Time Changes us

(The original site and Bio’s were created 2008 & 2009. Revisited & updated in 2022)

Sharon in Elizabeth Harbour, Bahamas The year is now 2022, many waxing and waning moons have lit or darkened my path, as calendar pages collected on the floor, while I learned and yearned for new and old horizons.

The resort is sold, the pandemic labeled old news, babies have been born and parents laid to rest. A decade of love, laughter, grief and sorrows. Ships, boats, travels, explorations, and isolations.

I envision thick silk threads growing possessively around my body, denying nourishment. Restricting conversations to banal banter. Then one day there is a small crack, and the light gets in, revealing a sticky, gooey mass of junk food crumbs, emoji’s, likes, episodes and series. Painfully a single finger pokes thru the crack, and finds a keyboard.

Welcome Back.

Moving West  (Entry from September 2009)


A huge THANK YOU to all my valued friends, relatives and clients, who have made my first five years in Real Estate exciting, joyful and abundant! It is through your faith and trust that I have built a solid foundation in the Winnipeg Residential and Commercial Real Estate market – giving me the confidence to set my ‘sails’ and ‘sales’ for Kelowna, BC.

My goal and commitment is to continue being a steward for you, as I work hard  to grow in my market and industry knowledge in both provinces, in order to share this knowledge and opportunities with you and your referrals.

**Currently many Commercial Properties in Winnipeg are priced competitively low, enabling Buyers to recognize a positive cash flow immediately upon possession – an attractive situation for Kelowna Investors.

**The Kelowna Residential Market is feeling the pinch of recession, creating a Buyers market with over 400 – Million dollar plus homes flooding the market, combined with up to a 40% reduction overall in Real Estate prices – a tempting situation for Winnipeg ‘Snow Birds’ seeking an alternative answer to US locations, at much reduced entry levels.

If you or anyone you know is thinking of Buying or Selling – Moving or Relocating in either of these communities it would be my privilege and honor to assist you. Call me, 250-878-2980.


Slate – Rock Solid Real Estate (Entry from August 2008)

Follow your Dream! There comes a time in life when we may pause, reflect – and for some of us, reorganize our affairs in order to pursue our passion. Sometimes referred to as “Midlife Crisis” this period of reflection and self-actualization offers an opportunity to live out a dream, if we are brave enough to take the plunge.

After many years of running a successful Marketing and Communications Agency – Slate Communications – I chose to follow my heart. Tearfully bidding my long term advertising client’s good-bye, I picked up the Manitoba Real Estate Encyclopedia and took my first step towards achieving my Real Estate License.

With over 25 years of Real Estate Residential and Commercial investing behind me, as well as thousands of hours of searching through Open Houses, visiting the Parade of Homes, booking private viewings, hours clocked on virtual tours, hundreds of missed opportunities, numerous successful ones, and after a few bungled sales and purchases, I felt I was well prepared to help others in their Real Estate purchases.

The mandatory license is now hanging on the wall – and the melded layers of clay, ash and yes, maybe even some volcanic dust have succumbed to the enormous pressure- metamorphosing Slate Communications into:

SLATE – ROCK SOLID REAL ESTATE. Call (250) 878-2980


Layers of life and work experiences set me apart from other Realtors. With a diverse career history focused around Marketing and Technology I bring to the table a high degree of integrity, an understanding of influencers, relationship and communication skills, creative, random, and intuitive based thinking, along with logical and methodical processing. Multi layered, yet solid skills, built to last beyond my lifetime.

Whether you are selling or buying, I will build a firm foundation for your transaction, ensuring you get the best price, in the time frame best suited to your needs, with the least amount of worry or stress. I bring to you a combination of skills and ethics running parallel with your goals in order to achieve your vision.

Bring SLATE to your table – whether listing your home or searching for a new property to write an offer on.

Call 250-878-2980


Slate is a metamorphic rock that is created when sedimentary rocks are placed under enormous pressure, and they chemically combine. The flakiest sedimentary materials in the process slide sideways by the pressure, until they run in lines parallel to the force being acted upon them. Cracks that occur during this process also get moved to a parallel position to the pressure. This is what causes the layered nature of slate. Layers can run in any direction, since pressures exerted on them can come from anywhere.
The layers can have different colors or even textures, and digging into slate will often reveal a whole different hue beneath the surface. The general color of these rocks is grey but the chemical composition can cause it to have almost any color imaginable. Slate is often used in roofing, or in flooring. It is highly resistant to weather and is widely used in high traffic areas for its durability and lack of slippage, even when wet. It is also used in house wares, countertops, and sidings.