My family settled in the San Juan Islands in the early 1960s. My grandparents were dairy farmers and raised beef cattle. I grew up in the barn, garden and kitchen. After 30+ years on Orcas, there is no other place in the world where I would rather be. I have been in the real estate business since arriving on Orcas, starting in the title business and working my way through the details to close a purchase and sale agreement. I have been a licensed Realtor for 24 years and feel honored to work in an industry that sparked my passion for helping people. With a deep appreciation for and connection to our island, I welcome opportunities to support our community through volunteering and board service for non-profits. You also can find me gardening, laughing with grandchildren, and venturing out on the water in my tug boat, exploring the nature that surrounds us.
I embrace the opportunity to share my love of island life, the history of our agricultural and farming community and listening to stories of how others found their way to Orcas Island and what they enjoy most about island life.
This simple farm girl found her place here on Orcas Island and I hope to help you find your place here, too.
I am proud to be a native Texan, loving this state and all that it encompasses. Texans are proud of their state because our roots run deep. Texas claims the crown as the friendliest of all 50 states and that is why friendship is our motto. Texas is the only state to enter the United States by treaty instead of territorial annexation. The Texas flag can fly at the same height as the U.S. flag because it was once an independent nation. There is a lot that is unique to our state and lot for you to love. We welcome everyone but please don't try to change us.
Loving this business and my clients I pride myself in relationships, valuable lessons learned from holding leadership roles in multiple organizations. My 30 years of experience in marketing have allowed me to enhance what I can bring to the table for my clients. My goal is to make your vacation home, land or residential home buying or selling experience as stress free as possible. Customer service is a top priority to me. Send me a message or give me a call ... lets make your dreams come true.
Shawn T. Wood founded Arid State Land & Ag Associates, LLC in 2012 with her over 20 years of experience in the agriculture industry. Shawn is an accredited rural appraiser with a focus on farms, dairies, ranches, aggregate properties and more. She has been a Real Estate Salesperson for 10+ years and a Designated Broker for the past 5 years, gaining extensive knowledge of industry and community. In 2000, Shawn earned her Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from the Arizona State University and later went on the earn her MBA from the institution in 2004. Shawn serves on multiple agriculture related committees and boards throughout the state such as Maricopa County Farm Bureau, Maricopa County Farm Bureau Woman, Maricopa County Fair Board and Arizona Farm and Ranch Experience. Shawn lends her time to educating the community on agriculture issues and trends throughout the year at the Arizona American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers Ag Forum, the Maricopa County Extension Farming Workshop and at the Arizona Farm Bureau Speakers Bureau.