About

Born in Los Angeles, I spent most of my formative years getting an education and early work experience in Southern California. I earned B.S. and Master of Business Administration degrees from California State University, Long Beach. I aspired to be an investment banker, so specialized in finance. But, a caring professor sparked in me a strong interest, too, in the human side of enterprise. My career experiences include: • Management consultant to community-based organizations in Seattle and Portland helping poor, underemployed workers get jobs and succeed. • City of Seattle: Assistant Director, Department of Human Resources; Executive Director, Seattle City Council: and Director, Office of Management and Budget. • Management consultant, KPMG (among the largest public accounting firms). • Business entrepreneur for 30+ years, helping large corporations hire, train and retain the best people, and excel in customer service. Clients included: Alaska Airlines, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Hotels, Hilton Hotels, Target Stores, and Wal Mart stores, and several health care companies. Eventually, I sold my company to a competitor, Kenexa Corporation, which was later acquired by IBM. • Residential real estate broker, Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty since 2010. My strong suits: • Exceptional client service—by learning thoroughly each client’s goals and working hard to help achieve them. • Communicating • Financial analysis • Negotiating for win-win outcomes Achievements in real estate: • Certified Residential Specialist: top 3% of Realtors nationally • Top 10% sales volume Thurston County, 2016 • Silver Society: top 17% of Coldwell Banker agents internationally • Senior Real Estate Specialist • Broker Price Opinion Resource Community organizations: • Senior Services for South Sound: Board of Directors and HR Committee • Tumwater Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors • South Sound Business Promoters Chapter of BNI (Business Network International): Immediate Past-President; currently Growth Coordinator • Past president, Capitol City Golf Club Estates Homeowners Association Interests: • Reading (mostly fiction, but also history) • Golf and poker • Small, engaging dinner parties • Laughing with good friends