The journey to the Valley of The Sun was not a short one for Steve Downing. After thirty-two years working in Air Traffic Control, Steve retired and moved to what he considers the most beautiful state of the union. Arizona’s diverse geography allows him to hike the dry desert lands to the thick, pined forested mountains, valleys and canyons. This love of nature and endless blue-sky days brought Steve together with his wife Beth, sharing their love for hiking and exploration of endless western trails. “I consider the days in Arizona Quality of Life days” he says in describing the minimum rainy, cold, grey overcast days.
After four years in the United States Army, Steve attended and graduated from The Ohio State University. Not being one to sit still, he is also an experienced tax return preparer working in that field seasonally for twenty-two years.
Steve’s past and present requires attention to detail which carries over well to the field of Real Estate Sales. Constantly striving to increase his knowledge, he seeks out and enjoys continuing education. ‘Knowledge is power’ which benefits you to make informed decisions.
Beth relocated to the Valley of The Sun to escape the rain and grey skies of Washington State. As an avid outdoor person who loves to hike, swim and bike, Arizona was the perfect climate to enjoy these activities. In fact, she met her husband Steve on an 18-mile hike in the White Tank Mountains. Together they enjoy exploring this wonderful and diverse state, from the Sonoran Desert to the San Francisco Peaks.
Beth obtained a Bachelor Degree in Accounting from Western Washington University. Her broad experience ranges from working for Boeing in the aerospace industry to construction and mortgage lending. Of these, Beth took a leadership role as Controller in the construction and mortgage fields where she brought a strong desire to promote team building, education and integrity to every company. Her love of learning and teaching others has been woven throughout her career. From volunteering at the high school level assisting in the development of a home and family life curriculum, to training accounting staff in security and accounting processes.
Beth found her real passion when she obtained her Washington State real estate license. Her appreciation for architecture and helping others was a perfect fit. Real estate sales offer’s her great satisfaction when educating first time home buyers on the home buying process or assisting the seasoned homebuyer or seller.
Beth has decided to continue her passion for real estate in Arizona. She will ensure your home buying or selling process will be accomplished professionally, accurately and timely. And have fun during the process!