About Michelle

As a Santa Barbara resident for almost three decades, Michelle is a respected realtor that brings an in-depth knowledge of the area, its services, neighborhoods, schools and its people.  With a corporate background rich in sales and management, she brings solid experienced-based business acumen, sound marketing skills and a high level of professionalism to her clients.

Growing up in New England, she attended college in Ohio where she earned degrees in both Psychology and History.  Having spent a portion of her college years abroad, and after working in the Bahamas, she decided to  head West to Santa Barbara, ‘just for the summer.’  As so many others have done, she instantly fell in love with Santa Barbara and she has never left.  It was here that she began a career in retail management that lead her to become a Regional Sales Manager for the locally-based national retailer, Big Dog Sportswear where she maintained responsibility for the retail stores and over $100 million in annual sales.

Departing from her highly-rewarding and high profile job after nearly a decade, and as a devoted single Mom, Michelle focused her energy on her young son Ryan.  Recognizing the importance of his early childhood years and how quickly they pass, she spent the next year with Ryan; home-schooling him while they traveled and lived in Italy and throughout Europe.

Returning to Santa Barbara, Michelle entered the Real Estate profession; bringing her own personal joy of home ownership to the process of assisting clients in meeting their real estate needs and desires.  She enjoyed both immediate and sustained success, building an impressive referral-based portfolio of loyal clients, while representing Sotheby’s International Realty, one of the world’s most respected Real Estate brands.

Michelle prides herself in listening carefully to her clients to ensure that their goals are realized. Her level of performance has continued to transcend the norm.  She understands that the process of buying or selling a home can be very emotional and it is her objective to make it both pleasant and successful.  Clients and colleagues alike acknowledge Michelle’s integrity, work ethic, perseverance, negotiating skills and her never ending energy.

When her attention shifts from her client’s priorities, Michelle focuses on her own ‘Santa Barbara Beautiful’ award-winning home, and savors everything about living in this great community.  She enjoys golf, photography, many wonderful friends, and of course her family.  She and Ryan have expanded their circle to include her husband Mark and stepson, Dillon.

Michelle is a member of the Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Association board of Realtors, California Association of Realtors, and the National Association of Realtors.

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