As with other companies, we have adopted a hybrid work model, with a combination of in-office and remote work schedules. Our team is working on your behalf, and is happy to help via phone, email, electronic meeting, or by advanced appointment in our office to ensure the appropriate team member is available to assist you. Should you need assistance, please see the Our Team page for our team’s direct extensions and emails. For after-hours assistance, or to reach our receptionist during business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) please call 360-254-5700.

Our Team

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

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

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

Rebecca BlaisdellRebecca 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
Licensed Washington Real Estate Broker
Certified Community Manager (CCM)

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

Community Management Team

Michael Kallas  » Director of Association Management, Community Manager, CCM

MichaelMichael owned a townhome in Portland, and was part of a homeowner’s association for 15 years. During that time, he served in different roles as a director, secretary and treasurer.

Professional Designations
Certified Community Manager (CCM)


Melissa McDowell » Community Manager, CMCA, AMS, CCM

MelissaMelissa has been with the company for over 13 years.  She adds 20 years’ experience in residential and commercial management.

Melissa has managed a diverse portfolio of homeowners associations throughout Oregon and Washington.

She has helped navigate several communities through legal proceedings including a multi-million dollar condominium construction defect case.  She has also worked with developers in assisting with the setup of associations.

Melissa currently holds CMCA, AMS and CCM designations.  She also is a member of OWCAM and CAI.

Professional Designations
Certified Manager of Community Association (CMCA)
Association Manager Specialist (AMS)
Certified Community Manager (CCM)
Washington State Notary Public

(360) 567-4356
(503) 808-1522

Suzanne Ashby » Community Manager, PCAM, CCAM-PM, CMCA, AMS, CCM

Suzanne AshbySuzanne came to the Northwest in 2021 to join Invest West and has been in the HOA business for over 18 years working primarily in California at a master association with 20 individual associations under it.  Over the years, Suzanne has obtained multiple certifications including the highest level of professional recognition in the community association field, the Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) certification from the Community Association Institute (CAI), which encompasses two years of study and the successful passing of eight exams, plus a case study.  CAI is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, responsive, competent community associations.  Fewer than 2,300 managers nationwide had achieved this designation when she earned it. Suzanne enjoys working with crafts in her free time, hiking, shopping, and all kinds of music.

Professional Designations
Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM)
Certified Manager of Community Association (CMCA)
Association Management Specialist (AMS)
Certified Community Manager (CCM))
California Certified Association Manager-Portfolio Manager (CCAM-PM)

(360) 567-4342

Sumiko Duarte » Community Manager, CMCA, CCM

SumikoSumiko Duarte came to the Northwest and joined the firm in 2014 after beginning her property management career working with a large HOA portfolio on the East Coast. She has extensive experience managing several types of common interest communities. Upon joining the firm she quickly earned her CMCA designation through NBC-CAM/CAI and her CAMP designation through OWCAM.

Professional Designations
Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
Certified Community Manager (CCM)

(360) 567-4363

Ronda Lovley » Community Manager, CMCA, CCM

KrisRonda recently rejoined the IWM team and has over 5 years combined time with the company. She brings over 25 years’ experience in residential and commercial management.

Ronda has managed a diverse portfolio of homeowner’s associations throughout Oregon and Washington. Including working with home builders and community developing, managing, and turning over new communities to the homeowners.

Ronda currently holds her Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) and Certified Community Manager (CCM) designations. She is a member of CAI and OWCAM. As well a on the Board and Marketing Committee for OWCAM.

(360) 836-8752

Ali Lasco » Community Manager

Ali LascoAli Lasco has a passion for compliance and 6 years in Property Management in Washington state. She brings a wealth of knowledge in Fair Housing both federally and at the state level. Ali has a desire for continued professional growth and is always looking for new ways to manage and protect property owners’ assets

(360) 567-4355

Aly Linstead » Disclosure Manager

AlyAly was born and raised in the Portland Metro area and joined the Invest West Management team in 2014 as Administrative Assistant to IWM’s HOA Department. Since then she has honed her skills in customer service and broadened her knowledge in Association Management and has served up front as a Receptionist, worked as an HOA Assistant Manager and currently serves as the HOA Departments as the Disclosure Manager.

Professional Designations
Certified Manager of Community Association (CMCA)
Association Manager Specialist (AMS)
Certified Community Manager (CCM)

(360) 567-4371

Nancy Lambert » Assistant Community Manager, CMCA, CCM

NancyA Vancouver WA native, Nancy relocated to Alaska and became an association manager in 1990. As a jack of all trades, she’s performed every office function inherent to association management with great success. With a wealth of experience and a strong understanding of the bigger picture, Nancy provides vital support to our management team.

Accomplishments include the instrumental development and standardization of association management in her home market of Alaska. Nancy returned to the Northwest in 2013 and continues to serve community associations in a collaborative capacity.

Professional Designations
Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
Certified Community Manager (CCM)

(360) 567-4346
(503) 808-7897

Pam Halseth  » Assistant Community Manager, CCM

PamA California native, Pam relocated to Vancouver in 2019 to follow her daughter’s family. Pam comes with fifteen years of experience working with homeowner associations. The amount of knowledge Pam has brought to IWM is invaluable to her team and the communities she works with. She enjoys the variety of working with differing homeowner needs and concerns.

Professional Designations
Certified Community Manager (CCM)

(360) 567-4352

Sarah Nelson  » Assistant Community Manager

Sarah NelsonAfter 10 years as an interior stylist, Sarah decided to get her Washington Broker’s license in the Fall of 2021. Doing so, led her to the HOA and Property Management industry. She is an excellent communicator with a passion to help others. She is currently pursuing the CCM and CMCA certifications.

(360) 567-4352

Adulfo Arenas  » Assistant Community Manager

Adulfo ArenasAdulfo serves as an Assistant Community Manager for the HOA Department. Prior to joining IWM, Adulfo worked in property management as a rental maintenance coordinator, where he gained experience in many aspects of the property management field. His enthusiasm and client-centered approach to customer service, help him find win/win resolutions to issues that may arise.

(360) 644-4094

Sherry Davis  » Assistant Community Manager

Sherry DavisSherry is an Assistant Community Manager in our HOA division with 10+ years of experience in the mortgage Industry. She has a passion for the real estate industry and has been in the PNW for over 35+ years. In Sherry’s spare time she enjoys being with family, hiking, travels to Hawaii, and listening to live cover bands.

(360) 768-6551

Jeallah Yu  » Administrative Assistant

Jeallah YuJeallah is an Administrative Assistant working in the HOA Department. She has experience working in property management, and prides herself on completing all projects in a timely manner. Her thrives in a high pressure environment, which has taught her attention to detail, resilience and flexibility.

(360) 869-3926

Accounting Team

Pat Reedy » Lead Community Accountant

PatPat has over 20 years of corporate and small business accounting experience with over 10 years in Association accounting procedures for Oregon and Washington. She has experience with associations that have diverse financial needs. Educated in the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, also called GAAP or US GAAP. Education: Portland State University, Math and Science.

(360) 567-4364

Sagra Rojas » Accountant

SagraSagrario joined the Invest West Management Team in 2021. As a Public Accountant with over 13 years of experience in small business accounting, she looks forward to applying her experience in the property management field. In 2013 she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, by managing to work and study at the same time.

(360) 567-4362

Andrea Hilliard » HOA Accounting Clerk

Andrea HilliardAndrea has studied accounting at Portland State University and has a passion for Math and Accounting. She has over 15 years of management experience in the Restaurant Service Industry. Andrea is a native of Madison, Wisconsin, and enjoys spending time with her son in the great outdoors, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.

(360) 567-4354

Seryna Hottel  » Front Desk Receptionist

Seryan HottelSeryna was born and raised in Vancouver and has worked in customer service for five years. She is a people person and enjoys the opportunity to be of service to IWM’s customers and clients. She is a Hudson’s Bay graduate and is fluent in ASL (American Sign Language). In her free time, Seryna is a “dog-mom” to three puppies, and enjoys taking them for walks, to the beach, and swimming in Cougar Lake.

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Maintenance Team

IWM Maintenance Team

AmyIWM’s Maintenance Team has over 150 years of experience in the maintenance field, handling everything from routine turnover maintenance, painting, vinyl plank flooring, tub surrounds, tile, door and window replacements, deck repairs, and more. We offer proactive maintenance programs to efficiently maintain your home in a cost-effective manner.

Support 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.

Kait Shumaker » HR, Recruitment & Culture Manager

Kait ShumakerKait has over 14 years of Recruiting and HR experience. She has a drive for serving and helping others in the workplace and out. She was born and raised in Northern California and relocated to PNW in 2008. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 8-year-old daughter and husband. Together they love to hike, travel and enjoy weekly family game nights.

(360) 605-8307

Brittany Johnson » Office Manger

Brittany JohnsonBrittany is well-versed in Office Management and Leadership Support. She brings a great level of professionalism and an eagerness to assist IWM with forward momentum and growth. She is all about family and togetherness and spends her free time creating memories with her 7-year-old daughter. She loves the Pacific Northwest and all the breathtaking scenery it has to offer. She enjoys traveling, fitness, hiking, and photography.

(360) 605-8307

Our Founder

Steve Barber » Broker, Founder

SteveFounder 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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