Before entering real estate, Lida worked in the telecommunications field as a transmission engineering associate for 14 years, auditor for 2 years and property manager for 4 years. During this time her hobby was renovating older properties. After taking early retirement she moved to the Dominican Republic in the Carribbean where she owned and managed an art gallery for several years. The developing European tourist market led her to establishing her company specializing in construction and sales of homes to the tourist trade. Lida is conversant in English, French, Ukrainian, Spanish, and some Russian.