A few fun facts (in No Particular Order) about Dina & Jill
Dina’s Fun Facts
I love few things more than planning trips to far-away lands. The process of researching and curating an international adventure lights me up, almost as much as living the adventure.
I feel blessed that I found the field of coaching after years inside BigLaw.
I cherish being Noah’s mom and Darren’s wife, two men who have taught me to stretch and explore beyond my comfort zone, including on the ski slopes and at sushi restaurants.
I am not ashamed to sing badly and whistle off tune. I recognize these inclinations can be annoying.
I am passionately committed to creating a world free of multiple sclerosis.
I am slightly obsessed with our Portland Trailblazers, who occupy my thoughts on a regular basis.
I am moved by metaphors and use them regularly, and my vocabulary is not hindered by the narrow rules of grammar.
I am inspired by my late mother’s uncanny ability to belly laugh and live in the moment, despite hideous disease.
I excel at flea markets and have mad skills negotiating with vendors, which I attribute to my Russian immigrant roots.
I cherish hiking and walking with Sabine, our wise and patient flat coat retriever from the Humane Society, and Osa, our child-like and perpetually joyful golden retriever.
I believe that meals are incomplete without dessert.
I am an only child and still hold hands with my dad while walking down the street.
I appreciate the treasured feeling of spaciousness that mindfulness and barre3 give me.
I love cows.
I am grateful to call Portland, Oregon home and exhale deeply every time the plane lands in PDX.
Jill’s Fun Facts
I am the daughter of a famous local landscape painter and a lawyer - I come by my love of nature, creativity and the law honestly.
I love the place that real estate development plays in building community.
I love wearing sunglasses.
I have two teenagers, two Labrador retrievers and one husband. Only the labradors get featured on instagram.
I am a self-taught cook. I’ve logged hours of Food Network & Top Chef.
I played competitive golf and soccer throughout my youth. I’m not that good at either anymore, but I can talk a good game.
I love the Portland Thorns. I love the Oregon Ducks even more.
I am a native Oregonian - I was born in Salem and moved to the Portland area at age 6 months. I always say I am lucky to have been born in Oregon where I feel my heart belongs.
I am a serious skeptic turned serious meditator. My family is now trained to turn around and walk out when they find me “on the cushion.”
I am related to Laura Ingalls Wilder.
I always have a recommendation for a book, a TV show, a movie or a podcast.
I hold a mean plank at Barre3 and can hike a serious hill (slowly).
I loved taking my children to Oregon Children’s Theatre throughout their youth. It was always just as fun watching their faces light up as it was to watch the stage.
I spent many childhood summers in Central Oregon and continue to spend as much time there as I can as an adult.