Thank you for taking the time to visit my profile. I have been a real estate broker in the Salem area since 2005. I love challenges and take great satifaction in finding that perfect house for my clients. I am an Oregon State grad and an avid beaver fan. Prior to my real estate career I was employed as an accountant in several mid and upper management positions in the construction, healthcare, retail and financial services industries for over 20 years. I also served as a volunteer firefighter in California for ten years, was a elected director for the Twain Harte community services district for five years ( in my first attempt I lost by one vote....lesson learned here...your vote can make a difference!) and have been a board member for numerous non-profit agencies. Currently I am an avid stamp collector and a board member for the Salem Stamp Society and Portland Philatelic Exhibitions. I coordinate blood drives for the Red Cross and volunteer at the local food bank at our church. I am also a member of Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus. I love to talk about the beavers, real estate and economics. ......so make sure you check my blog from time to time.