AdvocateMag North Dallas July 2012 : Page 25

special advertising section and my family are very important too, and I will always set dren. “I fell in love with some of the deaf children there,” she aside time for my family.” Once she began setting boundaries says. “I decided I wanted to work with deaf kids, so I went into around her home life, she discovered that her clients respected I]LQWTWOa&#03;&#10;\PM&#03;[KQMVKM&#03;WN &#03;PMIZQVO&#11;&#16;º&#03;;PM&#03;JMKIUM&#03;Æ]MV\&#03;QV&#03;[QOV&#03; language and enjoyed working with her schedule. Her new approach did deaf kids and understanding deaf not detract from her business, but culture. “It’s like a whole world of enhanced it. its own. Learning how the deaf think Johnette Taylor of Roundtree and interact is like landing on a new Landscaping is every bit as passion-island in another country.” Her ca-ate, but she always knew she’d rather reer path took her through diagnos-work outside of four walls. “I looked – K RISTEN S UMMERS R EALTOR tic testing and ultimately led her to at forestry and some different op-hearing aids. tions, and had never really heard of WITH E BBY H ALLIDAY “I love helping people hear and landscape architecture, until a friend putting a smile on their face,” Dr. of mine in high school said, ‘I think Shirico says. Ultimately she felt con-this is something you would enjoy. Look into it.’ ” Initially Taylor’s mother was skeptical. “She ÅLMV\&#03;MVW]OP&#03;\W&#03;\ISM&#03;I&#03;KPIVKM&#03;WV&#03;IKY]QZQVO&#03;IV&#03;M`Q[\QVO&#03;PMIZQVO&#03; said, ‘Wow, there’s a lot of math and science in there, I’m not IQL&#03; J][QVM[[&#03; QV&#03; -I[\&#03; ,ITTI[&#16;&#03; ¹?PMV&#03; 1&#03; JW]OP\&#03; \PM&#03; WNÅKM&#03; \PMZM&#03; sure that’s for you, honey.’” Undaunted, Taylor explored the _MZM&#03;XTI[\QK&#03;XQK\]ZM[&#03;IVL&#03;XTI[\QK&#03;N]ZVQ\]ZM&#14;º&#03;[PM&#03;[Ia[&#16;&#03;¹1&#03;Å`ML&#03;Q\&#03; program at LSU, and plunged ahead. “I was fascinated by all ]X&#03;IVL&#03;OW\&#03;Q\&#03;ITT&#03;KWUX]\MZQbML&#03;JIKS&#03;QV&#03;&#19;!!&#18;&#14;&#03;_PMV&#03;UW[\&#03;XMWXTM&#03; the things landscape architecture encompassed,” she says. “It _MZMV¼\&#03; LWQVO&#03; \PI\&#16;&#03; <WLIa&#03; W]Z&#03; WNÅKM&#03; Q[&#03; KWUXTM\MTa&#03; XIXMZTM[[&#16;º&#03; _I[&#03;\PM&#03;XMZNMK\&#03;Å\&#03;NWZ&#03;UM&#16;º&#03;1V&#03;&#19;! &#1c;&#03;[PM&#03;NW]VLML&#03;PMZ&#03;KWUXIVa&#14;&#03; Her business strategy proved successful, and soon she opened Roundtree Landscaping. Today she manages a busy staff and a second location in North Dallas. “We provide an extensive amount of counseling to help the family learn to deal with hear-a full agenda, serving commercial and residential properties. Dr. Debbie Shirico of Total Hearing Care found her life’s QVO&#03; TW[[&#14;&#03; IVL&#03; _M&#03; \MIKP&#03; KWUXMV[I\QWV&#03; \MKPVQY]M[&#03; \W&#03; PMTX&#03; \PMU&#03; work during a summer gig at Lion’s Camp for Crippled Chil-manage easier.” Once I got involved, I fell in love with it.” Coming from a family of architects, builders, and designers I know what today’s buyers are looking for in a home. As my client, you can expect honesty, loyalty, discretion and excellent communication. My goal is to provide a fresh and upbeat perspective that will result in complete satisfaction. I treat all of my clients as if they are buying or selling a multi-million dollar home. I am a 2012 Bishop Lynch High School Auction Chairperson and a proud PTA member of Bowie Elementary. kristensummers@ebby.com www.kbsummers.com (214) 223-7001 KRISTEN B. SUMMERS A fresh take on Real Estate JULY 2012 special advert i s ing sect ion 25

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