I have trained dolphins in Germany, owned and operated a delicatessen in historic Sonora, CA, enjoyed amazing income working at some fabulous fine dining restaurants in Palo Alto, Eugene and Salem, been the proverbial soccer mom, and with my daughter, raised the bar for Girl Scout cookie sales in Boise as her troop leader for five years.
But connecting with people through real estate has been one of the great joys of my life and the focus of my career since 1984. I met my husband, Michael, a third generation San Franciscan and police sergeant (25 years with Palo Alto PD) two years after I graduated from Stanford (class of '77). He was the one who suggested my propensity for real estate – and I am still thankful him for his insight. Real estate in the Palo Alto area was a true joy, and I was lucky to have learned from some of the best!
Our wonderful twins, Lindsay and Daniel, were born in 1988. That event, plus a retirement/career change for Michael, brought us to Oregon for seven years, where I created a part-time business, The Instant Assistant for Realtors, while my babies were young. Michael's job managing insurance fraud divisions then became connected to Albertsons, which brought us to Boise in 1996. I can't imagine ever leaving – what a fantastic place to live!
Getting back into real estate full time again in 1998 really brought me HOME! The twins are now graduated from college (Willamette University) and are off in different directions abroad. They have grown into incredibly wonderful people – and they are loving their new adult lives. At Windermere Powerhouse Group, I am energized by the opportunities, support, and resources that are so readily available. It is an exceptional real estate company, and I am proud to be affiliated with the best. I look forward to helping you with all of your real estate needs.