Originally a Chicago native, Vivian first came to San Diego to attend California Western University in Point Loma. After two years in San Diego, she opted for a new life in Mexico City. She studied there two years and earned her degree in Spanish Literature from Universidad Internacional de Mexico.
Fluent in Spanish and eager to travel, she was hired as a flight attendant for American Airlines, flying international trips based out of Chicago. She was the designated Spanish speaker on flights to Mexico City and Acapulco.
In 1978 she obtained her Illinois real estate license. One of her first projects in Chicago’s Gold Coast was representing the newly converted condominiums in the 100 story John Hancock building. Selling luxury properties included stately co-ops, brownstones and other premier properties along iconic Lake Shore Drive, State Parkway and Astor Street.
Selling luxury real estate in Southern California, specifically, Rancho Santa Fe, was the perfect segue.
Vivian’s family moved to Rancho Santa Fe in 1982 to breed, syndicate and race thoroughbred horses at Del Mar Race Track, Santa Anita, and Hollywood Park. The highlight was being at Churchill Downs in 2002 when her husband’s horse ran in The Kentucky Derby. The excitement of racing is still a large part of every summer when the horses are running at Del Mar.
She obtained a California real estate license in 1985 and worked closely with her husband, a custom home builder in Rancho Santa Fe. Vivian was an agent at Fairbanks Ranch Realty when vacant lots were first offered for sale. She has an excellent working knowledge of new home construction in addition to home re-sales.
Vivian has been a concierge agent for over 25 years, providing highly personalized service to clients in Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, Del Mar, La Jolla, Solana Beach, Cardiff & Encinitas. She holds a California Broker’s License and is proud to be associated with Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty.