In what year did you begin working in the real estate industry as a REALTOR®? “2013.” Why do you like working in the real estate industry? “I was born and raised in Louisville, and I have a passion for this city and its growth. I find a lot of joy in seeing the excitement in a new buyer’s eyes or helping my clients through the sometimes difficult process of selling real estate. For me, it isn't a ‘job,’ it’s personal.” In what year did you become affiliated with Semonin Realtors®? “2014.” Why do you choose to affiliate your business with Semonin? “I am a believer in putting family first and in doing all that you do with integrity. Semonin has a unique way of spreading that message and empowering us as agents to provide a win for all involved in any real estate transaction.” What do you do to stay up-to-date/knowledgeable about the real estate industry? “I am always learning, and here at Semonin, there is always an opportunity to do so. I spend a good deal of time and energy on seminars and reading about the industry. I have several subscriptions that regularly keep me up to date on our market.” What did you do before you began working in real estate? “I was blessed to get to be a stay-at-home mother of two for their early years. I then spent 12 years in outside sales prior to following my lifelong desire to go into real estate.” Are you involved in any trade/civic or community organizations? “I am involved with a group of friends who provide food, toiletries, etc. to the homeless of Louisville. I am involved at Northeast Christian Church, Cabbage Patch Settlement House, campus outreach and fundraising for the YMCA.” Briefly, tell us about your immediate family (per 2019): “I have two adult children, Taylor and Davis, both of whom are married. I just experienced becoming a first-time Grandmother (GIGI).” How would you describe yourself? “I am adventurous and fun loving. I have done things from skydiving, to skiing, from bungee jumping to hang gliding.” What do you enjoy doing in your free time? “I enjoy bicycling, walking, traveling and spending time with my new grandbaby.” What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? “It's not the situation that matters—it's how you handle it. Attitude is everything.” What is your favorite book/type of book? Why? “Humor Laughter is what keeps us young!” What is your favorite movie/type of movie? Why? “Comedies, Action, and I always enjoy a good love story!” What is your favorite song/type of music? Why? “I love country music, and pretty much anything from the 80's!” If you could wave a magic wand, what one thing would you most like to change in the world? “There would be less hate and more compassion.” What are two or three items on your Bucket List? “I want to travel to Spain and Australia.” If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be? “Billy Graham.” What is your favorite word? “JOY, because its chosen, regardless of circumstance.” What is your least favorite word? “DIET!!! Because it’s just a mean word!” Do you have a motto/words to live by? "’What you Focus on Expands,’ because it is so true, and can be life changing if put into practice.” Do you have a favorite quote? "Doing what you love is where happiness lives!"