October 22, 2020
I have been dabbling in real estate since the age of 18, taking interior design classes and obtaining my residential real estate license. In December of 2017, I graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a business degree (emphasis in real estate) and started working for Valbridge in April of 2018.
What is your title and what do you do at Valbridge?
As a current estate analyst, I write reports. I am working on becoming general certified.
How did you become a part of Valbridge and VWC?
My senior year of college I had to interview someone from my preferred career field for a business class. In doing so, I met and Interviewed Laird Goldsborough, knocked my presentation out of the park, and returned to him after graduating asking if he could return the favor and interview me for a job.
I joined the VWC when it was first founded and moved into the role of VWC Secretary, as my coworker Joanne Montgomery took the role of President.
What are your specialty areas?
I have worked on many appraisal projects from industrial to retail, to multi-family, to land, however I can’t say I have any specialty areas as of now.
What are some of the most interesting projects you've worked on at Valbridge?
I love this job because of the variety. I love inspecting and learning about different property types, but I think the most interesting so far have been a small airport, and an old grain elevator turned into an office.
Working at Valbridge gives me the flexibility to put my family first, which is especially important as my husband travels for work 75% of the year and we have two little girls to take care of. I also enjoy the breadth of knowledge that is so easily shared between offices. In addition, I enjoy being a member of the VWC as it opens networking doors, creates new friendships, and supports my journey/struggles in the crazy appraisal world!