A baby boomer, Jean was born and raised on Mt. Tabor in the Southeast part of Portland. Her grandparents immigrated from Norway in the early 1900s, and her grandfather owned the Foster Feed and Seed in the 1940s. Currently Jean lives in NE Portland’s Roseway District where she has transformed the home she inherited from her grandparents into a gardener’s paradise complete with a homestay business.
The Southwest: Navajo & Hopi Nations
Jean was an educator for 20 years, 10 years of which she spent teaching public school in the Navajo and Hopi Nations. The experience of living in a different culture taught Jean that there’s more than one way “around the mountain.” Her appreciation for diversity has translated well into her real estate work, enabling her to work successfully with clients from a range of cultures, socioeconomic classes, and ages.