I have been working as a CPA for over 35 years, serving primarily individuals and small business tax clients. I also have extensive knowledge of the local real estate market and have served as a consultant for analyzing income properties. My husband and I own several rental units and I thoroughly enjoy helping people who want to begin investing in real estate and need to understand the tax benefits of investment property. With encouragement from my twin sister, I obtained my real estate license in 2001, my broker’s license in 2003 and I opened my own real estate company in 2004. I earned a doctorate in business administration (DBA) in 2019 from California Southern University. In 2014 I earned a Master of Real Estate (MRE) degree. I was in the inaugural class in the United States in this new program from Realtor University and I was the first person in the state of Idaho to obtain an MRE degree. I consider myself to be a lifelong learner and I highly value education.
I have been happily married to Tim, a local family physician, for over 35 years. We have 3 grown children (Melanie, Michael, and Caitlin) plus 6 grandchildren.
I am an avid volunteer and spend several hours each month serving my church as the Treasurer of a multi-state region covering Idaho, Eastern Washington and Western Wyoming. I also serve as the President of Trinity New Hope, Inc., a ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church that owns and operates 16 single-family homes as an affordable housing ministry.
Over the years our family has been active in Tae Kwon Do. My husband and I are 2nd-degree black belts. Our son, Michael, is a 3rd-degree black belt and our youngest daughter, Caitlin, is a 1st-degree black belt. We also love to scuba dive. All of our kids are advanced level divers and we travel to warm, tropical locations as often as possible to dive. Tim and I are also learning to play golf.