Having fallen in love with this area as a child, it was always my dream to settle down here. My extended family has owned a farm on Cayuga Lake for over twenty years. After college, I worked in CA for a few years, NYC for a few years too, but after 9/11 I left the big apple and married a soccer coach on the go. We lived in Detroit, and then in Chicago. All this moving around taught me what I like, and don’t like, about various communities. A few years ago, we decided to move back to Tompkins County to buy our first home. This area offers a well-balanced, affordable lifestyle and a dynamic community. It has the bonuses of a city — diverse restaurants, unique shops, and cultural events. At the same time, it provides the joys of the country — an abundant farmers’ market, minimal traffic, boundless landscapes, lake activities, hiking trails with incredible waterfalls, and my personal favorite, the brilliant starry nights. We have the best of both worlds here, and our two dogs (“Aussies”) love it, too!
I understand how important it is to find the home that’s right for you. I am diligent, forthright, and will help you every step of the way. Whether it’s selling your existing home, or looking for your next one, I look forward to helping you to navigate your way.
“Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothingness before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.”
Affiliations & Involvement in the Community
Vice President, Soccer Waza New York
Member, Sustainable Tompkins
Program Coordinator, “EECO” (Energy Efficiency Community Outreach)
Member, Greenstar Cooperative
Member, [ithaca Forward]
UMass Amherst (English and Afro-American Studies)
Serving Ithaca and the Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York, including Dryden, Brooktondale, Cortland, Homer, Etna, Freeville, Groton, Jacksonville, King Ferry, Lansing, Locke, McGraw, McLean, Newfield, Poplar Ridge, Scipio Center, Slaterville Springs, Trumansburg, Venice Center, Tully, Interlaken, Ovid, Binghamton, Endicott, Endwell, Vestal, Apalachin, Brackney, Candor, Castle Creek, Chenango Bridge, Chenango Forks, Conklin, Johnson City, Kirkwood, Maine, Newark Valley, Nichols, Quaquaga, Owego, Port Crane, Richford, Whitney Point, Windsor, Aurora, Cincinnatus, Cuyler, De Ruyter, Harford, Harford Mills, Little York, Lodi, Genoa, Marathon, Mecklenberg, Spencer, Truxton, Cayuga, Owasco, Fleming, Moravia, Skaneateles, Union Springs, and Willet.
“Havana was very receptive to our needs and worked hard to get the ball rolling on our desire to live in the most ‘gorges’ place on earth! She was willing to help us with everything and anything we asked (or demanded). I picked Havana because of the 3-4 real estate agents I contacted, she was the first to respond and stayed available for us throughout the entire drawn out process of buying a house in NY State! And it feels like you will have a friend for life. “