Biography of Mieke Dusseldorp
About Mieke … (Meeka)
I was raised in Richmond B.C., my father was a commercial salmon fisherman and a finishing carpenter by trade. I’ve been told I spent the beginning of my life in a playpen at my mother’s office where she bought and sold real estate. Mostly the homes my Father built. I’m proud to say all of his houses are still standing, though many Richmond homes have been pushed over for condos through the years, his haven’t; which is a direct reflection of the quality workmanship he brought to every project.
I was taught how to work hard by both of my parents, whether it was on the boat, or my weekend job, a strong work ethic that holds integrity as a top priority has become the way I live my life.
When I left the nest in 1991, I migrated to Whistler where I became a certified snowboard instructor, I was moonlighting in the service industry, and now had the opportunity to spend everyday on the ski hill. The next summer I moved to Tofino, spent my time exploring the beaches and rainforest and again, working in the service industry until the fall came. I moved back and forth seasonally for a few years until I discovered Fernie B.C. in 1994, and the East Kootenays became my home for the next 7 years. In that time I did a lot of traveling from the Yukon all the way to Mexico, Australia, Asia and spent a winter coaching snowboarding and competing in Japan. No matter where I went, coming home to BC was always the best part of the trip.
Spring of 2002 I realized I had to go back to the coast, the ocean and Vancouver Island in particular. It was all too far away. I needed to be closer to my family and needed to be able to eat fresh seafood. I moved to Ucluelet and spent the next few years working as one of the Managers at the Schooner Restaurant in Tofino – a fantastic experience -- yet I longed for a career change after 20 years in the service industry. I’ve been licensed to buy & sell real estate since July18th 2006, and love my new career.
July 22, 2015 Update:
Coast Realty Group was bought out by another company. My office colleagues in Ucluelet and I decided to take the gracious offer from RE/MAX Mid-Island Realty, to move our licesnses there. This will no doubt be very different, but I am one to embrace change and learn as much as I can from new situations. We're having our busiest summer in 10 years, and this is actually feeling like a smooth and natural transition - as much as it can after receiving shocking news. Full steam ahead!
More about me: Nature nerd, gardener, traveler, golfer, runner, powder hound, SUPer, healthy chef, gym rat, yoga doer, internet enthusiast, sailor, angler, writer, permaculture promoter, and a politically engaged earth defender. I am a humanitarian, a champion for those without a voice -- the wildlife and all of the natural world.
Ultimately I would like to be a tropical fruit farmer when I grow up (retire).
October 10, 2017 Update:
I have transferred my license to 460 Realty, for now it will sit in the Nanaimo office as my colleague Sandy Rantz and I work on getting our new office space in Ucluelet organized. We are thrilled to be joining this amazing group of people, and a great company. We expect to be making our office announcement a little later in fall, until then it is business as usual - only with new signs around the towns and an excited skip in our steps!
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