I was born in England and lived there until I was five, moving with my family to the U.S, growing up with four younger brothers in rural Indiana and Santa Barbara, California. Upon graduating from UC Davis with a degree in English, travels brought me to the Northwest, where I lived in Portland for five years, spending many weekends in the Gorge enjoying hiking, biking, skiing and water sports. Realizing that most of my quality time was being spent out this direction, in 1995 I decided to move to Hood River and I have been grateful ever since. We are so fortunate to live in such a wonderful place!
My husband Wes grew up in Hood River. We live on small acreage with our dog, cat, horses, rabbits and chickens, and enjoy camping, horseback riding and spending time on the river, either boating or throwing sticks for our lab. We also own a contracting company that provides refinishing, handyman and small construction services throughout the Gorge, which puts us into contact with so many great and interesting people.
I have previous real estate experience as past owner of a successful Hood River vacation rental company, and also as a Property Manager. Growing up in a variety of places gave me a great passion and excitement for checking out new places and homes. I have extensive experience in business and accounting, and I love meeting new people. What better way to blend these things than to become a Real Estate professional!
I have a strong work ethic and have worked part of full time since my first job at 14 (a paper route on horseback!) I get along well with all types of people, am detail-oriented and committed. I would love to help you find or sell your next home!