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She spoke only Japanese until age 3.

posted Mar 31, 2017, 4:24 PM by Joyce Evans   [ updated Mar 31, 2017, 4:25 PM ]
You may know Angie West as co-chair of South County Charity Committee and a member of the South County District Council.


But did you know that Angie spoke only Japanese until age 3?


“We were living in Sasebo, Japan, and our mother was raising us while our dad was serving in Vietnam,” said Angie, who has lived in San Diego since age 12. Angie attended schools in Spring Valley and graduated from Morse High School.


For about 10 years or so after high school, Angie moved nearly every year. “When I was younger, I had a fascination with experiencing the feeling of living in different areas of San Diego,” she said. “I lived in University City, Mission Hills, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, Paradise Hills, Downtown and Chula Vista. With each move, it meant a new home phone number. So, my friends never wrote my phone number in ink because they knew I would be moving soon. When I turned 28, I finally settled down for awhile and I bought a condo in Bonita.


“Then, one day, one of my REALTOR® clients informed me that it was time for me to settle down and that I had to meet his best friend and that I was going on a date with him. He said, `You’re going on a date, you have no choice, no questions allowed, it’s a done deal.’ So, that’s how she met her husband Rob.   It was my 30th birthday. We were engaged six months later. That was 22 years ago.”


Angie works with First American Title. “I’ve been in the title business since age 19, and with the same company for 30 years,” she said. “I started in customer service, then escrow, then as a commercial title rep, and I’ve been a resale title rep for the last 25 years.”


Angie and Rob, a Canadian by birth, enjoy traveling. They have visited Europe, Mexico, Canada and all over the U.S. “I love Paris as well as London, where Rob’s parents are from,” Angie said. They have a 20-year-old son who now attends the University of La Verne in Los Angeles.


“Now that our son is in college, I have more free time to dedicate to our Association, “said Angie. “I love the Charity Committee and its mission to give back to the community. And, I love our Association. PSAR is filled with such warm, energizing, engaging people, all who are committed to making a difference in their communities.”