I’m from Northeast Pennsylvania and after high school attended American University in Washington, D.C., graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology. After college, I stayed in the D.C. area for the next 12+ years and settled into metropolitan living. That is where I began my professional career, made lifelong friendships, and met my husband. Shortly after our son was born, we decided to get out of the daily grind and move back to Pennsylvania. After the next five years of dealing with the bitter cold and dreary winters, as well as pot holes the size of craters, we decided to move to Naples, Florida in 2011.
What is your title and what do you do at Valbridge?
I am the Executive Assistant to Richard L. Armalavage, MAI, MRICS | CEO-President. I assist Rick in his day-to-day management of tasks, communication, projects, conference calls, meetings, calendar items, and travel arrangements. I serve as the main point of contact in a 'gatekeeper' role. I also provide support as needed to additional Valbridge Executives, as well as to the Principals of our member firms and their staff.
How did you become a part of Valbridge?
I started working for Rick at Armalavage Valuation in 2012. In 2013, 42 appraisal firms throughout the U.S. combined to launch Valbridge Property Advisors; Armalavage Valuation was one of the 42 firms.
What are your specialty areas?
Strong organizational and time management skills that reflect my ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with attention to detail. I coordinate and provide professional assistance as needed to various levels of management, our member firms, and our clients and potential clients.
What are some of the most interesting projects you’ve worked on at Valbridge?
I have enjoyed working on many projects for Valbridge over the years. Some examples that come to mind are helping with our Shareholder-Franchisee meetings and franchise documents, maintaining corporate files, assisting with meeting documentation and presentations, aid in portfolio assignments for tracking status and payments, assist executive leadership and our member firms and staff in any capacity they may need, working on our internal collaboration tool – the Intranet, and on-boarding of new member firms.
What do you like most about working at Valbridge?
I am grateful to have been able to work for Rick these past several years. Being an executive assistant has allowed me to work with various levels of Valbridge management on a variety of projects. I have learned a lot about our company and take pleasure in assisting in the many facets of our day-to-day operations, as well as our long term projects. I have met so many talented and intelligent colleagues that have a can-do attitude … it is great to be a part of this team.