I grew up in Chico, CA in a family builders. Both my grandfather and father were custom home builders in town. After graduating from UC Davis, I moved to San Jose to begin my teaching career. I taught elementary school at Graystone in the Almaden Valley area of San Jose. After a successful teaching experience, I became a Realtor in Los Gatos, CA. Helping people buy and sell homes in the Bay Area was where I found my passion for real estate. In 2006 my family moved to Bend to enjoy the outdoor lifestyle and raise our daughters. I spent 5 years teaching at my neighborhood school, High Lakes Elementary. It was a wonderful, rewarding experience. In my free time I enjoy running, skiing, and traveling. I live on a small acreage property in NW Bend. On our small farm in Tumalo, we enjoy raising alpacas, selling fresh eggs, wildflowers and honey.