I like long walks on the beach, candle light… oh wait, wrong bio. Oh yes, I started this success story working my way through
college in the retail industry. Quickly working my way up through the ranks into a management position at a very early age, I thought
I knew where I was headed. Store Manager? Boy was I wrong. Realizing that working 80 hours a week for what could barely be considered
a “reasonable salary” wasn’t going to cut it, I turned to a very good friend of mine for advice. “COMPUTER PROGRAMMING!”, he said.
Well that was great except I knew NOTHING about computers let alone how to program. However, I was desperate to get out of my
parents house and have a real career. So I started with a major international corporation in bustling downtown Tampa as a software tester.
I spent every waking moment learning about computers; both hardware and software. I would learn anything anyone wanted to teach me.
After a very short year I was promoted to a programmer position and never looked back to the world of retail. I took with me one very
important lesson. Customer service!
Once leaving the glitz and glamour of big corporate America, I took a position with a much smaller software company based out of
Palm Harbor. For the next nine years I worked and clawed my way to the top as not only a proven senior software engineer, but also a
department lead with the highest rate of success out of any other department in the company and BY FAR the highest level of customer
satisfaction. Managing multi-million dollar government projects and working hands on with the client to ensure the best possible
product. That was where I truly came alive.
During this time I found the love of my life, Brande, and we decided to buy a house together. What a nightmare! We quickly realized
that the biggest thing missing in real estate was good customer service and someone that actually DOES what they say they are going to do.
This has always been my biggest pet peeve so after a few failed attempts at dealing with agents we decided to just do it ourselves.
That experience opened my eyes to a business that I knew I could not only succeed in, but bring a level of service rarely found.
So naturally the next step was to get licensed and get to work.
Now with the help of my beautiful wife and son Noah, the King of Awesomeness, we now have a premiere property management business
based in Pasco County Florida. Built on simple principals of good customer service, honesty and ensuring that everyone makes an
education decision, it gives me incredible pride to know that we provide quality housing for everyone.
Thanks for letting me share,
Lic. Real Estate Broker
A Quick Note from "the real boss"
I worked for a corporate housing company in Tampa, in 2001. I answered an ad that mentioned they were looking for someone who
knew how to read magazines, chew bubble gum loudly, and not answer the phones. I had to work for the man who had the sense of
humor to put that ad in the paper. I walked away with the job the same day and I managed, what eventually became over 300
corporate units. Corporate units include everything from utilities, furniture, maid service, even utensils. The attention to
detail it took was mind boggling. By requirement (and daily afternoon beatings by Dave the owner) I became the master of using
my planner for tasks. To this day I still thank him for that.
After years of watching a slue of potential home buyers come through the office, looking for short term housing until they
could find a home to buy, I decided that I had to get my license to capitalize. I had already mastered the property management
side of things. I took my classes after work three times a week and before I knew it I was helping clients to get into their
new homes in the Tampa Bay area. It wasn’t long before David and Chris (the owners) sold their business to a national company
and retired to playing golf and fishing at 11 a.m. That was when I made the decision to get my brokers license and open up a
real estate company. I helped everyone from investors, to single families realize their goals and learn the only way I know how,
hands on with the company my husband and I opened, Greenlee Realty Group.
So there we were, with the new real estate company with two employees, and pop went the bubble. Talk about your dreams going
down the toilet. Is it really a real estate company if no one is buying a house? How does one survive in the worst market since
the Great Depression? The old owners of the corporate housing company had that figured out.
I kept in touch with Dave and Chris through out their semi-retirement, and got the call one day that they were looking to
hire their first employee; they started a property management company. After working in an office that came with no AC and
no ceiling (really I have a picture as proof), to 15 employees, and managing hundreds of units and tenants, my husband and
I decided we were going to satisfy a need to open up shop in Pasco County. There were deals to be had, and with my dreams
built counties away from my current employer they happily gave their blessings.
Jason and I have 15 years of experience and are a force to be reckoned with in Pasco County. Our goal is to manage single
family and multi family units, while purchasing in the market we also manage in. One day we would like to pass along Greenlee
Realty Group to our children and have a solid business plan to ensure we do that.