Employee Spotlight – Carlos Vidales

Let’s give a round of applause for our newest employee spotlight, Carlos Vidales!

Carlos is Alliance’s Servicing Title Officer in our Centralized Title Services (CTS) Emerald office located in Boise, Idaho. Carlos helps resolve title issues for a successful closing; he loves that the job never has a dull moment and that every transaction has a different story and different challenges.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork” is Carlos’s top pick. He explains, “99% of what I’ve learned over the years on this job has come from others willing to share their knowledge and experience.”

When asked whom Carlos admires, he immediately thinks of his grandfather. He continues, “He was a mild-mannered man with endless good qualities and a lively sense of humor. And he was a Monopoly Shark. That’s where I first heard the expression, ‘cash on the barrelhead’.”

Outside of the office, Carlos enjoys spending time with his family: “This year, my oldest daughter is learning to drive, and my youngest daughter is learning to walk!”

Carlos has been with Alliance Title since 2005 – and we’re extremely lucky to have him on our team!

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

Carlos Vidales
Servicing Title Officer – Alliance Title CTS Boise Idaho
carlos.vidales@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Jessica Lins

We have a new employee spotlight! Let’s give a big cheer to Jessica Lins!

Jessica is Alliance’s Escrow Officer for our Meridian, Idaho branch. Jessica helps oversee the flow of files from open to close, draw docs, address client inquiries and concerns, and educate escrow newcomers. Jessica explains, “We just buildin’ friends, closin’ deals, and makin’ dreams come true! Having a sense of accomplishment at the end of every day is what I love about working with my Alliance team.”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Jessica’s top pick. She continues, “Several of [the core values] rank pretty high…but Integrity is the one that takes the lead. Each of the others become harder to achieve without it. A person with a high level of integrity knows right from wrong and as such does not leave a team member to struggle alone. Integrity is a key component of a strong foundation and a fundamental building block of our personal and professional success.”

Outside of the office, Jessica loves to spend time in the outdoors. Family, however, is a key focus for Jessica. She explains, “With kids grown and building lives of their own, I have found that I am less concerned with the daily tasks of motherhood and now look for opportunities to capture what moments I can with the loved ones surrounding me. I’ve come to realize, that in the grand scheme of things, little moments only make themselves available for very short periods of time. As we all know, ‘time marches on.’ At one point or another, we all reach a place when those we love are no longer right here with us. It is then, that these little fragments will be what we cherish and hold most dear.”

Jessica’s favorite quote, “Take time to smell the roses,” is something she tries to remind herself of every day. She continues, “We all too often forget to even breathe, let alone recognize the beauty that surrounds us. This simple reminder not only affects a deep breath, it also helps me to take pause, find the ray of light, and be present in the now.”

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

Jessica Lins
Escrow Officer – Alliance Title Meridian Idaho
jessica.lins@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Jackie Hackney

Let’s give a round of applause for our newest employee spotlight, Jackie Hackney!

Jackie is Alliance’s Escrow Assistant for our Nampa, Idaho branch; she assists Escrow Officers with their closings! Having joined Alliance in 2015, Jackie continues to enjoy the fast pace and how different each day and transaction is.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork” is Jackie’s favorite. She explains, “There is no ‘I’ in teamwork. Not one person can do this job alone – it takes a great team.”

When asked whom she admires, Jackie thinks of her mother. She continues, “My mom is amazing, strong, and an awesome role model!”

Outside of the office, Jackie enjoys spending time with her daughter, Makayla, and her Weimaraner, Lola. She also loves spontaneous road trips with family and friends, as well as scrapbooking the photos that are taken along the way.

Jackie’s favorite quote comes from her grandfather after her high school graduation: “A rolling stone gather no moss.” Jackie explains, “I can still visualize and hear him saying that in the back of my mind when I make important decisions.”

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

Jackie Hackney
Escrow Assistant – Alliance Title Nampa Idaho
jackie.hackney@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Becky Loomis

We have a new Alliance Title Employee Spotlight – Becky Loomis!

Becky is a Servicing Title Officer for Alliance’s Centralized Title Services (CTS) and Central Order Processing (COP) teams in Boise, Idaho. Becky’s job description includes: recordings, date downs, searching, examining, supporting escrow closers, and answering lots (and lots!) of title questions.  

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork” is Becky’s favorite. She explains, “Not one person can do this business alone!”

Becky has been in the title industry for 28 years and has been with Alliance for 14 of those years! Of all of her experience in the field, Becky’s favorite part about her job is forming relationships and being challenged. She continues, “When I was an examiner, I liked the challenge of digging into property and then seeing it all come together from the title side. Today, it is forming those relationships with escrow officers and helping those around me learn the ins and outs of title.”

Outside of the office, Becky loves spending time in the outdoors or finding a new hobby. She’s recently found a new passion for exercising at the local gym with a good friend and coworker! Becky also loves being a Grandma to her 11-month old grandson.

“Better to have it than not need it, than to need it and not have it,” is Becky’s go-to quote. She explains, “I always over pack to go anywhere. From my late husband whom made this a saying to live by, to this day our daughter using and smiling when she recites it. Wonderful memories.”

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

Becky Loomis
Servicing Title Officer – Alliance Title CTS/COP, Boise, Idaho
becky.loomis@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Brandi Cook

Let’s give a round of applause for our newest employee spotlight, Brandi Cook!

Brandi is an Escrow Services Supervisor at Alliance Title’s Regional Escrow Services office in downtown Boise, Idaho. Brandi manages the Regional Escrow, funding, and term departments.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork” is Brandi’s favorite. She explains, “Teamwork is my favorite core value. None of us can do this by ourselves. It takes a team to make us all successful.”

After having been with Alliance for the past 18 years, the Alliance Title team is extremely thankful and appreciative to have her! Brandi’s favorite part about her work is watching people learn, grow, and become more confident in what they’re doing.

When asked whom she admires, Brandi immediately thinks of her mother. She continues, “I admire my mom! She is such a strong person and is always there to support and lend a helping hand. I strive to be more like her every day.”

Outside of work, Brandi enjoys participating in anything that has to do with being outside and on the water. She also likes to craft, shop, and spend time with friends and family.

Brandi’s favorite quote, “She believed she could, so she did,” is her daily motto – “Believing in myself! I can do hard things and accomplish a lot if I put my mind to it and just do it.”

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

Brandi Cook
Escrow Services Supervisor – Alliance Title RES, Boise, Idaho
brandi.cook@alliancetitle.com

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

Employee Spotlight – Rachel Franklin

Let’s give a round of applause for our newest Employee Spotlight, Rachel Franklin!

Rachel Franklin is Alliance’s Title Assistant for our Nampa, Idaho branch. Rachel handles recordings and title searches, updates commitments, issues final policies, and assists her Escrow Officer. Rachel has been with Alliance for the past two years – and we are so lucky to have her on our team!

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Rachel’s favorite. She explains, “I think Integrity is the core behind the other values. Having personal integrity makes you hold yourself Accountable, makes you a better Team Player, improves your Service and quality of work, and instills an amount of Trust and Respect from your coworkers and customers.”

When asked whom she admires, Rachel immediately thinks of her grandmother. She continues, “I have never met such a happy and positive person who has faced so many trials and adversity in their life. She just loves everyone, even those that have done wrong by her – she forgives and forgets and loves them just the same. I think she is an incredible example of what we need more in this world.”

Outside of work, Rachel loves to play sports, paint, knit, hike, bike, and spend quality time with friends and family. However, most of her free time has now transferred to being a mom to a fun and energetic 3-month old little boy.

Rachel’s favorite quote, “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you will ever know,” from Winnie the Pooh, is a quote that has always resonated with her. She explains, “I think that it is vitally important to remind others, but especially yourself, of your worth and that you are important and loved.”

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

Rachel Franklin – Title Assistant Alliance Title Nampa Idaho
1005 W Sanetta St.
Nampa, ID 83651
rachel.franklin@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

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.