After school I moved to Chicago and bought my first property a block off of Lake Michigan. I loved looking at houses, and it propelled me to get a license. When I moved to South Philly in 2002, I started by helping friends and family find homes and loved exploring new neighborhoods.

My favorite part about the buying process is getting inside a home and telling my clients which walls I think they should knock down! I always try to see your home’s value through your eyes and learn about the details that make it special.

When I don’t have a key in hand, you can find me paddle boarding, or dreaming about the next national park to conquer with my kids. Inspiration comes to me through design magazines, good user interfaces, and local art auctions.

As for our stunning city, I love the new rail park in Spring Arts and how it integrates art and the history of the surrounding buildings. My proudest Philly moment is a piece of public art at 7th and Reed — a mural by Isaiah Zagar that I made happen with a few phone calls.

When it comes to bucket lists; well, why just limit things to one bucket! I once rode a wooden sled down a volcano in Nicaragua and have been to surf camp twice. My goal in life is to make sure that my children are not afraid of the world, so we have a lot of travel buckets. My favorite quote says it best – “the days are long but the years are short” – so find time for adventure and things you love.