What are your local volunteer activities?
Board Member - Panacea Animal Wellness Sanctuary
Variety - Many different nonprofits
Who inspired you to give back to your community?
My Dad. He was always helping someone or giving to one cause or another. He didn't consider his actions to be anything special, they were just a part of his day. The spark to start Brokers for Charity was ignited by Newman's Own. I was buying dressing and the feeling of happiness from giving back was coupled with frustration that there weren't more ways to buy and give. And there it was, Dad's voice telling me to do something about it. So now, I get to give back as s of my workday. Everyday.
How does Brokers for Charity work?
We are a nationwide real estate company and we donate 10% of all commissions to the nonprofit of the client's choice. We also partner with nonprofit organizations to add to their fundraising campaigns and provide their supporters with a no-cost way to support them.
Which fundraising event is your favorite?
My job. Each day is a fundraising event. Oh, and of course all wine events!
It really depends on my mood and the list goes on! Sakana, Wildfish, Ling and Louies, Blue Adobe Grille, Grassroots, Zinc Bistro, Ray's Pizza......
Do you have any pets?
Shepherd Mix - Jamaica, Dachshunds - Roxy & Sophie, Cats - Bella & Beau, and RIP - Tako the Beta Fish
Bull Durham, Shawshank Redemption, Christmas Vacation, Love Actually, The Usual Suspects, Kingpin
When you move, what will your home tell its next owner about you?
I like to entertain.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learned through the years?
Take what you can use and leave the rest. Don't let other people bring you down.
What was your first job?
Worst Cocktail Waitress on The Planet - The Vine Tavern at ASU - I was the one that forgot your food and spilled your beer.
What is your greatest indulgence?
Wine and sushi
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
What is your most treasured possession?
What are the qualities you most like in people?
Integrity, authenticity, generosity, and ability to laugh at themselves.
"If You Don't Have Big Breasts, Put Ribbons on Your Pigtails (& other lessons I learned from my mom)" -- Barbara Corcoran
"When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead: Useful Stories from a Persuasive Man" -- Jerry Weintraub
"Hate Mail from Cheerleaders: And Other Adventures from the Life of Reilly -- Rick Reilly
"Green Eggs & Ham" -- Dr. Suess
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Spending time with friends and family.
What would we be most surprised to know about you?
I played baseball for many years and pitched. It's not so unusual now, but when I played it was. And I was NOT the cutie Tatum O'Neal character from the Bad News Bears!
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Some will, some won't. So what? --- Don't give up!