Employee Spotlight – Joy Denning

We have a new Employee Spotlight – Joy Denning!

Joy Denning is a Servicing Title Officer for our Blackfoot, Idaho branch. Joy helps customers understand their commitments and answers their questions. She also records, supervises recordings, and completes inspections. Before becoming a Servicing Title Officer, Joy started out posting and recording for 6 months before jumping into searching and examining.

Joy truly loves what she’s able to do – Joy explains, “I enjoy the research of history and old documents as well as helping customers resolve their issues.”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork,” is Joy’s favorite. She explains, “I could not do my job without everyone on my team. We have a great office, and we all work well together. There is always someone ready to help out. My team in Boise also jumps in, helps us satisfy customers, and answers my endless questions. I have others on my title team in various Alliance offices that let me discuss situations with them too. It sometimes takes all of us to get the deal closed.”

When asked whom she admires, Joy immediately thinks of her parents. Joy continues, “I admire my parents for their values and integrity that they have instilled within me. Hopefully I have passed their lessons on to my son for our future generations. They lived through the depression, at a time when the most valuable thing they had was their family and integrity. They have sacrificed so much for us, and helped so many in need. What a great example they were to me.”

Outside the office, Joy loves to spend time in the great outdoors – especially exploring both Idaho and Utah. She loves to go camping, biking, hiking, fishing, and traveling to new places. Joy also loves woodworking, handmade items, and trying new dishes at restaurants. Joy says, “Although I like to cook, I enjoy other people’s cooking the best!”

But most of all, Joy loves being a grandmother – “What a joy they bring to my life!”

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

Joy Denning – Servicing Title Officer at Alliance’s Blackfoot Branch
246 W Pacific St., STE. A, 83221
208.785.4573
joy.denning@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Cheree Bartram

Happy holidays and a cheery applause for our newest Employee Spotlight, Cheree Bartram!

Cheree Bartram is an Escrow Officer for our Nampa, Idaho branch. Cheree helps people’s dreams come true by preparing closing documents, signings, and supporting the awesome Nampa team. She truly loves helping clients achieve the ultimate goal of homeownership – Cheree explains, “I love what I do. Each day is a new challenge; I have developed some great friendships over the years with my clients, agents, and lenders. That is just icing on the cake!”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork,” is Cheree’s favorite. She explains, “All of our core values are what I stand by, but teamwork is what I value the most. I feel when you work together, you can accomplish much greater things as a team with your lenders, agent, and co-workers.”

Outside the office, Cheree loves to spend time with her husband, family, and two grandsons. Cheree is also a dog mom, and loves to be with Lily and Bogey when she can, along with her new puppy, Cocoa! She also loves to find time to spend outdoors; whether that’s working in her yard or her new garden area.

Cheree’s favorite quote, “Be kind to one another,” comes from Ellen DeGeneres – who also happens to be someone she greatly admires! Cheree further explains, “I love that quote, because I always think what goes around comes around. So…just always be kind.”

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

Cheree Bartram – Escrow Officer at Alliance’s Nampa Branch
1005 W Sanetta St., 83651
208.465.6600
cheree.bartram@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Debbie Chavez

Drumroll please…our newest Alliance Title Employee Spotlight goes to Debbie Chavez!

Debbie Chavez is an Escrow Officer for our Twin Falls, Idaho branch. Debbie enjoys having the opportunity to meet amazing and unique people. She believes “buying or selling a home is a big step for most people, so I enjoy playing even a small part of the process.”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Integrity” is Debbie’s top choice. She explains, “Integrity is what directs our actions and thoughts both in the workplace and in our personal lives. Without integrity, the other core values could not be achieved to their full potential.”

Having been with Alliance Title for 16 and a half years, Debbie is an outstanding employee to have on our team!  

When she’s not working hard in the office, Debbie enjoys anything that involves her children and grandchildren. This may include going to dance performances, camping, attending football games, learning a new karate move, or just hanging out!

Debbie’s favorite quote, “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies,” is something she tries to stick by. Debbie further illustrates, “this quote reminds me that we don’t always accomplish ‘big’ things each day, but at the end of the day, our smallest action or word may have made an impact in ways we do not yet know or understand.”

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

Debbie Chavez – Escrow Officer at Alliance’s Twin Falls Branch
1411 Falls Ave. E, Ste. 1315, 83301
208.547.3660
debbie.chavez@alliancetitle.com

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

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

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

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

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

Employee spotlight – Liliana Soto

We’ve got a new super star – Liliana Soto! Liliana is our Escrow Assistant located in Nampa, Idaho. Having been with Alliance for a year and six months, Liliana is a confident and wonderful employee to have on the team.

Liliana truly loves how rewarding her job is. She explains, “We are a part of someone else’s journey – whether it is buying a new home, buying their second home, selling, or even refinancing, we get to be a part of it and it is amazing when you get to call your customers and let them know ‘we’re recorded’ – and then hear the excitement and happiness in their voice.”

Of the Alliance Core Values, “Teamwork” is Liliana’s top choice. “I have an amazing team, and I am so thankful I get to work with such amazing people who are so knowledgeable and helpful.”

Outside of the office, Liliana enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her cute pups. She also likes to go on walks, go shopping, or take fun trips.

When asked whom she admires, Liliana thinks of her parents. She explains, “I admire my parents for pushing me to do better, to work hard, and to be independent.”

Liliana’s favorite quote, “the comeback is always stronger than the setback,” is something she tries to remind herself of. Liliana further explains, “This is my favorite quote because it’s a reminder that no matter what you go through, you will get through it as a better and stronger person.”

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

Liliana Soto – Escrow Officer at Alliance’s Nampa Branch
1005 W Sanetta St., 83651
208.465.6600
Liliana.soto@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Nicole Schwarz

A round of applause for our newest employee spotlight – Title Assistant in our Idaho Falls branch, Nicole Schwarz!

Having been with Alliance for a year, Nicole has recently made the transition from the Escrow Department to Title; she assists with policy production, recordings, and new order set-ups, as well as covering the Escrow Department when needed.

Nicole loves building relationships with customers and her teammates. Of the Alliance Core Values, “Trust & Respect” is her go-to. Nicole explains, “Everything begins here. Without these values, we wouldn’t have any of the other core values to offer our customers.”

After working hard in the office, Nicole enjoys spending some quality time with her family.

When asked whom she admires, Nicole can think of no one else but her grandmother. Nicole illustrates, “Not only is she the heart of our entire family, but she has worked tirelessly all of her life – doing her part to make the world a better place. Starting from her career in Social Work, to raising her children and then spending countless hours watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren, my grandmother is selfless. She has also spent her life volunteering in many areas, including the Idaho Falls Food Bank and the Girl Scout program. I not only admire her, but I think of her as my hero!”

Nicole’s favorite quote, “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better,” by Maya Angelou, is something she tries to live by. Nicole further explains, “This is my favorite quote because I think it should apply to everything in life. As you learn new things and mature, you should not only do better, but act better and treat people better.”

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

Nicole Schwarz – Title Assistant at Alliance’s Idaho Falls Branch
3420 S Woodruff Ave., 83404
208.524.5660
nicole.schwarz@alliancetitle.com