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

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