In 1994 Mary Jo and her husband, Ramsay left the corporate world of Boston to purchase a small inn in Southern Vermont. After 2 ½ years it was time to sell the inn and move on to less menial labor! Mary Jo got her real estate license in 1996 and immediately set out working with both buyers and sellers to achieve their dreams.
Mary Jo has a fascination with historic architecture. Along with her husband, architect Ramsay Gourd, they have bought and sold many antique homes and buildings in the area. “I have a knack for looking at an older home and seeing what it can become. This has served my clients well over the years.”
Mary Jo currently lives in an 1820’s center chimney colonial in Manchester Village with her husband and their two sons, ages 9 and 12. She is currently board chair of the Friends Foundation for Manchester Elementary/Middle School; a non profit dedicated to expanding the educational opportunities for the students at MEMS through private philanthropy. In addition, Mary Jo is an Interior Design in the firm Ramsay Gourd Architects. She received her BS degree from the University of Vermont in 1985.