June 21, 1999
Oppen has lived in the Woodinville area for more than ten years. She has worked as a licensed dental hygienest for 20 years and as Vice-President/Secretary of Twentieth Century Homes, Inc., she and her husband's general construction company, for 14 years.
Oppen volunteers at Leota and Wellington schools, the PTA, Brownies, Woodinville Little League, with her church, and homeowners association.
"Preserving the forest is very important to me, but not at the expense of human lives," said Oppen. "Our company (Twentieth Century) tries to save tree groupings that would not fall on homes or endanger people that live in them."