In 1992, at the recommendation of a friend, I first came to the Sonoita/Patagonia Arizona area on a horseback riding vacation at the Circle Z Ranch in Patagonia. It was love at first sight! After that first exposure, my husband and I returned at least two weeks every year to soak in the beautiful scenery, the sunshine, and the sunsets, and to ride horses throughout the area. Like many visitors, once we decided to retire here we bought land and built our dream home on a high ridge with glorious views. After working as an agent for Long Realty Sonoita/Patagonia for a couple of years, I purchased the business in late 2008. In February of 2011, I merged my business with one of the areas' most prestigious real estate firms -- Marsha Burden & Associates.
Now with my friend, Carol Ford, the previous owner of Marsha Burden & Associates, our Designated Broker, we operate the Southeast Arizona Mountain Empire's largest and most successful Real Estate brokerage with 3 offices -- Sonoita West , Sonoita East, and Patagonia.
Prior to my life in Arizona, I was a Senior Vice President of Foley's Department Stores headquartered in Houston and before that, the Regional Vice President of Robinson's May in Los Angeles. I grew up with real estate as my parents owned a real estate company in the San Pedro, California area for over 30 years. I love my business and the connections I have made in the Community. I serve on the Board of the Patagonia Area Business Association, the Board of the Santa Cruz County United Way and am active in community affairs. To round out my experience, I was appointed to the Santa Cruz County Board of Adjustment, where I hear and rule on variances to local zoning.
Lake Patagonia Ranch Estates is perhaps my specialty. As the only Accredited Luxury Home Specialist in the area, I am uniquely qualified to help both buyers and sellers of the very special country estates available in our area.
Contact me for all your real estate needs in the Sonoita/Patagonia/Elgin area. I will be glad to put my experience to work for you.