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Natural Awakenings Naples and Fort Myers

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Work: As a real estate investment advisor with Krise Commercial Group, my job encompasses all aspects of sales, leasing, management, investing in or improving retail property, investment property, farmland, businesses, industrial, medical facilities and lots of other types of properties.

Proudest achievement: Raising my beautiful 8-year-old granddaughter, Ella. Also, earning the loyalty and trust from clients that helps me to find the perfect solution to their needs, whether it be in residential or commercial real estate, while being able to stay on target within their budget.

Expectations for the future: Continue to grow my real estate business while also making a difference in my community, as well as in the lives of others.

Local or global causes supported: I served on the executive leadership board of the American Heart Association, where I was also Circle of Red Chair in 2015. For the American Cancer Society, I was sponsorship chair for Making Strides for Breast Cancer. As a member of the Impact Initiative of Southwest Florida, I helped to create a broad community awareness of service. My biggest passion was serving as a member of the founding board of Valerie’s House for five years. Valerie’s House is a special place for children and families in Southwest Florida to connect with one another and learn the tools to heal after they have experienced the death of someone they love.

Favorite thing about Natural Awakenings: I love everything about this magazine, although my favorite is all informative articles that help teach us how to be mindful about our health and well-being on a daily basis. 

Where you pick up your copy of Natural Awakenings:  Ada’s Natural Market, in Fort Myers 

Most frequented healthy food restaurants: Living Vine Organic Café, in Fort Myers. I Love the avocado toast.

How I invest in my community: Volunteering time to local nonprofits or people in need, helping with local or online fundraising efforts, shopping locally, donating resources and practicing patience, kindness and mindfulness.

Favorite inspirational quote: “I never lose. Either I win or learn.” ~ Nelson Mandela

What I am doing to be the change I want to see in the world: I am continuing to practice kindness and love and always remembering to never pass judgement, because I never know what someone is going through.