Looking back for us means a lot of life experiences that have led us to where we are today. We love people and the excitement that each new day brings. That's why real estate has absolutely been the best fit for both of us as our career and our passion.
Our story's a good one. Brian and I met in 1993 and were married a short time later in 2002 when we decided we did want a child and to settle down. We have a darling daughter who is the apple of our eye but I'm not quite sure about the settling down part. We love to be on the go.
We met when April was the Southern Oregon Sales Manager for Trader Publishing (Auto, Truck, Cycle, RV, Boat Trader) and Brian worked heading up the parts department at a local multi line power sport dealer. We went out on a date and it was all over from there. Our love for the outdoors and adventure has always kept us going. Brian is an enthusiastic outdoors man and loves anything with a motor. He probably thought it was pretty cool that I drove a GMC 4x4 and had a 250R quad when we met too. Brian was raised at Triangle Lake then moved and graduated from Philomath High School. A big transition for him from a 10-person classroom to 100. Then continued onto Linn Benton Community College. Not me though I was born and raised in Keizer and that's where we call home today. It has helped broaden my horizons and with real estate it allows us to cover the entire Willamette Valley. From Corvallis to Scio to Stayton to Woodburn there is no town we don't know and appreciate. Being busy in real estate has taken allot of our play time away but the flexibility is one of the reasons this career is amazing. We do still find that its super important to relate to people as well as our community.
That's probably why we try to be involved. We are long time Elks members. We've made a proactive decision to try to help the children of the community as much as we can. Whether it be helping with Booster programs, volunteering time or making donations. We are also members of the Keizer Chamber, Salem Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Willamette Valley Multiple Listing, & RMLS. Brian is also a GRI (Graduate of Realtor Institute) designated and I am an Energy Trust Certified Principal Broker. Our past customer service, sales and management has absolutely helped shaped the Realtors we are today. We believe in continued training, education and knowing this market.
We were at Coldwell Banker Mountain West since 1998 and in 2020 made the transition to HomeSmart Realty Group. They are ahead of the pack when it comes to thinking outside the box. That's what we try to do in real estate too, no one person is the same as another, no one house is the same, no one situation is the same. Intuition plays a big roll and diversity is key. We always try to adapt and relate to each real estate transaction as it is. Always putting our Clients interest first. Making sure that our marketing plan fits the needs of your specific listing and that each buyer gets all the listings that hit the market first. We would love to share what we can bring to the table for you.
From our family to yours, thank you for considering us as your Realtors. When you are ready, call, text or email us with all your real estate needs. We love what we do and are here to help!!