I've Lived in Ashland aprox 4 years, with my 8 year old daughter. I moved here after financing an eco village, and being asked to be their finance director. I was raised in Alaska. 3rd generation, we homesteaded before it became a state, and am from a very entrepreneurial, colorful family. I lived in the Seattle area the past 23 years, prior to re-locating to Oregon. My businesses and career was private and commercial lending, joint venture and project funding, business development and alternative technologies, green projects and media. We moved to Ashland for the quality of life, and community, the culture, and the arts. I was an Asian art collector for 20 years, am an avid boater, and horsewoman. I am a volunteer and advisor w/several altruistic/humanitarian ventures and organizations. We like to travel, enjoy the arts/music/festivals, the outdoors, quality food friends and entertainment, I am outgoing, and engaging but respect peoples space, and leave them to their own agendas/itineraries (also enjoy mine in our busy lifestyle). I enjoy being a 'concierge' for guests stay/their time here, and enjoy hosting. We live in a somewhat formal but comfortable and relaxed environment, I am tidy and enjoy the order of things, but very accommodating, conscientious, and gracious.