Owning a home always seemed out of reach for me, or so I believed.

Growing up amidst the rolling fields of rural Wisconsin, I remember spending summer evenings in my grandparents modest 1900’s farmhouse, dancing across the hardwoods in the rainbow luster of their stained glass entry door.  During holidays, we'd gather in the country kitchen, where my grandma would pull the good china from the dining rooms built-in cabinets, and we'd share the joy of preparing family meals together, taking turns peeling potatoes and washing dishes. These experiences instilled in me a deep appreciation for vintage architecture, traditional craftsmanship, and the timeless beauty of historic homes, while also understanding the love of contemporary kitchens and the absolute necessity of the modern dishwasher.

Following my journey from photography school in Seattle to ventures in small business ownership and event planning in San Francisco, I settled in Portland in 2014. Landing a role managing a commercial portfolio at the Ford Building, I found myself immersed in a vibrant creative community, fostering artists and entrepreneurs alike. It was here that my passion for real estate was ignited, driven by a desire to help individuals achieve their dreams.

My experience in assisting small businesses find their footing taught me a valuable lesson: homeownership often serves as the cornerstone for pursuing artistic and entrepreneurial endeavors. Recognizing this, I embarked on a mission to secure a home for myself. Obtaining my real estate license in 2019, my husband and I took the plunge and purchased our first home—a 1900s fixer-upper in NE Portland.

Today, as a dedicated broker at Living Room Realty, I merge my passion for real estate with my love for art, craftsmanship, and diverse architectural styles. Transitioning from the rural landscapes of my upbringing, my greatest fulfillment now comes from empowering others—especially creatives, small business owners, and first-time homebuyers—to attain financial independence through strategic property investments in Portland and its picturesque surroundings. Whether it's matching clients with their dream vintage bungalow or sleek contemporary abode, I take pride in imparting the knowledge and skills necessary to transform their dreams into reality."

“Life is a canvas, and you are the artist. Your home is the masterpiece where every stroke of love and every shade of experience creates the artistry of your existence." - Unknown