OSTA Board Member

Floating Home Communities Director

Landlord-Tenant Coalition Participant

Oregon State Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee

Founder of FHO (Floating Home Owners)

Marina Resident – Portland

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Angela Garvin

Angela and her husband bought a floating home in a rented slip at a Portland marina in 2013 to be closer to the water and pursue their love of sailing. At that time, Oregon did not have any advocacy rights group dedicated to floating home tenants. Active in the Manufactured Housing Landlord/Tenant Coalition since April 2017, advocating for the rights of floating home owners and park residents, she also founded the Oregon Floating Home Owners group which meets periodically to discuss issues facing floating home owners in Portland, Gresham, Scappoose and St. Helens. 

Angela was instrumental in adding a package of rights for floating home marina tenants via the passing of SB586 and her work in The Coalition.

Angela first earned a BA in Environmental Analysis.  After 16 years working for a business solutions company focused on using strategic marketing, branding, training and market research to improve business performance for fortune 500 companies, she went back to school and earned her BS in Interior Design.  She is Principal Interior Designer at Interior Alchemy, a design company she founded in 2011.

Angela’s hobbies include enjoying time on the water with her husband (a Chartered Financial Analyst® charterholder who speaks five languages), and also competing for the attention of her 18-year old daughter who will soon head off to college in the fall.