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)


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

Daniel Hughes » Community Manager, CMCA, AMS

Daniel HughesDaniel has worked in HOA community management for over ten years. As a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA®), and Association Management Specialist (AMS®), his knowledgeable and enthusiastic approach for working closely with homeowners, Board members and vendors demonstrates his commitment to HOA management. Daniel makes himself available to address any issues in the HOAs he manages, and has experience with facilities management, budgeting, and keeps up to date with HOA law. Daniel has raised two boys, and enjoys gardening, teaching guitar, and riding his bike to yoga.

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

(360) 869-8947

Mike Wilson » Community Manager

Mike WilsonMike has a strong background in HOA management, having served as both an on-site Community Manager in Palm Springs, CA, and as an HOA portfolio Community Manager. He loves spending time with his wife and young daughter. They love the Pacific Northwest for all it has to offer them in outdoor life, and they are big Disney fans.

(360) 980-2826

Pardella Burkitt » Community Manager

Pardella Burkitt Pardella moved to the PNW from Jamaica. She has over 5 years of experience in HOA property Management. She loves working in this industry because there is always something new to learn, no matter how long you have been in the business. Pardella enjoys educating homeowners and always seeks to gain new industry knowledge. In her free time, she likes to read, crochet, and is currently learning to knit.

(360) 768-6551

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

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

Amanda McKimmey  » Assistant Community Manager

Amanda McKimmeyAmanda is an experienced customer service veteran, with a background in management and financial services. She prides herself on her organization and attention to detail. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, and loves crafts and anything outdoors.

(360) 605-9468

Gema Toledo  » Assistant Community Manager

Gema ToledoGema is a seasoned professional with over 4 years of experience in the property management and HOA industry. Coupled with a 15-year background in customer service, she excels in providing top-notch support to clients. She is always eager to expand her skill set and contribute to the success of her team. Outside of work, Gema finds joy in spending quality time with her son and family.

(360) 947-4189

Jeallah Yu  » Administrative Assistant

Jeallah YuJeallah has experience working in property management, and prides herself on completing all projects in a timely manner. She 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

Maintenance Team

IWM Maintenance Team

IWM Maintenance TeamIWM’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.

Steve Parrish  » Director of Maintenance

Steve ParrishSteve has over 25 years of residential and commercial property experience including acquisitions, development, management, marketing, sales, new construction, remodels, and general maintenance. He is also an investor owner and understands and appreciates the needs of our clients. Additionally, Steve has extensive experience in the nonprofit sector focusing on start-ups, leadership development, and team building. Steve enjoys spending time with his family, and appreciating all of the outdoor activities that make the Pacific Northwest so special.

(360) 567-4360

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, and Culture Manager

Kait ShumakerKait comes to Invest West as the HR, Recruitment, and Culture Manager with 14 years of Recruiting and HR experience, in the Grocery Retail Industry and Manufacturing Industry.

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 daughter and husband. Together they love to hike, travel and enjoy weekly family game nights.

Megan Francis » Training & Auditing Manager

Megan FrancisMegan Francis brings over 7 years of extensive experience in property management and training to IWM. Her career commenced in the leasing sector of property management, where she honed her expertise and cultivated a deep understanding of the industry landscape. Outside of the office Megan enjoys outdoor adventures and spending time with her family and children. She loves activities like gardening and reading.

Leslie Parrish » Office & Marketing Manager

Leslie ParrishLeslie, our Office & Marketing Manager, thrives on her passion for administration and dedication to serving others. Her extensive background in administration, leadership, communications, and studio production has fostered her commitment to excellence and in her ability to adapt, making her an invaluable asset to our team. Combining her creative talents with her love for structured efficiency, she excels in streamlining office operations, as well as crafting marketing strategies that help highlight our community here at Invest West Management. Outside of work Leslie's interests include photography, 90's action movies, and spending time with her dog.

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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