After attending the University of Washington to study History and English, I moved to Jefferson County in 2011. Enchanted with the beauty and the immediate proximity of the majestic Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound, I knew I had found my new home.
Having spent seven years working tirelessly, and enthusiastically, as a kitchen manager, saucier, sushi chef and more, I look forward to putting that same dedication, eye for detail and inexhaustible work ethic to work for you.
Whether buying or selling, I am committed to providing my clients with prompt and succinct communication, making their needs and concerns a top priority, and I have a drive to strive for excellence. With more than 19 years of customer service experience I know how to prioritize, negotiate, organize and set my clients up for success.
I spent many summers during my youth on Hood Canal. I worked on the staff at Camp Parsons, BSA camp. In 2005, I purchased a small cabin in Brinnon and made visits during time off from my regular jobs. I worked in education as a school principal and as a representative for Scholastic Publishing Company. I sold the home in Lake Stevens and moved into a fulltime home in Brinnon in 2014. I am active on the Brinnon School Board and publish the Brinnon Crier, local newspaper for the Senior Organization. I also served on the Lake Stevens City Council for years. I have been active in real esate in the Brinnon area since 2009. I also worked in real estate in the early 70's. I may be "retired" from my early careers but have not retired in my real estate activities.
I do know the area well. I also have helped clients find property in Port Townsend, Quilcene, Hoodsport, and Shelton.
I will provide you with the service that you expect from a real estate broker who has integrity. Once we connect and meet, I will serve and support you until you find that right piece of real estate. In this competitive market, you will need a broker who will tirelessly keep looking for your new purchase, confirming that each new piece that comes on the market has what you need.
I can help locate that piece of waterfront property, the cabin in the woods, a home in a community, or that piece of vacant land for a camp site now or for a future building. I will contribute 5% of my net commissions to local non-profits and organizations.
I moved here to get away from the endless traffic and high taxes. Living on the Olympic Peninsula is a perfect place for retirement or for young folks who want to work from home. Brinnon is very small with a school, post office, grocery store and gas station, fire station, garden nursery, storage areas, some places to eat and many campgrounds. The Book Mobile comes twice a week. Major shopping is approximately 45 miles away in each direction with national stores, theaters, and cultural activities. (Port Townsend, Shelton, Sequim, Silverdale).
Olympia can be reached by driving south for about an hour on Highway 101, which is very scenic and not very crowded with vehicles. If you enjoy abundant seafood, we have it all here. (Fish, clams, oysters, shrimp, and crab). Hiking is close by in the Olympic National Forest and Park. Victoria, Canada can be visited by taking the ferry from Port Angeles, either by car or by foot. Forks, the location for the movie series Twilight, is just a few hours drive away. Once in that area, you can visit a real rain forest. Visiting the Pacific Ocean is also nearby and a great place to explore.
Starting as a sandy-footed Irondale kid bicycling around the neighborhood until the street lights came on, I have been lucky enough to call the Olympic Peninsula home. My family is deeply rooted in the community and have taught me to appreciate all the wonderful things about this area. I currently live in Chimacum with my partner, where we have access to all the fresh food from neighboring farms. Exploring the Olympic Peninsula is my passion, and I love to hike, camp, and pick wild berries in my free time.
Real estate seemed like the perfect opportunity to learn from the community, introduce others to the beauty of this area, and inspire them to find their own place to call home.
I believe with knowledge and determination anything is achievable, and I look forward to helping you on your journey to home ownership.