I have been listing and selling real estate for more than twenty years. Before settling comfortably in the real estate industry, I enjoyed several work experiences. Amazingly, every job I had led to another as I was recruited for a new position. While serving as Director of Sales for the Appleton Inn in Woburn (now Marriott Courtyard) and after opening that hotel and four others, I was recruited to serve as Executive Director of the Woburn Business Association. From there, one of the board members offered me a position in his globally successful company as a technical writer. Next job opportunity came from the owner of three newspapers where I wrote articles and sold advertising. However, when those papers were sold to a large chain, I decided to finally accept an invitation from a friend to sell real estate. He had been trying to interest me in the real estate industry for seven years! Many years later, when the real estate market slowed for a time, I took another job that I enjoyed – writing for seven local newspapers and selling advertising for them as well. I just retired from the newspaper industry and plan to devote that time to real estate. I worked at one company for over twenty years and I love it more today than I did when I started. However, once again I was recruited – this time by Lamacchia Realty! I’m really excited about being affiliated with this dynamic company because not only does it utilize cutting edge technology but it also has a wealth of information and services I can offer my buyers and sellers!
What do you like to do outside of work?
“After listening to my mother read countless books to me as a child, I was drawn to writing. Over the years, I had written many poems so I compiled them and consequently published my first book titled Whimsical Wonderings, A Poetic Journey Through Life, and I am currently working on a book about real estate, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Closing, a collection of unbelievable real estate stories – you can’t make this stuff up. When I’m not working, I spend most of my time with my seven-year old grandson who keeps me energized and loving life!”
What is your favorite charity?
“I have a few. The American Cancer Society, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and The Council of Social Concern.Like countless others whose loved ones have been affected by some type of cancer and I feel compelled to make a difference. So, I volunteered a lot of time over the years to the American Cancer Society and I am Past President of the Board of Directors of the Minuteman Unit of the American Cancer Society (for six towns) and served as the Special Events Chairperson for that division, too. Another cancer related charity where I tried to make a difference is The Eva Brownman Breast Cancer Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that benefits breast cancer research and education. I’m very proud to say that funding from The Eva Brownman Breast Cancer Fund has supported several cutting-edge clinical trials and the establishment of a psychosocial research and support programs for both patients and their families.While I have participated in various community endeavors as well as local and state volunteer organizations over the years, I had the privilege of serving as President of the Board of Directors (and currently serve as a Board Member Emeritus) for the Council of Social Concern. As a charitable agency, they provide a variety of services like safe, affordable, quality childcare at their Children’s Center and food assistance at their Food Pantry. These services are vitally important to all the communities they assist.”
What is your favorite part of your job?
“It is very rewarding to assist buyers and sellers because I feel that every person I work with is in some type of transition — like buying their first home, finding a larger home to meet their changing needs, moving to a new location, retiring to warmer weather or just downsizing from a home that is now larger than they need. Helping them and, making their transaction as pleasant as possible, makes me extremely happy!”
What is your favorite sports teams?
“While I always cheer for the Red Sox and the Patriots, often watching on the edge of my seat, my very favorite games are the ones that my grandson, Aleksandr, plays — namely hockey, basketball, soccer and t-ball. Oh, I know “there’s no crying in baseball” but somehow these young players don’t abide by that rule or many other rules for that matter! That’s probably why I just love watching all of them.”