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Education and Training
British nurse and midwife
Been in real estate for over 25 years
Marin County resident for more than 30 years
Awards And Designations
Chairman's Circle of Excellence
Lion of the Year - Mill Valley Lions Club
Mill Valley Outdoor Art Club
"Knowledge and service is top priority"My 'former life' was as a nurse and midwife in England. After arriving in the US, I continued nursing until entering the field of real estate over 30 years ago. I have been with Frank Howard Allen for most that time.
Jay Patterson and I have been business partners since 1985 after having worked on one transaction together. We found that our varied backgrounds and professional skills would enable us to provide a winning combination.Jay Patterson began his Real Estate career in 1962 as an appraiser with Lytton Savings and Loan in Palo Alto.In 1966 I opened a local Real Estate office, Old Mill Properties in Mill Valley, which specialized in public auction sales and general brokerage until 1979. At that time I purchases a local nightclub called "Sweetwater" and ran it successfully for several years. I subsequently rejoined the brokerage community by becoming the "in house" broker for Kuykendall/Chatham Developers in San Rafael. In 1986 I joined Frank Howard Allen as broker associate and have been a business partner with Avril Couris. We have been primarily involved in residential sales since that time and have been consistently recognized by our company's highest annual achievement the "Chairmans Circle of Excellence" award.
Communities I Serve
Volunteer weekly at Terwilierr Wildcare Center
Find homes for unwanted and stray animals