Hey, thanks for taking a minute to get to know me! Born in Fredericksburg and raised in southern Florida. I moved back to Virginia in 2007 after earning my BA in Fine Arts from the Academy of Art and Design. In 2010, with a lot of determination, I established a vintage lifestyle store- Horseshoes & Hand Grenades. In 2012, I expanded the store to a larger location on Princess Anne St. While doing renovations, I met Lauren while she was working at Hyperion across the street. I had never met such a strong, beautiful, intelligent, creative woman in my life, the term “whole package” is an understatement. We knew how stressful weddings can be so we opted for an intimate ceremony in our store with our best friend and mascot Sgt. Pepper (our English bulldog) as our witness and ring bearer. on July 24th, 2012 after a month of dating we were married. Shortly after our wedding we looked at each other and said “well, what do we do now?”
We decided to restructure and rebrand our business in early 2013. We landed on the name HOOKED. Vinyl and retro gaming is a passion to those who collect, so we felt it an appropriate name. Lauren and I continued to work on our store and fulfill our passions for design and aesthetic through constantly evolving our interior and trying to make our displays more interactive with the community. Eventually, we felt that we hit a plateau and if we wanted to further evolve in our personal and professional lives we would have to start evaluating our future. After lengthy consideration, we decided to close that chapter of our life and take a much needed mental and physical break. We took a year and traveled with Sgt. Pepper and our recent addition Padmè (our female English bulldog). We went as far west as the Four Corners and as far north as the Canadian border. It was an amazing once in a lifetime experience. However, we couldn’t shake the ever-present feeling of homesickness. We found ourselves missing our family, friends, and the Fredericksburg community as a whole.
Becoming involved in real estate had always been a dream of ours, so with that in mind and laser focus, we came back to Fredericksburg and affiliated with Coldwell Banker Elite. It has turned out to be the best decision we could have made. Every new project is an opportunity to turn a house into a home. Lauren and I love sharing our creativity and design experience with our clients to create their dream home. Operating a small business has helped me hone my problem solving and attention to detail skills which I will apply to every aspect of your home experience. The landscape of real estate and technology is constantly evolving, and being at the forefront is a top priority of mine. Staying one step ahead of the horizon helps me ensure success for us both. I’ve found that when you’re passionate about something, it shows in your work. We couldn’t be more excited to meet you and help you write the next chapter of your life!
Our creative marketing, cutting-edge technology and commitment to quality help set us apart and provide our clients with the best possible service and representation. Our dedication to excellent service means that we strive to be the most well-educated advocates for our buyer clients and provide a truly stress-free home buying experience. Our local knowledge, excellent service, and intelligent marketing has kept Coldwell Banker Elite as the #1 Coldwell Banker Affiliate in Virginia, a Top 500 Power Broker in the US and #1 in Fredericksburg area market share for years. Trust the best to help you achieve your real estate goals.