LD0203Experienced Estate Manager

Top 4 Standards

Property and Grounds

 Willing to relocate anywhere for the right position

I grew up in Oregon in a small town called Grants Pass. My mother had always been a homemaker and suddenly had to return to the work force. She took a job as a buyer for women’s fine clothing. That gave me a good working knowledge of the clothing industry. As a result of my mom having to work, the dynamics changed that year in our household. Finances being tight, the position I filled in our house was that of the cook. I also started to sew the majority of my clothes for school, developing quite a flair for fashion as I had to become very creative.

Our family had our own garden and we learned to grow and cook our own food. In cooking, I choose to use all natural whole foods such as organic products and all meat and chicken that are free range. I understand the terminologies used in a kitchen and can manage and jointly work with a certified chef as I have been trained by the best. I like to prepare healthy, low fat meals and I am able to meet the dietary needs of my Principal within reason.

I had also participated in various sports since I was seven years old. Two weeks before my senior graduation, I was offered a chance to be the 1st woman in the world to pioneer motorcycle jumping over cars, like Evel Knievel. I set the first woman’s motorcycle jumping World Record and broke the Men’s World Record held by Evel Knievel. I still hold the Women’s World Record to this day, but Evel Knievel later took back his title.

Sports gave me the knowledge to excel in that field and how to ultimately excel and become the best in any area I chose to follow as a career. It taught me to be self-disciplined and to push myself and accomplish my idea of perfection in any field of employment.

For a period of time, I ran the operation of Debbie Lawler Enterprises negotiating and executing many jumping endorsements and commercial contracts. Over the years, I developed and owned several other businesses including fine jewelry, clothing and five restaurants, at times employing over 40 people. I enjoyed the process of interviewing, selecting and training new staff. I discovered that I have a very intuitive nature in selecting a cohesive team of people working together and believe it is very important that staff be treated with respect at all times.

I would be comfortable preparing meals 1-2 times per week if necessary.

Service is “the work performed by one that serves and the contribution to the welfare of others.” This would aptly describe me and my attitude towards other people. Service, coupled with delight in seeing the fruit of one’s own good service, is a fitting reward for work done well, work done efficiently and work done expediently. Not only is it a joy to perform the job of an Estate Manager, but very satisfying to see that others also delight in your high work standards.

My top four Service Standards are Administrative, Housekeeping, Property and Grounds and Maintenance:


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, all Mac products, Smart Home Technology, Smartphones and Starkey Service Management software
  • Interview, hire and manage household staff and create employee handbook
  • Set up and maintain complete household manuals
  • Efficient in all Smart Home technologies including AMX and Crestron
  • Interface daily with Principals, giving them updated reports on staff, monies and budgets


  • Set up maintenance manual for housekeeping toolbox
  • Set up and train housekeeping staff for time management in housekeeping skills
  • Personally organize, deep clean indoor, outdoor bins, closets, kitchen log and create inventory list to reflect organized areas
  • Log and create manuals for inventory of fine art and collectibles
  • Log and organize wine grotto

Property and Grounds:

  • Can read construction blueprints and schematics
  • Adhere to all OSHAA standards
  • All contract negotiations for projects on properties, completing in a timely manner, including contingencies for emergencies and budget of projects
  • Experience in walking grounds daily to ensure all equipment is in perfect and pristine condition and troubleshooting any problems
  • Knowledgeable in tree and garden design and upkeep


  • Upkeep all construction manuals, keeping yearly calendars of maintenance to be done on all appliances, vehicles, duct cleaning, plumbing, boilers and HVAC systems
  • Keep inventory lists of all extra things to be used and repaired for seasonal activities such as bicycles, golf clubs, hiking gear, sports equipment, skate boards, scooters, motorcycles and watercraft
  • All contract negotiations for projects on properties, completing in a timely manner, including contingencies for emergencies and budget of projects
  • Maintenance and upkeep on outside areas, including winterizing all pool equipment, Jacuzzi, barbeque grills and summer preparations, changing pool cartridges, draining pool down as well as sauna and steam room
  • Knowledge of salt water and chlorine pools
  • Prepare and submit annual budget for large maintenance projects, with contingencies for emergency
  • Maintain all warranties for work done and replacements of equipment
  • Experienced in supervising and negotiating service with multiple vendors; strong contract negotiator, including adherence to contract terms throughout a project
  • Knowledgeable in identifying serious maintenance issues and supervising the repairs
  • Installed or prepared crucial systems for the home for more efficient systems
  • Installed new security system with wireless smart box


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