Additional Strengths: telecommunications, business operations
My First Job Was:
I worked in my father’s real estate office, answering phones, typing up contracts, and researching deeds when I was in high school. Then, I got my real estate license and sold houses in the summers during college.
Valuable Lessons I’ve learned:
Working in a family business, I really understood the value of hard work, perseverance, and sacrifice. I also learned how my father earned respect from his employees and try to do the same in our family business. Our daughter works for us now and I hope that I provide as inspiring a role model to her as my father did to me.
Best Advice I’ve Received:
The most impactful message came from my husband and business partner: “Don’t say no”. He reminds me that I should always ask questions before responding and ponder ways to make things work instead of finding ways the idea won’t work.