I first visited Bend almost 40 years ago during a family vacation to Black Butte Ranch and a trip to town for dinner at the Pine Tavern. The difference between Bend and my hometown, Gig Harbor, Washington, was striking. After that trip, living in a mountain town stuck in my head. A few years later, I moved to Sun Valley, Idaho, for one winter of skiing that turned into a 20+ year stay. My first career was operating my commercial fishing vessel in Washington State, Alaska, San Francisco Bay, and the Great Salt Lake, Utah. Working away from home for more than eight months of the year lost its luster. I then embarked on a career as an insurance agent before transitioning to real estate in 2004, before another transition to a pension consulting firm in the Bay Area. In 2016 I moved to Central Oregon and, in 2019, obtained my Oregon real estate license. Central Oregon offers a wide variety of outdoor activities, from skiing to mountain biking, hiking, and golf to name a few. After years of exploring our communities, I enjoy working with new residents or long-time locals, finding their perfect spot to call home. In this era, without technology, buying or selling can be challenging. I built EnjoyBendLife.com to address shortcomings I found in my real estate searches and pass along vast amounts of information to my clients, so they are always up to date. Prompt response, technology, and deep knowledge of real estate and Central Oregon ensure you are in good hands! I work hard to provide customer service worthy of a word-of-mouth referral, no matter your goals. You will not regret giving this community a closer look; call me today for the personal service you deserve.