As a child, I spent summers on my family's blueberry farm in Dresden, Maine picking fruit with my cousins and getting lost in the woods. We began renting homes along the coast when I was a teenager, paddling the ocean waters in kayaks and hiking up into the Camden Hills. In 1999, a real estate agent named George Wheelwright showed my parents a rugged, 25 acre piece of land in Lincolnville overlooking the Penobscot Bay. My parents had a vision for the land and over the course of twenty years, have executed that vision.
After 10 years of working in New York City's food industry, I moved onto the property into an antique post & beam barn that my parents had built. In the lower level of the barn, I dreamt of building a cooking school for home cooks in this picturesque location between the mountains and the sea. In 2009, I opened the doors to Salt Water Farm Cooking School and students from near and far registered for classes. Salt Water Farm Cooking School is now 12 years old and offers over 60 classes to students from around the globe.
One of things I most love about living in Maine is the community in which we live. My husband (originally from Maine),my daughter and I have built so many meaningful relationships in our time here. We spent weekends hiking, skiing, swimming and paddling; take full advantage of the natural elements this place has to offer. I am a board member of the Penobscot Bay YMCA, an organization that strives to nurture this community though healthy living practices, full-time childcare and a myriad of community-building services such as summer camps.
I take great pleasure in introducing folks to Mid-Coast Maine, as I am proud to live here and call this area home. Through the cooking school, I have watched many families fall in love with Coastal Maine and find ways to build legacies of their own here. Becoming a real estate agent with Sotheby's International Realty has allowed me to be a part of that process for people which feels like the ultimate privilege. I am thrilled to have joined this spectacular team and hope to help those aspiring to live here in the Mid-Coast realize their dreams.