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.

In 2022, I sold my home in Portland and moved to Port Angeles to be closer to the water and mountains.  While Portland will always be home to me in many ways, the Olympic Peninsula has captivated me with its beauty.  I still hike in the mountains, garden year around and bike Bella around town.

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