About Us

  • Maree LerchenOwner/Designated Broker

Packwood

13068 U.S. Highway 12
(P.O. Box 952)
Packwood, WA 98361

Office: (360) 494-2323
Direct: (360) 269-2622
Fax: (360) 494-2324
Email: maree@mountainvalleyre.com

Office Hours:
Monday-Saturday 9:00-5:00
Sunday 12:00-4:00 and by appointment

I love living in the small town of Packwood and in our beautiful natural surroundings. I’ve grown tolerant of our elk herd and now garden in pots and planters near the deck, inside a fence. We enjoy entertaining family and friends who love to visit Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens and the White Pass ski area. A rescued Springer Spaniel and two kitties share their lives with us. We have three grown daughters and an adult grandson. My retired husband and I are community activists, promoting tourism, and economic stability in our region.

Both of my grandmothers and my step-mother were real estate brokers in California so I’ve been around this exciting business all of my life. Licensed since 1988, I was with Windermere in the Auburn, Washington area for a few years and then concentrated on property management in East Lewis County from 1992-2005, while running a small Resort. Operating a full-service real estate sales and property management firm now takes all of my waking hours.

Please come by our office at Packwood Station and I will be happy to help you with all your real estate needs anywhere in Lewis County.

Education

  • 1964 – Graduated from Covina High School in Covina, California, Honors
  • 1964-65 – Principia College, Elsah, Illinois
  • 1965-67 – California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California
  • 1979-80 –University of Washington, Seattle, Washington – B.A. Economics
  • 1980-81 – Graduate studies in Finance and Marketing, Seattle University

Employment History

  • 1967-69 Library Clerk, Cal Poly, Pomona, CA
  • 1969-72 Contracts Administrator, MSNW, Seattle WA
  • 1972-73 Human Resources, Meier & Frank, Portland OR
  • 1973-75 Assistant to Director, Region X, Dept. of Energy, Seattle, WA
  • 1975-76 Consultant on Document Retrieval Systems, Weyerhaueser Co., Tacoma, WA
  • 1976-79 Contracts/Marketing Administrator, KCM Engineers, Seattle, WA
  • 1979-80 Commissioned Sales of filing systems for professional offices
  • 1981-2014 Owner/President, Tatoosh Meadows Corporation, Packwood, WA (Small Resort, Vacation Rentals, Property Management)
  • 2006-Present Owner/Designated Broker, Mountain Valley Real Estate, Packwood, WA

Community Service

  • 1979-2002 League of Women Voters, Seattle, WA
  • 1998-present Founder, now member Destination Packwood Association
  • 2005-present Board of Director, White Pass Scenic Byway
  • 2002-2017 Chair, Resource Advisory Council, USFS
  • 2005-2016 Visit Rainier BOD, Regional Destination Marketing Organization
  • 2004-2016 Lodging Tax Advisory Committee, Lewis County, WA
  • 1998-present Packwood Improvement Club
  • 2002-2008 Pinchot Partners
  • 2002-2008 Centralia College East Advisory Committee
  • 2006-2008 Precinct Committee Chair