My Resume

Real Estate

  •  Joined Windermere Real Estate/East Inc,  in 1989.             


  • Washington Managing Brokers license in 1991.  Managing Broker license is above and beyond the level of basic broker.


  • Oregon Broker license in 2001, while living for one year, in Hood River.


  • Certified Residential Specialist.  CRS is an advanced professional designation held  by less than 5% of all Realtors in the United States


  • Named Assistant Office Manager in 2008


  • Accredited Relocation Specialist.   I have worked extensively with relocation clients.  I am one of only 150 out of several thousand Windermere agents in Washington, to be certified by Windermere as a Relocation Specialist.


  • Accredited Staging Professional.  I stage homes with my personal inventory of items.  When a house is vacant and needs furnishings, I rent and arrange for furniture to be placed in areas of the home that best showcase the main rooms.


  • Accredited Seniors Real Estate Professional. Specialized training in dealing with the needs of older buyer and sellers.


  • Selected repeatedly by Seattle Magazine as “Five Star Agent  for Customer Satisfaction”.  This was designated for only 7% of the Puget Sound area agents


  • Board of Directors for Windermere Foundation for 6 years.  We support Eastside groups that are involved with issues of homelessness and children at risk.  




  •  Mt. Clemens High School, Mt. Clemens, Michigan 


  • University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts with major in Education, minor in Journalism 


Previous Experience

  • Elementary school teacher, Mercer Island, WA


  • Hilton Hotel, Hotel Administration, Philadelphia, PA.


  • Retail Sales & Management, Bellevue, WA.



  • Married for 43 years to Jack Knudtsen. We have lived all over the country due to husband’s hotel management/development career.  I am well versed in the stresses of moving cross country after having made many corporate moves ourselves


  • Three children, Brad 41, Megan 37 and Adam 27.


  • Assorted grandchildren ages 3-13


  • Resident of Issaquah for past 5 years and South Bellevue for 22 years, prior to that.  We have also lived in CA (north & south), NJ, OR, MI & PA.



  • Anything that has to do with the grandchildren.


  • Traveling…especially to Europe, Africa and warm, sunny places.


  • Reading & exploring the Internet