Prior to the launch of her real estate career in February of 2000, Gerri-Lynn served her country as a commissioned officer in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy. Honored with the Army Achievement Medal as well as the Army and Navy Commendation Medals, and named Civilian of the Quarter and of the Year in 1997, U.S. Naval Hospital in Okinawa. While working in Okinawa, Gerri-Lynn was also nominated for the Federal Woman of the Year in 1997.
In 1984 while stationed in Ft Huachuca, Arizona, she purchased a home using her VA eligibility because no one would rent to her because she was a single parent. That condo became a rental property that turned into a nice nest egg. This perhaps was the start of a passion to help the military use their VA benefits to purchase a home. After raising her two sons, Gerri-Lynn was motivated to become a REALTOR by a strong desire to help others achieve the dream of home ownership.
Utilizing the strong work ethic, determination and discipline that led to her success in the Armed Forces, Gerri-Lynn has earned numerous awards and professional distinctions. In 2011, Gerri-Lynn received the 2010 Leadership Award from the San Diego Association of REALTORS. The Coronado Association of REALTORS awarded Gerri-Lynn REALTORof the Year 2011. The San Diego Association of REALTORS with a membership in excess of 12,000 awarded Gerri-Lynn the 2013 REALTOR of the Year in recognition of her ethics, integrity and service to the community. Gerri-Lynn has been honored 5-years in a row with San Diego Magazine's Five Star client service award.
A commitment to match her services to the changing needs of her clients has motivated Gerri-Lynn throughout her career. To ensure her buyers and sellers have the resources and information they need to make sound decisions, she earned the following designations from the National Association of REALTORS: Accredited Buyer Representation (ABR), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate REALTOR Institute (GRI), Military Relocation Professional (MRP), Resort and Second-Home Property Specialist (RSPS) Transnational Referral Certification (TRC).
Gerri-Lynn's simple mission to provide comprehensive representation for her clients has not only fueled her success but also inspired her to donate her time to the real estate profession. As a result of her vast educational background, extensive knowledge of real estate and impeccable reputation in the community, she has been asked to serve in a variety of leadership roles for REALTOR associations on both the local and state levels. Gerri-Lynn is currently a Director for the California Association of both the local and state levels. Gerri-Lynn is currently a Director for the California Association of REALTORS and serves on three committees; Credentials, Federal and Transaction and Regulatory.