About Me


My Business:

I am a licensed real estate broker in the state of Washington with a sincere love and passion for what I do.


Buying and/or selling real estate is likely the single largest investment(s) we will make in our lifetimes. As a broker, I take that responsibility, and my clients’ trust in me, very seriously. With a decade of experience in the industry, I understand no two clients are the same, and approach every opportunity and transaction with that in mind. I believe in the power of integrity, humility, loyalty, and resourcefulness. I am incredibly blessed to be able to work in a field I adore so much, and look forward to hearing your story and working with you!


My Personal Life:

I was born in New York and grew up all over the world as a “military brat”. When my dad retired from the Army in 2001, we settled here in the Pacific Northwest. I met my husband, Aaron, while in college in Tacoma and we have been married since 2007. We are the proud parents of two amazing kids, Richard “Riley” Lee Gowin II and Alaina "Laina" Louise Gowin. We currently reside in the Browns Point area of Tacoma, WA with our children and our two black cats. In my spare time, I enjoy remodeling houses, working out, listening to music, and watching football (Go Hawks!).

My Professional Background:

After graduating from Pacific Lutheran University in 2007 with my BA in Communications, I spent several years working in the marketing/sales industry. In 2008, I met James Hsu, owner of Verraterra, LLC. I began assisting him with some marketing materials for his real estate brokerage, and soon discovered a passion for real estate itself. I obtained my real estate license in 2010. Through several years of working in the marketing industry, and then HR, I helped one real estate client at a time, on a very part time basis.

While awaiting the birth of our second child, Aaron and I made some very strategic decisions/moves to allow me to transition out of my HR career and into real estate after our daughter was born. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to work in this field for a living, and I am excited to do this for the rest of my career.

My Real Estate Philosophy:

My real estate philosophy is simple - it's truly not about the house, the process, or even the money. It's about YOU, the client. It's about your family. It's about your hopes, dreams, needs, and desires. As a realtor, property manager, AND investor - I bring a unique perspective and set of skills/knowledge to my clients. Call me today and let's talk about how I can help you get to where you want to be. 

I also subscribe to the idea of a better, less expensive way to do real estate. Firstly, my brokerage and I share the belief that the traditional commission based model in real estate no longer works. This is largely due to the progression of technology. Secondly, I believe in finding ways to do real estate that successfully lessen the costs to both myself and my clients, without sacrificing the level of service my clients receive. I would love to tell you more about my philosophy when it comes to real estate/commissions!

VerraTerra, LLC

(206) 551-1900