Portland is my home. I know the local schools, businesses, and neighborhoods - and even boast a collection of rare antique photographs from the area. Having lived in the Mt. Tabor area since 1955, I have seen the exciting evolution of our community.
For 15 years I coached little league and also taught seventh-grade history at Robert Gray Middle School. Simply put, I believe in teamwork. As a coach and a teacher, I learned that to achieve greatness, you must win respect and commitment of your team.
When my partners and I decided to form Realty Trust Group in 1997, we agreed that teamwork and client-focus would be guiding principles for the company. In building relationships and combining talents, we knew that we would have a far greater chance to ensure everyone’s success. As a result, all agents at Realty Trust are committed to making each transaction a win-win.
Sports are still a big part of my life. As a graduate of Oregon State University and a Beaver Football season ticket holder, I am no fair-weather fan. Golf is also one of my greatest passions. I am fortunate enough to have played at many of the top courses in the world, and count St. Andrews in Scotland, Royal County Downs in Ireland, and Pacific Dunes in Bandon, Oregon among my favorites.
I entered the real estate scene in 2005, inspired by my father, Jan Caplener. I had the fortunate opportunity to join his team, with the goal of helping future buyers and sellers, and maintaining a client base that he has been nurturing since 1983.
Born and raised in the Mt. Tabor neighborhood, my wife and I and two kids now live on same street that I grew up on. I now have the best commute ever, needing to head just down the street to our lovely office right on 50thand SE Hawthorne.
Away from work, I love spending time in Mt. Tabor park with my kids, going on adventurous trips in our camper trailer, and occasionally hitting the golf links as well.
My passion for real estate began when I remodeled my own 1928 home. For the past decade, I've used my local expertise to help clients—from first-time buyers to downsizers—reach their goals. I've learned that attentive listening, communication, and understanding my clients' needs are crucial for providing the best real estate service. With a background in administration and legal work, I strive to make every step of the real estate process enjoyable and successful for my diverse client base. I specialize in Southeast, Northeast, and North Portland, and draw from my experience living in inner Northeast and Southeast to offer valuable insights.
Apart from real estate, I love traveling with my husband and daughter, trying new foods, reading, and enjoying all the outdoor activities that the PNW has to offer.
I moved to Portland, Oregon in 2017 from Northern California and immediately found my passion in real estate. I started my career working on the administrative side of the industry, and after three years decided to join The Caplener Group. While I still assist our team with some “behind the scenes” work, my real strength comes in working with first time home buyers. I take pride in my communication skills, my patience, my knowledge of all four quadrants of Portland, and I feel I am uniquely qualified to work with both native Portlanders and out of town clients.
I make a point to be ready and available for my clients, but when I am not working I can be found exploring the Portland food scene, cooking, or watching old movies with my fiancé.