My background is in finance and accounting, having graduated from Portland State University with a double major in Corporate Finance and Russian. After graduation I worked to build several family companies from the ground up; later I founded a company to offer bookkeeping, payroll and financial consulting services to small and medium businesses in the Portland Metro area. A few years ago I returned to the PSU School of Business to pursue a Masters in Finance; this path has been very rewarding in terms of gaining new skills and knowledge as well as getting to know students and faculty and making many important new professional connections.
At work I love the problem-solving aspect of finance: figuring out where the organization is, financially speaking; where we want to go with it and how to get there. In real estate and property management, the tangible quality of dealing with actual homes and properties, plus the people aspect of helping others find solutions and achieve their goals, is extremely rewarding.
When not on the job, look for me outside- hiking, camping, skiing, “triathlon-ing” and sometimes climbing- or just acting as all around support personnel for my awesome, adventurous husband and kids out in the great PNW.