“I was born and raised in Miami. It was on a sailboat during the Columbus Day Regatta in 1987 that I met and fell in love with the cute guy flying the spinnaker.
I moved to Key West right away to be with him. We married and had a daughter, who we named Kelsey, which means “from a ship bearing island”. I originally ran my own small advertising and graphics arts business in Key West, but I eventually moved on and became the Art Director for a large printing company. Unfortunately, the company closed and left me without a job.
Not knowing what to do next, my husband convinced me to get my real estate license and start selling real estate, which I’ve been successfully doing since May 1993. Unfortunately that marriage didn’t last long, but we still remain close friends and raised our daughter to become the beautiful woman she is today.
I moved to the Upper Keys to be closer to my family in Miami. After renting a few different places, I decided that I never wanted to leave the Keys and bought my first home in 2000, where I still live. Today, I work for Century 21 Schwartz Realty helping people make the jump to island living.
I’m very happily married to an incredible man and couldn’t be happier with where my life has taken me. It’s easy to fall in love with the Keys. It is one of the most beautiful island chains, with turquoise waters that provide us with diving, fishing and recreation. It’s my neighbors and friends that live here that make living in the Keys so wonderful. We have a bond with each other that I’ve never experienced anywhere else. We come together as a community to help each other when someone is in need.
Our island beauty is wonderful, but it’s the locals, the other Humans of the Keys, that truly make this place paradise.”