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Finding your Inner Nemo

By Matt Guy, May 17, 2019

Captain Nemo, not the fish — the intrepid, submariner from Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues under the Sea. I’ve been thinking about him lately, also another imaginary undersea dynamo, Captain Marko Ramius from Tom Clancy’s The Hunt for Red October.

What would it take to become a real fictional submarine captain?

What kind of life would I be leading? What kind of adventures would I find? What dangers? What glory?

Leading my crew beneath the waves. Resisting the pressures of the fates and fathoms above. Would we crack and succumb to the abyss or would we compress into diamonds under stress? Would the threat of foreign adversaries drive us deeper into the lairs of great leviathans and sea monsters? Would we be prey or predator? How would we decompress, both figuratively and literally?

Silently cutting our way through Poseidon’s realm, what mandate would propel our voyage:  adventure, exploration, conquest, salvage, piracy, survival, geopolitical chess?

Could we do as the crew of the Nautilus did, and travel 20,000 leagues or nearly 70,000 miles under the sea, almost tripling the circumference of the globe? Could my fictitious submarine best that fictional record? And could we do it in less than 88 days and break another imaginary feat? (I’m looking at you, Phileas Fogg!)

See what depths your imagination will plumb when you explore the USS Blueback at OMSI. Just watch your head — it’s entirely possible this post is a floor-based hallucination brought on by a solid head-thwump.


Matt Guy

Principal Broker | OR

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Love of Portland:

I work throughout the Portland Metro Area, and have lived on both the East and West sides of Portland. I am very excited to live in a city with so many beautiful homes and neighborhoods. I also love Oregon and am proud to be a life long Oregonian. I have moved back to neighborhood that my Father spent his childhood and am proud to share in the history where I live. I live 8 blocks from the church where my Aunt and Uncle were married in 1956. I also love the many activities and restaurants around Portland and the nearby outdoors that it has to offer. Whether shopping at New Seasons or a farmers market, enjoying the many great parks, Portland has a great progressive and environmental spirit that helps to make it such a wonderful place to live.

More to me than real estate:

I am a former competitive Ultimate Frisbee player, and over the past few years have competed in marathons, triathlons, and other running events like the Hood to Coast. I have raised over $3000 for the Windermere Foundation through pledges from my family, friends and clients while running two Eugene Marathons. Also in 2011, I ran the New York City Marathon. In my spare time I enjoy running, hiking, playing soccer, Ultimate, and basketball. Basically, I like being active.  I guess I need to, to keep up with my two amazing children, Elliott & Nao.


  • Real Estate Broker since 2004.
  • Managing Principal Broker - Living Room Realty - 2018 to 2019
  • Branch Manager of the Windermere West Linn office from 2011 to 2013.
  • Assistant Manager of the Windermere Lloyd Tower office from 2008 to 2011
  • Leadership coaching and training through Windermere.
  • Earth Advantage S.T.A.R. Green Certified Broker.
  • I have a background in construction, customer service and management, and bring this knowledge to my real estate career.
  • I am a graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in English and minor in Chemistry.
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