I grew up in Richmond in the West End and attended St. Catherine’s School. Funny how the world works, 20+ years later, my kids go there! I received my Bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing from Denison University in Ohio. Following graduation I went into publishing and public relations for HarperCollins Children’s Books in New York City. After marching in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade as a Wild Thing from Maurice Sendak’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are, reading The Bernstein Bears with Mandy Moore on ESPN, and helping a handful of celebrities with their book readings, I felt the pull of the South bringing me home.
I bought my first house in 2007 (oops!) and started a new career at Royall & Co. where I learned the fundamentals of client management and exceptional customer service. I felt settled and happy. Then, I met my future husband, Hayden Barnard, a real estate appraiser. I loved my job, but Hayden, now he LOVED his career. I was ready to go after my passion. I had learned so much about marketing, the power of language, selling to a targeted market and the importance of client care. What I didn't know at the time was this was an incredible foundation for my future real estate career.
Today I am thrilled represent Liz Moore and Associates as we reinvent real estate in Richmond! I am passionate about my clients and helping them reach their real estate goals whether that is selling their current home, finding them their dream home or starting an investment portfolio. I believe everything happens for a reason and my past has built me into the successful Realtor® I am today. My business philosophy is simple: relationships first. My goal is to build a positive relationship with each client while maintaining a stress-free transaction for them. My clients have come to rely on me for more than just getting the sale done! I am able to offer them a service that goes beyond the sale.
As an active member in the Richmond Association of Realtors, I am honored to chait the Legislative Committee this year and work to get bills in front of our leaders each year that impact our communities all over Richmond.
When I'm not out with clients you can find me volunteering at the schools with my kids, Ford, Ritchie and Linley Kate or checking out a new restaurant in RVA (we have so many!). Checkout the new series they are hosting each month called Barnard Bites. You can find it every month on my Instagram and Facebook pages.