About JillI moved to Nevada in 1987 from L.A. – looking for a less crowded environment in which to raise children and for tax savings. We found the recreation in the area to be one of our favorite past times with all the winter/snow activities and boating, hiking, fishing and riding horses in the summer. My children grew up playing with animals on our small ranch and participating in sports and arts. Junior rodeo, little league, 4-H, softball, Reno Irish Dance company, NV Junior Opera, and Arttown are some of the organizations I have been involved with, along with many area schools from private to public. I even spent some time home schooling. I started and ran a school art program for 12 years.
The ranch environment shaped my life as well. I became very active in the Master Gardener program through the UNR Cooperative Extension. I was “the tomato lady” of the Reno Gazette Journal for a time. The Cooperative Extension had a Small Ranch Management program which incorporated animal science, waste management, water quality and weed management. I was part of the inaugural class as well as the Living with Fire Program. I began growing tomatoes for the wholesale market and eventually formed my own landscape design company. Expanding my horizons, I became involved in real estate investment and remodeling. I have personally bought, sold and remodeled over a dozen homes and commercial buildings. These include large, ranch-style homes, several vintage homes and office buildings, contemporary homes and condos. I have owned and operated three vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe and Sierra County- Downieville.
My entrance into real estate sales as a realtor is fairly recent; however, my experience in the field of real estate is over 30 years old. I have a vast knowledge of the northern Nevada area, from the city to the country to the mountains and have a special affinity with ranch and horse properties. Since, I have owned horses and livestock and have practical knowledge of ranch properties I can provide my clients with the special benefits of my experience. My background in construction, remodeling and landscaping often proves useful with my clients, as buyers or sellers.