Profile of Irish Network Member - Monica Bennett

01 Mar 2012 3:46 PM | Irish Network Colorado (Administrator)
Monica Bennett - Keller Williams RealtorMonica Bennett grew up in the west of Ireland in the town of Tubbercurry, County Sligo, with her parents, a brother, and two sisters. She was educated by the Marist nuns from the age of four to 18.

After qualifying as a teacher at the age of 21, Monica returned to Ballina, 20 miles from home to teach in a two-teacher school, Rathnamagh (Rath Na mBeach) or Ford of the Bees, a much prettier name in Irish. Two years later, she moved closer to Dublin and went back to school to get her M. Ed. degree.

Having spent a summer on a kibbutz in Israel, she was smitten with a love of the Middle East and looked for some way to return. Al Nouri English School was outside Fahaheel, close to a Bedouin camp and in need of a first grade teacher and she got the position. To say that was a happy time in her life is an understatement. Monica met her American husband there and after two years in Kuwait, returned with him to the United States. They moved to Sacramento, California where she continued to work in education and in 1995, they moved to Denver. It was a good move.

For the first nine years in Denver, Monica worked at Red Rocks Community College. It was during that time that she first started taking groups to Ireland to share the beauty and the character of Ireland with people who had never been there. This is what Monica does for fun! Her next trip is coming up in September 2012.

In addition to the Ireland trips, for the past six years, Monica has been a realtor with Keller Williams. Her passion is helping people move on to a new and better life. She loves to ease life transitions by demystifying the process of buying and selling homes. She keeps her clients educated every step of the way, and truly relishes being an advocate and negotiator for her clients. To that end, she keeps her own education up- to-date. Their son, Gus, is now 20. It is exciting to see him become an independent young man. It also leaves more time for Monica to become involved in community life.

Monica is very grateful to The Irish Network, Colorado for opening so many doors for her business. She has come to know a group of both beginning and seasoned entrepreneurs, full of charisma and energy. Every time she attends an Irish Network event, she comes away renewed and excited about her business. She also gets practical help. This group, more than any other she has been involved with, is intensely focused on growing business by referral to group members. She is so grateful to have discovered this network and intends to stay and contribute what she can for the future and for her colleagues.

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