Darlene is a graduate of Western Carolina University with a degree in Finance and Economics. Prior to raising a family, she worked the financial industry; IPO’s, Leverage buyouts, Mergers, Institutional trading and finally working on special projects within International Trading. She transitioned from the financial world to working for various groups doing charity fundraising. A few years ago, she began doing renovation/remodeling work for a private investor’s rental properties. That naturally led to moving into the Real Estate Sales profession. Darlene currently holds a license in the State of Georgia and the state of North Carolina. She is also a published author of children’s books. Darlene and her husband, Paul, are residents of Highlands Cove at Old Edwards Club.
“My family’s roots are embedded in the Mountains of Western North Carolina. My mother was born and raised in Asheville where her family names of the Morgan’s and Smather’s are part of the history of Buncombe County. While attending Western Carolina University, I met my husband Paul. Our love of the Mountains brought us back here years ago, where we built our retirement home. I feel that my greatest strength is the love of the area and knowledge of what this area has to offer who wish to move here.”