Employee Spotlight – Heather Erickson

We have a new employee spotlight! Please give a round of applause for Heather Erickson!

Heather Erickson is an Escrow Officer for our Rexburg, Idaho branch. Heather enjoys helping clients achieve their real estate goals and looks forward to helping you with your future transactions. Heather illustrates, “I love helping people buy their first home!”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork” is Heather’s favorite. Heather explains, “I love the team that I work with, and I feel like I could not do this job without them.”

When Heather isn’t hard at work with her team, you can find her golfing with her sons over the summer! This year, her sons are purchasing a snowboard for her – a quote from Heather herself, “Pray for me.” We believe in you, Heather!

Heather makes no hesitation when choosing her mother as someone she admires. Heather believes that her mom sees the best in everyone.

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

Heather Erickson – Escrow Officer at Alliance’s Rexburg Branch
130 E Main. St., 83440
208.356.9323
heather.erickson@alliancetitle.com

Meet Our Driggs, ID Branch

Nestled in Teton Valley, a recreational paradise awaits you – Driggs, Idaho!

Driggs is the hub of Teton Valley – with great access to the Grand Targhee Ski Resort and 32 miles from Jackson, Wyoming. Although a smaller town, Driggs offers year-round recreational activities that bring in people from various states. 

With top-ranked golfing at Huntsman Springs Resort, world-class fly fishing, glider flying, trail riding, road biking, and easy access to world-renowned ski resorts – it’s no wonder Driggs is at the top of every adrenaline junkie’s list.

Driggs also hosts the Teton Valley Balloon Rally – now in its 39th year. Hot air balloons launch from the Teton County Fairgrounds in Driggs just after sunrise.

Only a five-minute drive from the famous Spud Drive-in Theatre (an old-fashioned drive-in that operates in the summer), you’ll find our Alliance Title Driggs office. With 45+ combined total years of experience in the title and escrow industry, our knowledgeable team is ready to meet your real estate needs!

The Driggs team provides promptness, loyalty, and sincere appreciation to their clients and customers.

Serving the community is at the heart of our Driggs branch. The team volunteers for the Teton Valley Food Bank, the Seniors West of the Tetons, and the Hospital Foundation. They also find time to help fundraise for the Tin Cup event every June.

When our Driggs team isn’t hard at work in the office, you can find them spending time crafting, tending to yard work, or enjoying a nice glass of wine.

Vice President and General Manager, Brian Gibson, truly appreciates their customers. He explains, “We appreciate the relationships and friendships we have with our clients – we are grateful for the support we receive from them!”

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

Alliance Title Driggs Branch
78 N Main St, 83422
208.354.2285
driggs@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Ashley Houweling

Our newest employee spotlight goes to Ashley Houweling!

Ashley is a Business Development Representative for our Nampa, Idaho branch. She is responsible for building relationships and educating agents, lenders, and the community on what Alliance Title does – which is “closing real estate transactions.” Ashley also provides tools and education on strategies to help build and maintain the branch business.

Ashley has been with us since June of 2016 – and we are so lucky to have her! Ashley enjoys being a resource for individuals involved in real estate transactions. She explains, “I enjoy having the ability to help them problem solve issues that may arise in a transaction, as well as providing education on marketing strategies.”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Service” is Ashley’s favorite. She illustrates, “We provide a product and a service to those involved in real estate transactions. Our goal is to provide the best service experience possible for all parties, in addition to peace of mind that their transaction and investment is solid. It is from providing excellent service that I feel all the other core values naturally flow.”

Outside of work, you might just spot Ashley working more! Ashley explains, “My husband and I are also farmers, so we are constantly working in that ‘field’ as well – no pun intended.” Ashley and her husband’s main focus, is of course, their little 15-month old daughter, Cassidy. Ashley exclaims, “It is so exciting to watch her grow and her personality blossom. She is the light in my life!”

Ashley’s favorite quote, “opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work,” from Thomas Edison, resonates with her and fits within her lifestyle and way of thinking.

Now that you’ve gotten to know Ashley a little better, stop by Alliance Title’s Nampa office and write them in on your next transaction! Ashley looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.

Ashley Houweling – Business Development Representative at Alliance’s Nampa Branch
1005 W Sanetta St., 83651
208.465.6600
ashley.houweling@alliancetitle.com

Thanks a Bunch!

Fall is cozy, warm, and the season of thanks. We’d like to extend our appreciation to the wonderful communities our branches and employees call home. We truly are grateful for the confidence you place in us by sending us your business throughout the year.

This past October, many of you helped Alliance Title by donating to our food drive, ‘Closing the Hunger Gap.’ We were fortunate enough to add on to our collection of 156,227 pounds of food and $134,450 since 2012! Thank you to all who participated and helped us move closer to a world without hunger!

Stop by an Alliance Title location for your next transaction to feel confident and appreciated!

Meet our Nampa, ID Branch

Which city has an authentic small-town feel, but big city fun?

Nampa, Idaho!

Nampa is the largest city in Canyon County and is a short 25-minute drive from downtown Boise. The city came to life in the early 1880s, when the Oregon Short Line Railroad passed through from Granger, Wyoming, to Huntington, Oregon. Now, Nampa has an estimated population of 102,030!

With a cute farmer’s market, a downtown main street community, a national wildlife refuge, and a local brewery and winery scene, Nampa has something to offer just about everyone.

Only a six-minute drive from Lions Park, you’ll find our Alliance Title Nampa office. With 75+ combined total years of experience in the title and escrow industry, our knowledgeable team is ready to meet your real estate needs!

Our Nampa team strives to provide the best customer service for their clients – their consistency, accuracy, and customer care truly sets them apart from the competition.

Our amazing Nampa team!

Being involved in the community and volunteering where they can, the Nampa branch strongly believes in lending a helping hand. The team participates in Stampede for the Cure, Festival of Trees, Meals on Wheels, and donates to the Nampa Family Justice Center.

In the last three years, the Nampa branch has raised over $7,900 for local charities through their annual Sporting Clay Shoot!

When our Nampa team isn’t hard at work in the office or volunteering for the community, they like to unwind and relax by either baking, hunting, or designing furniture.

Vice President and General Manager, Star Nieves, speaks on behalf of the Nampa office when she says, “Our customers are great! They are always ready to support us.”

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

Alliance Title Nampa Branch
1005 W Sanetta St., 83651
208.465.6600

Employee Spotlight – Michael Benke

We’ve got a new employee spotlight! Let’s all applaud Michael Benke!

Michael is a Business Development Representative for our Lewiston and Clarkston branches. He is responsible for customer service, public relations, marketing, and building strong relationships with our clients and customers. Having been with us for three years, Michael has been a wonderful addition to the team!

As a Business Development Rep, Michael enjoys being able to interact and get to know a wide variety of clients in the industry and the communities. Michael explains, “Everyone has their own story and reasons for how they operate; it’s interesting to learn what drives people, what makes them happy, and how they measure success.”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork” is Michael’s go-to. He illustrates, “There are so many moving parts and so many people working hard to bring a great experience to our customers, that it takes a strong and unified team to be able to provide service at a high level.”

When he’s not working hard in the office, Michael makes sure to spend quality time with his family and friends. He likes to unwind by playing golf, watching sports, and traveling to different destinations.

Michael’s favorite quote, “No sense in crying over spilled milk,” is something he tries to remember during the stressful times. He believes, “how we react and handle adversity and not worrying about things that aren’t in our control are important in our day-to-day activities!”

Now that you’ve gotten to know Michael a little more, stop by Alliance Title’s Lewiston or Clarkston office and write them in on your next transaction! Michael looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.

Michael Benke – Business Development Representative at Alliance’s Lewiston and Clarkston Branches
Lewiston
1455 G st., Ste. 102, ID, 83501
Clarkston
735 5th St., WA, 99403
208-790-0278
michael.benke@alliancetitle.com

Closing the Hunger Gap 2019

Let the donations begin! Alliance Title’s 25 locations in Idaho, Montana, and Washington strive to make your closing process smooth and easy. Each branch is staffed with friendly and experienced professionals who pride themselves on providing you with a personalized transaction and doing their part to support the local community.

This October, Alliance Title is hosting the 8th annual ‘Closing the Hunger Gap’ food drive campaign and partnering with local food banks to collect nonperishable food and monetary donations to help end hunger in the communities we serve.

With our convenient locations, you’re never too far from exceptional service or a donation site!

Vote for your favorite canstructures here! Vote once a day throughout the month of October!

Check out the impact we’ve made through our Closing the Hunger Gap history page.

Contact us for your next transaction and stop by any Alliance Title location to donate food items or make a monetary donation to help us end hunger!

2018 Closing the Hunger Gap Treasure Valley Check Presentation to the Idaho Foodbank

Employee Spotlight – Kathryn Newbold

Please give a round of applause for our newest employee spotlight, Kathryn Newbold!

Kathryn is an Escrow Assistant for our Nampa, Idaho branch. She is responsible for funding files, ordering assessments, clearing title, completing lender order requests, helping work up files, and anything else her escrow officers need her to do.

As an escrow assistant, Kathryn loves the problem solving that goes into her job and how it helps clients buy their dream home. She enjoys being a part of the process from start to finish – she stops at nothing to make sure the transaction goes smoothly!

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork” is Kathryn’s favorite. She explains, “I have really wonderful coworkers in my office. Every day we help each other out and problem solve – whether it’s for our own files or not. I think that’s something that our clients love about us as well. If they call or come into our office, and their escrow officer or assistant isn’t available, someone is always willing to jump in and help.”

Outside of work, Kathryn unwinds from the day by stepping into her soccer cleats; she has grown up playing soccer, and still plays to this day with her family and husband. Kathryn also has a passion for photography, as well as going on walks or hiking with her husband and their three dogs.

When asked whom she admires most, Kathryn thinks of her mother and her husband. She illustrates, “My mother was a single mom to four girls and taught us how to be self-sufficient and work for what we want in life. Second would be my husband. I know it sounds a little cheesy, but it’s true. I’ve known him for 13 years and he has always believed in me and has helped push me to follow my dreams and become the best person I can be.”

Kathryn’s favorite quote, “Doing your best does not mean working yourself to the point of a mental breakdown,” is something she tries to live by. She reminds herself that “we are only human and we need to be kind to ourselves – mistakes can always be fixed.”

Now that you’ve gotten to know Kathryn a little more, stop by Alliance Title’s Nampa office and write them in on your next transaction! Kathryn looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.

Kathryn Newbold – Escrow Assistant at Alliance’s Nampa Branch
1005 W Sanetta St, 83651
208.465.6600
kathryn.newbold@alliancetitle.com

Meet our Soda Springs, ID Branch

Soda Springs, Idaho – a place with a big town feel, but the support of a small town community.

Established as a city in 1919, Soda Springs sits in Caribou County and is about an hour south of Pocatello, Idaho. The city is rich in history – and isn’t afraid to control aspects of mother nature.

In 1934, “town fathers” were on the hunt for hot water for a hot pool bathing attraction – they had accidentally drilled into a chamber of highly pressurized carbon dioxide gas and cold water, which allowed a geyser to release. The town has since capped and manually releases the geyser on the hour every hour. Soda Springs has the world’s only captive geyser.

The town offers plenty of recreational activities; with campgrounds, pavilions, trails for hiking, biking, or cross country skiing, and access to swimming, fishing, boating, and snow machining, you’ll find something to suite your outdoor needs.

Only a minute walk from City Park, you’ll find our Alliance Title Soda Springs office! With 65 combined total years in customer service, our experienced team is ready to meet your real estate needs.

Our Soda Springs team strives to build relationships with their customers. The branch believes that getting to know customers on a personal level, as well as professional, helps in better understanding their goals.

Community is important to the Soda Springs team, and they make sure to volunteer and donate as often as they can. The branch participates in Toys for Tots, the Winter Carnival, the local pumpkin patch, and other various community events.

The Soda Springs branch has outstanding customer service and a friendly-fun atmosphere. Escrow Officer, Kim Black, loves to go biking, snowshoeing, kayaking, camping, hunting, and she loves to spend time with her four-legged kids. To their repeat customers, Kim is referred to as “the Property Profile Queen!” Escrow Officer, Emma Couch, enjoys boating, camping, fishing, riding, hunting, spending time with her family, and coaching kid’s sports.

Whether you’re buying or selling commercial or residential property in Caribou County, the professionals at Alliance Title’s Soda Springs location are delighted to help make your next transaction a success!

Alliance Title Soda Springs Branch
71 E 1st S, 83276
208.547.3660

Employee Spotlight – Karen Knapp

Karen Knapp is our newest employee spotlight!

Karen is a Title Officer at our Twin Falls, Idaho office after originally starting with Alliance as a Policy Typist. When she began training to become a Title Officer, Karen fell in love with the searching portion of the job – which continues to be her favorite part of her day!

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Karen’s top pick. She explains, “I feel that without this within the company, a company would fail and the other core values of Alliance would not be possible.”

When outside the office, Karen loves to plan upcoming travels and spend time with her family and friends. Karen shares, “I love seeing new things. My favorite place to visit is the ocean.”

When asked whom she admires most, Karen can’t help but think of her father. She believed that “he was the most encouraging and kind mind that you could ever imagine.”

Karen’s favorite quote comes from Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” She explains, “Life is a journey with lots of challenges along the way. This always reminds me that I am not alone through these challenges and that with God you can get through anything.”

Now that you’ve gotten to know Karen a little more, stop by Alliance Title’s Twin Falls branch and write them in on your next transaction! Karen looks forward to helping make your home closing a simple and smooth experience.

Karen Knapp – Title Officer at Alliance’s Twin Falls Branch
1411 Falls Ave. E, Ste. 1315, 83301
208.733.8014
karen.knapp@alliancetitle.com