Gretchen attended Colorado State University and earned both a Bachelor's Degree (English) and a Master's of Education Degree (Reading). Gretchen was a Title 1 Reading Specialist, and she taught English, Literature, and Reading to students in middle school, high school, and college. In addition to being and educator, Gretchen has varied background as a small business entrepreneur. She owned an art gallery, a sporting goods store, and a commercial fishing vessel among others. Gretchen was first licensed as a realtor in 1972. Since that time she has bought and sold 15 personal residences, as well as condominiums, commercial building, and a variety of small businesses. Gretchen has represented buyers and sellers in many diversified real estate transactions. Gretchen understands the stress and emotions of buying and selling property, and she will assist you in making your real estate transaction an easy and comfortable venture. In her spare time Gretchen enjoys ballroom dancing, cross country skiing, and reading. She likes hiking with her husband Dan and their dog Sage. They enjoy visiting their son and daughter-in-law and granddaughter in California.