OGDEN, UTAH , USA, April 23, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Tawna Nielson is a well-informed, educated, polished and articulate Real Estate agent at Equity Real Estate in Ogden, Utah.
Tawna was born in Roosevelt, Utah, and graduated from Cyprus High School where she met her husband, Dan, and the two were married shortly after graduation.
Dan enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard and the couple moved to Newport Beach, California for 1 year. Dan then received orders to Cape May, New Jersey, where a medical emergency finished his military career after the 4-year initial enlistment. Their firstborn son, Jason, was born prematurely on this tour of duty. Weighing only 3 pounds, and with no local specialized help, Tawna and Jason moved back to Utah, where he could receive treatment at Primary Children Hospital. Dan re-joined the family in Utah when his tour was over and got a job at Hill Air Force Base, using the GI Bill to go to school. He became a Master Electrician and worked on base for 43 years before retiring there.
During this time, they had five more children; Tawna became a stay-at-home mom, working part-time jobs as needed which allowed her to spend time raising her kids. As the kids grew, Tawna enrolled at Weber State University. She says, “I was 40 years old when I started college. I was a non-traditional student, much older than the average, and felt so out of place. I applied for a work-study grant and worked in the Student Services office between classes. That became my ‘safe-haven.’ I was able to tutor and receive tutoring, so it helped me make some connections in a comfortable environment.”
Tawna earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Special Education and got a teaching job in a Title 1 school district where she worked for 20 years. After 7 years of teaching, she enrolled in a Masters’ program at the University of Utah, taking courses in Educational Law and Leadership, and accepted an administrative position at an elementary school, working with parents and children in a capacity similar to that of an Assistant Principal. “I worked as an extension of the principal doing his/her bidding.” She says, “I worked with parents, students, and teachers to create shared ownership which helped establish a safe, engaged learning environment. This was a genuinely gratifying time for me and I was grateful to be a part of the educational process that ultimately shapes our future generations.”
Tawna always liked the Charter School concept of creating educational change and offering learning choices. After taking an early retirement from the school district she accepted the position of Director of Special Education at High Mark Charter School in South Weber, Utah. During these years Ben, Tawna’s son, was building a very successful Real Estate business while being a full-time firefighter with the rank of Captain, raising a family with his wife Heidi, and attending a local University to gain his Bachelor of Science and Master of Public Administration (MPA). Ben says, “I enjoy the work and have a vision of what I want to accomplish. I could never do all I’ve done without the support and constant encouragement from my wife Heidi. I have been fortunate to have consistent business for the past 10 years and love the people I am able to help.”
Tawna wanted to spend more time with her family, which includes 24 grandchildren – and she determined that a new career in Real Estate would allow her flexibility and an opportunity to work from home. She says, “It was a great decision for me. Ben invited me to join his team. His experience, network, and training were essential for my smooth entrance and success. We both have high-energy and a love of people. Our life experiences have provided each of us with a large sphere of influence. We work with great people and my daughter-in-law, Kristi (son James’ wife), handles the team’s transactions. We work well together.”
Tawna and Ben are very involved with their church, family, and community. Tawna said, “We live and work within 15 minutes of Hill Air Force Base. There are many military families in our church whose husbands/wives are deployed and need our support. It is such an uneasy time for them because the daily family needs must be taken care of while constantly dealing with long-term separations, loneliness and the demand to be strong. I knew firsthand the difficulty of long-term separations, and from my experience in the schools had seen the toll and sacrifice military deployment often takes on the children. I knew immediately that I wanted to help them in every way possible. It was instinctive for me to get to know the families better and help them as best as I could. Our military couples are very intelligent, skilled and extremely strong. It’s important for us to take the opportunity to help relieve some of the stress, problems, and concerns that they face whenever we can – and every small action helps. When I learned about the opportunity to get my MRP designation I was very excited. We were already helping where we could, and this was another way we could use our expertise, and empathy for the military family, to give some specialized support. In my courses, I learned to navigate the military jargon and mastered the PCS relocation process. With our collective knowledge of the local areas, real estate market, schools and communities we are ready to serve families who give so much of themselves to this country we all love.”
The Nielson team serves all the communities of Utah. Their military clients come from Hill Air Force Base, Tooele Army Depot, Camp Williams, as well as recruiters, and Defense Contractors throughout the state.
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