Employee Spotlight – Eric Polatis

Eric Polatis has been a part of the Alliance’s Emerald CTS branch since 2011, but has been working in the title insurance industry for the past 20 years! As a Senior Advisory Title Officer, he also services Alliance’s Meridian and CW Moore escrow teams on all title related matters.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Eric’s top choice. He explains, “I believe in doing the right thing at all times and in all circumstances whether or not anyone can see it. Success can come and go, but integrity is forever!” Eric aims to make a difference in Alliance’s client’s lives in both commercial and residential real estate.

Eric enjoys the daily challenge of his work and the constant learning it provides. He also loves to help customers solve their potential title issues – Eric further explains, “It can literally mean the difference in them putting food on the table and a roof over their family’s head.”

When asked whom he admires, Eric looks to his mother. He adds that “she is such an amazing hard-working woman who has done everything in her life for her family!”

Outside of work, Eric finds passion in being active and anything sports related. He also finds relaxation in playing his guitar!

Eric’s favorite quote, “be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind,” is something he tries to live by.

Now that you’ve gotten to know Eric a little more, write him in on your next transaction! He looks forward to helping make your next transaction a wonderful and positive success.


Eric Polatis – Senior Advisory Title Officer at Alliance’s Emerald CTS Branch
9465 W Emerald, Ste. 120
Boise, ID 83704

Employee Spotlight – Kauri Moll

Kauri Moll has been an Escrow Officer for Alliance’s Meridian, ID branch for the past 15 years. If she were to define her job description, she would interpret it as making dreams come true! Although Kauri’s job isn’t always easy, she keeps a smile on her face and consistently has her clients feeling comfortable and at ease.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Service” is Kauri’s favorite. She explains, “If I am service oriented, then our company and our promise stands out. It helps clients understand that we care and that their transaction is the most important transaction.” Kauri strives to make a difference in her client’s lives and help them accomplish their goals and dreams.

When asked whom she admires, Kauri points to the working mother. She explains that “being a single career mom myself, I have huge respect for those moms out there who are able to manage a career, a household, and wrangle their children along the way!”

When she’s not in the office, Kauri loves spending her time outdoors! Whether it’s through hiking, backpacking, hunting, or fishing, you can find her exploring new places and soaking in the rays.

Kauri’s favorite quote, “wanting less is a better blessing than having more,” helps her keep things simple and back to the basics. She believes that money and things don’t buy happiness – but instead to cherish your family and friends and make memories.

Now that you’ve gotten to know Kauri a little more, write her in on your next transaction! Kauri looks forward to helping make your next transaction a wonderful and positive success.


Kauri Moll – Escrow Officer at Alliance’s Meridian Branch
2965 E Tarpon Dr. Ste. 180
Meridian, ID 83642

Employee Spotlight – Joy Denning

Joy Denning is a Title Officer for Alliance’s Blackfoot, ID branch. Having been with the branch for the past 25 years, Joy brings plenty of experience and happiness into the office. Joy appreciates helping customers understand their commitments and answering their questions. She also records, supervises recordings, and completes inspections.

Of Alliance’s core values, Joy considers “Teamwork” to be at the heart of her job. Joy explains, “I could not do my work without everyone else on my team. We have a great office and all work together. My team in Boise is also wonderful to jump in and help us satisfy our customers and answer my endless questions. It sometimes takes all of us to get the deal closed.”

Joy’s favorite aspect of work involves researching. She enjoys the inspections and comparing what she has studied on paper in relation to how the building truly sits on the land.

When asked whom she admires most, she looks to her parents. Joy explains that “they lived through the depression, at a time when the most valuable thing they had was their family and integrity. They sacrificed so much.” Her favorite quote, “children honor thy parents and parents be worthy of that honor” deeply reflects her appreciation of her family.

Outside of work, Joy enjoys spending time in the outdoors. She loves to go camping, biking, hiking, fishing, or taking pictures when she travels to new places.

Now that you know Joy a little better, write her in on your next transaction!

Joy Denning – Title Officer at Alliance’s Blackfoot Branch.
246 W Pacific St., Ste. A.
Blackfoot, ID, 83221

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Employee Spotlight – Tina Christy-Dettloff

Tina Christy-Dettloff is an Assistant Branch Manager and Title Officer for Alliance’s Salmon, ID branch. Tina brings plenty of experience to the branch; her 26th anniversary with the company will be celebrated in December!

Of Alliance’s core values, Tina considers “Service” to be at the heart of her work. Tina explains, “I try to reflect ‘service above self’ in my life. It impacts my relationships with my team as well as my clients. When customers are looking for answers about their land or transactions, I give them the time they need to answer their questions and feel comfortable. Service is so important in setting us above the rest.”

Her favorite aspect about work involves the variation in her days and truly making an impact on her client’s lives. Tina loves title searching and helping her customers with the many situations that need to be worked through to achieve the goal of the buyer or seller.

Tina’s choices for who she admires most reflects back to her favorite core value, “service above self.”  Jesus Christ, Pope Francis, and the Dalai Lama as those whom she reveres most.

When she’s not in the office, Tina enjoys taking advantage of all what Salmon has to offer. In the summer you can find her working in her garden, camping, hiking, or floating the Salmon River. Come winter, Tina relaxes by reading, sewing, or cross country skiing.

Tina’s favorite quote is, “work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like nobody’s watching.” Not surprisingly, this quote ties in with her favorite Alliance core value.

Now that you know Tina a bit better, write her in on your next transaction!

Tina Christy-Dettloff – Assistant Branch Manager & Title Officer at Alliance’s Salmon Branch
610 Main St.
Salmon, ID 83467


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Employee Spotlight – Jennifer Kunz

Jennifer Kunz has recently joined the Driggs, ID branch as an Escrow Assistant. She believes the best part of her job includes assisting clients in reaching their dreams and aspirations of homeownership. Jennifer strives in leaving a positive impression for her clients to feel confident in their financial decisions.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Jennifer’s favorite. She explains, “being honest and having a strong moral compass is very important – not only in work, but in life.”

When looking for inspiration of positivity, Jennifer looks to her grandmother. As someone she admires, Jennifer’s grandmother “is always positive and never has had a negative thing to say about anyone.”

Outside of the office, Jennifer loves to garden, canoe, fish, and read – all while being accompanied by her husband and children. It should be of no surprise then that Jennifer’s favorite quote comes from Cicero: “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”

Jennifer looks forward to helping make your next transaction a wonderful and positive success!

Jennifer Kunz – Escrow Assistant
78 N Main St.
Driggs, ID 83422

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Employee Spotlight – Dennise Davidson

Dennise Davidson is an Escrow Officer with Alliance’s Nampa branch serving the Treasure Valley. With 13 years of experience with the company and over 20 years in the industry, Dennise prides herself on making her clients look good to their customers.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is what Dennise considers to be the heart of the company. Dennise explains “Our clients can rest assured that we will be honest in our dealings, always striving to provide the highest level of customer care.  We work as a team to ensure our clients have the best closing experience possible”.

When asked what Dennise likes most about her position, she shared that it is the personal relationships with clients that she enjoys the most.  She feels fortunate to have developed so many friendships with professionals in the industry while also having the rewarding opportunity to be part of making the dream of homeownership come true.

When Dennise is not busy working, you can find her taking advantage of the many things our great state of Idaho has to offer.  In particular, she likes camping, music, nature, reading and exploring.

For our spotlights, we always like to ask: Who do you admire the most and why?  Dennise replied with a passionate response about her mother. “My mother, Rosemary, for her courage in the face of adversity, for her strength of character and perseverance through difficult circumstances and for the unconditional love, care and thoughtfulness she extends to everyone she meets. I admire her sense of adventure and the wonderful way she always brings out the best in people.”

Dennise’s favorite quote is “Bloom Where You’re Planted”.  Not surprisingly this is also one of her mother’s favorite sayings and something that she finds to be a simple reminder to be content and make the most of what you have. She believes this is the secret to happiness.

Now that you know Dennise a bit better, write her in on your next transaction!

Dennise Davidson – Escrow Officer at Alliance Nampa Branch
1005 W Sanetta St.
Nampa, ID 83651

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Employee Spotlight – Bret Cherry

Bret Cherry is an Escrow Officer at Alliance’s CW Moore office in Boise, Idaho and has been with the company since 2016. Interacting with great clients, being part of an experienced team for each transaction and seeing the happiness from buyers and sellers after a successful closing are his favorite parts of being an Escrow Officer.

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Bret’s favorite. He explains, “having worked in other markets, you quickly understand what makes a company work. Integrity drives the other Core Values of Teamwork, Honesty, Trust, Respect and Service. It reminds me of my grandfather in Switzerland, where a handshake was your word — your integrity.”

“It takes all kinds of people to make a world,” is his favorite quote. He says that he grew up with his mother always reminding her children of that reality. It’s always been Bret’s daily mantra and he feels that it becomes more and more relevant each day.

Out of everyone, he admires his nephew, Cortlan. “We lost him to cancer when he was 7. His perspective on his surroundings, even during the most painful hours, was elevated. He exited this life without ever complaining.”

When not working, Bret enjoys exploring new things to do in the area and taking advantage of the outdoors. “Coming from San Francisco, aside from the beach, you typically drive a great distance with extreme traffic to reach hiking, biking and skiing areas.”

Bret looks forward to helping make your next transaction a success!

Bret Cherry – Escrow Officer at Alliance Title CW Moore
250 S 5th St., Ste. 100
Boise, ID 83702

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Employee Spotlight – Kathy Takasugi

Kathy Takasugi is a Commercial Title Officer at Alliance’s C.W. Moore office in Boise, Idaho and has been with the company for two years. As a Commercial Title Officer, Kathy demonstrates her stellar client service skills handling responsibilities such as maintaining property profiles and farm reports and performing property research. She also opens new orders, updates commitments, records documents, works up title policies and endorsements and always offers a lending a hand to her team whenever needed.

“Teamwork” is Kathy’s favorite Alliance Core Value, she explains that “our success is truly a team effort. Utilizing the skills and experience of all the Alliance Title employees employees ensures we’re fulfilling our customers’ needs.”

When asked about her favorite part of being a Commercial Title Officer, Kathy says that performing research on property tops the list. “Every property has its own unique history, which makes the work very interesting, diverse and challenging. I also enjoy working with a wonderful group of professionals who are very knowledgeable and always willing to help.”

Out of everyone, Kathy admires her parents the most. “They grew up in the Great Depression and World War II and were successful despite the many adversities they faced.”

“Treat everyone with kindness and respect” is Kathy’s favorite quote. She says that the world would be a far better place if everyone did.

Kathy likes to keep busy when not in the office. Practicing yoga, foraging for wild mushrooms, hiking, traveling and gardening are only a few of the things she enjoys doing.

Kathy looks forward to assisting you on your next commercial real estate transaction!

Alliance – Boise at C.W. Moore
250 S 5th St., Ste. 100
Boise, ID 83702

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Employee Spotlight – Jill Nash

Jill Nash, Escrow Officer – Emmett, ID

Jill Nash is an Escrow Officer at the Emmett, Idaho Alliance Title branch and has been with the company for eleven years. One of her main responsibilities as an Escrow Officer is to work closely with her teammates to close real estate transactions. Jill says that meeting new people and the relationships she has built are what makes her job so fun.

Her favorite Alliance Core Value is “Teamwork.” Jill says, “Trust in our teammates is crucial in providing excellent service.”

Jill’s Grandma and Mom are the most admired people in her life. She says they taught her the importance of a positive attitude.

“Treat others as you would have them treat you,” is Jill’s favorite quote because “everyone likes to feel important and worthwhile.”

Jill looks forward to helping you close your next transaction in Gem and Payette counties!

Jill Nash
Alliance Title – Emmett
1312 S Washington Ave., Ste. F
Emmett, ID 83617

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Employee Spotlight – Shannon Loux

Shannon Loux, Escrow Officer – Nampa, ID

Shannon Loux is an Escrow Officer at Alliance’s Nampa, Idaho office and has been in the escrow industry for 25 years. Her favorite part of being an Escrow Officer is helping people achieve homeownership.

She has been with the company for 13 years and of the six Alliance Core Values, ‘Trust & Respect’ is her favorite. Shannon says, “I believe if I treat people with trust and respect, in turn I will be treated with trust and respect.”

When asked who she admires the most, she mentions her husband. “He has served his country, raised a great son, works hard and has supported me all these years in escrow.”

Shannon’s favorite quote is: “Whether it’s friendship or relationship, all bonds are built on trust. Without it, you have nothing.”

Away from the office, Shannon likes gardening and spending time with her husband, son and furry friends. She has four dogs, two goats, eight chickens and one cat.

Shannon is excited to help you close your next transaction in Canyon, Owyhee and Payette counties!

Shannon Loux
Alliance Title & Escrow – Nampa
1005 W Sanetta St
Nampa, ID 83651

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