Community Associations Contributing Writers

Hilary Bublitz, CMCA, AMS is the Association Director for Mill Creek Community Association, a 3500+ door community association in Mill Creek, WA. Hilary is a member of the WSCAI Legislative Action Committee and is passionate about creating the best places to live in Washington state.

Camlynne Davis is experienced in sales with a demonstrated history of working in the market research industry. Skilled in interpersonal communication, conservation issues, and business analysis. Strong sales professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Economics and Sociology from WWU.

Michelle Ein, Esq. has devoted her legal career to helping condominium and homeowner associations solve problems and keep the peace. She spent a decade working alongside attorney James L. Strichartz, one of the authors of the Washington Condominium Act. She understands the law and people.

Ann Hart is a commercial insurance advisor with HUB International Northwest, and specializes in community association and other real estate coverage. Her 20 years of combined experience in community association management, real estate, senior housing and rental management provides her with a unique foundation and understanding of the industry and how best to serve the associations she works with.

Kristen Ledbetter, CMCA, AMS is Senior Community Manager at Trestle Community Management where she leads Trestle’s Midrise, Highrise and Estate Practice. She was named Community Manager of the Year in 2019 and nominated for Community Manager of the Year in 2016 and 2018 by the Community Associations Institute (CAI).

Nicole Lemons, CMCA is an experienced community association management professional with over sixteen years in the industry. She is an active member of WSCAI,  services for construction projects and insurance claims.

Mary Reiten, Esq.  experience representing both condominium associations and their members, counseling them through disputes and, when needed, instituting litigation. Mary is licensed in Washington, California, and Alaska (inactive).

Jackie Roethel is an experienced Seattle-based Marketing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the Commercial Real Estate and A.E.C. industry. Skilled in sales, social media, corporate communications, customer relationship management (CRM), team building, and media relations.

Ryan Stewart is a commercial insurance specialist whose practice areas include commercial property and casualty insurance, commercial real estate and risk management. Ryan has extensive specialty training with licenses including property casualty, life, health and disability, and real estate.

Bennett Taylor, Esq. is an attorney shareholder with Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S., a law  they can thrive. He counsels clients on a broad variety of legal issues pertaining to its governance and solvency.

Jana Tipton is the President of The Lakes at Kent Community Association, Master Association for 19 communities and 2,192 voting members, and the President of the Homeowner Association for West Bay at the Lakes, since 2016. Jana was the recipient of WSCAI's 2016 Board Member of the Year.

Caitlin Traub, CMCA, AMS, PCAM currently serves as Trestle Community Management’s Large Scale and Active Adult Practice lead. Caitlin has been working in the community association management industry for over seven years, both as a large-scale, on-site manager in the Dallas-Ft. Worth market and in a portfolio and leadership capacity in the Seattle area.

Jackki Vo, CMCA, AMS is the Director of Community Management & Move Coordination at CWD Group, Inc., AAMC. With nearly 20 years of employee engagement and personnel training, Jackki leads community association managers  passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion make her a perfect match for the WSCAI Community Outreach Committee where she serves as Vice Chair.

4 Community Associations Journal | December 2020

Community Associations Institute – Washington State Chapter

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Chapter Executive Director Michelle Leary

Director Of Membership Tracy Abdul


Kathryn Hedrick Krystelle Purkey

Graphic & Web Designers Mira Fitzsimons

Tara Matthews (interim)

360.280.6202 253.327.9334



Amy Clements, CIRMS, ARM Community Association Underwriters 800.228.1930

President-Elect Jackie Davis

BluSky Restoration Contractors, LLC

Vice President Cameron Hazen

Condo Consulting Services, LLC Secretary

Allison Peryea, Esq Peryea Silver Taylor, P.S.


Andrea Goodmansen McLeod Construction

Directors Toni Hahn, CMCA

 206.985.0100 Linda Hanson, Hawthorne Hill Condominium Hal Hovey, Waterside Condominium Association

Chelsea Webster, CMCA, PCAM Trestle Community Management

Immediate Past President Tony Rafel, Esq. Rafel Law Group PLLC


COMMITTEE CHAIRS ADR: Jo Flannery, Esq. Business Partners: Max Martin CA Day: Jackie Davis Communications: Ann Hart Community Outreach: Jackie Roethel Education: Nicolas Marin, CMCA, AMS, PCAM Law Day: Alexis Ducich, Esq. Legislative Action Committee (LAC): Michael Brandt, Esq. Made for Managers Day: Paul Grucza, CMCA, AMS, PCAM Managers Only Meetings: Nicole Lemons, CMCA

Market Expansion Committee: Alicia Graham, CMCA, AMS, PCAM Membership: Jennifer Price Social Events: Toni Hahn, CMCA

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