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Who's who - A portrait of a person who is part of your community

By: Brandon Darnell, News Messenger Reporter
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Name: Dave Dorer Occupation: Real-estate broker Age: 56 Family: Wife, Debby City of residence: Sheridan How would you describe yourself? “What you see is what you get. I don’t like wearing a tie but I do every once in a while. I really like Lincoln. It fits me.” Why do you think Lincoln fits you? “My family is one of the original families in the area. We’ve been here since 1856, when they emigrated from the Black Forest area of Germany. We can trace our family back to 1417. Also, I’m really fascinated with history, especially from 1856 to 1941 because my grandfather, Ray Dorer, was a big gold miner. He ran for mayor of Auburn and there are still a lot of monuments and artifacts in Auburn that were donated by my family. It’s just neat history in this area.” How did you get started in real estate? “I had a carpet cleaning and janitorial service for 17 years but I was in a severe auto accident and could no longer physically do it anymore. I had to decide what to do and my dad had passed away in Oregon and we had to sell his house. When I talked to the Realtor, who mentioned making a fire to have the house seem cozy, I thought it sounded like something I wanted to do. I love people, I am an outgoing person and that’s a warm and fuzzy for me. I got my license and that was 11 years ago.” What is your goal now that you work out of an office and not solely for yourself? “My goal is teaching and helping people become successful. If I can get an office full of people who can finance their lives and their families, that’s the icing on the cake. I just love teaching people how to become successful, building relationships with people and serving people. My niche is networking.” What are some of your hobbies? “Right now (my wife and I) are training our horses. They’re wild mustangs from the Bureau of Land Management – rescued horses. They’re like our pets. We live right in the middle of a horse pasture. One of our horses, Lakoda, will stick his head in the car window when I stop at the gate because he found an apple in the passenger seat once and he keeps hoping for another.” What is something readers are surprised to learn about you? “When I tell people my age and I tell them I have five kids and five grandkids, I guess they’re usually surprised. I don’t think they think I look old enough for that.” - If you would like to see a neighbor or friend featured here, please e-mail brandond@goldcountrymedia.com or call Brandon Darnell at 774-7967.