I am a native Arizonan, born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. I moved to Young in 1999, and started as a sales associate at Waite’s Country Realty, our family business, the following year. In 2003, I became a Broker, and later the Designated Broker when my mother, Brenda Sue Waite, retired. I have a varied background in electrical contracting, administrative management, and high-volume retail management.
I am married, with five children and seven grandchildren, and a large number of dogs and cats. During my time living in Young, I have served the community in several different leadership capacities, including School Board president and Junior High basketball coach, Boy Scouts scoutmaster, Pleasant Valley Historical Society president, and Pleasant Valley Days parade coordinator. I enjoy traveling, the outdoors, and the quiet lifestyle of a small community.
I moved to Young in 2016 with my husband and two kids from Phoenix. We were ready to slow down and enjoy life. We love this little town in the middle of the forest and being able to enjoy all four seasons. For us, a benefit is the small school which has given our kids the opportunity to strive because of the one-on-one they receive.
I was a stay-at-home mom before taking the leap and becoming a realtor. With both my kids becoming more independent, I was ready to make some changes. That was when I decided to get back into the classroom and get my real estate license. I wanted my kids to know that it does not matter how old you are, that anything is possible when you apply yourself. It’s not always easy but the reward is worth it.
Some of my likes are crafting and painting, gardening, and spending time with my family. Christmas is my favorite holiday; well, that and my birthday. I try to have a positive attitude and outlook on life. I believe to treat others the way you would like to be treated.
I grew up in Arizona and Costa Rica. I have been married to my amazing husband since 2011 and we now are raising two great kids. I am fluent in Spanish, love to travel and try new cuisines.
After high school, I obtained my cosmetology license and worked in the industry for a few years. However, giving birth to our eldest changed my priorities. After being a stay-at-home mom for 6 years, I finally felt I could concentrate on myself again. I decided to pursue a career in real estate and ultimately discovered this is what I was always meant to do.
My husband and I always wanted a small-town life. We felt it would be best to raise our kids away from the city. We wanted them to experience the great outdoors, raising animals, and learning to grow their own food. When the opportunity to live out of the Phoenix metro area presented itself, we didn’t think twice. We made our move to Young in February of 2020 and couldn’t be happier with our decision.