Beverage of Choice: Whatever microbrew is in the office fridge, provided it’s not overly hoppy. After hours, of course.
Can’t Live Without: Oregon’s great outdoors, lazy floats down the river, and occasional philosophical waxing.
Client’s First Impression: There’s something about his voice…
Client’s Second Impression: That’s a funny shaped head.
Web Master, Market Research
I’ve lived in Oregon almost my entire life. I grew up in the small coastal town of North Bend. Spending my formative years close to the incredible beauty of Oregon’s rugged coastline, I developed a deep love for nature. My family often spent part of our summers in Sunriver, a resort community outside of Central Oregon’s Bend, and there, I fell in love with the mountains too. These remain my true loves (well, several of them anyway.)
I went on to study English Literature at the University of Oregon, graduating then working jobs that had nothing to do with English literature. Living in Eugene, I would spend large portions of my free time walking and biking through different neighborhoods all over town, gaining a better sense for the community and local geography. (Hey, I’m a small-town guy, so it doesn’t take too much to entertain me.)
Little did I know, this would be great preparation for an eventual position as a real estate agent. I first met Kip all the way back in 2006 through our shared adventures in Japanese Zen and stayed in touch with him over the years. In early 2018, he approached me about helping him expand LOHR Real Estate’s presence in Eugene and writing copy for his new website. Finally, I had a chance to put my English degree – and my intimate knowledge of Eugene’s neighborhoods – to use! The rest, as they say, is history.
I’ve since transitioned away from a career as a broker and into a more behind-the-scenes role at LOHR Real Estate, keeping the website more-or-less up-to-date, performing market research, and writing content. It’s great to continue being part of the LOHR family and staying in touch with clients.