Realtor, Sales and Customer Relations Manager
License Number: 0225221460
Catherine is second generation in the real estate industry and values those early life lessons from her family. She learned the significance of fostering genuine relationships and establishing community ties by observing her step father's work in real estate in the quaint college town of Lexington, Virginia. She moved to central Florida during high school but never felt the same sense of "home community" there, and she returned to SW Virginia to attend Hollins University where she graduated with honors. Catherine obtained a BA in English and a BS in Economics because she believed that communication and creativity were equally relevant in a business setting and particularly in a privately-owned business where “the hat one wears” from day to day is ever changing.
After coming "home", Catherine found the Roanoke Valley to be a perfect blend of opportunity and community and an ideal setting to raise her daughter while pursuing her personal and professional interests.
Now a Roanoke native of seventeen years, Catherine has applied her business sense and love of the area by working with local businesses. She has honed her communication and creativity skills as a manager for a local IT firm, and later Chocolatepaper, a local and family owned specialty gift store. Through these endeavors she amassed the interpersonal, business, and managerial skills necessary to be successful. Her commitment to the area and her early exposure to real estate made for a natural transition into the real estate industry in 2014.
Catherine cites, “I think the single most important thing you can be, in whatever industry or position you hold, is sincerely invested in the people who are willing to afford you the opportunity to do business with them.” Her belief in this statement and commitment to evolving within the industry are what she believes to be the key ingredients to her success in real estate. Gaius Plinius Secundus, a Roman philosopher better known as Pliny the Elder, coined the phrase “Home is where the heart is”. As an experienced team player and manager who has maintained a strong commitment to her relationships and ties to the community, Catherine is not only a credible and respected member of the real estate community but also of the larger community of Roanoke Valley, where her heart led her to fondly call home.