With nearly 30 years of combined real estate experience, and professional backgrounds in finance and corporate communications, we bring a complementary set of skills and knowledge to every client relationship. Whether you are a first time buyer, are relocating from afar or are ready to downsize, we have the skills and relationships to make it happen smoothly. Our business has been built 100% on referrals from happy clients.
I have lived and worked in Lamorinda since 1983 and have been a top producing agent at Village since I co-founded the company in 2000. My professional background is in finance. Prior to real estate I practiced as a CPA with Arthur Andersen & Co. I earned my undergraduate degree at Stanford and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business. I served two terms as a member of the Orinda Union School District Board of Trustees serving as President; I was on the Board of the Educational Foundation of Orinda, served as co-president of Del Rey and Miramonte Parents' Clubs and I served on the Miramonte Boosters Club board. Needless to say, I'm a big believer in our public schools and the fabulous community around us.
I have ushered buyers and sellers through hundreds of successful transactions. My husband Tim and I raised our two grown sons, Brian and Ben, in this community that is home to amazing schools, great weather and access to all the benefits of Bay Area living. We were involved in just about every parent's club, booster club, baseball league and football team that came our way while the kids were young, and formed many wonderful friendships along the way.
I am proud to have helped establish Village, the market leader in Lamorinda. I currently serve on the board of directors in addition to being a very active agent.
I feel extremely lucky to work in a community that I love. Since joining Karen at Village in 2014 I've helped dozens of clients buy and sell wonderful properties. Prior to real estate, I spent 13 years in various marketing and communications roles for high-profile tech innovators and Fortune 500 companies in San Francisco and New York.
My husband Brian, who is Karen's youngest son, was raised in Orinda attending Del Rey Elementary, OIS and Miramonte High School. When it was time for us to leave San Francisco in 2009, Orinda seemed like a practical place to raise a family. But to be honest, I was reluctant to "trade it in for the burbs." Eventually II fell in love with Orinda’s friendly community, great climate and easy access to the city. Then, some of our best friends followed us here which was wonderful.
10 years later... we have two energetic kids ages 8 and 4, and a fantastic village of friends and neighbors. My experience living in the East Bay with young children is valuable to many clients who move here for our amazing schools. I know that a move involves much more than a house; it's a new network of babysitters and teachers and doctors and pre-schools and activities that must be re-established, and I am happy to help clients make those new connections whenever possible.
I studied Economics at UC Santa Barbara and Oxford University, and I grew up in the heart of Sonoma County's beautiful wine country.
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