Iva grew up in small-town Oklahoma with the wind in her hair and her imagination running wild in the woods and fields behind her family home. This savage child grew up to become a civilized, contributing member of society, working as an administrative support professional with a major oil corporation. This is where she met her husband Jerry.
Job transfers moved Iva and Jerry several times from one state to another. Iva frequently stated that just as the last picture was hung in the new home another job transfer was sure to follow.
When it came time to plan for retirement, Coastal Mississippi, where Jerry's family and his fondest memories are deeply rooted, was a natural choice. It didn't take Iva long to fall in love with the coastal way of life and the warm hospitality of all who live here, not to mention the natural beauty that the area offers.
Although Jerry chose to retire, Iva was not ready for that lifestyle yet. So, as she considered what she wanted to do when she grew up, Iva felt drawn to the real estate field. After all, with several personal real estate sales and purchases under her belt, there was much experience -- some good, some not so much -- that she could draw from to help others through one of their most important life decisions.
After nearly 10 years as a real estate professional, Iva is very satisfied she made this career choice. She cherishes the personal connections made, and appreciates the challenges that have helped her grow in her profession.