Concierge & Porter Services
CMI has assembled a first-rate Concierge staff to provide the highest level of services for Elizabeth owners and residents. The Elizabeth has two full-time and one part-time Concierge. Concierge services include accepting packages, providing access to your unit for guests, answering questions, reporting maintenance problems, and many other services.
Originally from New York (upstate and Brooklyn), Lisa has lived in the NW long enough to not carry an umbrella during the frequent Portland sprinkles. After two years as a Lit Major at SUNY Purchase in Purchase, NY, Lisa enrolled in a cooking program in Brooklyn. From her first position as a Pastry Chef to her present post as Lead Concierge of the Elizabeth Lofts, Lisa has been involved in most aspects of the Hospitality Industry from bakery and restaurant management to instruction of cooking classes. Stop by the front desk if you feel like “talking food and wine” or want an opinion (or suggestion) on a local restaurant. She lives with four cats, sisters named Bene and Scimmia, who are extremely vocal, willful and opinionated (I wonder where they get that from!); and Fiona and Callum, feral rescues who are adapting very well to the indoor life. Lisa has been an animal lover since childhood and briefly worked in a veterinary clinic while toying with the idea of a career change. But life as a vet wasn’t to be and she is happy to be at the front desk and give the residents of the Elizabeth Lofts the best possible service
I was born in New Jersey and settled in Portland in 1992. I have worked in customer service for years, as Head/Lead Cashier, a Lead Live Goods Merchandiser for a garden center, and as Owner/Manager of an in-home daycare. I have an Xbox obsessed teenager and 2 cats. My favorite thing about working at the Elizabeth is getting to love on all the doggies. When I’m not working I love puttering in my garden, crocheting, knitting and reading.
I was born and raised in northern New Mexico and moved to Portland in 2006. I am Navajo, but have mixed ancestry. Semi-fluent in Spanish (although there are some words I forget) and know a little of my language. I have a one-year old cat named Glenn Coco (my “son”) who is a Siamese/Rag Doll mix. I have a fraternal twin sister, (we don’t look alike I might add) but we have similar names. When I am not working part-time at the Elizabeth, I’m out and about exploring the outdoors, seeking new adventures, in school or taking care of my niece. I enjoy reading novels, drawing and shopping/relaxing and being with family and friends. My favorite phrase: “Be the light to someone’s world.” I am grateful to a part of the Elizabeth and CMI staff.
CMI has assigned two full-time porters to work at the Elizabeth Lofts to provide janitorial services (vacuuming, dusting, cleaning the trash rooms, etc.).
Paul is originally from New Mexico and has been living in Portland for 11 years. Right now he lives in Sellwood. He thinks Sellwood is a very beautiful place and is a lot of fun. He has worked for CMI as a porter for five years. He currently works at the Elizabeth Lofts full-time and has been in this building since it opened in 2005. His hobbies include bike riding and watching movies. He has a dog named Pebbles, who is a 4 year-old Yorkie and a lot of fun.
Imelda has lived in Portland for 13 years. She has worked for CMI and the Elizabeth Lofts since 2007. She was a Ballet Folklorica teacher for young dancers. They still do several shows in festivals like Cinco de Mayo at the Waterfront, in schools, Intel, and many other places. She enjoys it very much. She is married and has three children, Julieta, Bryan & Isaac. Julieta sings in the church and Bryan likes to play guitar, go fishing, and play soccer and Isaac was born in March 2013. On Thanksgiving and Christmas Day (and throughout the year) her family and some friends visit the homeless. They cook for them and give them clothes and blankets. She feels proud when her family helps others She and her family hope to open a little Mexican restaurant one day.