Wendy discovered Orcas Island through a permaculture workshop in Deer Harbor in the summer of 1993. It made an impression. By fall, she had packed up and left Seattle to acquire and develop a fifteen acre farm in Olga. Wendy has a Bachelor of Science degree from Bastyr University in Seattle and has worked as a professional chef and restaurateur. She lived in France and Germany for five years, but returned to Orcas, where her roots had grown. Her experience and business acumen has helped her kick off and maintain a popular Island retail store for nearly ten years. She has a passion for business, keen intuition for people, and a strong sense of fun. Her own interest in real estate and considerable knowledge of unique Island settings led her to become a licensed broker. With over twenty years on Orcas, she is ready to share the nooks and crannies of this beautiful island and, through her considerable diligence and negotiation skills, help others discover it too.