I'm a native Oregonian, born and raised in Salem, although my first career in capital equipment finance and leasing took me away from Oregon for many years to Kansas City, Denver, and the Bay Area. Midlife, I left finance, went back to college, and obtained a teaching credential. My teaching career began in the Bay Area, but soon led me to Bangkok, Thailand, where I taught at Ruamrudee International School for 11 years. It was there that I met and married the elementary school secretary. We have a lovely, funny, and ambitious daughter, who is currently attending college in Santa Monica. In 2007 my life came full circle when we moved to Bend. I had wanted to live in Central Oregon since I was practically still in diapers - and that's been a long time! It's a joy to live here and a privelege to help find the "just right" homes for buyers and to assist sellers in moving on or moving up in an area I love to be in.