I’m an island girl. I grew up here, as a kid on Anna Maria Island and now 28 years on Longboat Key. I say my husband came to meet me, when he moved here, but in reality, he was also in love with this place! We have now been lucky enough to have also raised our children here. The elementary school on Anna Maria Island is all of about 280 kids. It sits on the open bay with a view from the playground that is to die for. It’s the closest thing to an exclusive, private little school but without the cost! Being able to be a volunteer mom for many years was an experience I will always treasure. Our son is now in college and our daughter in high school, but even with our busy schedules, we all try to really appreciate all this area has to offer. Whether it is to just sit quiet at the end of the day on our beautiful beach, or off on the water kayaking, paddle boarding or fishing, there is always something to do. Selling Real Estate here, and being able to share my passion for the islands I am lucky enough to call home, was a choice that seemed only natural.