My interest and enthusiasm for Real Estate stems from the many years of actual experience in the industry and the desire to do things better. Originally trained as a molecular biologist, I found my way out to New Mexico over 12 years ago in my early twenties during a sojourn before graduate school. Northern New Mexico dug its sometimes gnarled grip in deep, and I have never left. I learned construction by building 2 homes, from the ground up, on my own with occasional labor and specialty help. At the same time, I apprenticed with a master cabinetmaker whose skill and attention to detail covered every phase of the work, from felling and planning timber, to designing, woodworking, and installing beautiful and functional cabinetry.
As co-founder of Cabinet Spaces Inc, I strive to not only to create elegant interiors for my clients, but also to improve and streamline the process of design for achieving more than “exactly what I had in mind”. After hundreds of cabinet jobs, and thousands of hours discussing details, being able to elucidate a perfect fit for my clients I feel it has become my forte. Countless hours spent enjoying, analyzing and critiquing other peoples’ homes has given me a deep sense of esthetic and knowledge of our local architectural vernacular. Working closely with hundreds of local architects, builders, and sub-contractors of all types has helped to give me a wide appreciation of the many, interwoven threads that comprise the selection of the “perfect” home for my real estate clients.
An avid tennis player, I have found paradise in my family’s recent move to Nambe NM (15 minutes north of Santa Fe) where the selection of courts from clay to hard top has me captivated. Living in the country also comes with the added perks of learning and using the venerable irrigation system of acequias, battling the constant irritation of gophers, and sometimes, when the frost leaves us alone, enjoying the fruits of our labor. I love northern New Mexico for its ancient cottonwoods, its never ending activities, from canoeing the Chama, to the heart- warming Canyon Road Christmas eve trek, its assortment and layers of cultures and its sense of freedom and wild that I haven’t found anywhere else. This place is my home; I invite you to make it yours.