My name is Maria Carmen Jackson. I have consistently been a curious young woman, eagerly seeking new horizons as I grew older. Having been born in Lima, Peru, where the waves of the Pacific Ocean bathe, the pebbled beaches and palm trees sway, their tropical breezes dance.
My parents encouraged my siblings and me to follow an English-Spanish bilingual education curriculum at an early age. After high school, I landed my first job as a real-estate agent assisting the public, including newly arrived employees at the US Embassy in Lima, Peru. The unique experience graciously allowed me to progressively expand my social skills and English language fluency. My active life was transformed when I obtained the student visa to the United States to attend Mercy College in White Plains, New York. I experienced conflicting emotions as I dealt gently with homesickness and managing school and part-time employment.
As probable fate would have it, my maternal aunt invited me to visit Nashville, Tennessee, during a school summer break. I landed in Nashville in June 1980, where it took only a month for me to choose to stay. Something made me feel like I was destined to be in Music City, USA.
A month later, I met my husband, and together we raised three wonderful children. Nashville presented us with the opportunity to open a small masonry business, an experience that taught me about the construction industry as well as the challenges of running a business. While raising a family and running our local business, I went back to school to properly receive a desired degree in Psychology. I concluded my studies of human behavior shortly after a bachelor’s degree in Management in Human Relations from Trevecca University.
Life’s unexpected happenings have conspicuously brought me back full circle to a successful career in real estate that allows me to use all my life’s business experiences and education to encourage others in their journey through life. Joining Village Real Estate as a realtor naturally allows me the opportunity to contribute to the progressing Nashville community by participating and volunteering in advocacy and policy, community engagements and language translation groups, helping others discover their new home, just as I had so many years ago. I am keenly excited to willingly share my remarkable journey of fervent hope and extraordinary discovery with my longtime clients, and look forward to being an essential part of their journey in our progressive city. If you have the tenacity and a desire to develop a future within a growing and appreciating community, call me. I know how to make lifelong dreams come true.