believe to be an asset for clients. “The more you know”.
I have been assisting a vast range of clientele with their real estate endeavours since 2012. I am fortunate to have serviced many differing real estate needs over the years; from those of first time home buyers, contractors, young families, retirees and downsizers, to those of investors and farmers. Helping clients make informed decisions is the crux of my business, and helping beyond a purchase or sale transaction is also part of the job that I particularly enjoy. No two transactions are the same – the context and the people always change. It is what makes my job so interesting.
During my spare time I enjoy being active outdoors and visiting my family on the home farm. I have taken on gardening as a hobby, and enjoy running, hiking and motorcycling. I am passionate about permaculture, farmland and nature, and am a board member with the Ontario Farmland Trust to advocate for farmland preservation.
What is an experience that has made you a stronger person?
Confronting my fear of heights (or of falling) by doing my first "Via Ferrata" in Banff; I now seek them out when I travel and feel that, overall, the first one made me more spontaneous and open to trying things that initially sound intimidating.
What is your favourite place you have travelled to?
Anywhere I've travelled that has had mountains. Switzerland, Patagonia, western Canada, specifically. It never gets old and in a perfect world, I would love to see parts of every mountain range in the world.
What do you love about being a REALTOR®?
The fact that my day never transpires and ends the way I thought it would in the morning.