My husband and I fell in love with Astoria when we drove up the coast in the summer of 2004 from our home on the central Oregon coast. As a native of Portland, I often spent family vacations and spring and summer breaks on the north coast, but it was our first visit in several years. After dreaming about living near the ocean for years, we finally took the plunge and relocated to the Newport area from Portland in 1999. Another move was not in our plans.
While exploring Astoria, we admired the Victorian homes and historic buildings and found a city filled with energy, a strong sense of community and entrepreneurial spirit. On our way to the Astoria Column, we spotted an Area Properties sign and took a flyer from the box. We made an appointment to see the house, and the rest is history.
In the 60s, I spent four years at Oregon State University and then lived briefly in Honolulu, Hawaii and New Orleans, Louisiana before returning to Portland where I worked as a legal assistant for an antitrust attorney. It was off to San Francisco in the 70s to work as an administrative assistant for music promoter Bill Graham and secretary to the rock group Santana. Returning to Portland in 1980, I owned a secretarial and desktop publishing service in downtown Portland for the next 14 years.
My real estate career began in 1996, working as assistant to the owner of several Portland-area businesses involved in buying, selling, developing and managing various types of real estate, including single family homes, condos, apartments, shopping centers, manufactured home parks and marinas. After obtaining my Oregon real estate license in 2001, I worked as a realtor in Lincoln County for the next three years selling and listing property from Yachats to Lincoln City.
Since moving to the Oregon coast, I have explored many of the coastal communities learning about the unique features each area has to offer. Whether you're buying or selling a home, relocating, or just looking for some honest answers, you will find me to be an enthusiastic and sincere professional committed to providing unsurpassed real estate service.