Getting to know Mollie Tennant

Mollie Tennant first joined Harcourts The Garner Group Real Estate as a broker upon earning her Oregon real estate license early in 2014. Later she put her real estate career aside to become Education Coordinator for the Tower Theatre Foundation. She reinstated her Broker’s license in 2016 and rejoined Harcourts The Garner Group.

From 2006 to 2012, Mollie was a real estate agent with a large national franchise affiliate in Las Vegas, working as a team with husband Jim Tennant. She moved to Bend in 2012; Jim followed in 2013. He also is a licensed Broker with Harcourts The Garner Group.

Mollie grew up in Los Gatos, Calif., and Springfield, Ore. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in speech and communications. Involvement in theater arts at the U of O led her to a career in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles, aboard cruise liners and in a Las Vegas review.

She performed as a singer in production and cabaret settings for Royal Viking Line and Princess Cruises. She and band leader Jim Tennant married after meeting aboard ship. They moved briefly to Portland and continued to Las Vegas, where Mollie joined the cast of Don Arden’s Jubilee! at Bally’s Hotel and Casino. She appeared intermittently as a lead singer with the classic Las Vegas revue over the next 10 years while she and Jim raised a family of two young boys, now grown.

Mollie is an avid skier, hiker and energetic civic booster for the attractions of Bend and Central Oregon. She is active in local musical theater as well.

My secret talent is:
I can wear a 15 pound hat on my head while singing and dancing.

Favorite Phrase:
It is all good.

What is something very few people know about you?
I have walked on the Great Wall of China and stood on the steps of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

I’m obsessed with…
Jane Austen novels made into movies

Favorite childhood book?
Little House on the Prairie

What is your favorite Central Oregon activity?

Favorite movie quote?
Nice work Lou.

If you had a superpower what would it be?
To stop time

Do you have any secret vices?
Watching QVC.

Have you ever had a dream come true?
Yes. All of them.

Most embarrassing moment?
I don’t get embarrassed.

What is one talent you possess that blows people away:
My Carol Channing impersonation.

What is the one thing you couldn’t do without?
My eye lash curler.

Name something you’d like to invent.
A remote control in the shape of a gun that you shoot at the television when pharmaceutical commercials come on that mutes your television until your program resumes.

Favorite word?

Biggest regret in life, so far?

Something very few people know about me:
I worked for the writers of Star Trek the Next Generation.

When was the exact moment you knew you were a nerd?
When I wake up every morning.

Claim to fame…
Molly O’Brian on Star Trek the Next Generation was named after me.