Mandy Randolph is an Orcas Island native. Born into a family of builders, she grew up admiring homes and learning to care for them.
After earning degrees in Sociology and Elementary Education at Western Washington University Mandy returned to teach in the Orcas Island School District. The love of houses never left Mandy’s heart or mind, and after many years of entertaining the idea, Mandy completed her real estate training and became a licensed real estate broker in August of 2014.
“I have always loved homes and people — real estate lets me bring these two loves together. It is like playing matchmaker, which is a role I have always been good at!”
Touring Orcas Island with a native is an experience unto itself, and Mandy has a broad scope of knowledge and experience pertaining to the island. Mandy has a love for all things Orcas and is always eager to share the real story when it comes to becoming an islander.
In addition, Mandy’s background growing up as a builder’s daughter gives her a practical understanding of construction and an appreciation of how homes can be modified to suit different people. Having purchased and remodeled a 1970s home to meet the needs of her growing family, Mandy has a first hand, realistic view of what it takes.
An elementary teacher on Orcas Island, Mandy created a program for the schools called “Farm to Classroom,” and she teaches part-time in grades K-6. In her class, students learn about gardening and maintain a school garden. They also learn about food and food systems. Trying new foods and learning life skills hands-on are an integral part of what Mandy teaches.
When she is not busy working in real estate or teaching children, Mandy loves to spend time with her family. She is mother to Jordan, 17, and Johnny, 3, as well as a “chosen child” Caitlyn, 21. Mandy and her partner Zach love to take road trips with the children and family dog in their small RV. They especially love trips to the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington where they build sand castles and play in the surf.