I was born and raised in Southern California and lived in Sun Valley, Idaho, before moving to Portland 37 years ago. My educational background includes a B.A. degree from San Diego State University and a B.S degree from the OHSU School of Dentistry. While working in the dental profession, I began my own business in color consultation, interior design and staging homes for sale. During that time I also worked in retail sales and merchandising. Real estate always has been a passion of mine and I have been involved with investment properties in California, Central Oregon, the Oregon Coast and Portland for the last 45 years.
My family consists of one creative husband who worked for NIKE, one very clever and expensive son who lives and thrives in LA, and two loyal, devoted dogs.... I love traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading, cooking, fly fishing, and outings with my animals. I am wild about the Sunday New York Times crossword.
This is easily summed up by My Top Ten List: 1. Always have a strong work and personal ethic. 2. Be dependable--deliver what is promised. 3. Give back to the community. 4. Gather knowledge, keep learning and always ask questions. 5. Keep balance in life. 6. Maintain a sense of humor. 7. Treat others as you would like to be treated. 8. Be fair and non-judgmental...there are always two sides. 9. Treat difficult situations as challenges and work to change them to your advantage. 10. Have fun while doing all of the above.
Portland is a wonderful place to live, unique in its environmental attitude, progressive architecture, great neighborhoods, and overall beauty. I would love to share my excitement about living here with you. With my background in dentistry (egads), one of my strengths is to take a potentially difficult situation and to make it positive. What I know is that if you choose to work with me, you will find that experience just so.