I own Heritage Texas Country Properties and know that being a graduate and a trainer for 5 years of Texas Realtors® Leadership Program is being put to full use now more than ever. My dedication to the “country life” and work for clients buying and selling amazing rural properties earned me the honor of serving as current President of the Texas Chapter of REALTORS® Land Institute 2016 & 2017 and currently I am serving as Immediate Past President. Previously I was Secretary, Treasurer and Vice President. I served on the Realtors Land Institute’s Government Affairs Committee having been immediate past Chair of the Committee. Currently, I am the 1st one year Director At-Large for RLI’s Board of Directors. Additionally, I am on the Nominating Committee for the RLI Texas Chapter Board of Directors. At the end of the day, we were most honored to be awarded one of the Land Report’s Top 100 Brokerages in the United States.
I am a founding member and past Director and special event chair of Texas Land Brokers Network, an organization dedicated to networking and education of land professionals. I have been a member of Political Involvement Committee the Texas Association of Realtors for five years and served on the Land Use Committee. I have been on Nominating Committee for TAR Leadership for several years. I have served several times on Nomination Committee for Realtor of the Year, and other TAR selections/nominations.
My colleagues recognize and respect my dedication to both my personal and professional integrity, which was why I was asked to serve on the Texas Association of REALTORS®’ Professional Standards Committee for eight years. I recently served three years on NAR’s Federal-Financing-Housing-Policy Committee.
I believe that strong communities begin at home. I volunteer countless hours to charities to help ensure that Washington County and surrounding areas are better places to live and work. My community involvement includes the following: American Cancer Society Relay for Life Marketing Director 2001-2006, Brenham State Supported Living Center Chair, Past Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Director, Finance Committee, Sports Complex Committee & Fund Raising Chair. I have served this facility since 1989 in these capacities at several times. I was also the State’s Regional Director for Texas Department of Mental Health and Retardation. Held every officer and director position of the Brenham Country Club Ladies Golf Association and served as Tournament Chair five times. I served three years on The Washington County Chamber of Commerce and currently serve on the Task Forces for Brenham State Supported Living Center, Tourism and Historic Downtown Association. I have taught youth Sunday School serve on the Altar Guild at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. I am a life member of the Washington County Heritage Society and currently represent as their Realtor®.
My Vision for RLI
My vision for RLI is providing education which sets us apart from other Realtors®. We are the most professional, knowledgeable, hard-working volunteers with a true commitment to the land and the consumers. The need to expand our chapters is crucial to better protect the consumers and the knowledge needed to represent the public. More than that, networking. This is a powerful tool that RLI Members have at their fingertips. Sharing listings and experiences are tremendously important to this organization. I’m honored to have been contacted by members outside of Texas for my assistance, ideas, expertise, and opinions for issues in other areas. Our involvement in the political arena is essential. As advocates to protect our land, water ways, and myriad of governmental issues which impact land professionals and the public, we must continue our work with our legislature in our states as well as nationally. The basic right of property ownership is a gift which needs protection. Bottom line, we are a group and culture of highly trained caring real estate land professionals. We will continue to invest in the tools necessary to provide the highest level of service to our members, customers, and clients. The camaraderie of the members of RLI is unsurpassed. I have made many friends and colleagues and we talk, text, and email to share issues that we at one time or another have had to deal with. This culture in RLI is a vision of acceptance, regard, and respect which I would like to see work as a seed to share the land as we understand it to those with little or great knowledge. We need to expand our existence and spread the word to other Realtors®. Knowledge is key, lets teach!