Hi, I’m Patty Holston, a marathon runner, mother of two, and licensed Realtor® on the islands.
Throughout the years I’ve found myself moving further and further south, finally landing on Sanibel Island more than 10 years ago. Considering I grew up in Massachusetts, you can see I traveled a long way before finding the beautiful sanctuary island we now call home. Like many, the idea of slowing down, living more simply and enjoying the warm weather year-round made the decision to move fairly easy.
Upon graduating from New York University and living the “city life” with my husband, Craig, we eventually moved to the suburbs of New Jersey where I continued my career in direct marketing. I enjoyed my time working for Time Warner, Simon & Schuster and JP Morgan Chase, but decided to leave the corporate world and go back to school for a degree in Elementary Education. As I’m sure most teachers can relate, my 10+ years of teaching were some of the most rewarding years of my career to date!
It was the best decision for our family of four when we packed our bags and moved to Southwest Florida. My daughter Julia, who is now in the IB program at Fort Myers High School, and my son Liam who has now joined his sister at FMHS, both love Florida’s warm weather - Especially since we are a family of runners! Together, we love running the island’s scenic paths, biking to the Farmer’s Market on Sunday mornings and catching a show at BIG Arts every now and then.
When not watching our kids at track and cross country meets, my husband and I enjoy running the island together, especially before dawn. Sanibel and Captiva's natural beauty and unique wildlife made wonderful training grounds for the Chicago Marathon we ran and completed in 2013. As you can see, our family loves adventure! We enjoy traveling somewhere new every summer and creating memories we’ll never forget.
At McCallion & McCallion, my job is to help you on your own adventure of finding the perfect island home for you and your family. I love working on a team with such a diverse set of talents and gifts. Together, we collaborate to provide the best service and support for each and every client, just like a teacher does for each and every student!