About Barbara

I was born and raised in Maryland, and graduated from college in Virginia with a degree in Finance and Accounting. 

Several years later, I began to feel that I wasn’t living my life to the fullest.  So in 1997 after two full years of researching cities in the western states, I sold my house in Maryland and moved to Portland, Oregon sight unseen. 

I’ve never regretted that decision.  The Pacific Northwest is home.  I adore hiking in the Oregon and Washington mountains with my dog, gardening year around, and biking around Portland.

While trekking the Annapurna Circuit
Bella taking a break on the trail
Bella taking a break on the trail