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.

Employee Spotlight – Matt Yarbrough

We have a new Alliance Title Employee Spotlight! Let’s give a round of applause for Matt Yarbrough!

Matt is Nampa’s Lead Delivery Driver/Courier! Matt delivers, deposits, and exchanges checks, and completes other miscellaneous office work.

Matt enjoys being part of the Alliance Title team and doing his part to create a successful transaction – which would explain why “Teamwork” is Matt’s favorite Alliance Title Core Value!

Outside of work, Matt loves to serve in his local youth group at his church, ride his four-wheeler, golf, play hockey, and work out!

Matt’s go-to quote, “it is more blessed to give than receive and treat people the way you want to be treated yourself” is the way he’d like to continuously live his life.

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

Matt Yarbrough – Lead Delivery Driver/Courier Nampa
mathew.yarbrough@alliancetitle.com
208.465.6600

Employee Spotlight – Brandy Woods

We have a new employee spotlight! Let’s give a round of applause for Brandy Woods!

Brandy is Alliance’s Title Assistant for our Kalispell, Montana branch. Brandy has done anything and everything from being a courier to searching. Being at the recording desk and examining are Brandy’s favorite tasks for her job – and she loves building a relationship with clients!

Brandy has been with Alliance since 2007, and has been of great assistance to the Whitefish office as well.

Of the Alliance Core Values, Brandy’s favorites are “Teamwork” and “Trust & Respect.” Brandy explains, “I want my clients to trust and respect us, and I can’t provide that on my own. I need the assistance and help of my team to get us there. Sure, we can be a rock star on our own – but without the band, who are we?”

Outside of the office, you’ll probably find Brandy enjoying the great outdoors. She continues, “My happy place is always on a dirt road with good music, good people, good food, and of course, good drinks. Hunting, fishing, camping, being on the river, and hanging out around a fire are a few of my favorite things.”

When asked whom Brandy admires, she immediately thinks of her grandparents – “They worked (still do) hard to show us as a family what hard work will do. Without them, I wouldn’t have been raised without the ‘go get em’ mentality they instilled in my parents. The problem is, I CANNOT say no to them – my grandmother convinced me to jump out of a plane with her – and she was 70 years old at the time!”

Brandy’s favorite quote, “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt,” by John Muir, is something she tries to strive by. Brandy explains, “Some paths in life require 4-Wheel-Drive. It isn’t always easy, but always worth the view when you get to the top. Keep on truckin’!”

Employee Spotlight – Danna Weekes

Let’s give a big cheer for our newest employee spotlight – Danna Weekes!

Danna is Alliance’s Escrow Assistant for our Rexburg, Idaho branch. Danna helps our escrow officers prepare for their closings and loves working with and getting to know customers. Difficult files motivate Danna to help clients get to closing that much faster – and she enjoys the sense of accomplishment!

Of the Alliance Core Values, Danna’s favorite is “Trust and Respect.” She explains, “A trustworthy and respectful person and business are like a magnet for people. When you can trust someone completely, you keep coming back.”

When Danna isn’t in the office, she loves to spend time with her grandson and granddaughter, scrapbook, or go camping and four wheeling!

Who does she look up to, you ask? Danna thinks of no one other than her husband. Danna continues, “He is so willing to give his time to help – not only help our family, but everyone he comes in contact with.”

Danna’s favorite quote, “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart,” is her gentle reminder that, we are more and can do more and be more than we currently are right now.

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

Danna Weekes – Escrow Assistant for Alliance Title’s Rexburg Branch
130 E Main St. 83440
208.356.9323
danna.weekes@alliancetitle.com

Employee Spotlight – Aimee Kinsey

We have a new employee spotlight – Aimee Kinsey!

Aimee is Alliance’s Title Assistant for our Coeur d’Alene, Idaho branch. Aimee reviews documents, dates recording, issues policies, and amends commitments. Aimee loves the interactions she has with her team and customers – and she loves to help clients achieve their real estate goals!

Of the Alliance Core Values, Accountability is Aimee’s favorite. She explains, “Accountability is important to me – to hold myself accountable for the work I do. It might, at times, seem very routine: taking a phone call, answering another email, issuing a commitment or policy. However, to the person on the receiving end, it’s a big deal and it needs to be correct.”

Outside of the office, Aimee enjoys camping with her husband and their daughter, Rachel. Aimee’s hobbies also include acting and singing!

When asked whom she admires, Aimee thinks of her daughter. She explains, “My daughter is 5 years old and is the most kind, loving, and generous person I know. She inspires me to be and do better.”

Aimee’s favorite show, “Friends,” includes one of her favorites quotes: “They don’t know that we know they know we know.” Aimee continues, “It’s my all-time favorite show and is also one of the reasons we named our daughter Rachel.”

Aimee Kinsey – Title Assistant for Alliance’s Coeur d’Alene Branch
2157 N Main St., 83814
208.667.3402, 800.355.8752

Employee Spotlight – Amber Cooper

Let’s give a cheer for our newest employee spotlight, Amber Cooper!

Amber is Alliance’s Escrow Officer for our Kalispell, Montana branch. Amber closes files and helps buyers and sellers reach their goals. Alliance is very lucky to have had Amber for the past five years!

Of the Alliance Core Values, Amber’s favorite is “Trust & Respect.” She explains, “Without trust and respect, we wouldn’t be able to build relationships with our clients.”

When she’s not in the office, Amber enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with her husband, TJ, and their three-year old son, Sawyer.

Amber’s husband was injured two and a half years ago – his strength and drive are some of the many reasons why TJ is someone Amber looks up to and works harder for.

The home purchasing and/or selling journey can be an exciting one, and Amber truly enjoys assisting clients in making their dreams come true. Amber explains, “Each day is different, which allows for continued learning and continued success.”

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

Amber Cooper – Escrow Officer for Alliance Title’s Kalispell Branch
501 S Main St., 59901
406.752.7606