Thanks to plenty of hard work, Lourdes Alban has earned her stripes. At age 18, Lourdes arrived to New York from Ecuador on a basketball scholarship and decided to make East Hampton her permanent home. Among her many accomplishments is a degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management from the Art Institute of New York. Soon after graduating, she then opened "Pomodoro," one of the East End's most popular pizzeria restaurants. Lourdes was also the manager of Schmidt's Country Market in Bridgehampton, working her way through culinary school. After purchasing two of her own homes in East Hampton, at the tender age of 27, she became interested in real estate and went on to get her real estate license. Working 24/7, she now has a foot hold in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island. Lourdes takes pride in listening to her clients wish lists, in thoughtful evaluation of their financial options, and in helping them to realize their real estate dreams. Lourdes brings her passion to work with each day. She admits, though, that one of her biggest accomplishment is her beautiful four-year old son Valentin.