A trusted Cowichan Valley sales representative

“I specialize in all types of real estate from Ladysmith to Mill Bay. Call me today and benefit from my years experience in the Cowichan Valley.”


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I am a full-time real estate professional with over 28 years of real estate experience, offering top notch service when buying or selling your home. I consider myself a real “people person” and enjoy the satisfaction that comes with giving you the great service that you deserve.

If you are in the market to buy or sell, or if you have questions about where to start, call me. I am confident that I can look after all your real estate needs. You are invited to browse my website and call or e-mail me with any questions you have about buying or selling a home in the Cowichan Valley from Ladysmith to Mill Bay.

Welcome to the Cowichan Valley

Your first choice for the Vancouver Island lifestyle

The Cowichan Valley is located in the south-central part of Vancouver Island, about one hour north of Victoria, B.C. The name comes from the First Nations name Quw’utsun, which translates to The Warm Land. This area has the warmest annual mean temperatures in Canada making it a favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts and retirees.

The local economies have developed around agriculture, recreation, and the sea. For decades, artisans from all over North America have chosen the Cowichan Valley as their home. Wineries are common in the area, taking advantage of the long growing season to produce award-winning vintages. Close to Vancouver Island wilderness, outdoor recreational activities like mountain biking, golf, and kayaking are part of everyday life here. The annual Sunfest Country Music Festival and the Cowichan Valley Motorsport Club keep it interesting and offer wide appeal to residents and visitors.

If you like spending the time with like-minded people, you’re sure to love living in the Cowichan Valley.

Private Client Services

Receive listings up to 72 hours before they are posted to MLS® or other websites. You’ll receive an email notification immediately whenever a new property, matching your criteria, is entered into the MLS System®.

Buyer & Seller Agency

With over three decades of experience in the real estate sector, I have cultivated a profound expertise and understanding of the nuances of buying and selling homes. As a full-time licensed Associate Broker, I have dedicated my career to providing exemplary service to my clients, ensuring that their experience is marked by dependability, integrity, and reliability, underpinned by a consistently positive attitude. These values are fundamental to facilitating a smooth and seamless transaction process for all involved.

My professional offerings are comprehensive, including no obligation Market Evaluations, the development and implementation of a tailored Home Marketing Program, and the listing of properties on the Multiple Listing Service®. My commitment is to deliver exceptional service and results, whether you are seeking to sell your property or in search of a residence that perfectly aligns with your individual needs.

I am deeply passionate about aiding others, a sentiment that has always been central to my personal and professional ethos. This genuine care for the well-being and satisfaction of my clients is what defines me as a true “people person.” I derive immense satisfaction from ensuring the delivery of high-quality service that my clients not only expect but deserve.

Should you be considering entering the real estate market, either to buy or sell a home, or if you have any inquiries regarding the real estate process, I warmly encourage you to reach out to me. With a steadfast commitment to client satisfaction and a comprehensive knowledge of the real estate landscape, particularly in the Cowichan Valley area from Ladysmith to Mill Bay, I am confident in my ability to meet and exceed your real estate needs.