A native of Marblehead, MA, Vivian attended Occidental College in Los Angeles and earned a B.A. from Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. She and her husband settled in Great Falls in 1984. While they raised their 3 children and supported their academic and extracurricular activities, Vivian became involved in community affairs. She served as a Girl Scout leader for many years, was co-chair of the Planning and Zoning Committee of the Great Falls Citizens Association, served as President of the GFCA, and was Chairman of the Dranesville District Task Force during the 1990 revisions to the Fairfax County Comprehensive Plan. Her career as a Realtor began in 1992. Time and again, Vivian's extensive knowledge of the community and background in land use and zoning have enabled her clients to achieve their goals. She is consistently among the top 5% of Realtors nationwide.