Who I am

I grew up in Ohio, graduated from The Ohio State University and had a successful career in health care as an RN prior to becoming a Realtor.  In the hospital I excelled in the cardiac cath lab, a fast paced, intense area where life and dealth were on the line daily.  Eventually, I was promoted to nurse manager and after several years of working in one of the most intense areas in health care, I was ready for a change.   I made the  great decision to change careers and became a lisenced Realtor.  I  am currently lisenced with the prestigious Cascade Sotheby's International Realty, Lake Oswego office.


I became interested in real estate several years ago selling new homes for our family home builidng company in Colorado.  I quickly discovered that I had a nack for helping people through the process.  The commonality between nursing and real estate is advocacy.  As a nurse I advocated for patients and now I advocate for real estate clients.   Through our family business, I also understand all of the complex elements that go into a home and hold designations as an Earth Advantage Broker, Certified New Home Specialist and Residential Construction Certified.    


I met my husband, Ken Allen, in New York City and we were soon married.   Ken is a 3rd generation Oregon native and his father was a famous local clown on TV in the 60's and 70's, Rusty Nails. We have lived in beautiful Lake Oswego for more than 20 years and raised our 4 sons here, making many friends over the years through coaching soccer and lacrosse.