Having used the analytical left side of her brain for thirty years when Christine owned and operated her own Hotel Management Company, in 1992, she decided to semi-retire and use the right side to create art.
Christine dove into the process of learning, creating and refining her process of mixed media art and now has loyal collectors in Europe, The Caribbean and across the United States. Her studio is located in the beautiful resort town of Ketchum, Idaho with a full view of the ski lifts of Sun Valley.
Coming out of semi-retirement with her husband Jim, to bring Engel and Volkers to the greater Seattle Area was a decision not made lightly. However, after being a client in the buying and selling of many of her own properties, she recognized a lack of consistency in how clients are treated and the process of buying and selling. After seeing and experiencing the methods, expertise and professionalism of the Engel and Volkers Brand, she knew that with her husband Jim, the two of them would enjoy the process of introducing this 48 yr old European brand to the Pacific Northwest.
Since, 1994, Christine has been an ardent volunteer with Medical Teams International a non profit humanitarian and disaster relief organization with offices in Tigard, Oregon and Redmond, Washington. She has made many trips to Africa, Romania and Mexico with the group. In addition she lead numerous teams to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. She was the co-founder of the Field of Dreams Fund Raiser for Medical Teams International and chaired the Safeco Field event for two consecutive years. In addition she held a position on their Leadership Board and was part of the capital campaign to raise funds to purchase the Redmond Location.
Christine was raised by parents who, traveled the globe and took their children with them. She is now herself a mother of three grown daughters and a grandmother to six.