Major Daisy Castricone was born in a small town in Panama, Central America, close to the border of Costa Rica. She attended Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York, from 1979 to 1983, on a scholarship she earned that is awarded to one student every four years. She knew very little English when she entered the United States, but was a quick learner and, despite having to make the transition from Spanish to English while learning and passing the courses of her chosen major, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, graduating with her class in just four years. Upon graduation, she married, became a citizen of the United States, a mother, and a very successful businesswoman. She was the winner of several major prizes of international travel while in the business world, but she was determined to return to nursing to fulfill her desire to help people.
She was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant on December 20, 1994 in the United States Air Force. She served as Clinical Nurse in the Critical Care, Medical-Surgical, CardioThoracic, and Coronary Intensive Care Unit from June 1996 to April 2001. She was also deployed in March 2003 and spent 142 days at Landstuhl Air Base, Germany. She was instrumental in the transition from an eight bed ICU to a 28 bed unit at the beginning of the Iraq War, and was honored to be chosen by both the physicians and the family to care for and transport the first female POW of the war.
Major Castricone was next deployed in June 2004 and spent 101 days in Kirkuk, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where she treated over 466 battlefield casualties and 571 critically wounded service personnel.
Major Castricone transferred to Lackland AFB, Texas in Sept 2008.
From 2010 – 2015, Major Castricone, was selected as the Flight Commander of the Internal Medicine Clinic at Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Care at Lackland JBSA, TX. She directed operations and executed the FY business plan and budget of the Air Force’s largest Internal Medicine Clinic and Graduate Medical Education (GME) program? 139 members’ physicians, nurses, technicians and GME residents. She was the catalyst for the first Patient Centered Medical Home for 9,000 enrollees.
She and her husband, Mark, are the proud parents of two children. Their son, Mark Jr., is an honors graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, a master’s graduate of Stony Brook University in New York, and is a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of South Florida. Their daughter, Tiffany, graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in architecture from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2008, became a licensed Architect in the State of Florida in 2013 and is working for VBA Design, a prestigious Architecture firm in Panama City, Florida.
-1983 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Niagara University, Niagara Falls, New York
-1997 Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT), Brooks Air Force Base, TX
-2002 Nursing Service Management (residence), Sheppard AFB, TX
-2003 Squadron Officer School (correspondence)
-2006 Master of Health Care Management (online) Touro University, CA
-2013 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)
-2013 Certified Medical Surgical Registered Nurse (CMSRN)
Decorations: Major Awards and Meritorious Service Medal
-Air Force Commendation Medal
-Army Achievement Medal AF Outstanding Unit Award National Defense Service Medal Afghanistan Campaign Medal Iraq Campaign Medal
-Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal Global War on Terrorism Service Medal Humanitarian Service Medal
-Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
-AF Longevity Service
-AF Training Ribbon
-NATO Medal (Wear first NATO medal awarded.)
We were referred to Daisy Castricone from a mutual trusted friend, whom had her as a broker. We were always taken care of in our home finding adventures and Daisy was extremely accommodating to our interests, in finding the right home that would meet out immediate and long term needs. Daisy’s savvy knowledge of the local market, the timing of our intended purchase and her exceptional graciousness made the process go as smoothly as we could have dreamed for overall. I must not to forget t...
“Mark is a fantastic salesperson. He is very knowledgeable of the business and took great care in ensuring he could assist me in any way he could. Mark and Daisy were so great. They even helped me do a final move out clean up the day I sold the house! Without their help it would have taken me into the wee hours of the night. Although the house sell process was stressful, Mark and his team made it bearable.”
“Mark and Daisy were an amazing team. I was stationed in Maryland and trying to sell a home in Texas. They took care of every detail. Even through hail and storm damage that needed repair. I couldn’t recommend them any higher. If you are looking for a realtor in San Antonio. They are the team you want trust me.”
“We presently have our home for sale under the professional services of Mark and Daisy Castricone with Century 21. Their services have been exemplary at every level of real estate dealings. They interact professionally, positively, and can problem-solve at every level of expertise. Mark and Daisy has developed sales and marketing skills with excellence in everything they do. Their services are invaluable in the recruiting, training, and supervising of an effective and high quality sales team w...
When you’re ready to move on in life the last thing you want is to be stuck with another mortgage payment. Thank you for the endorsement Greg. “Our house was previously listed with no action, over 3 months, to sell. Mark and his team came in and took over the listing and sold our house in about two weeks. We were very pleased with our experience with Century 21 and Mark and his team! ”
Another satisfied and happy couple. That’s what really makes the difference for us. Quality service.
“Mark Castricone did an outstanding job in getting my house sold in such a short time. He was always available to answer my calls regarding questions or concerns. Mark is a very hard worker, responsive, a great negotiator, and really looked out for my best interests as a client. He put in a lot of effort to get my house ready for sale, including getting the decluttering process started, staging and photographs. My house did not have a lot of upgrades, but he was able to show the house in it...
“Mark is an excellent Realtor. Any Buyer would be lucky to have him represent them. He understands the buyers needs and communicates with them during the entire process.”
“Mark is great he knows what he’s doing and worked with us to get the best results. Its always really great dealing with Mark very nice and communications were very professional and consistent.”
“Mark Castricone is a great person to work with who actually cared about my needs and requirements during the home buying process. This is my second time buying a home and I am a lucky to have Mark Castricone as my realtor. In a near future I am thinking of buying another home, hope to work with Mark Castricone again. Thank you Mark Castricone!! Happy Holidays!!”
“Great agent I nominate him to be realtor of the year Great personal help its like the property is his. Helped us with repairs even we live out of state, we didn’t need to be present. Flexible understanding respectful keep you informed positive optimistic. All and all it was pleasure to work with him and his sweet wife.”
Ryan & Leslie’s First Home Together!
“It was by pure accident. I contacted Mark Castricone office because my property was a rental and I had considered putting the house up for sale. When I contacted Mark his office was working with my tennant on a rental property Mark was managing at the time. One of Mark Castricone agent was working with my tennant at the time on a rental property. That is when I started talking to Mark about possibly putting my house up for sale. Within a few days Mark called and told me he had a possible buye...
No Problem That Didn't Have an Answer
“Mark was very available to look at houses. He was very knowledgeable of the areas within the county and helped us to pick the perfect house for my family. I would recommend him to any one looking for a house. He did a wonderful job in negotiating our purchase. Mark was always accessible for asking questions and for looking at properties. He is very knowledgeable and was easy to talk too. I had a wonderful experience with Mark. He took the time to show us a lot of houses before we found th...
“Mark is a great guy, and gets the job done. Mark told me from the beginning what he was going to do to get the house sold and he definitely got the job done. Mark communicated very well with me on the process of things and was always available for me when I had questions. I will recommend Mark to friends, and family because of his work knowledge, great communication, availability and trustworthiness. Thank you again Mark for your great work.”
Andrea has gone through a serious little real estate adventure. She’s sold her home with us in New Braunfels. Her mother sadly passed away, and Andrea is now living in her mother’s former home. Now she’s looking in the Canyon Lake area and we’ve found her a place. It’s just a matter of time now that she can finally settle in and unpack the boxes.
“Mark and Daisy did an amazing job as our realtors. They made what could have been a time consuming and stressful job of selling a house from out of state about as seamless and stress free as possible. They did everything from finding people to make repairs to our house to advocating for us when they felt we were not getting the best deal. They were ALWAYS reachable, ALWAYS polite, and ALWAYS on point. I cannot recommend these two enough. We even ended up closing early, which saved us a signif...
“Mr Castricone came to me for a job. When I dealt with him I immediately saw that he was a good agent. This is why I asked him to sell my property. He was always in contact with was letting us know how everything was going. Giving us a helping hand when needed. Giving us advice and comments. He grew on us through every step of the way. I would strongly recommend Mark Castricone to friends family and anyone I might just run into. Mark is a knowledgeable, kind, helpful,friendly, person to deal w...
All the way from Afghanistan! And now they’re home. It’s so good to see such a young bright couple have a place of their own to raise their little one. Good Luck Tyler & Heather!