Giving Back

I am a strong proponent of taking on an active role in my local community. Read on below to learn about some of organizations I volunteer with to give back to our community…


Intero Foundation


Established by the founders of Intero in 2002, the Intero Foundation is a nonprofit organization that has raised over $5.5 million to date to benefit children and the elderly living in the communities we serve.The Intero Foundation is funded, promoted, and governed by Intero agents – each of whom is vested in the health of the communities where we live & work. The Board of Directors, led by Intero’s top executives, provides strategic guidance. All members of the Intero community – executives, staff, and agents – donate their time to further the Foundation’s mission.

The Intero Foundation is, in essence, our vehicle for expressing a meaningful and sustained commitment to our community.Since opening our doors, we’ve supported over 250 local charities that range in size and mission, but all impact the growth and well-being of children and the elderly by enhancing their education, personal development, and living conditions.

To learn more about the foundation, go to


Los Altos Relay for Life


Raising money and awareness in the fight against cancer, the Los Altos Relay for Life benefits the American Cancer Society and aims to celebrate, remember, and fight back. Like many others, I have been personally affected by cancer, seeing family members, close friends, and colleagues afflicted by this terrible disease. In the years past, I have served as the Team Captain for the Los Altos Intero Team, raising thousands of dollars for this great cause through individual fundraising and organizing an assortment of fundraiser events. Find out more about this great event and learn how you can participate in the next Relay by visiting the Relay for Life website here.


Lupus Foundation of Northern California


When my daughter was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease known as lupus in 2001, I sought to learn more about this disease myself and to help bring about awareness to others. As such, I began volunteering with the Lupus Foundation of Northern California, participating in their fundraising events with the goals of raising money to promote research related to lupus and creating more resources to educate and support the community, lupus patients, and their families. You can learn more about lupus and this organization by visiting


 Realtor Service Volunteer Program


Through the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors (of which I am a member), I volunteer during the annual Realtor Service Volunteer Program Week. I, along with many other local Realtors, help seniors in the Los Altos and Mountain View areas with a variety of household chores that they can no longer perform themselves. There was a great article in the Los Altos Town Crier about our 2010 event that you can access by clicking here.


Alzheimer’s Association


The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.