I am a native Rhode Islander, born and raised. I grew up in Barrington and attended Lincoln School and then Brown University. Upon graduating college in 1995, I moved to New York City and worked in the fashion industry, at both Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, Inc. I enjoyed the fashion industry, but knew my heart was in education, so I left fashion for grad school, and earned my Master's in Teaching English at Columbia Teachers College.
Upon completion of my degree in 1998, I returned to Rhode Island, and lived in Providence. I taught in the Providence Public School system and loved it! My husband, Bill, and I then decided to move back to our home town of Barrington, where we still live now and raise our three children. In 2009, Bill and I boldly ventured into the hospitality world, and opened the award-winning American Bistro, Billy’s, also located in Barrington. We have since sold the restaurant, but it is still thriving as a local favorite. In 2013, we launched KEEL Vodka, the world's first premium light spirit.
I have always been active in my community and care deeply about giving back. I served as Co-President of Red Brick School in Barrington, where my children went as youngsters, and I volunteer at both Moses Brown and the Barrington Schools. I served as Chairwoman of the RISD Museum Associates, a 65 year old, non-profit organization that raises awareness and funds for the RISD Museum. I also serve on the RISD Museum Board of Governors.
I'm an active member of The Dunes Club and Rhode Island Country Club, where I serve as a Governor. I have many passions, which, of course, include real estate! I love helping people realize their dreams, and working hard on their behalf. In my off time, I am a freelance photographer for local businesses and publications. I also enjoy golf, boating, and raising our two chocolate Labradors (when they behave!). I know what a gem Rhode Island is, especially our magnificent coastline. Despite being the smallest state in the country, we have a lot packed in: from glorious beaches to world class colleges and universities, a phenomenal culinary scene, a sailing epicenter, and excellent public and private schools. I feel grateful to be able to truly love where I live.
I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, Rhode Island Association of Realtors, The Greater Providence Board of Realtors and Statewide Multiple Listing Service.