Our newest employee spotlight goes to Title Officer, Melanie
Morrison! Having been with the Idaho Falls, Idaho branch for the past 16
months, Melanie has enjoyed working with customers and has strived to provide
them with great customer service by delivering an accurate, timely product.
Melanie examines, searches, and services orders, as well as
assists with Recording and Policy Set-up.
Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Melanie’s favorite pick. She explains, “I believe it is important to always do the right thing. It is important to be able to work and make choices independently that will have a positive influence and reflection on the company. This is important to our work ethic as well as in how we treat our customers and co-workers.”
Outside the office, Melanie and her family enjoy camping,
boating, and having barbecues together. You might also spot Melanie baking,
cake decorating, sewing, or traveling with her youngest daughter for dance competitions.
Melanie loves to spend time with her five children, her
son-in-law, and daughter-in-law. She’s also incredibly excited and looking
forward to making memories with her first granddaughter to be born this August!
When asked about her favorite quote, Melanie recites, “It’s
not about what happened to you, it’s about how you handle it.” Melanie believes
that “we all have difficult things that are thrown at us at different times in
our lives. I believe that it is important to try to remain positive and to
focus on the blessings we have in our lives.”
Now that you’ve gotten to know Melanie a little more, stop by Alliance Title’s Idaho Falls branch and write them in on your next transaction! Melanie looks forward to helping make your home closing a smooth and positive experience.
Our Title Officer III and North Region Production Manager,
Autumn Cannon, is our newest Alliance Title Employee Spotlight! Our Coeur
d’Alene branch has been lucky to have her these past 14 years.
Autumn searches, examines, and services files for Kootenai and
Shoshone Counties. She also manages the day-to-day title production for the
North Idaho and Montana branches – needless to say, she’s quite the busy bee.
Autumn truly enjoys the people she works with and the sense of accomplishment
that each day brings.
Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork” is Autumn’s top choice. She explains, “It takes the entire team to facilitate a successful transaction from beginning to end. Alone we would fail, but together we can accomplish anything!”
Continuing the theme of teamwork, Autumn also explains how
she appreciates her coworkers: “I admire the team that I work with, and my
manager, Jack Wheir, for ‘putting up’ with every one of us!”
When she’s not working hard in the office, Autumn loves
spending quality time with her family – whether that’s through summer
barbecues, camping, fishing, or swimming.
Autumn’s favorite saying comes from Charles Swindoll: “The
longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. It will make
or break a company, a church, a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice
everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change
our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. I am
convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.” Autumn
strongly believes that the last sentence really explains it all.
Now that you’ve gotten to know Autumn a little more, stop by
Alliance Title’s Coeur d’Alene branch and write them in on your next
transaction! Autumn looks forward to helping make your home closing a smooth
and positive experience.
Alliance Title’s Eagle, Idaho branch employees pride themselves on working together to answer every phone call and email in a timely manner. They understand that communication during a real estate transaction is extremely important and most often, time sensitive. The team aligns themselves with Alliance’s core belief, that our mission is to close real estate transactions timely and efficiently. Responding quickly with accurate information is one of the many ways the team goes about helping customers close their home purchase or sale.
In addition to effective teamwork, the Eagle team shares approximately 86 years of combined title and escrow knowledge, which affords clients an accurate and efficient customer service experience.
Eagle team loves their community and enjoys giving back by participating in
various local events. Every year they continue to grow their contribution
to the companywide food drive ‘Closing the Hunger Gap’. For this
initiative, during the month of October, the Eagle team and branches throughout
Idaho, Washington, and Montana team up with their local food banks to collect
non-perishable food items and funds to help end hunger. They are
passionate about participating and are honored to collaborate with the Idaho
In addition to serving the local community, the Eagle
team is proud to have two members who have served our country in the US
military: Escrow Officer, Tonya Reeves, US Navy and Branch Administrative
Assistant, and Sharla Dudding, US Air Force. Team member, Kelsey Hathaway, has
a law degree.
When asked what the Eagle team loves most about their
customers, Kimberlie Blasius, Vice President and Escrow Manager, shared “Our
customers are loyal, dedicated professionals that we feel privileged to work alongside.
With the partnership between our customers and the outstanding Eagle
team, we are confident that we’ll get the closing to the finish line in an
efficient and professional manner.”
Outside of the office, you will find the Eagle office staff enjoying the great outdoors. They enjoy participating in all things ‘Idaho’ including theater, art, mountain biking, camping, four wheeling, and hunting. Ask them about their latest adventure next time you stop in to the office.
Bonnie Orr is our newest Alliance Title Employee Spotlight!
Having worked within the industry for the past 18 years, Bonnie is the officer
you want working on your transactions.
Bonnie is located in our Clarkston, WA branch, and is our
Title Officer III. She undergoes title examinations and works with customer
service in the office. Bonnie loves the differences between each file – titles
turn into puzzles, which make it fun!
Of the Alliance Core Values, “Service” is Bonnie’s top pick. She explains, “Service is the most important thing to all of our customers. In this world of digital service, direct contact with a person that will help you is so essential to customer service satisfaction; we offer that.”
When asked whom she admires, Bonnie has a hard time picking
just one: “I admire many people. I admire my boss, Tami Randall. She is a
hard-working woman, and she sets the standard high for all of us with her work
Outside of work, Bonnie loves to spend time with family. Her
three grandchildren, four sons, and husband, all enjoy taking walks with the
dogs, painting, or following LCSC Women’s basketball. As Bonnie puts it, “a
wonderful, pretty simple life.”
Bonnie’s favorite quote, “God, grant me the serenity to
accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and
the wisdom to know the difference,” by Reinhold Niebuhr, is used as her daily
reminder. Bonnie illustrates, “This world has gotten pretty crazy, and I think
we all need to remember this for peace of mind.”
Now that you’ve gotten to know Bonnie a little more, stop by
Alliance Title’s Clarkston branch and write them in on your next transaction!
Bonnie looks forward to helping make your home closing a wonderful and positive
Jennifer Kunz is our newest Alliance Title Employee
Spotlight! Working in real estate for 13 years prior to joining our team,
Jennifer is currently an Escrow Assistant for our Driggs, ID branch. Jennifer
assists with greeting customers, completing lenders’ requests, and accomplishing
general escrow assistant tasks!
Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Jennifer’s top choice. She explains, “I believe in being honest; that is the most important thing for our customers. They need to know they can count on us.”
Aside from helping clients achieve their real estate goals,
Jennifer truly loves how her job allows her to keep growing: “I love that I
seem to learn something new every day and that every transaction is different
from the last.”
When she needs inspiration and guidance, she looks to her
grandmother. Jennifer illustrates, “she is hard working and never says an
unkind word about anyone.”
Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys winding down in her garden,
or relaxing by jumping into a good book.
Jennifer’s favorite quote, “if you have a garden and a
library, you have everything you need,” by Roman philosopher, Cicero, is what
she tries to live by.
Now that you’ve gotten to know Jennifer a little more, stop
by Alliance Title’s Driggs branch and write them in on your next transaction!
Jennifer looks forward to helping make your home closing an exciting and
The largest city in Bonner County, Sandpoint offers
something for both the adventurer and the relaxation seeker. It’s nestled on
the shores of Idaho’s largest lake, Lake Pend Oreille, is surrounded by three
major mountain ranges – the Selkirk, Cabinet, and Bitterrot ranges – and is the
home of Idaho’s largest ski resort, the Schweitzer Mountain.
With its outrageous beauty, Sandpoint is Idaho’s hidden
Located just a skip away from Sandpoint City Beach Park,
you’ll find Idaho’s other secret treasure: Alliance Title’s Sandpoint branch.
Bringing in 106 total years of experience between our six full-time team
members, Alliance’s Sandpoint is ready and eager to join you during the home
This office doesn’t shy away from community events and contributions, either – they’re heavily involved in Alliance Title’s companywide campaign, Closing the Hunger Gap, and they also contribute to the 7B Boobs & Beer Run to raise funds for local cancer organizations, The Festival at Sandpoint for arts education, and the Distinguished Young Women program and the Performing Choirs at Sandpoint High School.
Each employee has their own interesting hobbies and
passions. Administrative Assistant, Lori Gedrose, loves antiquing and
refurbishing – her seasonal arrangements always brighten up the office entry
way; Title Officer, Harlan Ray, enjoys photography; Escrow Officer, Karla
Derton, plays the trumpet and has the super power of speaking in movie quotes;
Escrow Officer, Janie Ray, is an avid reader and piano player; and Escrow
Assistant, Hannah Gardner, is not only a poetry writer, but also a Dungeons and
The Sandpoint branch is warm and friendly – they truly care
about their clients, and they strive to excel for each transaction. They
explain, “We love being part of our customers’ team. Our area is diverse; everything
from off the grid acreage tucked away from population, to lavish waterfront
homes. Every customer has a different need and we enjoy finding ways to help
make the transaction happen.”
Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Bonner County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Sandpoint location are delighted to help make your next transaction a success!
Jared Janke is our Assistant Vice President and Sales
Manager in Alliance Title’s Coeur d’Alene, Idaho office. He has brought 12 incredible
years to the branch and we couldn’t be more thankful! Jared’s responsibilities
include business development, increasing market share, bringing in new
business, and managing business development representatives in other
Jared truly enjoys being involved in the local community and getting to meet so many people. Assisting lenders, realtors, and builders to help them succeed is something he aims for everyday!
Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Jared’s top pick. He explains, “I strive to be successful in our market; however, I constantly challenge myself to do it the right way. Work hard, provide service for our customers, and be true to who I am at the same time. I will do what I say I am going to do.”
When it comes to choosing someone he appreciate and
respects, Jared looks to whom he’s surrounded by: “I admire good parents, good
teachers, good coaches – I admire these folks because they mold our children
and have a huge impact on our communities.”
When Jared’s not working hard in the office, you’ll probably
spot him enjoying time in the great outdoors! He enjoys hunting, fishing, and
camping – anything that involves being outside. He also loves watching his
daughter play volleyball and softball with her travel teams!
Jared’s favorite quote, “It’s not how hard you hit, it’s how
hard you can get hit and keep moving forward,” is something he believes
represents true life: “Life can be tough and there will be times when we all
feel like giving up or quitting or stopping. The winners in life will pick
themselves up and get right back after it!”
Now that you’ve gotten to know Jared a little more, stop by
Alliance Title’s Coeur d’Alene branch and write them in on your next
transaction! Jared looks forward to helping make your home closing an exciting
and positive experience.
Hannah Gardner is an Escrow Assistant for Alliance Title’s
Sandpoint, Idaho branch. Although she is relatively new to the industry, Hannah
is a quick learner and has become a wonderful addition to the team!
Hannah helps the escrow officers in gathering information
needed to complete their closings and assisting with funding their files after
recording. Her favorite part about working in the industry is being the one to
bring such positive news to a future homeowner. Hannah explains, “I love when I
get to break the news to a first-time homebuyer that their purchase has
recorded. They always sound excited and grateful; it’s good to feel like I’m a part
of one of the most important moments of their lives.”
Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Hannah’s favorite. She further illustrates, “Our clients need to know their transactions are in safe, impartial, honest hands. If you and your office have a reputation for honesty, then the rest takes care of itself. I love that many of our Alliance offices are based in smaller communities, but just remember how quickly word travels in small towns!”
When it comes to admiration, Hannah immediately thinks of
her brave and wonderful grandmother. Her grandmother had escaped the bombing in
England during World War II by fleeing to the United States with her family.
Although she had to completely start over in a new and strange country, she
still managed to graduate from college with a degree in bacteriology and
managed her own jewelry shop for many years. Hannah believes “she has always
been a resourceful, intelligent, and independent woman. I can only hope to be
Outside the office, you can find Hannah practicing her
writing skills or falling deeper into a new book. In the summers, she likes to
hike and camp in the Selkirk Range and continue her tradition of running the
Bloomsday race in Spokane, Washington with her best friend.
Eleanor Roosevelt’s famous quote, “well behaved women rarely
make history,” helps with Hanna’s vision board: “This quote always reminds me
that if you have a dream, you should chase it no matter what people tell you.
Did Amelia Earhart smother her dreams of flight because she thought people
would disapprove? Not at all! Of course she wound up disappearing in a flying
accident, but that’s another story.”
Now that you’ve gotten to know Hannah a little more, stop by
Alliance Title’s Sandpoint branch to write them in on your next transaction!
Hannah looks forward to helping make your home closing a wonderful and positive
Nestled between Idaho Falls and Rexburg sits the charming little town of Rigby, Idaho. Sitting in the northeast portion of the Snake River Plain, the town is just a stone’s throw away from Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons.
Alliance Title’s Rigby branch feels “at home” in this friendly
community. With the combined work experience of our employees at this office –
Vice President and Branch Manager, Jennifer Landon, with 24 years, Title
officer, Kathlean Brown, with 18 years, and Escrow Officers, Miriam Mendoza,
and Brandi Whitmill, with seven and four years of experience – comes a combined total of 53 years!
Jennifer explains, “Alliance Rigby is known for providing
accurate, timely service with a friendly smile. We always receive comments
about the fun vibe and feel in our office when customers come in. We have a
beautiful building and location that welcomes everyone doing business with us
The Rigby team is committed to serving the needs of the
community. They have donated large amounts of food and funds during Alliance’s
companywide campaign, Closing the Hunger Gap, as well as having collected for
their “Food for Fido” campaign that aids in local vet clinics. Jennifer is also
involved in the Rotary Club and Chamber of Commerce.
When they aren’t working hard or volunteering around the
town, the Rigby branch knows how to have fun! They all enjoy being active in
the great outdoors with their families, or taking time to relax in the hobbies
they love; Jennifer rides motorcycles, Miriam likes kickboxing, Brandi enjoys
gardening, and Kathlean plays bass in a band.
To the team in Rigby, providing title and escrow service
isn’t just a job – they help families and friends establish memories in their
new homes. Jennifer further illustrates, “What we all love about our customers
is that they are our neighbors and friends. We enjoy seeing the dream of
homeownership come true and take pride in creating that outstanding customer
service in our community.”
Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Jefferson County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Rigby location are delighted to help make your next transaction a success!