JoEllen has lived in Durham since 1993, having relocated to the Triangle from Oakland, CA. She is an avid hiker and enjoys camping, kayaking, bicycling and participating in triathlons. As a former Emergency Department nurse, she understands what it's like for people who feel the stress and pressures of making big decisions. As she jokingly points out however, most people don't die from a real estate transaction. So she uses humor and insight to help her clients face whatever challenges their next move might bring without losing perspective along the way. Her primary joy in life is being a parent to her son whom she affectionately calls "an old soul." When speaking of her son, JoEllen's typically focused and professional demeanor softens as she expresses heartfelt gratitude for having him in her life.