WSCAI Member Pricing:
Up to Two (2) People:
$55 Per Person (through 3/11)
$70 Per Person (through 3/18)
Three (3) People or More:
$45 Per Person (through 3/11)
$60 Per Person (through 3/14)
$89 (through 3/11)
$109 (through 3/14)
Community association board members and volunteer leaders step up to take on positions of service and responsibility. They’re expected to anticipate issues, solve problems, meet the expectations of their residents and protect property values. The CAI Board Leadership Development (BLD) Workshop can help you become a more successful board member as well as learn how to recruit and support new volunteers.
At the BLD Workshop, you’ll learn the role of the board, the president, and other leadership positions, and you’ll identify effective ways to work with professional managers and service providers. Additionally, the BLD Workshop will teach you how to communicate with association residents, hire qualified managers and service providers, develop enforceable rules, interpret governing documents and more.
The BLD Workshop provides a comprehensive look at the roles and responsibilities of community association leaders and conveys information to help create and maintain the kind of community people want to call home.
All sessions will run for two hours. Although not required to attend all four weekly sessions; it is recommended, as each week builds on the previous week.
The BLD Workshop includes a toolbox of support material:
In addition to a toolbox of support materials, each student receives a certificate of completion and recognition on the CAI website.
*Registration will close on March 18 to allow time to order course materials.
Governing Documents and Roles & Responsibilities
▸ Samantha Brown, Esq.
Communications, Meetings & Volunteerism
▸ Kristen Ledbetter, CMCA, AMS, PCAM
Fundamentals of Financial Management
▸ Heather Hutchison, CMCA,
▸ Jeremy Newman, CPA
Professional Advisors and Service Providers
▸ Nicolas Marin, CMCA, AMS,
▸ Karen McDonald, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, RS
▸ Steve Weidenbach
David Silver, Esq. ia shareholder attorney at Peryea Silver Taylor, a law firm focused on advising Washington community associations for over 20 years. Dave has been providing general counsel legal advice to community associations for nearly 15 years. He was most recently a member of the WSCAI Business Partner Committee and is a frequent speaker and contributor to WSCAI events having presented numerous times at Law Day, Made For Managers Day, CA Day and other events. Recently, Dave’s article, “When Owners Petition for Meetings & Votes,” was featured in the December WSCAI journal. When Dave isn’t working, he enjoys music, skiing, golf, Kraken games and spending time with his family.
Heather Hutchison, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, is the General Manager at First Hill Plaza. Heather also lives in the First Hill neighborhood and is a member of the First Hill Improvement Association Board of Directors. She enjoys finding opportunities to support the healthy growth and enhancement of this vital and evolving portion of the city. Heather was born and raised in Montana and moved to the Pacific Northwest shortly after graduating from Montana State University. Heather has fourteen years managing community associations including portfolio-based, master planned, large-scale and high-rise associations in Oregon, California and Washington.
Jeremy Newman, CPA, has audited real estate companies and community associations for over 20 years. His firm, Newman Certified Public Accountant PC (“HOACPA”) has provided audit and tax services to thousands of associations in multiple states, including master planned, mixed use, age restricted, golf/amenity associations to high rise condominiums. Jeremy’s firm provides advice, audit services, tax planning and tax return services. Jeremy presents to CAI members in several states, authors articles for CAI publications and attends industry and CAI events as a speaker and sponsor. HOACPA is proud of its HOACPA EDU education program for boards and managers.
Karen McDonald, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, RS is President & Founder of Accurate Reserve Professionals, LLC. A former community association manager, she now works to prepare quality, detailed and easy to understand reserve studies to help associations better identify their current reserve funding status and develop a budget plan for the coming years. Karen is a Past President of the WSCAI Chapter and serves on several committees. Outside of the office she lives on a hobby farm with her husband and a collection of animals.
Kristen Ledbetter has nearly two decades worth of experience in the Community Association Management industry. Since entering the industry in 2007, Kristen has led successful teams and managed a portfolio of diverse associations. She has also used the knowledge and experience gained from her extensive management and leadership background to help build culture and bring success to many management companies throughout the Greater Seattle Area. Kristen was named Community Manager of the Year in 2019 and holds Certified Manager of Community Associations® (CMCA®), Association Management Specialist® (AMS®), and Professional Community Association Manager® (PCAM®) certifications from the CAI.
Nicolas Marin, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, RS, is the Owner and President of Navigate Community Management, a firm dedicated solely to the management of community associations in Washington. Nicolas was born and raised in France, and brings more than a decade of experience in the community association management industry. He practiced community management in Paris, France, and Chicago, Illinois prior to launching his own firm with a focus on technology. He is currently serving as Chair of WSCAI’s Education Committee and is a member of the Law Day Committee.
Samantha Brown, Esq., is a part of the general counsel group at Barker Martin. Sam began her career doing civil litigation, focusing her practice on community association law beginning in 2016. She has extensive litigation experience and an impressive track record. Sam has been a member of the board for numerous non-profit organizations, including the City/County Planning Department for Belvidere, Illinois, the Boone County Council on Aging, and the City Finance Committee, to name a few. She was also an elected Alderman for the City Council in Belvidere, Illinois. Through these positions, Sam gained extensive, first-hand experience with organizations, community issues and management. Sam’s primary objective as community association general counsel is to find efficient, practical solutions for her clients while being mindful of their goals, both long- and short-term. Sam prides herself on being a compassionate and diligent advocate through attentive and dedicated service to her clients, while finding unique and innovative solutions to problems.
Stephanie Slone was the first employee at Trestle Community Management, joining her dad in acquiring Trestle. Working side by side with her dad, Trestle has grown over the past 6 years into one of the fastest growing companies in the area, as well as being awarded as one of The Best Places to Work in 2019. Stephanie has been in the community management industry for over 8 years managing garden style condominiums. Her role is overseeing the Condominium Practice, six employees and managing a small portfolio. Stephanie and her husband had a son in June 2018, and he keeps them very busy! Stephanie enjoys reading, running and spending time with her family and friends.
Steve Weidenbach, CIRMS, opened his American Family Insurance Agency in June of 2011 after beginning his career as a high school teacher. Steve joined WSCAI in 2013 and has leveraged American Family’s experience as a top association insurer ever since. He utilizes his teaching background to help managers and board members learn how to take the best care of their communities. Steve & his team insure over 500 associations across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. With approximately 100 American Family Insurance agents in Washington State, Steve and his team has been named the “Agency of the Year” for 8 straight years for their sales performance and customer satisfaction.