CREA Edge - May 2019







Congratulations on your move! What have you enjoyed the most about your

Moving out to Portland in January provided us the opportunity to hit the slopes and go skiing, which is where we spent most of our weekends in February and March. Now that it is getting warmer we have ventured to the Oregon coast and done some hiking. The waterfalls in Oregon are a sight to see and we cannot wait to see more. How do you collaborate with Asset Managers and Indy through this transition? Communication is key. Skype has been a lifesaver during this transition. But honestly the asset management team has been great at making sure that I stay connected. Having weekly meetings with the team has also assisted in being able to collaborate. What is your favorite thing about working in Asset Management? Working for CREA? Working in Asset Management is a treat for me. I am a numbers person so reviewing quarterly financial statements and cash flow calculations are strangely fun for me. But what makes the job even better is working with people you can call your friends. That is what I would say is my favorite part of working for CREA.

the year after I graduated college, I found an opportunity though an organization I was part of in college, National Society of Leadership and Success. They were putting together a 10 day trip to Costa Rica which was half vacation, half service work. When we weren’t ziplining though the jungles or parasailing over the ocean, we helped rebuild a monkey sanctuary, cleaned up the beaches, and poured concrete for sidewalks at a local school. But the best part was meeting 30 people from all over the US that I would never have had the chance to meet otherwise. If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you? Emma Stone In 40 years what will people be nostalgic for? Relationship building and socializing. I feel as technology and social media take over, generations will lose the ability to converse and build relationships face-to-face.

time in Portland? What has been the most surprising thing you have discovered about living in Portland? My husband and I love the outdoors and being outside. Portland offers us more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors than we had in Indianapolis. In the three months that we have been here we’ve not been still for very long. I would say the most surprising thing about Portland has been their hospitality. Being from Santa Claus, IN (a small town in southern Indiana) I have missed how nice people can really be to each other until I arrived in Portland. Everyone I have met has been so nice and friendly. It has really stood out to me. How has your new location been received by your clients and the CREA Portland office? Everyone involved has embraced the move with open arms. I have enjoyed being able to share some of the ins and outs of the Asset Management department with those in the Portland office and look forward to developing relationships with clients in the area. When you aren’t busy working, what do you enjoy doing? We are always looking for new adventures. But most often you can find us with our pup Cash, taking long walks along the Williamette River waterfront, checking out the dog park nearby or scoping out a new happy hour spot.


Any personal facts you could share with us? I’ve been to 36/50 states.

Best vacation you’ve been on? The best vacation I have been on was

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