What do you do at Flyhomes? I’m a Senior Marketing Manager working on content. Part of what I do is plan the content for our blog, The Living Room.
What did you do before joining Flyhomes? Most of my career has been as a copywriter and content manager. I’ve worked mainly at online retailers, including five years at Zulily. I’ve been a freelance magazine writer and I used to work at a Montessori school. I’m also a published author with two Young Adult novels.
What’s something unexpected that you’ve learned on the job? There’s no one right way to buy a home! For some people, it happens quickly. For others, it’s a longer process. That’s why it’s so important to work with a company you trust to get you there your way.
What’s your #1 tip for homebuyers? Trust your gut when you’re choosing your home. No home is 100% perfect, but the one you choose will feel like the right choice for you. I fell in love with one that I didn’t end up getting because the seller and I couldn’t agree to a price. I was disappointed, but the home I bought (using the Flyhomes Trade Up program) ended up being a better option for me financially and for my lifestyle.
How do you like to spend time when you’re not working? I’m always reading at least one book. I love movies and have gone to Sundance twice now. I also love live music. I’m a big fan of The Avett Brothers. Lately, being at home so much, I’ve been playing a lot of Animal Crossing! Some other Flyhomies and I had an Animal Crossing clothing swap.
What’s something about you that surprises people? I don’t eat seafood. At all. Of any kind, including shellfish. It feels like Fear Factor to me!
Pets, plants, or both? What makes you happy at home? Both! My Lhasa Apso, Dexter, is pretty much the center of my life. Plant-wise, I love my indoor plants. I have a collection of calatheas, a monstera, a snake plant, a couple of peperomias, a parlor palm, and a philodendron.
What neighborhood do you live in? Where else have you lived? I live in West Seattle, in the High Point neighborhood. After growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, I’ve been in Seattle for 18 years. I’ve lived in Queen Anne (lower and upper), Fremont, Greenwood, Northgate, and Ballard.
What’s your favorite place in Seattle? Spill a best-kept neighborhood secret spot (where do the locals go?) In West Seattle, Easy Street is awesome because it’s an iconic record store and you can eat breakfast there! I also like taking Dexter for walks by the water and finding tiny beaches that are less crowded than the popular Alki.
What do you love most about your home? Everything! But the yard is amazing. The previous owner put in a great fireplace in the back.