Tresa was born and raised on a dairy farm in rural Wisconsin with her nine siblings. Starting from there, she witnessed first-hand the intrinsic value of property ownership for families and businesses. It’s a value that, decades later, she feels personally committed to partnering with clients to achieve through strategies that make sense for their lives and legacies. Tresa came into the real estate industry by way of advertising, as she was first drawn into a career in Digital Marketing. After nearly 15 years of working in Project Management, Account Management and Business Development, she ultimately became an executive leader and consultant for globally renowned agencies and clients – first in Minnesota and then in Los Angeles. When she and her family relocated from Minnesota to Long Beach in 2008, she personally experienced the shift of the real estate market which sparked her to take her passion for real estate off the back-burner. After years of practical experience in owning and managing personal real estate and income property, she officially made the transition. As a real estate professional, Tresa’s slogan is “Whistle Your Way Home” because she strives to make room for optimism and levity when navigating clients through the process of buying, selling, and relocating. She and her husband Marc have been married since 2004 and are grateful to be raising two children, two dogs and a parakeet. When she unplugs from work, she spends time with her family and friends, enjoys traveling, rowing, singing and volunteering. Tresa holds a BA in Communication from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.