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

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

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
Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
Licensed Washington Real Estate Broker

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

Community Management Team

Michael Kallas  » Director of Association Management

MichaelMichael Kallas oversees the HOA division of Invest West Management. He has been extensively involved in several large rehabilitation projects for his Association clients. Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin. Drawing on a broad array of operations, consulting, and other client-centric professional experiences, Michael’s approach to community management is rooted in serving on the board of his own homeowner’s association. Michael has owned a townhome in Portland, and has been part of a homeowner’s association, for 15 years. During that time, he has served as a director and in the official roles of secretary and treasurer. This on-the-ground experience informs Michael’s approach to managing associations and building community. Having dealt with everything from maintenance, budget and other difficult community issues in his own association, Michael has firsthand experience with the challenges Boards face.


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

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

Aly Linstead » Disclosure Manager, Executive Assistant, CMCA, AMS, CCM

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 and assists the company executives.

Aly continues to strive towards expanding her knowledge to better serve our clients, she currently holds her Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) and Association Management Specialist (AMS) designations with Community Association Institute (CAI), and in addition she holds her Certified Community Manager designation with the Oregon-Washington Community Association Management (OWCAM).

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

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.

(360) 567-4352

Accounting Team

Pat Reedy » 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

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 14 years of maintenance support for our team in Oregon and Washington. She manages the IWM team of Maintenance Technicians.

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

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.

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