Our Team

Executive Team

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

Chris 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 has been on the OWCAM Board of Directors for several years.

Professional Designations
Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
Association Management Specialist (AMS)
Community Association Management Professional (CAMP)
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

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

Community Management Team

Jamie Barber » Community Manager, CMCA, AMS, CAMP

Jamie began her career in Property Management in 2005 where she assisted with a major rehabilitation of a 280 unit apartment complex in the Seattle area.

In 2008 Jamie relocated to Clark County and continued to gain experience in the industry working as an Assistant Community Manager on 400+ single family homes while also assisting the Association department for the firm. Over the last several years she has continued her education and achieved her Washington Real Estate Brokers License, CMCA, AMS and CAMP designations.

Today, Jamie is currently a Community Manager in the Association department, managing Associations in both Washington and Oregon. She is a member of OWCAM and CAI.

Jamie also heads up the Disclosure Department, handling all escrow related inquiries and transactions.

Professional Designations
Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
Association Management Specialist (AMS)
Community Association Management Professional (CAMP)
Licensed Washington Real Estate Broker

(360) 567-4358
(503) 445-2175

Melissa McDowell » Community Manager, CMCA

Melissa joined the firm in 2008 as an Assistant Community Manager to the President Chris Barber. She came with 10 years of residential and commercial management experience.

She excelled and quickly transitioned to the Community Manager position. Melissa has managed a diverse portfolio of homeowners associations throughout Oregon and Washington for over 15 years.

Melissa has helped navigate several communities through legal proceedings including a multi-million dollar condominium construction defect case.

Melissa currently holds a CMCA designation. She is also a Member of OWCAM and CAI.

Professional Designations
Certified Manager of Community Association (CMCA)
Community Association Management Professional (CAMP)

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

Melissa Owens » Community Manager, CMCA

Melissa has worked in real estate since 2005 and became a community manager in 2008 after discovering she has an aptitude for successful navigation of the many issues facing condo and single family homeowners associations. While the early stages of her career focused on collection and commercial management, Melissa has since become enthralled by the work she does with community associations.

Having managed condo, single family and mixed use associations in several US markets, Melissa’s professional merits include the effective administration of over $5MM in reserve maintenance projects, often coupled with construction defect lawsuits or first party insurance claims, the financial revival of distressed communities and complete CC&R revision and restatement. Melissa enjoys the challenges presented by the varied personalities and revolving nature of community association board of directors.

Member of CAI and OWCAM.

Professional Designations
Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
Community Association Management Professional (CAMP)

(360) 567-4352
(503) 445-2177

Maynard Tye, CPM®, CMCA, CAMP » Property Manager

A Pacific Northwest resident for the past 17 years, Maynard has over 30-years of experience in the property management and maintenance field.

Maynard Tye started Excelsior Property Management, which was actively involved in the management and maintenance of a large range of buildings in Seattle and Portland. In addition, he has provided successful management of numerous apartments, homeowner associations and condominium conversions throughout the Pacific Northwest. Maynard Tye sold the rights to the management contracts of homeowner associations to a management Company from Seattle. As a result of the sale, HOA Maintenance Services was then formed to focus entirely on the maintenance needs of homeowners’ associations by drawing on over 20 years of experience in the homeowner association industry. Maynard sold HOA Maintenance Services that over the prior 11 years had built a relationship with over 240 condominium and homeowner associations.

Professional Designations
Certified Property Manager (CPM®)
Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
Community Association Management Professional (CAMP)
Licensed General Contractor in the state of Oregon
Real Estate Broker in the state of Oregon and Washington.

(360) 567-4342M
(503) 445-2178

Sumiko Duarte » Community Manager, CMCA

Sumiko Duarte came to the Northwest after beginning her property management career as an Assistant Manager for a large HOA portfolio on the East Coast. She has completed CAI courses and is currently on track to earn her CMCA designation.

Professional Designations
Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) 
Community Association Management Professional (CAMP)

(360) 567-4363

Nancy Lambert » Assistant Community Manager

A 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.

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

Amy Stevens » Maintenance Supervisor

Amy 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 community associations in Oregon and Washington. She manages the IWM team of Maintenance Technicians.

(360) 567-4360
(503) 445-2174

Aly Shellito » Customer Service Specialist

Aly has over 7 years of experience in customer service, three years of which she has spent in management. She provides superior customer service and also provides all-around support to the Community Management department. Aly is currently working toward obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Washington State University.

(360) 254-0907

Accounting Team

Trish Short » Community Accountant

Trish Short has a BS in Psychology from Boston University, an MBA in Human Resources and a graduate certificate in Accounting from Keller Graduate School of Management. She has over 15 years of accounting experience. She is responsible for full cycle accounting for a large portfolio of homeowners associations.

(360) 567-4354
(503) 445-2176

Pat Reedy » Community Accountant

Pat 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

Heather Mesa » Corporate Accountant

Heather came to us with 9 years of experience in the area of HOA and property management. She began her time with us as an Assistant Community Manager in the HOA Department, but soon after became a Community Manager taking on a portfolio of her own.

Heather has since transitioned to our Corporate Accountant position where she enjoys using her experience in accounting and human resources while she also pursues a degree in these areas.


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