Tacoma Dome Presenter Biographies 4.22.17

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Joyce Hill, Real Estate BrokerJoyce Hill - Real Estate Broker

Joyce Hill has been serving the Pierce County community as a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Bain for over 25 years. During that time she has sold over 1200 homes, which translates into a world of knowledge and experience that she willingly shares with both buyers and sellers. Some of Joyce’s many awards are: Certified Residential Specialist for Washington State, being in the top 3% of Realtors nationwide, and recipient of the Realtor’s Special Achievement award. Joyce specializes in assisting seniors with the downsizing process and holds the Senior Real Estate Specialist designation. She is committed to assisting seniors who are considering downsizing in order to make the process a smooth transition. She understands the emotions and many challenges involved in moving and uses her skills as a former educator and counselor to really hear what her clients want when selling or purchasing a home. Because the real estate industry is becoming more sophisticated and challenging, you need a professional that understands the market and is positioned to stay ahead of the game. Joyce is dedicated to providing the excellent service you deserve and should expect.

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Lisa Poundstone, Interior Designer and Home Stager

Lisa Poundstone, Ph.D., is the owner of Design Smart Home Staging & Redesign, founded in March 2009.  She is an Accredited Staging Professional and was personally trained by Barb Schwarz, creator of the home staging concept.  Lisa and her company have won the Best of South Sound for Interior Designer and Interior Design Company for the last four years.  She has been a featured columnist for The Olympian and Tacoma News Tribune for the last couple of years. Lisa began in the field of Biology, getting a BS degree at The Evergreen State College, followed by receiving a Ph.D. in Organismal Biology and Anatomy from the University of Chicago.  Although she loves science, her passion for design had a stronger pull, leading her to open her staging and design company.  Lisa’s science background has helped her to apply scientific principles, particularly physiology and psychology, to her staging projects for maximizing the benefits of selling a house as quickly as possible for the most amount of money.

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Phil Dyck, Counselor

Family is important. Often, one family member can make a decision that can have a ripple effect on other family members.  At times like this, it is important that every family member has a voice and be heard in the decision. It may be necessary to bring in a third party, a neutral third party who can see all the different standpoints.   Philip Dyck was born overseas to missionary parents and has lived in a number of different cultures.  This unique perspective has helped him see life from a variety of different viewpoints. He is able to use this skill to help his clients think differently about the situations they face in their lives. Phil has worked with families as a teacher for over 30 years and then in counseling for the past 17 years and these experiences also give him a good overview of the family dynamic.  Finally, his mediation training can be an invaluable tool in bringing about a resolution that all the family members can feel good about.

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Todd Blodgett, Estate Planning Attorney

Todd Blodgett is an estate planning, probate and trust attorney at Eisenhower Carlson in Tacoma, Washington. His practice centers on drafting wills, trusts, powers of attorney and other estate planning documents, as well as probate and trust administration. He maintains an active practice in trust and estate litigation, including will contests, mediations, and dispute resolution. His clients include individuals, families, executors, corporate fiduciaries and trustees, and non-profit organizations. Todd is a compassionate attorney focused on ensuring that his clients’ estates are planned and administered in a way that reflects their final wishes and desires.Todd received his undergraduate degree from Whitman College, studied in Vienna, Austria as a Fulbright scholar, and graduated from Harvard Law School. He is the President of the South Sound Planned Giving Council,  and a frequent speaker on topics relating to estate planning, probate, and trusts.

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