The end of the year is almost here and to round out the close of a successful year, I thought it would be great to do a fun little Q & A style blog so you could get to know me a little better. It has been my privilege to help people find new homes and sell their existing ones this year and I look forward to serving you in 2016!
1. Where did you grow up, what brought you to the Vancouver area?
I grew up in Oakland CA just across the bay from San Francisco. Actually my family has been in the Bay Area since before the 1849 Gold Rush. I came to the Northwest in 1979 with my husband and one kiddo in tow to work for Tektronix; we moved to Vancouver in 1985 when my job moved to the plant on 164th.
2. How long have you been working as a Realtor?
I've been a Realtor since 1994 and only with two companies–Lutz Snyder a very large independent and now Windermere where I've recently celebrated my 20th anniversary.
3. Share a fond or funny memory during your time as a Realtor.
I've had lots of great experiences and met wonderful folks. . I've sold house boats, a house on the Washougal River that actually had doors on both ends to let the River through in case of a flood, and lots of homes, new and old all over Clark County/Vancouver.
4. What is the best part about being a Realtor in Vancouver?
I love our community and the feel of a small town. I get to meet folks who have interesting stories and wonderful families. I love solving puzzles, and finding the right property for folks or helping folks move somewhere else keeps things very interesting.
5. Tell us about your family.
My husband was a homebuilder who passed away 10 years ago. I have three adult children–Ken in New Jersey just across from lower Manhattan; Kathy in graduate school in Seattle, Kim a middle school teacher in Portland.
6. Do you have any Christmas/New Year traditions?
Our family Christmas traditions are probably just like lots of other families. Whoever is in town, and often that is my 91-year-old Mom from the Bay Area, celebrates Christmas Eve with a nice dinner and church, then Christmas morning we do packages, and of course later in the day dinner.
7. It’s midnight and you’re hungry. What is your go-to snack?
Oh my . . . what should I say? veggie sticks? something utterly healthy? not really, it would usually be cheese and crackers or a cookie
8. Name one thing on your bucket list:
I would love to take my children to see at least one of the places I've been able to travel internationally especially Mongolia or Senegal.
9. What's your favorite drink at Starbucks?
My go-to is a decaf, skinny cinnamon dolce latte.
10. It's your day off. What can we find you doing?
Walking, meeting friends, catching up on my interests which include community involvement with junior high learners, or advocating for responsible spending of our USAID funds.