Aimee Hilton, CMCA

Aimee Hilton, CMCA

Aimee Hilton, CMCA, is a Community Association Manager and Office Operations Specialist with T-Square Properties in Bothell, WA. She holds her CMCA and has been in the industry for over 5 years after starting as an administrative assistant. Aimee enjoys the community association management industry due to the continual momentum it provides with new challenges and continual opportunities for growth. She currently manages a portfolio of 16 properties, both single-family and multi-family. Although this is a larger portfolio, don’t you worry, as Aimee’s Starbucks addiction keeps her equipped to handle it! 

Zach von Schneidau

Zach von Schneidau

Zach von Schneidau, Senior Solutions Consultant, is a business development representative for Harris Company, a national mechanical contractor. Zach teaches management professionals how to understand HVAC/Plumbing systems and create programs focused on the future. While it may not be the easiest approach, Zach believes that finding the right solution for the customer will build a trusting relationship for years to come. In addition to helping customers with their buildings’ mechanical issues, Zach has a strong focus on cutting down energy consumption, doing a small part to impact our carbon footprint.

John Gregory Williams

John Gregory Williams

John Gregory Williams leads the design and engineering team at Harris Company mechanical contractors nationally, he trained as a mechanical engineer, earning his degree from the University of Manchester, UK, he is a Chartered Engineer in the UK and a Licensed Mechanical Professional Engineer in California, USA with ongoing commitments within ASHRAE and other relevant organizations.  He has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry as a creative problem solver using his passion for the built environment and experiences and skills in design, leadership, sustainability, analysis tools, project management and MEP/Utilities systems engineering to deliver complex and innovative projects to meet occupants and clients needs. Notable projects include: Apple Park, Cupertino, Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta and The Shard of Glass in London, UK.

David Wescott

David Wescott

David Wescott, CEO of Transblue, is a general contractor with 23 offices around the US. He has a huge focus in Green Energy, Solar Power, Electric Vehicles, etc. He has a focus on giving back to the community and he is interested in being an angel investor in Native American Businesses.

Amy S. Clements, ARM, CIRMS

Amy S. Clements, ARM, CIRMS

Amy S. Clements, ARM, CIRMS, is the Marketing Manager at Community Association Underwriters (CAU) and has been in the insurance industry since 1991. She has specialized in community association insurance since 2005 and involved with WSCAI since that time. Amy earned the Community Insurance & Risk Management Specialist (CIRMS) designation in 2008. In addition to participating in many speaking opportunities with the WSCAI, Amy is serving as President-Elect of the 2020 Board of Directors, a past co-chair on the Education Committee, served on the Business Partners Committee and Legislative Action Committee and is a current member of the Communications Committee. In her spare time, Amy enjoys traveling, wine tasting and playing golf with her husband. 

Paul D. Grucza, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

Paul D. Grucza, CMCA, AMS, PCAM

Paul D. Grucza, CMCA, AMS, PCAM has been an industry practitioner for over 35 years holding numerous prestigious positions within CAI including Institute President, Inaugural Chair for the APCM Board, CEO-MC Retreat Chair, Education Committee Chair, Ethics Panel Member for both CAI and CAMICB, CAMICB Test Development Committee Member, an accomplished author and editor of books relating to the community association industry, TV and radio show host, an in-demand speaker for chapters nationally and internationally and a skilled Strategist called to conduct strategic planning for both CAI Chapters and other business ventures over the years. As Director of Education and Client Engagement for CWD Group, Inc. AAMC he brings his many years of skill, association knowledge and enthusiasm to the largest privately held association management company in the Pacific Northwest. As an acknowledged Distinguished Volunteer with CAI for multiple years, Mr. Grucza’s devotion to the industry is most evident in the numerous activities he has undertaken over the years as he continues to educate, inform and enlighten audiences throughout the CAI world.

Karen McDonald, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, RS

Karen McDonald, CMCA, AMS, PCAM, RS

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.

Greg Floyd, CIRMS

Greg Floyd, CIRMS

Greg Floyd, CIRMS, is an experienced commercial insurance broker who specializes in insurance and risk management for Condominiums and Homeowners Associations. Greg is practice leader for the Condominium specialist department at HUB International domiciled in Bothell WA. The practice, in whole, represents the insurance and risk management interests for over 700 community associations in WA State and has a dedicated staff of 14 people committed to space. Greg has been in the industry with a niche focus on Community Association’s for 12 years and currently sits on 2 committees for WSCAI and holds his CIRMS (Community Insurance Risk Management Specialist) designation achieved through the national CAI organization.

Dave Gramann

Dave Gramann

Dave Gramann’s 19 years in the construction industry has given him extensive hands-on knowledge of estimating, construction management, building envelopes, and cladding systems. Prior to joining Amento Group, Dave worked for a high-profile construction company in the Seattle area as a Project Manager and Head Estimator where he continued to refine his skills and knowledge in the remediation industry. His skills developing critical path construction schedules and preparing estimates for large scale remediation projects enhance Amento Group’s depth of construction knowledge. With a well-rounded field background, Dave brings a practical approach to solving building envelope issues with a focus on constructibility and aesthetics.

Ann Hart

Ann Hart

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.

Jim Talaga, RS

Jim Talaga, RS

Jim Talaga, RS is the President of Association Reserves WA. Association Reserves, Inc. is the largest reserve study provider in the U.S., pioneering CAI’s National Standards, and widely used industry principles and concepts. Since 1986, Jim and the WA team have completed over 15,000 reserve studies throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho & Montana. ARWA leverages a team-based approach with the following staff experience, degrees, credentials: Engineering, architecture, construction, accounting, business, real estate valuation, Reserve Specialist, Association Management. ARWA has an extensive knowledge base, stream of current cost data, and key strategic alliances, leadership positions in the industry. Jim is a CAI credentialed Reserve Specialist (RS #066), former WSCAI Board Member, and 10+ year member of the CAI Legislative Action Committee (LAC), where he regularly participated in the review and drafting of proposed legislation in Washington.