Boise is a great place to live.
I currently live in Boise’s Northend and enjoy all the amenities that come with being a Northender. I have been a native to the Treasure Valley my whole life. I grew up in Payette and attended Albertson College of Idaho in Caldwell where I studied psychology and sociology. I entered into the mental health field after graduating as a Behavioral Interventionist. I was accepted into the “Masters of Counseling” program at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa where I attended a couple of semesters while also launching a career as a Real Estate Professional. I fell in love with what I was doing so I decided to focus on my real estate career, and counseling ended up taking the back seat. Real estate is very similar to counseling — I enjoy working with people on a daily basis, forming great relationships, and helping my clients through what may be the biggest investment in their lives.
I love what I do.
However, growing up I didn’t feel that way about real estate. My dad is a contractor and always dragged me around to real estate offices after school. I got to know all of the local agents’ names. I hated every minute of it. We would even look at houses on vacations to the Oregon Coast year after year when my parents were trying to buy a vacation home. We moved often as I grew up within the same small rural area, but I was lucky enough to stay in the same school district. For a long time a house was just a house to me, and I never understood the meaning of a home. When I decided to get into real estate my dad was shocked at the idea, but felt he had to take some of the credit given how real estate played a big part in my life.
The North End is my home.
I have been a Boise Northender since 2005 when I moved from my college community in Caldwell. I purchased a home during the peak of the market before I became an agent. I was lucky enough to get a great deal at the time for a small home. I still live there today and have made improvements to it over the years. “Home is where your story begins” is a cliché popular phrase, but my story really has begun in the North End. I want other homebuyers to experience what the North End has to offer and what I enjoy on a daily basis. Being a Northender really is a way of life.
Some of the highlights of the North End are:
- Walkability to downtown
- Great schools
- Unique architecture
- Bogus Basin Ski Resort
- Hyde Park
- Camelsback Park
- Boutique shopping and dining
- Boise Co-Op
- Annual Street Fair
- Animal friendly
- Great place to raise a family
- Close proximity to friends’ houses
- Basketball with Doug Martsch