Principal Broker OR, Managing Broker WA
I first encountered the SW Washington coast, as a college student photographing and counting shorebirds on Willapa Bay. Though smitten with the area, I returned to California after graduating. A first career as a supervisory plant ecologist at Point Reyes National Seashore kept me in Marin while I raised two great kids.
By the time they were off to college, I was ready for a big change and the city beckoned. I moved to San Francisco with a new real estate license in 2009. Years of sifting large amounts of information to inform park management decisions translated surprisingly well to real estate.
My in-depth understanding of light and microclimate was also helpful to my clients.
During 12 years managing multiple park programs, I developed top-notch communication, organization and negotiation skills. These were mission critical in the fast markets of San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma. My sense of humor and big picture perspective got us to closing with minimal drama. Clients brought me with them as they bought and sold a huge variety of real estate across three counties: Victorian fixers, luxury homes, high rise condos, commercial and multi-family buildings, country houses and land.
I provide attentive service with integrity and clear communication. My success comes from putting my clients needs first. As advisor and problem solver, I organize and streamline the process with grace and good humor. Real estate transactions can be complex, but the experience doesn’t have to be confusing. I thrive on helping people materialize their residential and financial dreams.
By 2016, I was able to act on my own dream to move north to SW Washington. I am at home now in Seaview, an 1890’s Portland Summer community on the Long Beach peninsula. It is a friendly and beautiful place. In my off hours, you can find me on the trails or in the water, in the garden, taking pictures and or enjoying the cozy art and music scene here.