As I take this next step in my professional career, it is important to me to be a contributing member of a dynamic, diverse and driven group of people -- something that Portside clearly prides themselves on. What sets Portside apart is the professionalism and authentic care they provide to their clients, along with their overall genuine approach to real estate, which is all evident in the team they have created. I want to be a part of an independent agency that focuses on giving back to our community, establishes genuine relationships, and provides a welcoming environment for growth and education. It is clear that Portside is committed to the growth of their team, but most importantly to our diverse community here in Portland. As a woman that has been fortunate enough to manage and lead her own staff, it is important to me to support and work alongside a team that is female owned. The knowledge and relationships that Portside invests into their community, local networking events, meetups and giving back is of the utmost importance to me, and a team that I hope to grow and align myself with.