I grew up in the Midwest in Naperville, Illinois kindergarten through high school. Both my mother and father were licensed Realtors, so after dinner I remember going with my dad to his listings to check and see if the lights were off and the grass was mowed. There was much personal service in Real Estate at that time. After four years of college in Iowa, I moved to Minnesota to start working in real estate. I received my Real Estate license in 1980 in Bloomington, Minnesota and started working to help people achieve their dreams buying their own homes.