Advancing the Success of Women in Commercial Real Estate
Company: Bastion Security
How did you first hear about CREW Portland?
Many years ago while searching online for opportunities to get connected in the CRE market.
What motivated you to join CREW Portland?
I was inspired by the environment that CREW promotes to grow both professionally and personally. With so many accomplished women having a mentorship mentality CREW felt like a good fit for me. I have always had the mindset of "The people we choose to surround ourselves with impacts the way we think, act and feel on a day-to-day basis" Being a part of this amazing group of women has been a lifeline for me through these unprecedented times.
How did you get here?
I have always found helping people to be rewarding so it was no surprise that I found myself working in a service related industry. Starting in Fire Life Safety I focused on educating property managers on how to keep their buildings up to fire code. During this time I also learned about many of the other concerns that property managers face day to day. When I was approached by Bastion Security to share how they use live active security monitoring to deter crime I knew it was something I could stand behind and be excited about sharing with others.
Tell us something we didn't know about you?
With 5 kids and 18 years of experience, I take a lot of pride in being a mom as it is the most selfless rewarding thing I have ever been a part of.
If you could describe yourself in three words what would they be?
Authentic | Motivated | Dependable
Favorite Travel Destination?
Anywhere near nature and water.
What is one goal you would like to achieve through CREW?
One goal I have always had but have been terrified to embrace is to feel comfortable with talking in front of groups of people.