I have been actively working in the real estate industry for 30+ years. I was originally licensed as a Real Estate Broker in Colorado. I moved to Montana in 1989, at which time I received my Montana Broker's license. For 17 years prior to my joining Engel & Volkers I was the managing broker of my own real estate brokerage. I managed two other real estate sales agents in addition to handling all of my own personal brokerage business. Other jobs I have done include working in the title insurance industry as an escrow closer, working in the mortgage loan industry in all phases of the business including running a mortgage business for a Savings & Loan company, and working in the timber industry managing timber based real estate holdings. Currently, in addition to helping clients with their real estate needs, I work in the Oil & Gas business actively managing oil wells in Texas and North Dakota. In addition to the really cool people that I work with, I joined Engel & Volkers Western Frontier primarily because of the company's unique ability to market their agents, and their agent's clients needs. Engel & Volkers have amazing advertising platforms that are unsurpassed by any other brokerage agency in the Northwestern United States. The fact that we reach out world wide provides my clients a much more extensive and diverse "world" than any other real estate brokerage in Western Montana. My personal goal at Engel & Volkers is to expand my listing and selling real estate opportunities. Combining this with my extensive knowledge and experience will make me the BEST in meeting both my Buyer's and Seller's needs. I have been licensed in both Colorado and North Dakota in the past. I am currently licensed in Montana. I have sat on the board of directors for both the Missoula Organization of Realtors and the State of Montana Board of Realtors. I have successfully closed transactions from first-time home buyers to multi-million commercial transactions. Yes, this is my "job", but I personally prefer to think of it as my "vocation" as it is my responsibility to educate and protect my clients to the very best of my ability. As I have homes in both Polson, Montana and Frenchtown, Montana, I have the knowledge and flexibility to market all of Northwestern Montana. My personal interests include cooking, gardening, travel, and music. My ethnic background is German, and I've been fortunate to learn how to cook all my family recipes. I have a greenhouse and extensive flower and vegetable gardens. My oldest kiddo lives in Germany, so my family and I have taken many trips to Europe, Scotland, and Ireland. I've played cello since first grade, piano since fifth grade, and sung in choirs since sixth grade. I'm proud to say that I'm a founding member (and past board member) of the Missoula Community Chorus, which has been an active 100+ choir in Missoula Montana for 16 years.