Public servant. Real Estate Professional. Animal Rescue Advocate. Underdog Fan. Husband. Dad to Annabelle and Samuel, and Lover of Life!



I am not your typical pushy salesperson who is more committed to earning the “sale” than serving you and your needs.  I personally have had bad experiences in the past working with real estate agents who were less than ethical, and this is something I strive to be the opposite of.  On my business blog you’ll see stories I’ve documented about those experiences and critiques I offer on how the real estate industry falls short in serving our clients, and how I am different in my approach and ethics. Being a protector is my goal and something I strive for every day.

When listing homes, I team up with professional photographers to make sure your home is presented strongly to the market. Many of the homes I have listed have gone into multiple offers, selling over the list price. In consultation with you I will also hire a professional stager to help consult on ways to make your home be presented in the strongest way to potential buyers.

When representing buyers I am with them every step of the way, and am in constant communication about the process. I make every attempt to be sensitive to your schedule so we can get in to see a house before it is sold, as we currently are in a seller’s market, with buyers lined up to see houses for sale when they hit the market. I have spent in some instances over a year working with buyers to find them the right house. I won’t push you in a direction you aren’t willing to go just to earn the quick sale. Protecting you and your interests is my main goal.

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I am an animal lover.  Growing up I had neighbors that had golden retrievers and I became good friends with one- her name was Angel.  Because my family wouldn’t let me have a dog, I spent a lot of time with my neighbor’s dogs and I vowed that when I was older I would adopt my own golden retriever!

Fast forward to 2005-  I had my own home and knew that the time was right for me to adopt.  I visited an Adopt-a-Thon for the Tennessee Valley Golden Retriever rescue and met my first adoptee- Berkeley.  It was love at first site!  Two years later we adopted a companion for Berkeley from the TVGRR, Betty Joe, and she was my second great love!  In 2010 a street dog from Chattanooga joined our household, Michael! Prince, the German Shepherd, came into our lives in early 2012. Samuel, the golden lab mix, joined our home in late 2015, and Annabelle, the golden retriever, came into our home in late February of 2019

As with all animals who come into our lives, the one certainty is that there comes a time when we must say goodbye.  Cancer took Berkeley in early 2011, Betty Joe and Michael passed away in 2015, and most recently on Super Bowl Sunday in 2019 our protector Prince, the German Shepherd, passed away.  The pain was very hard but the memories and love we shared were worth it.

I am a firm believer in the importance of animal rescue, having adopted 6 dogs into my family since 2005.  I can’t imagine my life without these 6 family members who changed me for the better.  

Because of this I am a strong supporter of animal rescue groups, giving money and helping these groups raise money to support their mission. I have teamed up with Gary Sturm of Mortgage Investors Group to help in this cause. In 2018 we sponsored a fundraiser to support Go North Animal Rescue Transport that raised $10,000 to support rescuing homeless animals from rural shelters who faced possible euthanasia- these animals were transported to Northern shelters and adopted out to homes.

Gary and I have also teamed up to support the efforts to rebuild Puerto Rico following the devastating hurricane in 2017, and in May of 2019 we sponsored “Family Pet Portrait Day”, where people from the community came to have their photos taken professionally for free with their animal companions. Having a partner in another industry is a real blessing, and we are constantly looking for other ways to give back to the community that has given so much to us.


I moved to Knoxville in 1996 to attend the University of Tennessee, and I immediately fell in love with Knoxville and all it has to offer. The people and our kindness to one another and sense of community are strong here and makes us one of the best places to live in East Tennessee and the United States.

After graduating in 2001 with a degree in Political Science and Sociology, I spent the next decade working as a community organizer and in various local political campaigns.  This time strengthened my commitment to helping people and improving the world around me.

I have always had a strong interest in real estate and neighborhoods, and in 2014 I decided to pursue this passion by helping people through one of the most important and stressful items in a person’s life – the buying and selling of one’s home.

In 2017 I was re-appointed to serve as one of the 5 legislatively appointed election commissioners to the Knox County Election Commission, which is charged with overseeing the election process in Knox County.  It’s a job I am extremely proud of and take very seriously, as it is responsible for one of our most cherished rights as Americans- the right to vote. In 2019 I was elected the secretary of the Knox County Election Commission.

I am a member of St. James Episcopal Church in North Knoxville. In my spare time I enjoy hanging with my husband Wes Knott and being a rescue “dad” to my two dogs Samuel and Annabelle! I am also an avid follower of professional football, with a strong affinity to the Oakland Raiders.

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