Born and raised in Oregon, I have gotten to experience the incredible scenery and great spirit of the Pacific Northwest. I grew up in Portland and attended the University of Oregon in Eugene (Go Ducks!). I now live in NW Portland and love the energy and fun of the area, and of Portland in general. 

In early 2015, right after a life-changing trip to SE Asia, I was struck by a realization: I wanted to be a realtor! I left my job doing marketing and event planning to pursue a new passion. I'm now working with Cooper Realty (check out my bio here!) and my mentor, Ernest Cooper, and loving all of the challenges and excitement that comes with being a realtor.

Traveling is my other main passion, so when I'm not able to go too far I love exploring closer to home. Checking out new bars, restaurants, and activities in the area inspires me, especially when I get to do it with the ones I love.

All blog photos by David Balmforth.