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.
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.
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.