bio/edtanabe

About

After working 25 years with the Boeing Company in Renton and Seattle, my wife and I decided to pursue our dream life on the Oregon Coast. My career at Boeing provided me with experience working in Finance, Industrial Engineering, Operations, Business Management and Information Systems Departments. Integrity, Facts & Analysis, and Communication were the guiding principles I brought with me to my career in Real Estate.During our time at Boeing, we had been visiting and investigating property on the Oregon Coast and finally purchased a lot on the ocean in 1991. Since then, we traveled through Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, California and Washington looking at different communities to enjoy our second career. During this time, we also continued to visit the Oregon Coast investigating the real estate market and experiencing the local communities.Over time, we felt the lifestyle and community feeling on the Oregon Coast was perfect for us. We went through an extensive process of evaluating whether to build or buy an existing home. Finally, we decided to have our home designed and built on the lot we had purchased years ago and made the decision to live our dream life on the beach!My wife, who also worked at Boeing, decided to enter the retail business and has now opened a boutique home accent gift shop in Nye Beach in Newport. It’s called Coastal Breeze and has many wonderful items for the house and home. We are enjoying our life on the beach and have never looked back. Lisa Morrigan, Ed Tanabe and Penelope Cole are all part of Team Ocean Breeze located on the Central Oregon Coast.