Holiday Inn Presenters 9.30.17

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Presenter Biographies

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Dennis MacDonald, Real Estate BrokerDennis MacDonald photo

Dennis MacDonald, a Pacific Northwest native, married with two children and five grandchildren discovered his entrepreneurial spirit early on, always working to buy his own Levi’s jeans and Beatle boots. After receiving a degree in electronics, he enjoyed a professional 28 year career in the high tech industry. Here, he honed his business skills, learned the principles of world class customer service and developed his lifelong values of integrity, honesty and ethical behavior. Dennis later formed a consulting company helping others become business owners. He continued his passion of helping others by working as a successful Realtor for the past 11 years with his wife and Realtor partner, Jan. Working with Better Homes & Gardens Realty Partners, Dennis is a Certified Negotiations Expert and together, they have received the Five Star Real Estate Professional award 2012-2017. Dennis values long lasting relationships and desires to leave a legacy of dedication and passion working with people from all walks of life.

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Angie Morse, Interior Designer and Home StagerAngie Morse photo

Angie Morse has been involved in many aspects of the design industry, including: graphic design, interior design, home staging, and visual merchandising. She is the owner of The Room Stylers, is certified in Home Staging, has served on the IRIS National Board of Directors, and is recognized as a RESA-Pro by the Real Estate Staging Association. Angie
is a graduate of the Heritage School of Interior Design. With a passion for color, she is a certified consultant with Dewey Color and Color with Confidence. Angie currently serves as President of the Portland Chapter of the Interior Design Society and is the Staging Certification Instructor at the Heritage School of Interior Design. She has won
awards for organization, color, redesign and named Designer of the Year nationally for window treatments. Angie enjoys working with clients on all levels—from simple color consulting to complex room-by-room plans and remodeling. Angie is proud to be a sixth generation Oregonian and resides in Tigard with her husband of 20 years.

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Dr. Sara Zeff Geber, Counselor and AuthorSara Zeff Gerber photo

Dr. Sara Zeff Geber is a counselor, certified retirement coach, a professional speaker on retirement and aging Also, she is the founder of LifeEncore. Sara’s coaching work is nation-wide, utilizing modern technology (Skype, Zoom) for face-to-face meetings.Sara is a co-author of the 2013 book, Live Smart After 50. She is also a co-author of the 2014 book, Not Your Mother’s Retirement, a primer for women planning for the second half of life. Sara has developed a niche specialty working with “solo agers,” those with no children or who are aging alone. This group will have unique needs in later life that warrant additional planning and foresight. Sara’s latest book, Fifty Plus, Minus Kids will be out in late 2017. Sara has a M.A. in education and a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and counseling. She is active in the Life Planning Network and The Transition Network, both national organizations that support people over 50.

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John Boylston, Estate Planning AttorneyJohn Boylston Estate Planning Attorney

John Boylston is an estate planning attorney with Myatt & Bell P.C. He believes in building up, strengthening, preserving, and protecting families. John is particularly passionate about making sure that every family has an estate, incapacity, and tax plan that will help the family stay together through the inherently difficult transitions we all face when a family member passes away or becomes incapacitated. John works with families of all shapes and sizes, and will help you create an estate and incapacity plan that fits your unique family. John listens to his clients closely and compassionately to help them get the plan they need. John is a native Oregonian. He graduated magna cum laude from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, and then earned his law degree in 2006 from the University of Southern California. Outside the office, John is a Trustee for the Oregon Historical Society and a founder and board member of the Emerging Leaders for Oregon.

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