Kate brings a wealth of experience and skill, not only in the field of Real Estate, but in a thorough knowledge of Northwest Illinois. A visit to Galena in the early 1970s changed the direction of her life. Captivated by the town of Galena and the natural beauty of the area, Kate left Chicago, bought two historic homes in Galena and has lived in the area ever since.
The homes she bought in Galena began her career in Real Estate. In 2007 Kate joined Fawnridge Realty as a Managing Broker for the Galena and Jo Daviess County market area. Since that time she has built a successful brokerage in residential, farm, commercial and rental properties.
While living in Galena, Kate met and married her husband, Doug, who managed a group of farms. In 1985 they bought their own farm just outside of Elizabeth where they still live. The original home on the farm had been built in 1846 and added onto around the time of the Civil War.
By 1985 it had become “home” to raccoons and snakes. It took a year and a crew of great craftsmen to return the house to livable conditions for 20th century humans. Kate and Doug raised three children on the farm in their “new” home. They now share home and farm with 1 dog, 2 cats, 13 horses and on occasion with their two darling grandchildren.