I grew up in Eastern Washington vacationing with my family annually in Central Oregon. I eventually moved to Oregon in order to attend Willamette University where I played soccer for the Bearcats and earned a B.A. in studio art. After graduating I spent nine years in Portland, met my future husband, and received a degree in nursing from Linfield College in 2004. After having my second child, I moved out of the nursing field and into the business world, starting and managing two small companies. While living in Portland in 2005 I purchased three investment properties in the Sunriver area. It took five more years before I could move to Bend full time and call it home! Joining the Home Friday’s team allows me to continue my interest in the real estate market, watch the beautiful town of Bend grow and focus on serving homeowners and their investments in a professional setting. My attention to detail and problem solving skills are an asset to your home as I take care of it in the same manner I do my own. When I am not supporting the needs of my clients, I enjoy yoga, running, biking, snowboarding, skiing and spending time with my three children.
Having lived in Bend since 1990, I have learned the value of this town of ours, as well as the value of our homes. From owning homes, to managing rentals and vacation rentals of our own here in town, the importance of a well taken care of home is top priority to me. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and over 19 years of experience in client relations and home care. Now I am able to combine my efforts to serve Home Fridays and it’s wonderful clients. With my attention to detail and desire to excel, client relations and managing the care of your home are my specialty. My husband and I spend our free time with our two teenagers and stay busy living the Bend life. Most recently we have fallen in love with the game of pickleball and paddle boarding the Deschutes but will always enjoy the local’s favorite pastimes: skiing Mt. Bachelor and running river trails.
I grew up in the small community of St. Paul, just south of Portland and later attended Wilsonville High School. In 2007 my love for the snow, mountains and outdoors brought me to Bend. Over the years I have worked in many different jobs from restaurants to retail and to childcare where I have worked as a nanny for the past 7 years. These different jobs have helped me learn the importance of time management and paying attention to detail. I believe these skills have greatly helped me when it comes to taking care the homes we manage here at Home Fridays. Along with working at Home Fridays, I still work in childcare as a part time nanny. I am also pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education here at Central Oregon Community College and hope to graduate from Oregon State University Cascades in the next couple of years. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, skiing, hiking, sitting by the river and cooking for my friends and family.
In 2013 on a road trip, my husband and I came through Bend and fell in love with this town! My husband John and I decided to look for a house and move here in 2014. Our grown son Tyler is a Videographer and was and still is traveling the nation and world for his work most of the time, so it seemed like the perfect time to make a change in our lives. Once in Bend, I also bought a rental property that I manage myself. My family all ski’s, snowboards, kayaks and paddle boards, among all the other activities here in Bend there is to enjoy! My career background has mostly consisted of Sales and Marketing management positions in the Gift and Home Décor industry (National Sales Director) and the Hospitality industry (Catering Sales Director). I have always loved Homes and taking care of my own so joining HOME FRIDAYS was a perfect fit and I am extremely happy for the opportunity to have joined the team here in 2017. I have the pleasure of meeting many fabulous people and being able to take care of their beautiful homes. Bend is a special place and if you own a home here, you’re one of the lucky ones! Each one of us here at HOME FRIDAYS treats all the homes we watch over like we do our own!
Call Dana today to setup your personalized service plan.
541 317 3088
15 SW Colorado Ave Suite 5
Bend, OR 97702
“...The Home Fridays crew have discovered very small water leaks, insects and large tree limbs trying to climb the stairs to the deck. They have responded immediately to guests who locked themselves out of the house, to our call telling her that the heat was turned OFF by a guest when they left the house in 15 degree weather, and to our urgent request to have a birthday gift on the table for an arriving guest. They are networked with the best plumbers, HVAC, roofers, electricians and contractors in Bend. We cannot compare Home Fridays to other property managers because there is no one else who can hold a candle to their services and abilities—all delivered with a smile and the aplomb of an experienced professional.”
-BOB & SUSAN HAROLD
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