Short and long term travelers to Bend and Portland have thousands of choices of residencies. I like to believe I have crafted three that stand out from the rest, making a visitor's stay truly special.

In 2014, I launched Big Sky Rentals with the intention of creating unique living spaces for short and long term travel residences that reflect my love for Oregon and deep commitment to advance progressive cause for its people and the natural beauty. Big Sky Rentals are designed to be Oregon centric. I offer the access and information guests need to live like a local and enjoy the special amenities each neighborhood offers. What also sets Big Sky apart from other rental options is that I am available around the clock to answer any questions/make recommendations via phone or email about the residences, neighborhoods, and trips around Oregon. I've visited every county in the state and know it well. And if if don't know the answer to a question, I will find someone who does.

Whether traveling for work or vacation, for a night, week, or several months, each visitor will experience a home curated to provide comfort and ease of living. The residences are all dog friendly, equipped with WiFi, a washer and dryer, full kitchen, outdoor dining area and are located within walking distance of parks, bars, breweries, cannabis shops, grocery stores and restaurants. My homes' landscaping, decor, art and feng shui reflect many years of travel and my own desire to live a simple and sustainable lifestyle.

Oregon is my home. I grew up in Albany, a farming and timber community in the Willamette Valley. Later, I moved to Portland and began a long career as an activist that included working on causes close to my heart: conservation, civil rights, homelessness and affordable housing. I led successful ballot measure campaigns that preserved open spaces in the tri-county Portland area, established a fund to improve state parks and restore salmon habitat, and the nation's first effort to fund outdoor education for all fifth and sixth graders.

When I conceived of Big Sky, I wanted it to be more than just a vacation or long-term rental business. To foster that goal, I created an opportunity for visitors to support a local non-profit of their choice. I also turned each residence into a mini art gallery showcasing local art for sale and established a residency program that offers artists and activists a chance to visit and gain new inspiration and insight from the experience. Oregon has a lot to give in that regard.