Monica is a native New Mexican, raised in Albuquerque’s South Valley, and graduated from Rio Grande High School as Monica Lopez.
In 2005, as a full-time, working single mom, Monica left the corporate world, took a huge risk and started her own small business. Today she is recognized as a top-producing realtor in the Albuquerque metro area.
Six years ago, Monica married Chris Youngblood and together they have 2 children, Corey 18 and Mariana 15. Monica strongly believes that New Mexico should be a place where our children can receive a quality education regardless of their financial circumstances. She also believes it should be a place where businesses can thrive, compete, and grow. In 2009, Monica completed the Leadership New Mexico Connect Program, “The Next Generation of Leadership.” Monica also served on the Associate Leadership Committee for several years, while affiliated with Keller Williams Realty.
Monica has worked tirelessly to give back to the community that has given so much to her. Most recently, Monica served organizations such as Junior Achievement of New Mexico, where she taught entrepreneurialism, financial wellness and workplace readiness, as well as coached youth soccer for AYSO and coached youth cheer at Young American Cheerleaders. Every year Keller Williams Realty holds an Annual Golf Tournament that benefits several nonprofits in our community and Monica was instrumental in its success. She also served as the chairwoman for the 1st Annual Golf Tournament for the International School at Mesa del Sol.