My husband, Robert and our two
four-legged lads, Payton, a Golden
Retriever, and Hank, a Border Collie.
Living in Gearhart and serving on City Councilor for 14 years.
Sunday afternoons on our deck with
friends, good wine, appetizers, great
conversation and the VIEW.
Spending a rare day off cooking
Italian food and baking bread.
Knitting and reading in
front of the fireplace.
Interacting with the interesting
folks at work as they visit and browse
for their beach house or town house.
Dianne sets the standard and is up for anything. She's the one to call if we need to bounce about an idea, or to hear feedback or need a sophisticated standing for a business social event. Dianne's special brand of leadership is subtle...and very real. She has the power to make a difference and her insights are unparalleled. We would follow Dianne to the moon if she asked.
Skinny Dip by Carl Haissen
The Beach by Alex Garland
The Beach House by James Patterson and Peter de Jonge
Beach Coming for a Shipwrecked God by Joe Coomer
The Perfect Storm by Sebastian Junger
Philistines at the Hedgerow by Steven Gaines
Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
The Weight of Water and other books by Anita Shreve
Amagansett by Mark Mills
The Beach Club, Summer People and other books by Elin Hildebrand
Savannah Breeze by Mary Kay Andrews
Coast Road by Barbara Delinsky
Sea Swept, Rising Tide and other books by Nora Roberts
Hawaii by James Michener
Jaws and White Shark by Peter Benchley
Dianne is a native of Philadelphia. After attending higher education in New York City, she became a department manager and buyer for Bonwit Teller and Lord and Taylor. Later Dianne lived in the Appalachian region of Virginia where she managed an Arts and Crafts cooperative as well as running the retail and wholesale operations.
In 1987 after visiting friends in Seaside and falling in love with the Northern Oregon coast, she and her husband, Robert purchased a small beach house the second day of their visit. Since then the cottage has been enlarged through renovations and is being used today as a long term rental. They moved to Gearhart in 1990 and custom built their current home along the Neacoxie River. She has served as a Gearhart City Councilor for 14 years.
Dianne was elected Mayor of Gearhart in 2012.
She enjoys walking with the dogs on the beach when it is totally fogged in and "you feel like you are the only person in the world".
Other activities are the daily visits with friends and neighbors at the quaint Gearhart Post Office, being deeply involved with local politics and issues, and looking forward to the wonderful Gearhart Fourth of July community parade. You will find Dianne and Robert dining at their favorite restaurants and attending live theater.
Yummy Wine Bar and Bistro ~ McKeown's
Pacific Way Cafe
Bridgewater Bistro ~ The Schooner