What do you do at Flyhomes? I’m the director of Strategy and Operations and focus on designing and bringing new products to market.
What did you do before joining Flyhomes? Most recently, I was a consultant for The World Bank and helped design long-term programs to improve the educational outcomes of students in Eastern and Southern African countries.
What’s something unexpected that you’ve learned on the job? Understanding just how many inefficient processes we interact with as humans in our daily lives! Working at Flyhomes has really illuminated that there are still so many worthwhile concepts for entrepreneurs to take up to help drive positive change in the world.
What’s your #1 tip for homebuyers? Listen to advice from experts, but make sure you ultimately do what feels right to you when selecting a home. Personally, I have a strong attachment to my home and neighborhood, but I also know tremendously happy clients who bought a house strictly with practicality in mind.
How do you like to spend time when you’re not working? A pretty even split between learning (documentaries, reading non-fiction, podcasts) and mindless entertainment.
What’s something about you that surprises people? Aside from the California city in which I grew up, the place where I have lived the longest thus far is a rural town in Western Kenya (with Seattle a close second!).
Pets, plants, or both? What makes you happy at home? Definitely pets, our house wouldn’t be our house without our dog.
What neighborhood do you live in? Where else have you lived? I currently live in the Madrona neighborhood, and previously lived in Ballard.
What’s your favorite place in Seattle? Spill a best-kept neighborhood secret spot (where do the locals go?) Madrona is so small that I’m not sure there are actually any “secret” spots left! However, there is nothing better than taking an evening walk around the neighborhood in the summer with a salted caramel waffle cone from Molly Moon’s in hand.
What do you love most about your home? I love thinking about the history; we bought a 1907 Craftsman, and a lot of the finishing touches like the Douglas fir floors and cabinetry built-ins are from the original construction.