A small business owner, Writer and Teacher whose life has included:

  • Director and Chair of the Clackamas County Economic Development Commission
  • Chair and Member of Redland, Viola, Fischer’s Mill Community Planning Organization
  • Member of the Education/Training subcommittee for the Oregon Association of Mortgage Brokers (OAMB), now known as the Oregon Assoc. of Mortgage Professionals
  • Director of the OAMB
  • Member, Sunnyside Neo-Traditional Village Green Steering Committee
  • Member of the Clackamas County Partnership Development Committee, an education subcommittee of the Children and Youth Coordinating Council
  • Named Oregon's Broker of the Year
  • Publication in literary magazines and anthologies

BS in Business Administration - Portland State University
MFA in Creative Writing - Pacific University

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About the Author

Barbara Belland


Photo by Madeleine de Bruijn