Associate Broker -AB, Certified Residential Specialist - CRS
Welcome to Tucson!
I am an Associate Broker with Long, the preeminent real estate company in Tucson, with over 30 years' experience. Through real estate, I have met the most interesting and extraordinary people and I thank them all for the continued referrals. For buyers, we work together to find the property that speaks to them and has quality and features that will endure. For Sellers, my marketing is complemented by the guidance I provide on how to maximize the value of their real estate investment.
A former 'big city girl' from New York, I met my husband, Richard, originally from Nebraska, in grad school in California. A geek at heart, I sometimes refer to myself as a ‘refugee from academia’. The lure of Astronomy brought us to the University of Arizona from Pasadena and professional life has taken us all over the world. I confess to not being excited about the move at first, but Tucson, has stolen my heart.
There is such physical beauty in the frame of jagged mountains and the ever changing desert landscape. Hiking is amazing, there are nationally ranked sports, golf, yoga, swimming, even serious skiing within about a 4 hour drive. We also have the full complement of the arts. There are live music performances for every taste, including early music, classical, pop and jazz. We offer comedy, local theater and Broadway touring companies. The University of Arizona has attracted an international population and along with our world class resorts, has produced a dining scene that is exotic ethnic to elegant, and everything in between. This is a great place to raise a family. We have many of the good features of a city, but Tucson, dubbed ‘a big small town’ is so warm and welcoming that before long, newcomers say that it feels like home.
I never thought I would be one of those showing off their kids/ grand kids but...Our son Alex started as an Ancient Chinese scholar at Harvard, but is now if part of an international hedge fund. He and his wife, Sophie Yang, doing an Anesthesiology Residency at Banner Medical, are here in Tucson with their baby Max. Richard, on loan from the University of Arizona as the Director of the Division of Astronomical Sciences at the National Science Foundation, gets to see a lot of the rest of our family in D.C. Nathaniel and his wife, Fern Gibbons met at the University of Chicago. He has a PhD in Immunology from BU Med, pursued research for a while and then found his love of teaching kids. Fern with a PhD from MIT is a Senate Staffer (it's so reassuring to know that such people are there!). They have three kids: Zeke, Ellie and Isaiah.
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