Employee Spotlight – Reana Garcia

We have a new Alliance Employee Spotlight in the house – Reana Garcia!

Reana Garcia is Alliance’s Escrow Officer for our Meridian, Idaho branch. Reana facilitates the completion of real estate transactions as an unbiased third party, ensures all details with contract and loan instructions are adhered to, meets with sellers and buyers to obtain the final signatures once a file is ‘ready’, processes the transaction to its finality, and works with other departments such as title and funding in order to complete everything.

With 22 years of escrow experience and 9.5 of those years with Alliance – having Reana on your team is the way to go!

Of Alliance’s Core Values, “Teamwork” is Reana’s favorite. She explains, “You can’t provide any of the other values if you don’t work together to accomplish them. Our Meridian branch (and all of the Treasure Valley) do extremely well with working together to make sure our clients are taken care of as well as taking care of each other.”

When asked whom she admires, Reana thinks of her daughter. She continues, “I raised my daughter in hard times, and she’s proven how resilient and tough she can be. She’s got my spunk, and I know she’ll always keep improving in her life.”

Outside of work, Reana loves to spend time with her family and dog! She also schedules time to follow her passion – fitness. Reana explains, “I love to work out and build strength and endurance. I like to push myself physically to accomplish goals. I am competitive, so I like to join races and competitions that further push me.”

Reana’s favorite quote, “Without struggle there is no progress,” comes from Fedrick Douglass. To Reana, this quote means, “to embrace the struggle if you want to progress and succeed in life.”

Now that you’ve gotten to know Reana a little more, give a shout out to Alliance Title’s Meridian office on Facebook and write them in on your next transaction! Reana looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.

Reana Garcia
Escrow Officer – Alliance Title Meridian, ID Branch
reana.garcia@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Vicki Slekar

Let’s give a hip, hip, hooray for our newest Employee Spotlight, Vicki Slekar!

Vicki Slekar is Alliance’s Escrow Assistant for our Meridian, Idaho branch. Vicki handles refinances, resale transactions, returns packages to lenders, and organizes files for funding and recording. Vicki has always enjoyed helping make homeowners’ dreams come true and handing them their keys. Vicki illustrates, “The look of joy in their eyes makes it all worth it.”

Vicki has been with us for the past year and a half – and we’re so lucky to have her over 20 years of escrow experience while she lived in Arizona!

Of Alliance’s Core Values, “Teamwork” is Vicki’s favorite. She explains, “I love working with people who are passionate about what they do. When your team is committed to working towards a common goal and helping each other meet it – that’s amazing!”

When asked whom she admires, Vicki thinks of her sister. She continues, “My sister, Catalina, is someone I completely admire. When my brother needed a kidney transplant, she stepped up to save his life. I praise her each and every day for that. Even now, she gives to everyone and anyone that is in need. She has the biggest heart of anyone I know.”

Outside of the office, Vicki enjoys exploring Idaho with her husband. They love hiking, biking, and enjoying the beautiful state that they moved to five years ago.

Vicki doesn’t have a favorite quote – but rather, a favorite reminder she believes in telling the special people in her life whenever possible: “I love you!” she continues, “we never know what tomorrow will bring.”

Now that you’ve gotten to know Vicki a little more, give a shout out to Alliance Title’s Meridian office on Facebook and write them in on your next transaction! Vicki looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.

Vicki Slekar
Escrow Assistant – Alliance Title’s Meridian ID Branch
vicki.slekar@alliancetitle.com

Community Spotlight – Eagle, Idaho

Eagle – known as the quaint suburb, nestled in the Boise, Idaho foothills – is a wonderful community where you can find plenty of golf courses, parks, hiking trails, spas, and a cute little Saturday Farmer’s Market.

Only a 5-minute drive from Heritage Park, you’ll find our welcoming Alliance Eagle branch! Our Eagle team shares approximately 72 years of combined title and escrow knowledge – which affords clients an accurate and efficient customer experience!

Our Eagle office prides themselves on working together to make every real estate transaction a pleasant experience. Communication, accuracy, and efficiency are their core beliefs in delivering superior service. Responding quickly with accurate information is one of the many ways the team assists customers close their home purchase or sale.

With Eagle being the smaller city that it is, our Eagle team loves to volunteer in the local community. Every year, they continue to grow their contribution to the companywide food drive, ‘Closing the Hunger Gap.’ They collect non-perishable food items and funds to help end hunger!

The Alliance Eagle branch is very adventurous – if they’re not in the office, they’re mountain biking, skiing, camping, four wheeling, or hunting!

Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Ada County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Eagle location would be delighted to help make your next transaction a success! Give a shout out on their Alliance Eagle Facebook page!

Alliance Title Eagle, Idaho
462 E Shore Dr STE 160, Eagle, ID 83616
(208) 287-5154
eagle.idaho@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Sarah Cortez

Let’s give a cheer for our newest Employee Spotlight, Sarah Cortez!

Sarah Cortez is Alliance’s Business Development Representative for our downtown CW Moore location in Boise, Idaho. Sarah handles outbound marketing and sales to real estate agents and lenders.

Alliance Title has been lucky to have Sarah join the team! Sarah “loves meeting new people and bringing new clients to our company. I am passionate and confident that our team will take great care of them. I love when new clients experience the reasons of why ‘it matters where you close’.”

Of the Alliance Core Values, Sarah’s favorite is “Trust and Respect.” She explains, “People do business with people they know, like, and trust. It is my goal to treat our clients, prospects, and fellow employees with respect and earn their trust and ultimately their business.”

When asked whom she admires, Sarah immediately thinks of her mother. Sarah continues, “I admire so many people, but the person who’s had the most impact on my life is my late mother. She was selfless, amazing, and a great example for me in raising my kids.”

Outside of work, Sarah enjoys snowboarding and mountain biking. She is currently a student pilot – just a few flights away from receiving her license! Sarah believes family is everything; her and her husband, Oscar, have three children, Isabel, Grace, and Oscar Jr.

Sarah’s favorite quote, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts,” from Winston Churchill, is something she uses as her daily mantra.

Now that you’ve gotten to know Sarah a little more, give a shout out to Alliance Title’s CW Moore office on Facebook and write them in on your next transaction! Sarah looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.

Sarah Cortez – Business Development Representative
Alliance Title CW Moore Branch
250th S 5th Street Ste. 100
208.947.9100

Community Spotlight – Kalispell, MT

Tucked between Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake, sits Montana’s charming city of Kalispell. This lovely town in Northwest Montana has plenty to offer – with bending rivers, sweeping mountains, and an eclectic downtown life filled with craft breweries and local restaurants, you’re sure to fall in love.

A simple 13-minute drive from Flathead Lake will lead you to our Alliance Title Kalispell branch! Our Kalispell team has a combined work experience of roughly 91 years! The crew explains, “We go above and beyond for service and to make guests feel comfortable while here. We put our customers first, we always make them feel comfortable, and we answer any and all questions and make them our top priority.”

Our Kalispell team truly cares about their local community and strives to volunteer and donate as much as they can! Our Kalispell branch supports The Flathead Exchange Club, CASA-Hike for Change, The Flathead Snack Program and Food Bank, The Heart Locker, The Veterans Pantry, The North Valley Food Bank, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Veterans Community Response, and fundraising for families with Type 1 Diabetes.

The Kalispell office also supports our veterans! Nicole Henhoeffer’s grandfather served in the army during the Vietnam War; Amber Cooper’s father was in the military for 30 years; Tiffany Simpach’s husband was a military officer in the Airforce; and DeAnne Austin’s son-in-law is currently deployed in Kuwait.

Outside of the office, the Kalispell branch enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, boating, camping, gardening, kayaking, playing baseball, lifting weights, and playing with their doggies!

Alliance’s Kalispell team goes above and beyond to help their customers and be a part of the local community. They explain, “We genuinely care about our clients and customers. We put everything into our work – we all personally take interest in helping to get to know and bridge the gap into an amazing partnership with our clients. Our clients put a lot of trust in us when it comes to leaving their transactions in our hands. Their trust truly means the world to us.”

Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Flathead County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Kalispell location would be delighted to help make your next transaction a success!

Alliance Title Kalispell MT
501 S Main St 59901
406-752-7606

Employee Spotlight – Janel Young

Please give a round of applause for our newest Employee Spotlight, Janel Young!

Janel is a Title Assistant for Alliance’s Rexburg, Idaho office. Janel has been with Alliance for 25 years(unfortunately COVID has paused her exciting sabbatical vacation plans) – and the Rexburg office has been so lucky to have her!

The Alliance Title Team is Janel’s favorite thing about her work. She explains, “My co-workers are what I like most about what I do. I have made lifelong friendships at Alliance Title, and we make such an amazing team. It makes coming to work seem more like a community and not just a job.”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Trust,” is Janel’s favorite. She continues, “Trust is my favorite core value, because it is my belief that with trust at the top of the list, the others just nicely fall into place.”

Outside of work, Janel enjoys spending time with her family – her two daughters are her best friends! Janel also loves outings with her girlfriends, reading, shopping, and traveling whenever and wherever she can.

When she thinks of whom she admires, she immediately thinks of her parents – “You will never meet two more selfless people. They are constantly giving to everyone and anyone in need and are super supportive.”

Janel’s favorite quote, “Life is good when you are happy, but it is much better when others are happy because of you,” is something she tries to live by. She explains, “When our focus is on serving and helping others, everything just seems to fall into place.”

Now that you’ve gotten to know Janel a little more, give a shout out to Alliance Title’s Rexburg office on Facebook and write them in on your next transaction! Janel looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.

The Season of Thanks

Fall is the season of change and the season of thanks. Now, more than ever, is the time to reflect and be appreciative of all the wonderful communities our branches and employees call home. We couldn’t be more thankful of the confidence you place in us by sending your business throughout the year.

This past October, we were able to hold our 9th annual food drive, ‘Closing the Hunger Gap.’ We’re fortunate enough to add on to our collection of 217,352 pounds of food and $202,109.65! Thank you to all who participated and helped us move closer to a world without hunger!

Community Spotlight – Coeur d’Alene

What city is surrounded by dozens of lakes, has five-star amenities in a small-town setting, and has dozens of attractions for the local and tourist?

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho!

With more than 55 lakes within a car distance of Coeur d’Alene, and the backdrop of the Coeur d’Alene Mountains, Coeur d’Alene is a magical place to relax or find adventure.

Only a 15-minute drive from the Coeur d’Alene Airport, you’ll find our Alliance Title Coeur d’Alene crew! Our CDA team has a combined work experience of roughly 245 years of experience! The team loves the loyalty of the CDA local community. Our CDA branch explains, “We love our loyal customers and the fact that they are able to have understanding in such a unique time in our industry. The community fully supports our team and efforts being made in high customer expectations.”

Our CDA branch cares deeply for the local community. Every fall, the team donates thousands of pounds of food and thousands of dollars to the local food bank.

Outside of the office, the CDA branch loves to have fun! Between catfish noodling, soap carving, crafting snow globes, hosting beetle fighting groups, duck herding, and traveling to ghost hunt – the CDA team is unique, adventurous, and always wanting to learn something new!

The CDA branch strives to ensure that each customer feels that every transaction is equally as important as the last transaction. The team takes ownership in what they do each and every day – and they work together as a team for a common goal.

Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Kootenai County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Coeur d’Alene location would be delighted to help make your next transaction a success!

Employee Spotlight – Matt Yarbrough

We have a new Alliance Title Employee Spotlight! Let’s give a round of applause for Matt Yarbrough!

Matt is Nampa’s Lead Delivery Driver/Courier! Matt delivers, deposits, and exchanges checks, and completes other miscellaneous office work.

Matt enjoys being part of the Alliance Title team and doing his part to create a successful transaction – which would explain why “Teamwork” is Matt’s favorite Alliance Title Core Value!

Outside of work, Matt loves to serve in his local youth group at his church, ride his four-wheeler, golf, play hockey, and work out!

Matt’s go-to quote, “it is more blessed to give than receive and treat people the way you want to be treated yourself” is the way he’d like to continuously live his life.

Now that you’ve gotten to know Matt a little more, give a shout out to Alliance Title’s Nampa branch on Facebook and write them in on your next transaction! Matt looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.

Matt Yarbrough – Lead Delivery Driver/Courier Nampa
mathew.yarbrough@alliancetitle.com
208.465.6600

Employee Spotlight – Brandy Woods

We have a new employee spotlight! Let’s give a round of applause for Brandy Woods!

Brandy is Alliance’s Title Assistant for our Kalispell, Montana branch. Brandy has done anything and everything from being a courier to searching. Being at the recording desk and examining are Brandy’s favorite tasks for her job – and she loves building a relationship with clients!

Brandy has been with Alliance since 2007, and has been of great assistance to the Whitefish office as well.

Of the Alliance Core Values, Brandy’s favorites are “Teamwork” and “Trust & Respect.” Brandy explains, “I want my clients to trust and respect us, and I can’t provide that on my own. I need the assistance and help of my team to get us there. Sure, we can be a rock star on our own – but without the band, who are we?”

Outside of the office, you’ll probably find Brandy enjoying the great outdoors. She continues, “My happy place is always on a dirt road with good music, good people, good food, and of course, good drinks. Hunting, fishing, camping, being on the river, and hanging out around a fire are a few of my favorite things.”

When asked whom Brandy admires, she immediately thinks of her grandparents – “They worked (still do) hard to show us as a family what hard work will do. Without them, I wouldn’t have been raised without the ‘go get em’ mentality they instilled in my parents. The problem is, I CANNOT say no to them – my grandmother convinced me to jump out of a plane with her – and she was 70 years old at the time!”

Brandy’s favorite quote, “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt,” by John Muir, is something she tries to strive by. Brandy explains, “Some paths in life require 4-Wheel-Drive. It isn’t always easy, but always worth the view when you get to the top. Keep on truckin’!”