I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) aka "Cidade Maravilhosa" (Wonderful City). If you ever watched the animated movie Rio, that is my hometown; the postcard of Brazil with the big Jesus Christ statue overlooking the beautiful and vibrant city. One interesting fact about Brazil is the only Portuguese speaking country in South America. Another very important fact about Brazil is that we are obsessed with "futebol" aka soccer. And futebol is my number #1 passion! In my spare time, that is my favorite pastime!
Growing up in such a tourist city, I was always surrounded by people from different parts of the world which made me eager to learn other cultures and languages. As a teenager, I dreamed about living abroad and so I started studying English as a second language at a very young age. After graduating from High School, I went to college for International Relations and Law School with the intent of becoming a diplomat. In pursuit of my dream, I studied other languages and today I'm fluent in three: Portuguese, English and Spanish. I also have aspirations of learning French and Italian.
I didn't move to the States until 2005 after meeting my husband while he was on vacation in Rio. Maryland is an has been my home-away from home. All my years living in the US have been spent here. I lived a couple months in Baltimore City in Fells Point until we bought our first home in Edgewood MD. We later moved to the Bel Air/Hickory area where we have been living since 2015 with our beautiful daughter Sophia ¿ who happens to be an amazing soccer player! - and our pets: Roman, the dog and Nutter Butter, the cat.
Before getting into Real Estate, I have had the opportunity to work in several different industries. I have worked as a personal assistant to an international entrepreneur; I have worked for nearly a decade in the healthcare industry ¿ both in the health insurance side as well as healthcare provider handling high dollar claims. Most recently I have worked with several national and local builders as their design consultant. I also have experience with Interior Design and Staging, two other passions of mine ¿ after futebol and shopping!
I'm a dedicated, loyal, detail oriented, and a people-pleaser at heart who loves talking and getting to know people. Real Estate seemed like a natural transition for me. After years of assisting new homebuyers select interior finishes for their new homes, I wanted to be able to HELP people FIND their dream home. I feel I set my self apart from other realtors because I see potential where others may not.