Born Down Under and raised in Texas,
I spent my childhood cruising Highway 37 to our family’s second home in Port Aransas. We were drawn to this beautiful island community and truly enjoyed everything it had to offer.
After graduating Churchill High School in San Antonio, I accepted a scholarship to play D1 NCAA Volleyball at the University of San Diego. I attained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and in the process, I realized the value in becoming bilingual. After graduation, I moved to Central America for a year to teach English and learn Spanish.
The Island continued to call and I found myself back in Port Aransas. Upon returning, I became involved in the family’s interior design business. I was directly involved in assisting clientele, selecting materials and overseeing remodel/new construction projects. Through this process, I was afforded the opportunity to work hand in hand with reputable builders, suppliers and a discerning customer base. This also gave me the experience to recognize the potential and suitability of properties based on individual needs.
A Real Estate career was inevitable. After becoming a Licensed Texas Real Estate Agent, I was employed by Port Aransas Realty. While there, I represented a multitude of buyers and sellers ranging from private second homes, investment/rental income properties, or clients looking to relocate.
After working in the Island Moorings Office, I was relocated to represent a new boutique master planned community, Sunflower Beach. This opened the door to directly represent buyers in search of new options in a unique community.
Continuing my passion for Real Estate, I acquired a Texas Real Estate Broker License and opened my brokerage, Tarpon Realty. I represent clients on the open market with interest in Port Aransas and the surrounding areas. The name Tarpon Realty was chosen to represent and remember Port Aransas’ quaint and hospitable coastal namesake and culture. This is the business philosophy in which we aim to honor.
As an active member of the community, I am a board member on the Port Aransas Preservation and Historical Association. I am the Chairmen of the annual fundraising Gala hosted in early Spring.
My husband, Matt Richter, and I are fortunate to have all of our immediate family living here on the island. Being surrounded by our family is a blessing and calling Port Aransas home is a privilege.
I look forward to meeting you in person and catering to you Real Estate needs.