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.