I am married and a mother of 5 children: 3 girls and 2 boys. Throughout the journey of life, I have endured many challenges; some have been so crippling that I have no idea how I made it through. I suspect that somewhere deep down inside of me, I have a determined will to keep going and to try to make each day matter. I also have 14 reasons to smile each day. My grandchildren range in age from soon-to-be-here to 13 years old. I have been with my husband for 20 years and have owned our own flooring business since 2001. Due to the challenge of this business, I decided to go back to school for business management. In 2013, I decided to make a career change again and went to school to become a paralegal. I've always had a desire to help people and believed that the legal field would allow me this opportunity. My experience was in Family Law which I loved. It was incredibly satisfying knowing I was able to help people who were facing a hard journey. As much as I loved helping people in this position, it was also extremely stressful which made it easier to move toward a career in real estate. I thought, if I was going to help people, I want to help by putting smiles on people faces by being a Realtor. Time to create those smiles!