Where did you grow up?
I was born and raised here on the Eastern Shore in Cape Charles, Virginia!
Have you lived anywhere else other than the Eastern Shore? If so, where?
I lived in Blacksburg, Virginia for four years while I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech.
Have you traveled a lot? Where are some of the places you have been?
I haven’t traveled nearly as much as I would like to, but I have been out to the West Coast and to Canada numerous times for skiing trips. I also have vacationed in the Dominican Republic and Mexico a couple of times. Visiting Greece, Italy, Austria and Australia are all on my bucket list.
In what year did you begin your career in real estate?
I began my real estate career in 2018.
What originally got you interested in real estate?
My mom owns a real estate company… it kind of comes with the territory ☺
What do you enjoy most about being a real estate agent (or your job)?
I thoroughly enjoy meeting new people who are visiting our great town and learning their stories! It’s amazing to hear the different ways that people have learned about Cape Charles and the rest of the Eastern Shore.
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Why did you settle on the Eastern Shore?
I decided to move back to the Shore after I graduated from college because I absolutely loved growing up here. There is nowhere else like it. Whenever my friends from college come to visit me, they are always blown away at the small-town/beach-town lifestyle I grew up with, comparing it to a town you would see in a Nicholas Sparks movie. Why would I want to live anywhere else?! I would pick the peacefulness and tranquility of Cape Charles and the Eastern Shore over the hustle and bustle of a big city any day.
What is your favorite outdoor activity on the Eastern Shore?
I like activities that I can do with my dog, Theo. So either going to the beach, paddle boarding, or going out on the boat.
What is one of your “go to” restaurants for dinner on the Eastern Shore?
That depends on whether we’re talking “up the road” or “down the road”. Up the road, I always like to go to Mallards at the Wharf in Onancock. Down the road, The Shanty is my favorite! Both are on the water, and have great cocktails and food.
How do you relax after a hard day of work?
After a hard day of work I like to relax at home with Theo and either listen to music or watch a favorite show of mine.
If time and budget were unlimited, what would be your dream adventure?
I have always wanted to visit Austria, because that is where my dad’s side of the family is from. My great grandfather immigrated from Austria to Cape Charles with his family, where they opened an RC Cola Bottling Company in 1892. (now known as Wendell Distributing Company, my father and aunt run the only beer distributor on Virginia’s Eastern Shore). So lots of family history, plus I would love to go skiing in the Alps… hopefully one day!
Where do you usually go (or what do you do) when you have time off?
I love to spend my time off going on adventures with my dog and my boyfriend. One of our favorite things to do is anchor the boat off at a sand bar and hang out there for the day!