About Me

Boise downtown view from Ann Morrison Park


 I am  a Business Intermediary and Business Appraiser 

with Murphy Business & Financial -Mountain West serving the Treasure Valley including Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Eagle, Meridian, Weiser, Payette, McCall and surrounding areas.  My 30 year career in finance includes business brokerage, business valuation analyst/appraiser, and commercial and SBA lending, I have sold numerous businesses, generally representing sellers, developing the confidential business analysis and finding buyers.  I assist buyers in obtaining acquisition financing and specialize in Small Business Administration (SBA) loans.  I have prepared many business valuations for buy/sell transactions  in a variety of industries ranging from manufacturing, retail, medical, service, and construction.

Boise Foothills hiking trail


Prior to joining Murphy Business & Financial,  I operated my own business brokerage firm.  I also founded and launched the  Boise Zions Bank Business Resource Center, and relaunched the Idaho-SBA Women’s Business Center, two business-consulting organizations focused on financial counseling and training for aspiring and existing entrepreneurs seeking to start, grow, and succeed in their companies.  Prior to that, I held the position of Vice President-Commercial & SBA (Small Business Administration) Lending at several national and regional banking institutions.

Boise downtown night view with full moon

Education & Business Valuation Certifications


  • Business Broker - Murphy Business & Financial - Mountain West  
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) -  National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts, business valuation
  • Business Certified Appraiser (BCA) - International Society of Business Appraisers, business valuation
  • Certified Business Intermediary (CBI) -  International Business Brokers Association
  • Idaho Real Estate Broker -   required to sell a business opportunity in Idaho
  • Masters Degree in Banking -  Pacific Coast Banking School, University of Washington
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree - Boise State University