About The Author

Anyone that knows me knows that my kids are my life.  I am the single mother of two of the most beautiful creatures that God put on this Earth.  I could not ask for anything more than them. But as kids do, they grew up and left home.  It has not been an easy road, but I have learned to embrace it and I’ve spent the last couple of years learning how to live my life without them.  This, as I keep telling myself, is a good thing.  I have made great new friends, connected with family members in ways that I never have before, and created new relationships with my daughters that is even stronger than what we had before.  Don’t get me wrong, I miss them terribly and look forward to when my phone dings with the special ringtone that I have for our group texts (this joke is for Apple users only, my apologies to you Android users).


I have learned to fill my life with my beloved friends (you know who you are), my sweet puppy Abigail (she’s 13), and many many many twinkle lights.

And Miles!  I cannot forget Miles (his European name is Kilometers).  This puppy belongs to Jacqueline but has been know to spend extended periods of time with me.

Then there is the Marathon swim team; my beloved swim team.  After all these years, you keep me young. Not sane, but young. See all the many, many photos here: https://www.facebook.com/MarathonSwimTeam/

Computers run in my veins.  My Dad is an IT genius and I am more than happy to follow in his footsteps.  How else is a girl supposed to connect with her father? I am a nerd through and through.

I have been a Real Estate Appraiser for way too many decades now and love the history of this town, its people, and the Keys in general.  If you’ve lived here long enough, you would have had the great pleasure of knowing my boss and mentor Alan Schmitt.  There is not a day that goes by that I don’t miss that man, and on a regular basis I let him know that I am still here in the Keys and some man has not swooped me up and moved me to Alaska.  He was a great man!

My resume can me found on my Linkedin account or here on my ‘other website‘.  If you really want to get to know me just send me a text, or friend me on FB, and I will be more than happy to fill you in.