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What do you enjoy about Property Management?

Connecting people with great properties, and helping owners make the most of their investment!

Do you have pets?

Geordie is my parent's Westie. They travel a lot, so we are his 2nd home. We love our time with him, and have a reminder of his sweet face on our front porch for when he's not here... a painting I did of him peering out of an old window He's always with us!

Who makes you laugh?

It doesn't take much to make me laugh, but my three children ages18,16,and 12 really get me going. I'm very lucky to have their amazing personalities in my life. They say I laugh REALLY LOUD, but honestly, it's their fault!

Go to for cocktails at sunset?

I walk on over to the Montford Rooftop Bar!

What's the wildest thing you've ever done?

Scuba diving with sharks and then surfacing through a school of barracuda at blue corner in Palau, Federated States of Micronesia with my husband Ben.

Where in the world have you been?

That would be a long list! My travels started as a Rotary exchange student in Finland for my senior year of high school many moons ago.

Why Property Management?

I like a fast paced, high energy job. I enjoy helping people find housing in our challenging rental market, and love managing perfect homes for vacation stays!

Bucket list vacation wish?

Bali and an African Safari

Greatest Accomplishment?

Definitely raising my son, Cameron

The perfect Saturday?

A walk with my dogs, a hard workout at Crossfit Asheville, and hanging out in our charming and eclectic downtown!

Three women you admire for their advocacy?

My mom, Amal Clooney and Michelle Obama

Favorite quote

“Always be kind, for everyone is fighting a hard battle” –Plato

Favorite memory

Skydiving with my closest family and friends last summer

Favorite way to relax

Soaking up the sun on the beaches of Avalon, New Jersey

Favorite Charlottesville restaurant

The Local, their gnocchi is the best!

Little known fact

I’m the second of six children, with two brothers and three sisters

Guilty Pleasure

Chocolate chip cookies and a tall glass of milk

Favorite Destination?

Jackson Hole, Wyoming in February

Any Pets?

I have a husky named Molly and two cats named Littles and Pete.

Top quick getaway:

White Oak Falls in Madison, Virginia.

Hobbies:

Snowboarding, hiking, hunting, fishing, kayaking, and spontaneous travel.

How did I get involved with property management?

I graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Residential Property Management. Go Hokies!

Where do I enjoy volunteering?

I have been a firefighter for more than 10 years, and stay involved with wild land conservation.

Favorite Sport?

Baseball. I grew up playing summer and fall leagues and a kid. My dad was a coach in Northern VA for other teams and played softball as an adult.

Bucket list vacation destination?

Greece. I have never traveled across the sea and I have always thought Greece's vast opportunities would be a once in a lifetime trip.

What do you do when you're not at work?

I enjoy anything outdoors. I am an avid hunting and fisherman. I often go camping and boating when the job allows as well.

Favorite part of your job?

Fixing complex problems. Its a very satisfying to knock out a difficult problem!

Where are you from?

I was born in Arlington, VA but I have lived in Charlottesville for around 30 years. This place has a great magnetic feel about it and allows for endless possibilities!

Favorite Season(s)?

I love Spring and Fall. Spring because everything is starting to bloom and the mornings are cool and crisp. Fall for the winter sports and cooler temps. VA humidity is my Kryptonite !

How did you get involved with property management?

I wrote a paper on the housing market in college, and a fellow classmate ended up referring me to an internship at Nest. You never know when a college assignment might lead to a career!

Favorite activities?

Hiking and biking through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, cooking up something delicious, kayaking on a river or placid lake, snowboarding when our Virginia winters choose to provide, and going on spontaneous adventures.

Favorite movie genre?

I love a good rom-com.

One bucket list item?

I’ve always wanted to try my hand at windsurfing.

Most beautiful place you’ve visited?

The Cliffs of Moher, Ireland. Inconceivable!

If you could have one mediocre super power, what would it be?

To be able to instantly transform into anyone’s mother with a disappointed look for 5 seconds.

Favorite weekend activity?

Hiking with his Bull Mastiff, Amorie.

When you're not working, where can we find you?

A local fishing bank.

Favorite Hobby?

I am an outdoor enthusiast and enjoy hunting & fishing!

What food can you just not live with out?

Steak, of course!

Favorite Team?

The Redskins

Favorite time of day?

Bed time of course, I work hard!

Best Vacation Location:

Charleston hands down.

Favorite Pastime:

You can find me fishing both inshore and offshore.

Biggest Pet Ever Owned:

Resident Giant Great Dane at 180 pounds.

In My Past Life:

Played college football as an offensive tackle.

Something Not Everyone Knows About Me:

Food, beer, and wine enthusiast.

Unique Fact:

One of the few remaining locals - attended Cornelius Elementary.

Always looking forward to...

A day of pure relaxation by the sea.

First car?

A Volkswagen Beetle named June!

Favorite food?

Anything pasta is the best!

What is your favorite season?

Spring! Everything is in bloom, colorful and absolutely stunning!

Favorite insprational quote?

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have – Maya Angelou

When you are not in the office what are you up to?

Interior Decorating, Home Improvement and DIY. Anything to brighten up a space I’m in!

Favorite Way to Stay Active

Dancing and hiking!

Favorite Restaurant

Cucina 24...the seasonal menu always has something new to try.

Craziest job you've ever had

Zip line guiding! I loved helping people overcome their fears.

When You're Not Working

I love finding and refinishing furniture—especially mid-century modern pieces!

Favorite Book

Shantaram.

Places You've Lived

Ohio, Colorado, Hawaii, and North Carolina.

What's your favorite season?

Fall/Winter. Basically Oct-Dec. I love the holidays!

Favorite Movie Genre?

I LOVE horror movies! Except ones with clowns. I am terrified of clowns.

Coolest City you've visited?

New Orleans. I've been to Mardi Gras twice! Everyone should experience Mardi Gras at least once in their lifetime!

Favorite TV's shows?

The Office, American Horror Story and Game of Thrones.

WAHOO or HOKIE?

WAHOO! My Grandfather was the voice of the Cavaliers many years ago!

Favorite football team?

I am a loyal Redskins fan. But, more importantly, my fantasy team of course!

Local Hot Spot?

Wild Wing Cafe (making a fool of myself singing karaoke)

Dream Car?

Jeep Wrangler (I drive my dream car)

Dream Vacation?

Snowboarding in the Andes

First Job?

Making sandwiches at The Market when I was 14

Always Looking Forward To...

The next Jeep trail ride

Who Would You Play In a Move?

James Franco. Obviously....

Do you have any pets?

Yes, two beagles named Forest & Willie

What are your hobbies?

Hunting, fishing, kayaking, shooting, swimming and hiking.

What is your favorite place that you have traveled to?

Colorado. I hiked Pikes Peak!

What is your favorite type of music?

Country & Rock

Where would you like to travel to next?

The Caribbean

If you weren't our Projects Manager, what type of work would you be doing?

I'd be a fishing or kayak guide

Do you have any favorite sports?

I love Nascar!

When you are not working hard at Nest what are you up to?

I am most definitely fishing!

Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Dog person...for sure.

Where is your favorite place to eat out?

The Hibachi Grill

Do you have any pets?

I have a min-pin names Bruiser & a German Shepherd names Roscoe

Places I want to visit...

Barbados

Pet Lover?

Yes, I have a handsome 2-year old dog.

What are some of your favorite things to do?

Reading & taking long walks with my dog Logan.

What is your favorite season?

Summer of course!

What is your dream car?

Audi Spyder

#1 on your bucket list?

Going to see the Black Sand Beach in Hawaii

Favorite Subject in school?

Algebra

Favorite Local eatery?

Mas Tapas

Where would you like to travel to next?

Somewhere in Latin America!

What's your favorite TV show?

Archer

Do you have any siblings?

Yes! I have an identical twin brother & a younger sister.

Favorite food?

Pizza or anything Italian!

What was your first car?

A super sweet Toyota Corolla

Favorite Quote.

“Laughter is life’s champagne”. -unknown

Things you don’t know about Michelle.

I’ve bungee jumped. Twice!

Best memory from childhood?

Skiing Mt. Baker with my dad, brother and sister. Epic snow.

Next trip on your bucket list?

Australia and New Zealand

If you weren’t in property management you'd be?

A meteorologist. I’m in awe of Mother Nature!

Favorite pro teams?

Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners and Anaheim Ducks (hockey).

Places I want to go

New Zealand

Do you have any pets?

Yes, one dog named Ellie.

What are some of your favorite hobbies?

Skiing, fishing, water sports & hanging out with my awesome kids!

If I weren't working with Nest, I would be...

An entrepreneur!

What type of music do you like?

All types!

Dream Car?

Ford diesel crew raptor

Why property management?

I like to stay nimble and think on my feet. Not only is every day different, but seldom does your day go the way you draw it up in the morning. There are always surprises.

Where do you go to relax?

The beach - with a fishing pole. Or, the golf course.

Favorite trip?

After graduating college I went out west with two friends and lived in Big Sky Montana for the ski season.

What’s your favorite time of the day?

Bath and bedtime – my goal every day is to make it home in time for bath and bedtime.

Dog or Cat person?

Most definitely a dog person. I had that one perfect cat growing up and now, no others can compare. We have three dogs – Hucklebear, Hank & Hannah.

Favorite thing to watch (on TV or in person)?

Chicago Cubs Baseball. Go Cubs Go!

First Ride?

A gorgeous 1994 purple Mustang.

If I wasn't in Property Management I would be...

A Wedding Planner!

What's your Starbucks order?

Venti Peppermint Soy Latte - It’s like Christmas in a cup!

Ideal Day?

Starting the day with a hot coffee and then heading straight to the shoe store!

Where would you spend all of your time if you could?

Nags Head soaking up the sun!

Do you have a favorite pet?

I absolutely do! My little 7lbs chihuahua named Ruca. She is a sassy senior who is basically my shadow when I am not in the office.

#1 on your bucket list

Learning to scuba dive

Favorite season in Charlottesville

Fall - I love the beautiful colors, the cool, frosty mornings, and the warmth of the Indian summer sun.

Guilty pleasure

Really good red wine

Favorite vacation

Paris with my Mom and Daughter

What do your friends say about you?

They say I'm strong, independent, loyal and fun. And chatty, real chatty.

Words to live by

She is clothed with strength and dignity, and laughs without fear of the future. - Proverbs 31:25

Where are you from?

Third Generation New York Italian

Where have you traveled?

I have traveled across North America, Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and Central America. Asia is the next trip!

Favorite meal to cook?

I love cooking quality steak over an open fire grill.

Do you have any pets?

I have a dog and two cats.

Do you have any siblings?

have three other siblings. An eldest brother, an identical twin, and a younger sister.

What inspires you?

I will always be inspired and driven by the future potential of my family.

What is the scariest thing you have ever done?

Sky diving!

Always looking forward to?

The next adventure!

Something no one knows about you?

I write poetry....shhhh.

What is your first thought when you wake up in the morning?

What am I going to eat?

My idea of Heaven on earth....

Finding what you love and letting it kill you, for all things will kill you both slowly and quickly but it is much better to be killed by a lover.

Favorite Motto?

The title to my favorite song,

What is the best hike in this area?

St. Mary’s Falls

What’s your dream vacation or place you’d like to travel to?

New Zealand

What’s your favorite style of beer?

New England Style IPA

Favorite Season?

Fall

Favorite vacation spot?

Outer Banks or Seneca Rocks WVA

Favorite food?

Pizza!