In 1994 I attended the Vince Mooney Real Estate School, got my real estate license and started with Gordona Duca. When I came back into real estate again in 2005 I placed my license with Sam Rader, because that's where my mentors at Gordona Duca had gone.
I am a member of the Council of Residential Specialists and have recently become a CRS designee. I have my GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute) and my ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative). I am certified as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and as a Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS). I am now working toward becoming an accredited Land Consultant (ALC) with the Research Land Institute (RLI), of which I am a member.
My formal education consists of a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude in French from SUNY at Albany (1977), a Masters in Library Science from SUNY at Albany (1978), and a Masters in Divinity cum laude from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University (1997).
Over the years I took many classes in Horse Management and Golf Course & Landscape Management at Rogers State University. I studied Education at Northeastern State University, and took courses in computer programing and web design at Tulsa Community College. I have an Oklahoma license to teach French and Library & Media.
I"ve taken vo-tech classes in masonry, carpentry, and oil & gas drilling and production. I am currently a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and the Tulsa Association of Petroleum Landmen and so I take classes occasionally regarding landman work. My understanding of the oil & gas industry, combined with my connections with local operators, has given me an edge in understanding some of the extra challenges and opportunities connected with rural property in Oklahoma.
My favorite classes were those I attended at Trinity Episcopal Church in the Montessori method of teaching theology to children. There I became a certified catechist under the mentorship of Catherine Maresca. If I didn't have to make a living I would be a full time volunteer at a school with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd atria. The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program is an incredible way to teach systematic theology to children. The materials that I and others handcrafted for the program at Trinity Episcopal are now being used at Monte Casino School. I consider my work for that program to be among the most significant that I have ever done in my whole life.
My educational dream is to get a PhD in Old Testament Studies, but first I have to pay off all my other school loans. My Hebrew is rusty, but I will always be able to read my Septuagintal Greek.