Wanda Mooney was raised in Charlemont, MA. Her parents, Larry and Connie Burrington, owned and operated a successful motel and restaurant business on the Mohawk Trail which they sold in 1978. Growing up and working at a family owned business along with her siblings helped Wanda develop strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit. There is no doubt Wanda's successful career is a direct result from her upbringing in the hospitality industry where she was taught the value of hard work and putting customers first.
During her early years, Wanda was fortunate to have horses. She was dedicated to taking care of them and as a result her parents made sure she attended weekly competitions. Riding western and competing in Gymkhana events was her passion, she loved to compete and brought home many championship awards. At the young age of 10, she earned the New England Reserve Championship Gymkhana Award from the New England Pinto Horse Association. Wanda no longer has horses but her love for them still remains.
In 1985, Wanda married local building contractor, John Mooney. At the age of 20, they built themselves a log home on 60 acres that had been in Wanda's family for many years. They did all the work themselves and it has been a labor of love for over 38 years. She learned hands on about construction and the challenges that people face when it comes to building new or renovating an existing home.
In 1993, Wanda started her career in real estate. The combination of understanding the importance of home ownership along with having a positive and enthusiastic personality makes Wanda a natural at selling real estate. She realized early on that everyone should have an opportunity to own a home. It can be a life changing experience and for most people their largest investment. Both buyers and sellers alike can depend on her guidance through what can be a very challenging and stressful process.
Home means everything to Wanda, she loves working in her gardens and managing the woods along with her husband John and her beloved Beagle, Lucy. Wanda once served on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Franklin County and Greater Shelburne Falls Area Business Association. She promotes local businesses and non-profits as part of her blog post series encouraging those to shop local and give to charities supporting our community.