Employee Spotlight – Kara Rogness

We have a new employee spotlight! Give a round of applause for Kara Rogness!

Kara is an Escrow Assistant for our Coeur d’Alene, Idaho office. Kara clears title, assists with phone calls and walk-ins, helps with CD’s, and other various tasks. Kara loves that her work days always come with a new challenge!

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork” is Kara’s favorite. She explains, “Teamwork is the glue that holds everything together.” After joining the Alliance Title CDA office back in 2017, Kara is a wonderful and knowledgeable person to have on our team!

Outside of the office, Kara enjoys spending time with family and friends, finding new hiking trails and new spots to go paddle boarding, and planning trips!

When it comes to admiration, Kara thinks of no one other than her mother. She continues, “My mother is one of the strongest people I know. She works hard and is always there for her family!”

Kara’s favorite quote, “Don’t count the days, make the days count,” by Muhammad Ali, is something she tries to stick to as her daily mantra. Kara says, “It’s a great reminder to live every day to the fullest!”

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

Kara Rogness – Escrow Assistant for Alliance Title’s CDA Branch
2157 N Main St., 83814
208.667.3402
Kara.rogness@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Joey Wirth

Our newest Employee Spotlight goes to Joey Wirth!

Joey Wirth is an Escrow Officer for our Alliance Title Nampa, Idaho branch. Joey loves to help clients purchase their dream home and refinance to a better financial solution.

Of the Alliance Core Values, Teamwork is Joey’s favorite. She explains, “Having an awesome group of people collaborate helps make it all come together.”

When Joey isn’t working hard in the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors – whether that’s hiking, hunting, or being on the family ranch. Joey is also a healthy living coach! She illustrates, “I love being involved with my tribe and helping them reach their goals.”

Thinking of her favorite person, Joey talks about her father. She continues, “[My dad] taught me a strong work ethic and to always take care of the people who matter.”

Joey’s go-to quote, “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you will ever know,” by A.A. Milne, is a mantra she tries to stick by.

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

Joey Wirth – Escrow Officer for Alliance Title’s Nampa Branch
1005 W Sanetta St, 83651
208.465.6600
joey.wirth@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Suzanne Jellison

We have a new employee spotlight! Give a cheer for Suzanne Jellison!

Suzanne Jellison is a Title Officer for our Flathead County offices in Montana: Kalispell and Whitefish. Before becoming a Title Officer, she was an Escrow Officer for seven years – confirming that she is an incredibly experienced employee to have on our team! Alliance Title has been lucky enough to have had Suzanne on our team since 1984.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Accountability” is Suzanne’s favorite. She explains, “I believe accountability is important not only in the work environment, but also in my personal life. It challenges me and pushes me to be the best person I can be.”

Suzanne loves the variety of her work and how each file is different – “All these years later, and I still run into situations that I have never seen before. I’m always learning something new. It’s almost like being a private eye.”

When she’s away from the office, Suzanne enjoys relaxing at home or taking leisurely strolls with her dogs. You can also find her spending time in the great outdoors and visiting the local national parks.

Suzanne’s favorite quote, “The secret to getting ahead is getting started,” by Mark Twain, is something she tries to live her life by.

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

Suzanne Jellison – Title Officer for Alliance Title’s Kalispell and Whitefish Branches
406.862.3094
suzanne.jellison@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Andy Hansen

Give a round of applause for our newest employee spotlight, Andy Hansen!

Andy Hansen is an Escrow Assistant for our Alliance Title Rexburg, Idaho branch. Andy works with the escrow team to provide the best service possible for their customers. Having been with Alliance Title for the past four years, Andy is a wonderful assistant to have on our team.  Andy loves the work atmosphere, helping clients with their real estate needs, and of course, working with the amazing Rexburg team.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork,” is Andy’s favorite. She explains, “This job requires a team approach to be able to get the most productive and best outcome. Learning from others and with others is a great benefit to all.”

Outside of the office, Andy enjoys spending time with her family. When asked whom she admires, Andy thinks of her daughter, Jaycee. She continues, “She has been a shining light to me and the rest of my family no matter what the situation. She is determined, a hard worker, and extremely kind. She always lends a hug or a helping hand.”

Andy’s favorite quote, “In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you,” is a mantra she tries to live her life by.

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

Andy Hansen – Escrow Assistant or Alliance Title’s Rexburg Branch
130 E Main St, 83440
208.356.9323

Employee Spotlight – Deb Drake

We have a new employee spotlight! Please give a round of applause to our Escrow Assistant, Deb Drake!

Deb Drake works for our Alliance Title Twin Falls, Idaho branch. Having been with Alliance Title for 10 years, Deb loves the challenge and the uniqueness of each transaction, as well as helping clients reach their real estate goals.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Service” is Deb’s favorite. Deb explains, “I believe that service to our customers is our most important core value. Without customers, we have nothing.”

Outside of the office, Deb loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren – particularly, they love to spend time camping and being in the great outdoors!

When asked whom she admires, Deb makes no hesitation thinking of her mother. Deb continues, “I admire my mother the most out of anyone on the planet. She is always upbeat and positive and has only good things to say about everyone. She is fiercely loyal to her family and is always there for anyone in need. She is my hero!”

Deb’s favorite quote, “Never feel defeated, as tomorrow is a new day” is something she tries to stick to.

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

Deb Drake – Escrow Assistant for Alliance Title’s Twin Falls Branch
1411 Falls Ave. E, Ste. 1315
208.733.8014

Employee Spotlight – Isabel Villalobos

Our newest employee spotlight goes to our Servicing Title Officer, Isabel Villalobos!

Isabel Villalobos works for our Alliance Title Nampa, Idaho branch. Isabel’s responsibilities include: commitment distribution, servicing the file throughout the course of the transaction, recordings, policy issuance, risk assessment, and customer service. Having been with the Alliance team since 2002, Isabel is a wonderful and experienced employee to have on your transaction!

Isabel loves that her work is never boring. She explains, “I enjoy solving the puzzle, finding the answer, and thinking outside the box on how to get to the end goal – which is a successful closing and a clean final policy. I also enjoy being in an escrow office where I can participate in conversations that get us closer to a closing. It also gives me an advantage being located in an office where I’m available to my escrow team, clients, buyers, and sellers to communicate openly on their purchase or sale.”

When it comes to Alliance’s Core Values, “Accountability and Teamwork” are Isabel’s favorites. She continues, “What we do requires a very high level of accountability, and without placing accountability at the forefront, we’d experience a lot more claims and losses.”

After working hard in the office, Isabel enjoys getting lost in a good book or movie. She loves spending a good laugh with family – her two girls, one 5 year-old girlie-girl, and one 3 year-old ninja princess, keep her days busy and full of adventure.

When asked whom she admires, Isabel thinks immediately of her grandmother. Isabel explains, “I admire my Grandma Lupe, a single mother of ten. She raised her family on a minimum wage salary doing labor intensive work. She raised hardworking, intelligent, and respectful children who then raised children with those same traits. She was an immigrant who got her citizenship after 35 years. Although she never learned to read or write, she is one of the most successful women I’ve ever known.”

Isabel’s favorite quote, “Life’s a diner, you get what you order,” is something she tries to remind herself of. She illustrates, “I believe if you go in with a positive outlook, a positive outcome is what you’ll get.”

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

Isabel Villalobos – Service Title Officer for Alliance’s Nampa Branch
1005 W Sanetta St., 83651
208.465.6600

Employee Spotlight – Tiffany Kotschevar

Let’s give a round of applause for our newest employee spotlight – Tiffany Kotschevar!

Tiffany Kotschevar is an Administrative Assistant for the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho office. She assists managers with multiple day-to-day office duties and helps with funding’s for the Coeur d’Alene, Sandpoint, Lewiston, and Clarkston offices as well. Having been with Alliance Title for the past five years, Tiffany has been a wonderful and amazing person to have on our team!

When asked what she likes most about her job, Tiffany explains, “I wear a lot of hats in my position, and I love that every day is different. I enjoy the challenges that come my way. I love being able to help my co-workers accomplish daily goals. I come from a banking background and that aspect of my job is a lot of fun too!”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Tiffany’s favorite. “Honesty and doing the right thing is very important to me. I have strong moral principles and it’s great that the company feels the same way.”

Outside of the office, Tiffany loves to spend time with her family – especially her husband and daughter. They enjoy going camping, jeeping, kayaking, snowmobiling, and doing anything outdoors.

Of whom she admires, Tiffany immediately thinks of her husband. She explains, “He is the kindest, hardest working, and most loyal person I know. He would do anything for anyone with a smile on his face no matter what. I love that my daughter has a role model like him in her life!”

Tiffany’s two favorite quotes, “Keep Calm and Carry On,” and “My main focus is to remain focused,” are mantras she tries to stick by. Tiffany continues, “I don’t let things that are out of my control bother me. I like to remain calm and focused in my life, job, and anything else that comes my way.”

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

Tiffany Kotschevar – Admin Assistant for the Coeur d’Alene Branch
2157 N Main St., 83814
208.667.3402
tiffanykotschevar@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Danielle Aldous

We have a new employee spotlight in the house! Let’s give a cheer for Danielle Aldous!

Danielle Aldous is an Escrow Assistant for our Alliance Salmon, Idaho office. Danielle helps facilitates closings, as well as assists our escrow officers in the branch. Danielle enjoys her job being different every day – she explains, “No transaction is the same, so it is a constant opportunity to learn. I also really enjoy anything customer service related. Working with the public directly and face-to-face closings are my favorite!”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Trust & Respect” are Danielle’s favorites. “It is of the utmost importance that the people of our community, our clients, and our co-workers trust us. I believe that if you can gain someone’s trust, then you can then gain their respect – and in the business world, this is the key for success.”

When she’s not working hard in the office and bringing a smile to clients’ faces, Danielle makes sure to schedule spending time outside. She explains, “I am a lover of all things outdoors and am very active. Running with my dogs, hiking with Toryn (her son) on my back, playing community softball, and working through a session of Crossfit at our amazing local gym, Lat45, are a few of my favorite things to do.”

Thinking of who she admires most, Danielle makes no hesitation when speaking of her husband. “My husband, Tyler, is my best friend and drives me absolutely crazy – he is who I admire the most. He seamlessly handles my “Type A” personality by reminding me to relax and not stress over things that are out of my control. Most of all, I have admired how easily he transitioned into becoming a dad to our sweet boy, Toryn – and we have another little boy on the way!”

Danielle’s favorite quote comes from the confident Blair Waldorf, a character from the book and series, Gossip Girl: “Here’s my advice – have a little faith, and if that doesn’t work, have a lot of mimosas.”

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

Danielle Aldous – Escrow Assistant for Alliance’s Salmon Branch
610 Main St., 83467
208.756.4231
danielle.aldous@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Dennise Davidson

We have our new Alliance Employee Spotlight! Let’s give a round of applause for Dennise Davidson!

Dennise Davidson is a Senior Escrow Officer for the Treasure Valley. Located in our Nampa, Idaho branch, Dennise has the wonderful job of helping make the dream of homeownership come true for her clients. She helps facilitate real estate closings – her goal is to make the process as accurate, efficient, and as stress free as possible.

Dennise explains, “I love what I do and the wonderful friendships I’ve formed over the years with my clients, my co-workers, realtors, and lending partners. It’s wonderful being part of the Alliance team – they feel more like family than co-workers, and they make coming to work every day a joy.”  

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Dennise’s favorite. She explains, “Purchasing or selling a home is a major life decision, and it’s important for our clients to be able to trust the people they’re working with. It’s the foundation for strong and enduring relationships and it is essential to guarantee success in both personal and business interactions. Integrity is the foundation our company core values are built upon.”

When she’s not working hard in the office, Dennise loves to take the opportunity to travel to new places. She enjoys spending time in the great outdoors – whether that’s through hiking, camping, fishing, or boating. Relaxing with a good book and her devoted lap cat is always a great way to unwind from the day – as well as spending time with her family.

Dennise’s family is something she holds near and dear – and her mother is someone she admires the most. Dennise explains, “My mom raised my sister and me on her own through difficult and often uncertain circumstances with dignity, courage, strength, and abundant faith. She taught us to be independent, faithful, strong, confident women; and now she’s a wonderful blessing and role model for her grandchildren. I’m very blessed to have her in my life.”

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

Dennise Davidson – Senior Escrow Officer for the Idaho Treasure Valley, Alliance Nampa Branch
1005 W Sanetta St., 83651
208.465.6603
dennise.davidson@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Lori Gedrose

A big round of applause for our newest employee spotlight – Lori Gedrose!

Lori Gedrose is our Administrative Assistant for Alliance Title’s Sandpoint, Idaho office. Lori enjoys working alongside her team, as well as visiting with clients and seeing their transactions from start to finish. Lori explains, “Visiting with clients to make them feel welcomed is probably my favorite part of my job. It is wonderful to see people start something new, whether it is selling or buying a new home. Everyone has a story with a new chapter.”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork” is Lori’s favorite. Lori starts, “My favorite value is Teamwork. I’m proud to belong to this wonderful Sandpoint team. If anyone has a question or needs help, everyone is always willing to go the extra mile. If there are questions or concerns about a transaction, they thoroughly explain – and they never make you feel crazy for asking. I have worked with other Alliance offices, and I feel that they respect and work with everyone in the corporation the same way.”

When she’s not working hard in the office, Lori loves to spend time with family – whether that’s through family dinners, or fun board game nights. Lori illustrates, “Family is a huge part of my life. I have a wonderful husband, Jeremy, and three amazing daughters, Alex, 30, Chloe, 27, and Cecelia, almost 19. Now that we’ve become empty nesters, I will take as many family dinners or game nights as possible!”

Lori also loves to relax by starting on new craft projects, like painting, refinishing items, or completing floral arrangements.

Lori’s favorite quote, “And so the adventure begins,” is something she tries to embrace. Lori explains, “I would like to live my life more as an adventure – there will be ups and downs; excitement and fright; knowledge and confusion; attempts and fails. Looking forward to adventure means that nothing will stand in my way!”

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

Lori Gedrose – Administrative Assistant at Alliance’s Sandpoint Branch
105 Pine St., 83864
208.263.2125
lori.gedrose@alliancetitle.com