Until 2013 Wendy Hughes-Jelen was a Seattle-area Realtor® who apecialized in Environmentally-Certified Homes (such as Built Green Certified). Although her WA real estate license is now expired, she still holds several designations such as EcoBroker Certified®, Earth Advantage® Broker, and Built Green® Certified Professional. She helped people find and create their own healthy homes, and is trained to assist those with chemical sensitivities, asthma, allergies, or other health concerns that indoor air quality can impact. Wendy is certified to use Energy Star's Portfolio Manager for Energy Efficiency Accounting and Benchmarking.
In 2013 Wendy relocated to Orange County, CA, and manages a branch office of an LA-based property management and real estate company that has been in business since 1988. The company operates in 7 counties and she administers day-to-day operations for Orange and San Diego counties.
With the move and no longer being active in sales, Wendy renamed her blog and Twitter account to reflect the more personal nature of her green living mission. Be sure to look for West Coast Green Living on Facebook, or follow @GRNLVNG on Twitter. Wendy drives an all-electric Fiat 500e and loves being able to use the carpool lane as a Single Occupant Vehicle! Her California license plate is GRNLVNG (Green Living). She resides in Huntington Beach, CA with her husband, Italian greyhound Sophia, and two beloved cats. She still gardens, but it is all in containers hanging from a pallet, or in pots on her patio.