After years of living in some of America’s most beautiful places including Maui, the US Virgin Islands, and Steamboat Springs, I finally settled in Tahoe and put down roots in 1986.
I’ve been an avid skier, hiker, and yoga practitioner all my life and picked up mountain biking, and the aerial arts since coming to Tahoe. You can often find me performing at local venues.
I began my real estate career in 1988 in Squaw Valley and spent many years in developer sales all around Lake Tahoe, both in California and Nevada, culminating at an exclusive property in Northstar. I’ve also had my real estate broker’s license in both states since 2001.
In 2004, along with my husband Sam Drury, I created Padden Properties, a “boutique brokerage” focusing on the Northstar & Tahoe-Truckee communities. For more than 14 years, Padden Properties successfully served buyers and sellers in the greater Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and Reno regional markets. We work with our buyers and sellers every step of the way. As a result of this dedication to service, our clients have remained friends and business associates for many, many years.
In 2019, we merged Padden Properties with Carr Long Real Estate to better serve our clients’ needs and desires.
Finally, we celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary in 2019 and still live on Lake Tahoe’s north shore with our golden-doodle, Apple.