I have lived in the Town of Pawling for 20 very busy and interesting years. I grew up and went to schools in Peekskill, a small city in Westchester County. I am married and the mother of four grown children and grandchildren. My passion is trying to combat animal abandonment and abuse. I have a pet page that goes into 9 newspapers each month that is sponsored by Pawling merchants. My own dogs and cats are – Gustav, Hans, Jessie, Lily and Gabriella – my at home children. Real estate allows me to interact with people every day and to literally help them with one of the most significant chapters of their lives. In my 2-1/2 years in real estate, I have met so many memorable people who I now call friends and have enjoyed many, many days out in the field – from tromping through mud in my Ann Taylor leather shoes, to backing into immovable objects, and walking a full 15-acre parcel from side to side and front to back with a flashlight and swarms of mosquitoes. My Real Estate Tip – Buyers should always come prepared with documentation showing they are prequalified. This can prevent disappointments on either side.