As a northwest native, I’ve spent most of my life in Oregon, with the exception of a “short 18-year stint” in the Seattle area.
I grew up in a family of six, where my siblings and I worked on our dad’s farm, learning the value of hard work. After graduating from OSU with a degree in business, I started my career in sales. This is what eventually took me up to Seattle. Having spent over 20 years selling everything from boxed chocolates to root canal supplies, I learned that what people seemed to value most was my ability to put them at ease from the start. They also appreciated the fact that I actually did what I said I was going to do!
A few years after living in Seattle, I met my future husband and father of our 2 children. Unfortunately, my husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer and passed away prior to the birth of our second child. This left me in a position where I needed to make some life-altering decisions. I ended up moving back to Oregon to be closer to family and to focus on being a mom.
After taking some time to heal, I did some soul-searching to figure out what I really wanted to do. What I discovered was that I’ve always had a passion for real estate. I had bought and sold a couple of homes by then, so I learned what was involved in a transaction. I eventually started doing some real estate investing, which taught me a lot. But something was missing. When thinking about my past sales jobs, the thing I missed the most were the positive connections that I developed with my customers. This lead me to get my real estate license.
I now live in Wilsonville with my husband and 2 sons, who are still in school. A few of my favorite things are listening to music, playing the piano, kayaking, taking trips to the beach or Bend, wine tasting and spending time with my family and friends.
My hard work ethic, honesty, integrity and humility that were instilled in me at an early age are the core values that I live by.
I have always had a passion for helping others by sharing what I’ve learned in hopes of making their lives a little bit easier. My pledge is to help my clients navigate the complicated process of buying or selling a home to ensure that the transaction goes as smoothly as possible, while working hard to achieve the best results!