I was born in Ipswich, England to an American father serving overseas in the United States Air Force and to a British mother.
After moving to the United States, I lived in Georgia, Texas, and Louisiana and then settled in Sanford, Florida when my father retired from a 20 year military career.
My career in real estate began in 1982 when I took a property manager’s position with Krupp Realty in Atlanta, Georgia. I quickly moved up the ranks and received numerous awards for the properties under my management.
Once settled in Florida, I accepted a positon at a law office in Maitland where I stayed for 15 years managing the attorney’s personal real estate portfolio and focusing primarily on real estate transactions, title searches and issuing title policies along with corporate and probate work.
Next, I worked as a collections manager in the legal department at Sentry Management in Longwood, Florida, and from there I accepted a position working closely with two attorney’s at Greenspoon Marder, P.A., in Orlando.
We represented major lenders in their commercial transactions, and we successfully managed and closed a $100,000,000.00 REIT for Colonial Bank that involved 33 commercial properties across eight states.
In 2009, our practice moved to Zimmerman, Kiser & Sutcliffe, P.A., where we primarily focused on commercial real estate, representing lenders and developers, and executed affordable housing/tax credit transactions.
I am a Florida Registered Paralegal through the Florida Bar and have a degree in Advanced Legal Studies, focusing on commercial real estate, under the direct supervision of an attorney.
Moving on in my career, I have decided to become a part of this new and exciting adventure with Kirsten Hendricks in the opening of her title company, Bright Title & Trust, LLC. I look forward to lending my expertise in both residential and commercial real estate and title, and to serving all your title and closing needs with integrity, vast experience and professionalism. And I’m confident that the sun will surely shine when you choose Bright Title & Trust, LLC for all your real estate closing needs!