Advancing the Success of Women in Commercial Real Estate
Company: Bank of the Pacific
How did you first hear about CREW Portland?
In the past, several work acquaintances are/have been members of CREW. They enjoyed the connections and involvement they shared with other members in the organization. In the previous year, I moved from my past employer where I spent 23 years at a large financial institution and in 2020 became part of a smaller organization. Part of this change has led to my aspiration to connect with others in the real estate profession and rebuild relationships.
What motivated you to join CREW Portland?
Networking, Business Development, Career Advancement, Meet Inspiring People, Volunteer, Be a voice for women in Commercial Real Estate.
How did you get here?
I started in banking 25 years ago as a teller, banker, operations manager and spent the last 19 years in commercial banking working my way up as an associate, credit analysts, relationship manager (commercial banker) to manager/team lead (23 years with a large bank and the last 1 ½ years with a small community bank). Working with business owners/CRE investors achieving their goals; specializing in bank financing and relationship manager is what I know.
Tell us something we didn't know about you?
I believe it’s important to connect with everyone either on a personal or emotional level to build trust and transparency. I’m a mother of three children (26, 19, 16) raising them while balancing a career. We have 3 dogs, 2 chickens, 1 tortoise (yes we live in the country). I was once a soccer mom traveling the 1-5 freeway and now a moto-mom (my youngest races motocross). I love to be outside skiing, hiking and trying to new things.
If you could describe yourself in three words what would they be?
Passionate | Relator | Hardworking
Favorite Travel Destination?
Sunny Warm Beach. I would love to travel Europe.
What is one goal you would like to achieve through CREW?
Expand my knowledge around commercial real estate by building connections with others in the industry.