My family moved to Reno in the early 70’s and we built our home in Southwest Reno where my mother still resides. I attended school here in Reno until high school. I then attended Santa Catalina School for girls in Monterey and graduated in 1983. Having spent summers interning in Washington, D.C, I ended up getting my undergraduate degree in International Relations at USC in 1987. I worked my senior year for Drexel Burnham Lambert in Beverly Hills and was recruited to their 2-year training program after graduation, which took place in NYC. The program included extensive graduate work at the NY Institute of Finance. After Drexel imploded, I started a Broker/Dealer firm in the 90’s and grew it to 35 employees with offices in NY and LA. I served on the board of the NASD, National Association of Securities Dealers, for three years in our district of Los Angeles. Our clients were high net worth individuals and small institutions. Among a myriad of financial transactions, I raised capital for real estate development transactions and a substantial size REIT. I fell in love with the real estate side of the business and sold my investment firm in 2000 to pursue a career in real estate.
My first year in the business, I worked with Joyce Rey, who has been one of the top 10 International agents for Coldwell Banker for 30 years. Learning from her, coupled with my financial background, allows me to serve my clients and negotiate on their behalf regarding their real estate transactions.
Since December of ’06 I have been a Broker/real estate agent in the Luxury Homes Division with Keller Williams Realty in Santa Monica, CA. I was with Coldwell Banker in Santa Monica for two years prior to that. I served on the ALC, the Agent Leadership Council for 6 years. Which comprises the top 20% of the firm and a nomination for this position. I was head of the finance committee for our franchise, making sure we lead with revenue, and profit hits are our bottom line. I leaned heavily on my background in finance. I enjoy marketing high-quality homes and matching them with the appropriate qualified homebuyers. I have been in the top 50 producers circle of Keller Williams nationally since 2007.
Personally, I am married to Rob Stinnett, also from Reno, NV, who is a Nevada/California General Contractor. I am a parent of two children, Nicholas and Madison, ages 25 & 26 respectively. Together Rob and I invest, build, remodel and sell our finished high-end residential products. We love what we do! We are also avid road cyclists, skiers and volunteer for many animal awareness programs.