I was born in California, but I have spent most of my youth in Georgia and Florida. My family has had a home here on the island for several years, so Anna Maria stole my heart many moons ago! I have always loved this sleepy little island and I knew that one day I would make it my permanent home. Once our daughter was born, we left the hustle and bustle of Tampa and headed to the island to plant our roots. We knew that raising our child on Anna Maria Island would be an incredible experience for all of us. This laid back island lifestyle is everything we could have ever dreamed of! I feel so blessed to live just a block from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. I am local through and through and I LOVE to share all the wonderful things that my new hometown has to offer. I vividly remember the first time I visited this beautiful place and how magical it felt. The small town ambiance and the old Florida feel spoke to my soul and I was smitten. I have since spent my days biking with my child to school, boating to Passage Key, kayaking around the canals, riding the trolley, fishing, exploring and making friends with some of the most authentic people I have ever met! So whether you are visiting for the 1st or the 101st time, I welcome you to my favorite spot on the planet! Feel free to contact me directly with any questions. I would love to help you plan your next adventure and share our little piece of paradise with you!