Kay has been in full-time real estate since 1976. She is certified competent in many areas of real estate. She is known for commitment to working early and late with have a very hands-on management style. She remains “first phone” on every transaction, and her market area is comfortably Ventura County.
She holds two degrees: BS degree with a background in marketing and business administration from Cal Poly and a BA from the Master’s College in Newhall, currently working part-time on her master’s degree. She holds numerous certifications and designations with professional organizations. She is a co-mediator for the Ventura County Superior Court, a Biblical Counselor and neighborhood mediator.
She received the "Champion of Home" award for 2015 from the California Association of Realtors and the SPIRIT Award for 2014 from the Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors. She has been named Realtor of the Year. In July of 2017, she was selected as one of five Realtors in the United States for her work with and commitment to serving the homeless population in her community and received the Good Neighbor Award. Good Neighbor Award for 2017 - National Association of of Realtors
She served as Mayor for the City of Santa Paula; named REALTOR® of the Year for the Ventura Association of REALTORS® in 1996 and was selected as the Most Distinguished Alumnus for Cal Poly Pomona. In her volunteer life, she serves as Chaplain to Santa Paula and Ventura County Fire Departments. She also serves as the volunteer director of homeless services in the region.
Over the decades of community service, she has served on many boards but continues to serve United Way as a founding member of Women’s Legacy Council. She is a PEO and a lover of books.
She and her husband Howard Bolton live simply in the City of Santa Paula with three rescued boy poodles, two rescued cats, and they finally have their girl! She was an abused puppy whose new name is “Goodie”. One of the cats is named Scout and she lives at the real estate office.