Licensed in Oregon & Washington
1981- Windsurfing brought me to the Gorge and I fell in love with the people and the place. In 1990, I retired from teaching school in Vancouver, Canada and moved to Hood River. Soon, I owned and operated a successful windsurfing school and became Fitness Director of the Hood River Sports Club.
REAL ESTATE in Hood River was happening so...
I jumped into the market, purchasing a cozy starter home. Earlier, I had been "smitten" with a charming old farm house, a real fixer upper, and in 1992 it was mine! The rebuilding process from bare exterior framework was a challenge, but the end result of a total remodel was my dream, with lots of pine, old wood floors, an open floor plan, and a spectacular view of Mt. Adams and the Columbia River, my playground. This hands-on adventure left me with a thorough working knowledge of the building process and home evaluation. My sweetheart is a master craftsman and he taught me many valuable lessons in construction: I was a hands on laborer!
I soon found I was actively studying the Real Estate market... the light came on. I realized that a change in career was in order. I entered the real estate business as a Professional Sales Associate, licensed in Oregon and Washington, with Don Nunamaker, Realtors, in Hood River. I love challenges, teaching and working with people, and Real Estate is the perfect avenue down which to channel my education, training and extra energy! From 1997 through ????? I have been proud to earn TOP AGENT in our company!
I am now entering my 27th year and Yes, I am still loving Real Estate and the changes in the business are amazing with the advances in technology, BUT, the people are the same. Many of my clients have become lifelong friends!
My newest recreational pursuits, both of which I am totally enthralled, include wingboarding and mountain biking.... I have replaced my trail running passion with mountain biking due to "old joint issues!" and though not the same, all good fun! Yes I still kiteboard and windsurf!
There are many special features of the Gorge I treasure. I love...
- the outdoor pursuits that brought me here and allow me to enjoy the wilderness and water and wind.
- the small town of Hood River and all its original charm and beauty!
- the benefits of the city amenities of Portland near by.
- the influx of a wide variety of people through relocation with telecommuting abilities
Friendships grow fast and strong in The Gorge and I am here to stay! Give me a call or shoot me an email if you would like to join the fabulous Columbia River Gorge Community!