Dotty is a California native, and a Napa resident since 1973. After raising her two daughters here Dotty ventured into the wine and food business owning and managing with friends the first cooking school in the Valley, as well as a full wine and food emporium named "Cuisine Renaissance" in the early 80's. When that ended, Dotty obtained her real estate licensde and began her current career in 1985 quickly discovering that this was what she was meant to do. It was love at first sight, and continues so today, hundreds of escrows and new friends later. "When you love the business like I do, it's not a job, it's a joy," says Dotty; and 30 years later it still is.