After having twin girls, Ana and Alex, in 2000, Kathy decided leave the corporate world behind. In 2001, her husband Jim decided 20 years with the NY State Police (12 as an undercover narcotics agent) was enough, obtained his 100 Ton Captain’s License and retired. Not looking back, they sold their home, packed up the twins, their black lab named Puppy, three cats and said so long to their family and friends and everything they knew. It was farewell to Long Island, NY the place where Kathy and Jim both grew up and lived for 33 and 42 years respectively.
Kathy and her husband had a great time running operations for the Lady Stuart, a 65’ Party Fishing Vessel out of Jensen Beach, FL. Since then, Kathy has obtained her 220 Insurance License and spent some time working at State Farm as a Customer Service Representative. In 2006, realizing that Risk Management was not challenging enough, Kathy accepted an offer to be a General Manager for a highly successful Florida Real Estate Brokerage. In late 2007, with the economy plummeting and the real estate market becoming unfriendly to the inexperienced, an angel and top ranked realtor, also known as Anne Schmidt, informed Kathy of a position at United Yacht Sales. Initially, Kathy was the Broker Liaison, Boat Show Coordinator and Administrative Assistant to Peter Schmidt. Due to Peter’s leadership, his unique business model and his eye for productive brokers, United Yacht Sales grew and the need arose for another Closing Agent. Kathy gladly jumped in with both feet.
In 2012, Kathy and fellow closing agent, Rachel Gates , added Coast Guard Documentation and Florida boat titling and registration to their resumes. Over the years, Kathy and Rachel have closed thousands of transactions and continue to learn more and more with every closing. Just like fingerprints, no two closings are the same and with each one comes a new challenge and growth experience!