I love Kitsap! I was introduced to the area in 1984 and fell in love with the serene natural beauty all around and vibrant small town communities with great restaurants and boutiques. Then in 1996 I moved here and have called Kitsap home ever since. I've lived in Indianola, Bainbridge Island, and Poulsbo, and I've worked in Kingston, Bremerton and Port Orchard. I know Kitsap County and its many nooks and crannies well.
I have a bachelor's degree in Urban Planning from the University of Washington, and a Master's in Public Administration from Seattle University. I have been an urban planner, a transportation planner, a housing analyst, and a small business owner. I am detail oriented and a numbers person; analytical, methodical and systemmatic by nature.
My dauther went through elementary and middle school in the Bainbridge Island school distrct and now attends North Kitsap High School in Poulsbo, and my husband is a retired police officer with 37 years of service in Kitsap County. I also work for Fishline part-time as the organization's HomeShare and Alternative Housing Options program manager.
I enjoy gardening, cooking, and the great outdoors. Among other things, Kitsap is great for forraging for native edible plants, crabbing, clamming, and gathering oysters. I also enjoy theater, music, fine dining, and museums. It's great living in a place so close to the Olympic National Park and Pacific Ocean beyond, while also being close to Seattle and all activities it offers.
It gives me great pleasure to introduce new people to this area and to help local families and individuals make well informed decisions about selling and/or buying a home for the first time, “buying up”, downsizing and purchasing investment properties. I pride myself on not only exceeding people’s expectations, but also making what is often a difficult and stressful process an enjoyable one.