It feels like the outdoors have always been calling me. I grew up in Eastern Oregon where I spent my childhood exploring the mountains and rivers that surrounded me with my younger brother and cousins. I spent countless summers in Ukiah, Oregon where my grandparents lived and ranched. As I got older, if I was not hunting large game or upland birds you could find me on the rivers or ocean wetting a line. I enjoyed being on the water so much that I chose to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries Biology. After college, I decided to combine my love of the outdoors with my spirit of adventure and commitment to service and enlisted in the United States Coast Guard. I spent a career as a heavy weather coxswain conducting search and rescue and law enforcement missions throughout the Pacific, Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico before retiring after 21 years of service. Through my many travels, I was lucky enough to experience hiking, camping, exploring, hunting and fishing in Guam, Hawaii, the Pacific Coast, Michigan, Louisiana, Florida, the Bahamas and Maine. I have always had a passion for real estate and know the importance of feeling connected to the land that you call home, so becoming a specialized land broker felt like a natural next step for me.