Born a fifth generation Houstonian, I was later raised on Mount Desert Island, Maine; a coastal upbringing that has greatly shaped who I have become. Summers sailing the coast of Maine led to a collegiate interest in marine biology (I have a B.S. in Biology from the University of Connecticut), and a wonderful twist of fate led me to a career as the first mate and chef on a private sailing yacht. This experience not only introduced me to my husband, but also led me to a great number of incredible opportunities and precious memories, among them living on the Istrian peninsula of Croatia, winters spent cruising the West Indies, and sailing across the Atlantic Ocean with stops in the Canary and Cape Verde Island chains.
Business opportunities eventually lured us back to our favorite of coastlines to settle down, and we moved from ship to shore in Southwest Harbor, a community that we are honored to be a part of. We have two daughters (Lily-7, and Violet-4), a cat named Goose, a dog named Olive, and too many chickens to list by name (although I can assure you our girls could do it). Mount Desert Island gives us so many amazing opportunities for outdoor activities, and in our free time our family is often hiking, swimming, exploring new coves in our converted Navy whaleboat and exploring the solitude of the park and surrounding areas in the off seasons. I also love to garden, cook and am an avid tennis and platform tennis player.
I am the Chair of the Pemetic Elementary, and a member of the Mt. Desert Island High School and AOS 91 district school boards, a board member of the Causeway Club, a volunteer for the Westside Food Pantry, and a member of the Southwest Harbor Conservation Commission, an organization dedicated to protecting and maintaining our town's natural landscapes.
While abroad I began a search for personal real estate that initiated my keen interest in the profession (we closed on our first house almost exactly on the halfway mark between our cross-Atlantic waypoints!), and I am thrilled to be bringing it to fruition by teaming up with my very knowledgeable and successful mother Carroll Fernald here at Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty. As a member of the Downeast Coastal Property Team, I am very excited to showcase the area I love while making meaningful connections with potential and realized clients. I look forward to working with you!