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Executive Team


Chris Barber » President – Broker, CMCA, AMS, CCM, CPM©, ARM

Chris BarberChris first started working for the firm in 1994 as an independent painting contractor while also attending Washington State University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science and in 1999 decided to come indoors and joined the management team to become a Portfolio Community Manager.

Chris transitioned into the head of the Community Management Department and over the next 10 years managed a diverse portfolio of Condominium and HOA communities while also managing the Community Management Portfolio’s overall growth to over 60 communities in Washington and Oregon.

Chris took over the daily operations of the entire firm in 2008 which allowed his father Steve to step back and pursue more specific career interests. Chris has served as an expert witness in several legal proceedings including a multi-million dollar condominium construction defect case and multiple tenant-landlord cases. Continuing the firm’s strong belief in education Chris sat on the OWCAM Board of Directors for several years.

Professional Designations
Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
Association Management Specialist (AMS)
Certified Community Manager (CCM)
Certified Property Manager (CPM©)
Accredited Resident Manager (ARM)
Licensed Washington Real Estate Broker
Licensed Oregon Real Estate Broker
REALTOR®

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(360) 567-4344
(503) 445-2173

Steve Barber » Broker, Founder

Steve Barber

Founder of Invest West Management, LLC formed in 1979. Steve earned a BS Degree from Oregon State University. He has an extensive background in the real estate management industry, holding a professional CPM® designation. Steve has served on numerous trade association committees and directorships. He has been an active member of IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management), participating on both the local Chapter #29 level as past president and on the national level as Regional Vice President for Region 12. Steve has spent over 20 years promoting the IREM ethics classes and serving in all capacities on the IREM national ethics and discipline committees and boards.

Steve, an avid sailor, has also written several articles for the Journal of Property Management (JPM), has taught real estate investment classes in the local community at Clark College, and has spoken at several other community events.

A recent accomplishment was being a nationally published author in the real estate industry by completing an extensive book on association management, called Community Associations, A Guide to Successful Management. Steve co-authored this book with Vickie Gaskill, CPM®.

Professional Designations
Certified Property Manager (CPM®)
Licensed Real Estate Broker - Oregon and Washington

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Rebecca Blaisdell  » Chief Operating Officer, Business Development, Broker, CMCA

Rebecca Blaisdell

Rebecca has been working in the Real Estate industry for well over 25 years, and serves as IWM’s Chief Operating Officer. Rebecca works with the Single Family Rental Division, the Multi-Family Division and the HOA Division, as well as handling Real Estate Sales. She has served as President of the Clark County Association of Realtors Foundation (CCARF); Director, CCAR Board of Directors, and is a graduate of Leadership Clark County. Rebecca has volunteered with the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, (GVCC) and co-chaired the GVCC Ambassador program. She has served as a member of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL) District Board of Directors, and as Vice-Chair of the FVRL Foundation. Rebecca is a past President of Vancouver Metro Sunset Rotary, and as a Board member of Oregon Washington Community Association Managers. Rebecca loves this industry and helping clients make the most of their real estate investment.    

Professional Designations
Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
Licensed Washington Real Estate Broker
REALTOR®

Email
(360) 836-8744
(503) 543-2460

Property Management Team


Mary Andersen » Director of Residential Management

Mary Andersen

Mary Anderson manages the Rental division of Invest West Management. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Finance from Washington State University with a Minor in Management. She also obtained an AA Accounting degree from Clark College. Mary has been with IWM since 2006. Mary started up front as a receptionist, worked as a rental assistant, and is now responsible for residential accounting and overseeing the rental department.

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(360) 567-4366

Tracy Norris  » Multi-Family Property Manager

Tracy Norris

Tracy is currently the head of the Multi Family Department at Invest West Management. Since starting in 2000 Tracy has gained knowledge of all aspects of property management services including HOA management, single family/multi-family management, as well as commercial management.

In her current role she is in charge of management and operations of all multi-family complexes from Longview WA to Eugene Or. Tracy is in charge of hiring, training, and overseeing on-site staff and working with owners to make the properties function at their highest potential.

Tracy has worked with owners/properties from brand new construction and full lease up of large communities to rehabbing and upgrading older building/complexes needing a new face lift. Tracy’s expertise allows her to maintain the properties at its highest service level while still controlling costs to allow the properties to maintain a positive cash flow.

Professional Designations
Accredited Residential Manager (ARM)
Licensed Washington Real Estate Broker

Email
(360) 567-4348

Kelly Wicks » Residential Property Manager

Kelly Wicks

Kelly began her Real Estate career in 1991 where she worked as a receptionist and property manager assistant in a small real estate firm in Oak Harbor, WA.  Since that time, Kelly has raised 3 daughters and continued to work in the industry in different capacities. She spent 3 years as a loan officer for a prime and sub-prime mortgage lender in the area.

 

In 2005 Kelly joined Invest West in the role of a Community Manager, managing multiple condominium & Homeowner Associations in Washington and Oregon. During the 4.5 years working with the HOA's, Kelly received her CMCA designation, and was a member of OWCAM.

Kelly finds assisting and working with seasoned and unseasoned rental property owners and their investments rewarding, challenging, and enjoyable all at the same time.

Professional Designations
Licensed Washington Real Estate Broker
Washington State Notary Public

Email
(360) 567-4350

Bridget Kanekoa  » Residential Property Manager/Business Development

Bridget KanekoaBridget has 20 years’ experience in customer service and sales and has been in Real Estate for the past 14 years. She finds working with rental property investment owners challenging and rewarding and enjoys working with owners to reach their property investment goals.

Professional Designations
Licensed Washington Real Estate Managing Broker
Washington State Notary Public

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David Cramer  » Residential Property Manager

DavidDavid Cramer joined the Army after high school, had a 20 year career, and traveled around the world twice.  Has 23 Years’ experience as a residential Property Manager here in Vancouver, providing customer service to both Owners and Tenants.

Has a good common sense approach to solving problems, and always goes out of his way to assist our clients and others. David is customer service oriented, friendly, efficient, and a valued asset.

Professional Designations
Licensed Washington Real Estate Managing Broker

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Whitney Contreras  » Residential Property Manager

WhitneyWhitney got her start in Real Estate over 6 years ago as a licensed assistant to a multi-million dollar producing broker in Portland, OR. She was essential to the team in coordinating sales contracts, facilitating inspections and meeting closing dates and deadlines involving escrow, brokers, clients, and other parties.

After purchasing her own home in Washington, it was time to make the change to Property Management. Whitney manages a portfolio of single family investment homes and ensures professional and prompt service on all home repairs, rental turn over, budgetary concerns, financial goals and tenant retention.

Professional Designations
Licensed Washington Real Estate Broker

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Sunday Kraushaar  » Assistant Property Manager

SundaySunday has been working in the Real Estate industry in the Portland/Vancouver area for well over 20 years and has been with IWM since March of 2010. Sunday studied Psychology at WSU and received her certificate in Woman Studies from Portland State University. Sunday has supported many departments within IWM since she began her employment and currently is the assistant to the multi-family rental department and 2 portfolio managers. Sunday has strong organizational skills, excellent customer service qualities, and always goes out of her way to assist our clients and customers.

Professional Designations
Licensed Washington Real Estate Broker

Licensed Oregon Real Estate Broker

Email
(360) 254-9482

Kim Grant  » Assistant Property Manager

KimKim has over 20 years’ experience in the customer service field and has been with IWM since 2005. Kim is the assistant in the Single Family Rental Department and is the first point of contact with our prospective tenants, and is also responsible for rent collection and follow up. Kim has a good, common sense approach to solving problems, and always goes out of her way to assist our clients and others with in the Invest West team. Kim is customer service oriented, friendly, efficient, and a valued asset to our single family department.

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(360) 567-4340

Michelle Lampert  » Assistant Property Manager

MichelleMichelle has over 15 years’ experience in customer service and has been working in property management for over 7 years. Michelle helps to assist with the single family department alongside David Cramer and Bridgett Kanekoa. She has always gone out of her way to assist others, stepped up when needed, is very detail oriented, and a valued asset to the single family department.

Michelle truly enjoys this industry and is looking forward to furthering her education to be a property manager someday.

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Brittany Colwell  » Assistant Property Manager

BrittanyBrittany has worked in customer service for over 10 years, and is currently a property management assistant in the Single Family Rental Department. Brittany is continuing her education to become a licensed property manager in the near future. She starts each day with a smile and a passion for helping those around her.

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Desi Scheu  » Assistant Property Manager

DesiWith over 6 years of working in customer service Desi is excited to further her education in property management and to obtain her real estate license someday. She is an assistant to Sunday and Tracy in the Multi Family department and has previous experience assisting in the Single Family department.

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Accounting Team


Dawn Landreth » Residential Accountant

DawnDawn has been in property management accounting for over 13 years.  In addition to her role in accounting, she has also been a multifamily onsite property manager and assists with operations.

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Maintenance Team


Amy Stevens » Director of Maintenance

AmyAmy joined the Invest West Maintenance Team in 2002 bringing 10 years of General Construction and Maintenance experience with her. She has provided 18 years of maintenance support for our team in Oregon and Washington. She manages the IWM team of Maintenance Technicians.

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(360) 567-4660
(503) 445-2147

Support Team


Carrie Torrence » Human Resources, Payroll

CarrieBorn and raised in Vancouver, WA, Carrie has worked in Human Resources for 20 years supporting a variety of industries, such as Hardware, iPhone App Development, Manufacturing and Construction.

Carrie has expertise in benefits, administration, recruiting and provides vital support to our team.


Alicia McGuire » Corporate Accounting

AliciaAlicia has rejoined us and will be working as our Corporate Accountant. Alicia has over 10 years of experience working in the property management/accounting field. When she is not working, you will find Alicia camping, motorcycle riding, and being out on the water. She enjoys time spent with her husband, two daughters and granddaughter.


Anna Olson » Receptionist

AnnaAnna has over 5 years of customer service experience, she currently performs reception duties and provides vital support to the Invest West Management team. Anna is driven to continually develop her communication skills to better serve our customers.


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