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  Kristen's rise in local real estate and community leadership is proof of her diligence, intelligence and infectious energy. She dedicates herself to each transaction, whatever the magnitude, giving it her full and focused attention. She completed an extensive Certified Negotiation Course, which furthered her strong communication skills. Prior to her professional real estate career, she invested for her family and supervised the construction of her first Orcas home. An outdoors woman, accomplished artist, and mother of two, Kristen came to Orcas Island in 1990 after her tenure as a Professional River Guide in the Grand Canyon. In 1993 she became co-owner of an island-based sea kayak tour company. She built a successful Ceramic business as the lead production potter at Orcas Island Pottery, creating pieces of functional art that are prominently displayed in many island homes. As a proud parent of two teenagers, Kristen is knowledgeable about raising kids on an island, owning a small business and living the good life in a small yet dynamic community. Kristen looks forward to helping you find your place on Orcas.