I am currently the business operations manager for Pacific NW Properties, a locally owned company focused on the development, acquisition and management of multi-tenant industrial parks and office buildings in the Portland Metropolitan Area.
Pacific NW Properties is one of Portland's largest, locally owned real estate development/investment companies. With over 25 years in the Portland market and over 3 million square feet developed and managed locally, we have built a reputation as a leader in Portland commercial real estate.
My role focuses on the operations, administration, and technological aspects of the company.
I received my Masters Degree in Philosophy at the University of Arizona. My primary interests were in contemporary ethics, focusing on applied medical ethics and business ethics. I’m also interested in the history of philosophy. I enjoy Ancient philosophy most of all, particularly the early dialogues of Plato, Plato’s Republic, and Pyrrhonian Scepticism.
While I have a general interest in the history of philosophy, I am also interested in philosophy of religion, the metaphysics of death, philosophy and literature, and the philosophy of punishment.
I am originally from Portland, Oregon and attended Lewis & Clark College — a small liberal arts college located in the Southwest Hills of Portland. I received a BA in Philosophy (with Honors) and English.
My undergraduate philosophical studies were focused on the history of philosophy and, in particular, Ancient philosophy. My honors thesis, “Why Socrates Mocks His Interlocutors,” focused on the use of shame and mockery in Plato’s “early” dialogues. I had the opportunity to present this work at several professional conferences, including an International Symposium held in Pyrgos, Greece and the American Philosophical Association’s (APA) Pacific Division Meeting.
My literary studies were broad-based, including the works of Chaucer, Shakespeare, Romantic poetry, and American literature prior to WWII. My thesis, “Wordsworth’s Principled Uncertainty: Lamenting Reason in ‘Lines Written in Early Spring,’” focused on the philosophical aspects of William Wordsworth’s popular (but oft-overlooked) classic.