Keep It Local! I have been in Real Estate for over 10 years and it has become my passion. For the past two years, I have won awards as a Top Producer for Number of Sales and Sale Volume (one of ten realtors in a company of 140 to win the awards.). I am continuing to focus my real estate practice on my past clients/friends and their referrals. A referral-based business is so important to me; I have a wonderful client base who has referred me to their family, friends, and neighbors. I value and reward these relationships. I treat my clients with honesty, integrity, and respect, and I work 110% to listen to their needs as buyers or sellers and do everything possible to help them meet their goals. I have been an entrepreneur most of my life and love creating, developing, and managing my own business. I like to create and work with a team who finds new ways to solve problems. In Minneapolis, I created, co-owned, and operated my own company for 25 years: Dashe & Thomson, a company specializing in technical writing and training (which is still going strong today). I am a proud volunteer for Ocean Discovery Institute, a non-profit organization that uses science exploration to engage urban young people in City Heights to transform their lives and become science and environmental leaders. I help their high school seniors write their college and scholarship essays. These students have been accepted to outstanding universities and have very successful college careers.