Born and raised in Minnesota, Fran is the oldest of seven with four brothers and two sisters. She grew up skating and playing hockey with her brothers in the winter and enjoying the summers at some of Minnesota’s beautiful 10,000 lakes.
Fran graduated from the University of MN with a BA in Liberal Arts – Speech/Communications/Broadcasting – and went on to start a long and successful career in advertising, public relations and radio and TV sales and management. Her first visit to SW Florida was in the 90’s as Sales Manager for a TV station which carried the MN Twins where they entertained top advertisers at Spring Training. She was awed by the beauty of Sanibel, Naples and Fort Myers and returned with her business for several years and continued to return to visit friends.
Fran’s career eventually took her to Washington DC where she worked in media sales with Comcast, however, she jumped at the chance to transfer to Fort Myers where she has made her home.
Fran loves the lifestyle and friendliness of the people of SW Florida. With her vast experience in sales, marketing, negotiating, and developing trusting long-term relationships, real estate was a natural fit for her. Fran understands and appreciates the fact that moving and selling or purchasing a new home is a major life decision, and she is prepared to walk you through every step of the process to achieve the home of your dreams.
Fran’s strong communication skills, integrity, high principles and family values, and her desire to help you find the perfect home make her the perfect pick to help you with all your real estate needs.
When not working, Fran enjoys traveling, sailing, Pilates, arts, sports, music and walking the beaches. And especially spending time with her two adult daughters Lacey and Christi. And she always goes back to MN for Christmas to celebrate with her extended family – now totaling 36!