Jackie Davis is the Business Development Manager for BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC and is the current WSCAI Chapter President.
She loves working with customers and meeting new people in the industry every day. She has been actively involved with WSCAI, serving as Vice President of the 2020 Board of Directors, co-chair of the CA Day Committee, member of the Business Partner Committee, Membership Committee where she serves as an Ambassador, as well as organizes the WSCAI Kickball tournament. She has also been on the Communications and Made for Manager’s Day Committees. She has enjoyed volunteering for several of the Community Outreach events as well.
Jackie graduated from the University of Washington and has spent much of her career producing industry events and trade shows. Jackie has been married to Danny for 22 years and they have 2 teenage kids, Justin and Jessie, along with 2 crazy dogs and a cat.
Todd Egland, Esq. has broad-based experience in complex business, employment, environmental, community association, and bankruptcy matters. He has also helped businesses with environmental regulatory issues before state and federal agencies. At Chmelik Sitkin & Davis, Todd’s practice includes general business litigation, bankruptcy and collections on behalf of creditors, and representation of community associations, homeowner’s associations, and camping associations.
Valerie Oman, Esq., is a partner at Condominium Law Group, where she has practiced since 2009. She represents community associations on collections, general counsel, and governance issues. Valerie is passionate about providing high quality, practical legal services and solutions to our clients. Valerie graduated cum laude from Seattle University School of Law (2005). Valerie grew up in the Pacific Northwest, is an avid Seahawks fan, and speaks four languages with varying degrees of fluency. Valerie loves spending time with her young child, family, and friends as well as her dog, Dot. She can often be found hiking, cooking, or planning her next travel adventure. An active WSCAI volunteer, Valerie is a speaker at industry events, management seminars, and community associations, and contributes regularly to industry periodicals.
Richard A. Davis III, Esq., is a graduate cum laude of Indiana University School of Law where he served as Managing Editor for Indiana Law Journal. Richard began his legal career at a large Seattle law firm in the litigation department before moving to Bellingham in 1993 to join Chmelik Sitkin & Davis P.S. Since that time, Richard has represented a wide variety of homeowners’ associations, condominiums and camping associations. He frequently attends association board meetings and provides advice to community association boards and managers on governing document issues, construction, budget and assessments, collections, labor and employment and governing document enforcement. He gives trainings on sexual harassment, the proper roles of directors and senior management, and governing document enforcement. Richard is a member of the Community Associations Institute and has contributed articles and been a speaker at CAI events, including CAI’s national Law Seminar. He has been admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington and has successfully litigated cases at the superior court and the appellate court level in Washington.
Mary B. Reiten, Esq., Senior Attorney at Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S., has significant experience representing both condominium associations and their members, counseling them through disputes and, when needed, instituting litigation. Mary has been practicing law for over 20 years and is licensed in Washington, California, and Alaska (inactive). She tailors her services to the needs of her clients. Together, you and Mary will design a response oriented towards litigation or mediation as the specifics of your case demand. Mary’s years of experience include many trials involving complex litigation, and she obtained a mediation certification from the King County Dispute Resolution Center to help her clients resolve differences outside the courtroom. Whether your dispute is about the exercise of board powers, assessments, maintenance, construction, covenant enforcement, an interpersonal dispute—or something unheard of—Mary works hard to find a solution in an efficient and timely manner. Mary also practices real estate law, business litigation, and consumer law. She has successfully represented clients in cases involving breach of purchase and sale agreements, auto fraud, timber trespass, easements, commission disputes, guarantees, commercial lease disputes, and partnership disputes.
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.
Kris Gjylameti is a vice president and regional account executive for CIT’s Community Association Banking business. Based in Seattle, Washington, he supports property management companies and homeowners associations in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. Kris provides continued education for board members and managers in financing association projects, reserve management, cyber theft and protecting the community from fraud and embezzlement.
Jo Flannery, Esq. is a member of the Litigation and Real Estate departments at Ryan, Swanson & Cleveland, PLLC. Raised by a real estate agent, and a former Realtor herself, she has a particular interest in the many facets of real property law. Now in her third decade of practice, she primarily focuses on community association law; construction defects and disputes; environmental contamination and regulation; general real property; and insurance law.
Jerry H. Stein, Esq., managing partner and founder of Stein Sudweeks & Stein, PLLC, specializes in insurance claims on aging buildings and has helped established Washington case law in this area. Mr. Stein is an experienced trial, appellant, and real estate and business attorney. He has more than 35 years of experience in litigating and resolving insurance coverage issues, construction, and other business and real estate disputes.
Under Jerry’s guidance, the firm has been in the forefront of representing condominium associations and apartment owners in pursing claims against property insurers for damage caused by long-term exposure to wind and rain. Within the last 5 years, the firm has obtained seven significant court rulings that helped establish an association or owner’s right to pursue claims against old, expired insurance policies and also establish that coverage exists when long-term exposure to wind driven rain combines with inadequate construction cause hidden damage to the building’s exterior walls. In large part due to these rulings, the firm has successfully settled more than 45 of these hidden water damage cases.
In addition to his work as trial counsel, Jerry also has extensive appellate experience. In a precedent setting published opinion involving the Marina Cove Condominium Association, Jerry was able to convince the appellate court that an Association’s right to a jury trial on its damage claims prevailed over the standard provisions in a developer’s sale agreement purporting to compel the Association to arbitrate any claims that it might have against the developer.
Tony Rafel, Esq, CCAL, is a WSCAI Past President and serves as Board Liaison to the ADR and Legislative Action Committees. Tony has been practicing law in Seattle for over 35 years, focusing on community association law for more than 25 years, and is a Fellow in the College of Community Association Lawyers. He is the Managing Partner of Rafel Law Group PLLC, with offices in Seattle and Portland, and practices actively in both Washington and Oregon, handling construction and product defect, insurance coverage, covenant and rule enforcement, boundary, view and nuisance cases, among many others. Tony also serves as a trusted general counsel and advisor to boards and associations, helping with governing document interpretation and enforcement, problem solving, dispute resolution, and governance best practices. Tony has been peer-selected as a Washington SuperLawyer™ every year since 2001 and holds the top peer-review rating for legal skill and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition to his service with WSCAI, Tony is a past president of the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington and lawyer representative to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference. Tony’s office is located in the Madison Park neighborhood of Seattle, where Labrador Retrievers Cutty and Abby can often be found.
Ann Hart is with HUB International NW where she works as a Commercial Insurance Advisor. Ann has 20 years of combined experience in community association management, real estate, senior housing and rental management and enjoys helping others learn and excel in the industry and networking with other industry professionals. When she is not working, Ann enjoys traveling, attending sporting and cultural events, volunteering, working out, and spending time with friends and family, dogs Buddy and Charlie and cockatiel Peanut.
Alicia M. Graham, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, Community Association Manager, CWD Group, Inc. AAMC has been working in the Community Association industry since 1999. In her role as Community Association Manager for CWD Group, Inc., she specializes in the management of her team, mentoring fellow Managers, budget development, administration, and management of hi-rise, mixed-use, retail, and master Condominium Associations in Seattle and Bellevue. Alicia has remained on the cutting-edge of industry needs by maintaining strategic partnerships with Business Partners, and positive working relationships with Boards of Directors, Homeowners and Residents. She has been a very active volunteer for WSCAI, currently serving as President WSCAI’s Board of Directors. Alicia was awarded the WSCAI Community Association Manager of the Year award in November of 2015.