Marlana was born and raised in the small, wonderful town of Elkin, North Carolina. After graduating from Gardner-Webb University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Services, Marlana returned to the area she loves to serve the citizens in her role as a social worker. As a social worker, Marlana recognized housing as a critical need, which sparked an interest in real estate and she obtained her real estate license in 2012. As a Yadkin Valley local, Marlana is knowledgeable and passionate about her community. That, paired with extensive interpersonal skills, allows her to connect with clients and meet them where they are to meet their needs. When Marlana isn't helping people find their dream home, she can be found walking with her 4-legged companion Ruby at a local park, kayaking the Yadkin River, or taking a spin class at the local YMCA.