There’s nothing I can’t tackle. I moved to San Francisco from the Midwest in 1975 and since then have worked as a novelist, youth counselor, food service employee, radio station admin, and independent garment rep (in children’s wear). In 1989 I had my son, Bixby, and not long after we moved to Kona, HI where I raised him as a single mom. I also owned and operated a Kona Coffee and gourmet foods company and served 4 years on the Board of the Kona Coffee Council.
In 2000 we moved to Honolulu. It was there I began my real estate career in wonderful Waikiki, where I helped many buyers own their slice of paradise! I’ve never looked back.
In 2013 I returned to Emeryville with Dhino, my Chihuahua Terrier and became “East Bay Ann”, working exclusively in East Bay real estate. My passion is architecture and interiors, specializing in Modern, Mid-Century modern, Craftsman and Victorian design. I have been a top producer since 2014 and was top loft salesperson at East Bay Modern in 2015.
Now I enjoy helping investors find and transform homes of significant historical value to the glory of their past. I love to find diamonds in the rough, and renovate. I also have soft spot for first-time buyers. And I’m proud to add that throughout my career I’ve helped many single women invest in real estate, too.
On the personal side, political action is important to me, from the Feminist movement and Gay Pride, to civil rights and ongoing work on behalf of the less fortunate. No matter where you came from, there is always an opportunity, through hard work and perseverance, to realize your dreams.
Writing about fun things to do in the East Bay is one of my hobbies. I like dining at all the new, eclectic restaurants and cafes, going to movies and walking my dog around Lake Merritt. I love loft living in Emeryville and enjoy my son’s weekly visits from his native San Francisco.
If you want honest, no-nonsense, creative representation to buy, sell or invest in East Bay real estate, call me at 510-350-8575. I love what I do and am happy to join the supportive team at Winkler Real Estate Group.