Vashon is zoned rural, and the island feels a lot like Lopez, as in sparsely populated. Animals like living on Vashon-Maury. There are fields, forests, miles of shoreline, several veterinarians, and the Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP). Over the years, I have had feedback from clients who said their dogs were barkers, biters, suffering from […]Read More...
I was born in Oakland, California in 1947, at the U.S. Naval Hospital. My father was a career Naval officer, so we moved every two years or so, including a three-year tour of duty in Seoul, Korea, and two different tours at Bangor and Keyport, Washington, respectively. I enjoyed the Pacific Northwest, more than any of the other places I had seen. I returned to the Seattle area to go to college at the University of Washington in 1966, at the height of the protest against the American involvement in Vietnam. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in French, Spanish, and history. My daughter graduated from Smith College with honors, received her Master's Degree in Education as a New York Teaching Fellow, then relocated to Vashon, where she has pursued a real estate career. I continue to walk, garden, or serve in service organizations, a portion of each day. I am an active supporter of our excellent local schools and the extensive artistic movement that colors so much of what happens here on the island.
I immediately got a job working for the then State Attorney General, Slade Gorton, in the fledgling Consumer Protection Division. investigating business practices and assisting the legal staff in preparation of cases. In 1976, I moved to Vashon Island, seeking privacy, space, security, and community. I married my husband in 1977, and he has continued to be a helpmate, friend, confidant, and partner for nearly forty years.
I went to Seattle Massage School, became a licensed massage practitioner, had a child, and in 1993, when my child was becoming more independent, I began my real estate career. Although I had enjoyed the other "occupations" I had pursued, real estate was the first career for which I felt passion. I love Vashon Island, and I am happy to be instrumental in bringing great people to this amazing place! Everyone's life is enriched when another talented, intelligent, and worthwhile person, steps off the boat, onto these shores---and they stay.
Recently my husband and I purchased Windermere Vashon! This next level---business ownership---will enable me to serve Vashon and my clients at a more integral level. I hope you decide to stay on Vashon, love it as much as I do and add what you can to the rich life that has been built by those who arrived before us and those who are to come!
Latest Real Estate
- $1,100,000 - 19915 Singer Road SW
- $28,000,000 - 12011 SW 220th St
- $1,165,000 - 23403 SW 95th Place
- $1,195,000 - 19028 Vashon Hwy SW
- $724,900 - 13437 Vashon Hwy SW
- $750,000 - 11804 SW 256th Lane
- $3,995,000 -
- $450,000 - 15624 115th Ave SW
- $3,950,000 - 23231 Kingsbury Rd SW
- $1,499,000 - 18527 Beall Rd SW
- $525,000 - 18223 Vashon Hwy SW
- $700,000 - 5729 SW Point Robinson Rd
- $1,950,000 - 25520 86th Place SW
- $20,000,000 - 8415 SW Soper Rd
- $425,000 - 27730 Manzanita Beach Rd SW
I am asked by clients, “Who lives here? What do they do? Where do they come from?” Today, the answer is long and involved. The answer was shorter in the 1960’s. One of my best friends, a third generation Islander, used to deliver oil for the local oil company, and he said there were a […]Read More...