We have been hosting for more than 6 years with Airbnb and are SuperHosts with over 600 - star reviews between our two rooms. We love hosting guests from different countries, doing interesting work, and learning about the world beyond Portland. We have made several friends and have a variety of former guests to stay with when we travel around the world.
Fred and I are happily married and together for a decade.
I have 4 adult children and 7 grandchildren; and Fred has one son in college.
In my past I was a former Medical Assistant/Receptionist for Oregon Health Sciences University (15 years at Richmond Family Medicine), Home birth Midwife, Starbucks barista, childbirth educator, and ceremonial drummer.
Now I help New and Airbnb Hosts become Successful. I am a Reiki Master, SoulCollage Facilitator, Laughter Yoga Leader, and Professionally trained Life Coach.
Fred's passion and work is Energy Conservation, gardening, and has a Jazz band called Ladd's Condition: he plays flute/Tenor Saxophone.
Both Fred and I have lived in Portland over 35 years plus and we have watched the growth, transitions, and changes in Portland. We still Love, Respect, and feel safe in our city.
We enjoy Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, and ethnic music. My favorite wines are Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc ; Fred's are Syrah and Pinot Noir.
Our favorite places near or in Portland are: Mt. Tabor Park, Sauvie's Island, Forest Park, and the Portland Saturday Market.
We love to wine taste at small hard to get to wineries, camp, kayak, bike, explore local gardens, and Gluten-Free restaurants and breweries.
We also enjoy staying home barbecuing on the back porch, watching the birds, drinking wine, and marveling in the beauty that surrounds us.
We love Bend, Ashland, and Breitenbush Hot springs all in Oregon.
Fred and I practice Non-Violent Communication imperfectly and we are always doing or learning something new for fun and to keep the brain engaged.
We learn from our guests amazing information, resources, and places to visit.