Broker Associate

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  • Office 847.367.1855
  • Direct 847.367.6511
  • Cell 847.687.4680
  • Fax 630.409.0941
Libertyville Office
216 Peterson Road
Libertyville, IL 60048


Prior to joining Baird & Warner, I enjoyed a successful real estate career with another Lake County company as one of their top selling agents.  For most of my 20 years with the Libertyville office, I consistently ranked in the top 5% for sales volume and maintained one of the lowest fall-through ratios in the industry.  

I come from a long line of realtors as my mother, father, brother, sister and uncle have also sold real estate.  

Prior to my career in real estate, I was employed at Hewitt Associates in the Production Department and have over 25 years of sales experience including as Major Account Representative where my responsibilities included producing and managing national sales for many Fortune 500 companies.  I was solely responsible for sales to all divisions and locations throughout the United States for clients such as American Express, Brunswick and Chicago Title where I produced increases of up to 150% to my client base and secured several new major accounts.

I have also represented a large clothing manufacturer, Blue Bell, Inc. as an apparel model and territory sales representative where I traveled extensively promoting new products and produced territory sales increases of 125%.  

My educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management where I graduated with high honors and an Organization Behavioral Specialization.

I have lived in Libe‚Äčrtyville since 1972 and am proud to raise my family here. 

Value Proposition:

My strong work ethic and dedication to achieving goals while enjoying the journey makes me authentic and trustworthy which has largely contributed to not only my success but also to those around me.


Critical Success Skills

§  Strong Leadership skills

§  Exemplary Negotiation skills

§  Effective Team Manager

§  Resourceful and Creative

§  Strategic Thinker

§  Results-Driven



  • Broker
  • MBA