About

Welcome to a different way to think about buying and selling real estate. It’s a difference I think you’ll appreciate.

My family has lived in the Spokane area for generations. My mom was born here in 1914 and my dad was president of Dix Corporation. I grew up in Spokane and graduated from Washington State University. I then went on to get a Master's Degree in Biology and Education with an emphasis in Anatomy and Physiology from Gonzaga University. While degrees in anatomy and education may seem odd for a Realtor, that background has served me well. (I get banged up occasionally playing polo!)

I’ve been selling houses and properties since 1989. In 2016, I sold properties totaling $9.5 million, and have been in the top 20 of Spokane area realtors every year since 1998. I was also ranked in the top 3 “Best Realtor” listing in the Pacific Northwest Inlander annual readers poll.

As a residential and property Realtor, I often handle the sale or purchase of my client’s most valuable asset. I take personal responsibility in that. I feel for my sellers in tough situations and realize the importance my expertise brings to their lives. A well-handled real estate transaction can be a win-win for both the seller and the buyer. Consider choosing a Realtor because they are a pro with a successful track record. Do not turn over your largest asset to your family’s friend. Would you do this with your entire stock portfolio?

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Conservation Work

I am passionate about my service to the community and beyond. I was a member of the Board of Trustees for The Nature Conservancy of Washington State www.nature.org for a 5 year term and now serve on the Leadership Council. I am currently involved with Meals on Wheels and hold positions on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane www.rhmcspokane.org, SpokAnimal www.spokanimal.org, and the Dishman Hills Natural Area Association (DHNAA) www.dhnaa.org. The DHNAA is a conservation minded organization working with neighbors and landowners and is committed to the management and stewardship of this unique area. We recently completed a project linking Spokane County Park land, Department of Natural Resource land and the Dishman Hills Natural Area to provide a close-in place for recreation, education and wildlife corridors. I am also a board member of Carl Wilken’s “World Outside My Shoes”—an organization whose goal is to inspire and equip people to stand up against genocide, racism and intolerance www.worldoutsidemyshoes.org. In the past I have been involved with the WSU Foundation for Planned Giving, past Vice President of The Morning Star Boys Ranch Foundation, and am a past President of the Spokane Polo Club.

Many of my clients get involved with me in these organizations. Maybe it’s my passion rubbing off on them, or maybe I am just a tough person to say “no” to. Either way, these wonderful organizations benefit from their involvement.

When I am not showing houses and property, I am running two working farms with 50 horses (polo, roping and breeding stock) or playing polo. I’ve played internationally in Ambassador’s Cup matches (invitation only and often as the only woman competing) and in women’s tournaments in England, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, and South Africa. No matter where I go on these quick trips, I am in touch with my clients by phone on a daily basis. Polo is a great sport, and I have leveraged that interest into initiating and serving on the organizing committee for the annual Cobra Roofing Polo Classic that has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Ronald McDonald House.

I have two great kids—both graduates of Washington State University (located just 80 miles south of Spokane, in Pullman). Catlin is head of the Agricultural Outdoor and Equine Therapy Program at Morning Star Boys Ranch. Cody has a degree in Agricultural Economics and is working on his father’s cattle ranch southwest of Spokane. Both of my kids were on the Washington State University Rodeo Team, were members of the Spokane Ski Racing Association and are members of the Spokane Polo Club.

My four big interests are my family, farm, horses, and land. Real estate is not just my career; it’s also something I invest in myself. I am a true believer in what I do, and I think that after working with me, you will be too.