Sarah Close is a middle aged soccer mom with a passion for working on anything she can "fix up". A native of Wisconsin (Go Pack, Go!), she's been investing in, selling and rehabbing properties since 1997. She's worked on homes built in the early 1900's, inner city condo conversions, and concrete constructed buildings situated in various parts of the U.S. and U.S.V.I. She knows her way around old woodwork, cisterns, water pumps, and can change old sash cords in her sleep. Sarah spends most of her time "outside the box" and her least favorite phrase is "that's not the way we usually do it". Although her degree is in journalism may seem an odd pairing with swinging a hammer, it has provided her with great communication and marketing skills. She's happy to both run around in grungy clothes and a ponytail and wheel and deal in the real estate contractual world. Sarah also suffers from a chronic case of wanderlust....grabbing her children and a suitcase and oftentimes choosing to worry about finances and makeup homework on a different day. Extensive travel to far flung places has influenced both her design perspectives and how she prioritizes "needs" when it comes to starting a new project. She has two children, two giant dogs, a 19 year old cat, and an occasional rescue of the furry variety.