I grew up in Knoxville TN and love my UT vols! After receiving a BS in marketing from UTK, I was lucky enough to join the ranks of Nike as one of their 1st accessory sales reps. Working with retailers across the south, my job was to help them choose the right product for their stores. After 5 years with Nike, I helped Speedo and then adidas grow their market share in the US. Spending 18 years at adidas was an honor. I grew in many ways and managed large multi-million dollar sporting goods retailers along the way. My son has headed off to the University of Mississippi and Rick & I are now official “empty nesters”.
As a mom to an only son, I said goodbye to nonstop travel about 5 years ago and studied for my real estate license. Passing the test on my first try (hey, it’s hard) was a huge boost in my confidence. Leaving the sporting goods industry and joining the world of real estate was the best decision I could have made! Since then, I’ve received my ABR (accredited buyers representative), SRS (sellers representative specialist), CNE (certified negotiation expert) certifications, and have become Redbook certified (all about contracts in GA). Being in corporate America taught me diligence, a tough work ethic, how to be competitive, and above all to be ethical in all I do. Let me help you with your real estate needs in Georgia. You won’t find anyone that works harder and smarter for you! See more about our listings at www.yourNXTchapter.com
Photography is my way of capturing those fleeting moments in life. Whether it’s a ballgame, a beautiful sunset, or a bunch of friends hanging out, those memories are so special and always bring smiles to your face. This is the right side of my brain activity. I can get lost in my photography. Shooting and editing photos, learning to take better shots, and creating videos brings me joy. My goal with my photography is to bring smiles to others as well. Here’s a link to my website called Jricephoto.com
Berkeley Lake has been home for the past 20 years. My husband, Rick and I live on an 88 acre, spring fed, crystal clear, swimming & fishing lake in the NE suburbs of Atlanta. Our little city is about 20 miles from downtown, yet feels like you are in the North GA mountains. We are on “vacation” every day and we never take that for granted! It’s been a wonderful life for us and our son, Brooks. We describe it as “Mayberry”. My passions are photography, volunteering, reading, boating, gardening, and spending time outside. I’m an avid walker and you’ll see me and Belle (the Munsterlander) walking the 4 miles around our hilly lake about 4 days/week. We attend Gwinnett Church (part of the Andy Stanley church family) and are blessed to have a wonderful group of adults we spend time with in prayer, fellowship, & praise every Sunday night. After Brooks heads off to college I plan to start riding horses again and to find other volunteer activities that are close to my heart. While my road has not been “easy”, it is a blessed life and I am thankful for everything God has provided.