RGJ: Reno Rebirth profile: Sarah Carmona

WHY WE’RE PROFILING HER

Carmona: I grew up in Carson City. I was an avid soccer player. I played from 5 years old to my senior year of high school (I played on a competitive team from 10-17); I stopped after I tore my anterior cruciate ligament for the second time. I attended Carson High School and graduated in 2001. I lettered in soccer, track and academics. I was also a member of the National Honor Society. I had my first real job at 16 years old. I worked for the Nevada State Library and Archives. I loved this job; I took in so much information from the literature that was being catalogued and maintained. I cook, paint, play the violin, take photos, dine out, attend live music events and love to be with people. I have recently been golfing more with my husband, Howard Zink III, and we know it’s a good day when I throw very few tantrums (I just want to be good already).

HOW DID YOU GET THIS GREAT JOB?

I graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in December 2005. All of my job offers came from financial institutions and I was not interested in pursuing that sector. My mother had been a Realtor for almost a year when I asked her if I could shadow her. I loved the end product of assisting clients with their real estate needs. Every client presented a new and exciting scenario. I was licensed in May 2006. I hear one industry phrase echoed about our locale — about not being licensed in a “good” market, but I know I have held my own.

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