Talya grew up in Berkeley, California and moved to Portland in 2001 with her now husband, Daniel. Talya has lived in five different homes on the Portland east side, three of which were in Rose City Park. She loves this neighborhood for its easy access to so much of Portland, it’s small community vibe, and for its kid and dog-friendliness! Talya is a psychologist who works with chronically mentally ill and incarcerated individuals. She and her husband have two kids, one black lab puppy, and five chickens. She spends her free time gardening, reading, cooking, and trying to wear out her dog in the beautiful Oregon woods.