When Mary moved to Portland three years ago, she knew immediately that she’d found the place she wanted to live forever. A native Midwesterner, she is thrilled to be living in a part of the country that so perfectly combines culture and natural beauty. Mary and her husband, a former military officer, moved frequently before settling in Oregon, and she sees her work in real estate as the perfect way to relive the excitement and possibility she loved about each of their own moves. Mary has a degree in English literature and spent her previous working years as a professional writer and editor. She spends much of her time running after her two little boys, Wells and Otto, with occasional breaks for fitness and wine.