started in the business in 1999 as an assistant to a handful of rookie brokers. After a few years and several different positions later, I started working directly with Andy and his father, Fred, in 2005. My role in the business has changed and evolved so much over the years. As I learned the business and began working with clients more often, I really enjoyed answering questions and helping. Now, my loyalty is strong to our team. I enjoy my daily work because I know I am making a difference in people’s lives.
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Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?
My morning latte. I always have enjoyed coffee. I was introduced to lattes by a friend when I moved to Washington in 1997. My husband and I would swing by the Starbucks on the way into work each morning for my latte. Then he started to get one as well. Not long after we calculated how much we were spending at Starbucks, we bought our first espresso machine. Now we make our own at home each morning.
Who is someone you admire, and why?
There are so many people I admire, but my grandmother would be at the top of my list. As a young girl, I was always impressed at how busy she was when we visited. She would bake cookies and cakes, can and dry fruit, pickle cucumbers and tend to her rose garden. And she did it all well with love! As I grew to be a teenager, I learned more about my Japanese heritage and learned more about her experience of living in a Japanese American Internment camp. Her stories of that time in her life are what taught me what it means to be resilient.