One could say that "real estate" has been in her blood since birth. Spending most of her childhood helping her family manage their personal real estate and investment properties, Makena's passion for real estate was nurtured and developed. She recently joined the James Real Estate Group team as a social media specialist and content creator as a way to blend her passion for real estate with her expertise in marketing. Makena completed a successful 4 year career on the Drake Volleyball team and recently spent the last eight months playing professional volleyball in the Czech Republic. Makena is a recent graduate of Drake University with dual degrees in Business Marketing and English Literature.