I was born, raised, educated, married and had all my children in the great state of Texas. I received my BS degree from Sam Houston University located in Huntsville, Texas. After graduation, I married and moved to Houston where we made our home for 16 years. In Houston, I was involved in the start up of Talent Tree Staffing, Inc. which is now an international company. While there, TT was recognized as one of the "100 Fastest Growing Companies" by Inc. Magazine. From there, I went on to become the Vice-President of Superior Staffing Inc. In 1987, our family relocated to Greenwood, SC as a result of my husbands job. After moving to Greenwood, I pursued a career in real estate in order to be more flexible with my children's schedules. My husband, Tommy, later became my business partner when we bought ABI. He specialized in Custom Homes and Steel Buildings. He retired from the building aspect several years ago and now is involved in the day to day operation of the real estate company. Chad, our son, operated his HVAC business, Greenwood Air System, out of our location. Then in 2006, our daughter, Melissa joined the company as a REALTOR Associate and Marketing Director of the company. Another daughter, Wendy, is a real estate agent licensed in both SC and GA and is with Market House Realty in Evans, Georgia. We are a family that works together and play together by spending leisure time with our children and grandchildren at the lake on our pontoon and motorhome. Life is GOOD.
Personal & Professional Information:
Married to business & life partner, Tommy for 45 years. Mother of 3 grown children & proud Nanny to the world's 8 greatest grandkids. Our business and lifestyle is based on faith & service.
Greenwood Association of REALTORS: President '96; MLS President, '99 & '01; Treasurer,'94
Greenwood REALTOR of the Year 1996; MLS Board of Directors 1995-Present
Member of 'founding board' of A Place For Us Ministries....a ministry providing shelter, grace & guidance for those who find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy as well as "The Alcoves", a marketplace ministry where a percentage of shoppers purchase benefits the ministry.
Greenwood County Tax Appeals Board Member, 2001-Present
Home Retention Consultant (for those finding themselves in financial crisis)
"Good Neighbor Award" 2006 - awarded by Greenwood Association of REALTORS & Bank of America for personal time devoted to improve the quality of life in our community by volunteer work done on behalf of 'A Place For Us' Ministries & putting clients needs ahead of own personal needs.
Most Preferred Real Estate Award - 1998-2005 -chosen by fellow REALTORS as who they would have their relatives use if they were not in the business.
Index-Journal GALA AWARD Winner 2002 - Voted by the people of Greenwood as the "Best Real Estate Agent"
Professional Designations: Graduate, REALTOR Institute, Certified Buyer Representative, Certified Consumer Real Estate Consultant, Home Retention Consultant