Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan on her stint in culinary school and following in her mother's footsteps

“After a brief stint in culinary school in San Francisco at the age of 22, I was left with a conundrum of what to do while my lease ran out,” says the president of Stribling & Associates. “After two decades of insisting I would never work in real estate, I was put in touch with a friend of my mother’s, Anita Head, in hopes of getting a part-time job.”