Executive Team

Chris Barber » President – Broker, CMCA, AMS, CAMP, CPM©, ARM

Chris first started working for the firm in 1994 as an independent painting contractor while also attending Washington State University. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science and in 1999 decided to come indoors and joined the management team to become a Portfolio Community Manager.

Chris transitioned into the head of the Community Management Department and over the next 10 years managed a diverse portfolio of Condominium and HOA communities while also managing the Community Management Portfolio’s overall growth to over 60 communities in Washington and Oregon.

Chris took over the daily operations of the entire firm in 2008 which allowed his father Steve to step back and pursue more specific career interests. Chris has served as an expert witness in several legal proceedings including a multi-million dollar condominium construction defect case and multiple tenant-landlord cases. Continuing the firm’s strong belief in education Chris has been on the OWCAM Board of Directors for several years.

Professional Designations
Certified Property Manager (CPM©)
Accredited Resident Manager (ARM)
Licensed Washington Real Estate Broker
Licensed Oregon Real Estate Broker
Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
Association Management Specialist (AMS)
Community Association Management Professional (CAMP)

(360) 567-4344
(503) 445-2173

Steve Barber » Broker, Founder

Founder and President of Invest West Management, LLC formed in 1979. Steve earned a BS Degree from Oregon State University. He has an extensive background in the real estate management industry, holding a professional CPM® designation. Steve has served on numerous trade association committees and directorships. He has been an active member of IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management), participating on both the local Chapter #29 level as past president and on the national level as Regional Vice President for Region 12. Steve has spent over 20 years promoting the IREM ethics classes and serving in all capacities on the IREM national ethics and discipline committees and boards.

Steve, an avid sailor, has also written several articles for the Journal of Property Management (JPM), has taught real estate investment classes in the local community at Clark College, and has spoken at several other community events.

A recent accomplishment was being a nationally published author in the real estate industry by completing an extensive book on association management, called Community Associations, A Guide to Successful Management. Steve co-authored this book with Vickie Gaskill, CPM®.

Professional Designations
Certified Property Manager (CPM®)
Licensed Real Estate Broker - Oregon and Washington


Property Management Team

Tracy Norris  » Multi-Family Property Manager, ARM

Tracy has been with Invest West Management for over 15 years. During these 15 years she has gained experience in all aspects of property management including HOA management, single family and multi-family management, as well as commercial management. Tracy is currently the head of the multi-family department specializing in hiring/overseeing/training on-site staff and working with owners to make the properties function at their highest potential.

Professional Designations
Accredited Residential Manager (ARM)
Licensed Oregon Property Manager
Licensed Washington Real Estate Broker

(360) 567-4348

Kelly Rothwell » Single Family Home Specialist

Kelly began her Real Estate career in 1991 where she worked as a receptionist and property manager assistant in a small real estate firm in Oak Harbor, WA.  Since that time, Kelly has raised 3 daughters and continued to work in the industry in different capacities. She spent 3 years as a loan officer for a prime and sub-prime mortgage lender in the area. 

In 2005 Kelly joined Invest West in the role of a Community Manager, managing multiple condominium & Homeowner Associations in Washington and Oregon. During the 4.5 years working with the HOA's, Kelly received her CMCA designation, and was a member of OWCAM.

When the opportunity arose to lead Invest West's single family rental department in late 2009, she jumped at the chance to be back where she began her real estate career.  Kelly finds assisting and working with seasoned and unseasoned rental property owners and their investments rewarding, challenging, and enjoyable all at the same time.

Professional Designations
Licensed Washington Real Estate Broker
Washington State Notary Public

(360) 567-4350

Maynard Tye, CPM® » Property Manager

A Pacific Northwest resident for the past 17 years, Maynard has over 30-years of experience in the property management and maintenance field.

Maynard Tye started Excelsior Property Management, which was actively involved in the management and maintenance of a large range of buildings in Seattle and Portland. In addition, he has provided successful management of numerous apartments, homeowner associations and condominium conversions throughout the Pacific Northwest. Maynard Tye sold the rights to the management contracts of homeowner associations to a management Company from Seattle. As a result of the sale, HOA Maintenance Services was then formed to focus entirely on the maintenance needs of homeowners’ associations by drawing on over 20 years of experience in the homeowner association industry. Maynard sold HOA Maintenance Services that over the prior 11 years had built a relationship with over 240 condominium and homeowner associations.

Professional Designations
Certified Property Manager (CPM®)
Licensed General Contractor in the state of Oregon
Real Estate Broker in the state of Oregon and Washington.

(360) 567-4342M
(503) 445-2178

Kim Grant  » Assistant Property Manager

Kim has over 20 years’ experience in the customer service field and has been with IWM since 2005. Kim is the assistant in the Single Family Rental Department and is the first point of contact with our prospective tenants, and is also responsible for rent collection and follow up. Kim has a good, common sense approach to solving problems, and always goes out of her way to assist our clients and others with in the Invest West team. Kim is customer service oriented, friendly, efficient, and a valued asset to our single family department.

(360) 567-4340

Sunday Kraushaar  » Assistant Property Manager

Sunday has been working in the Real Estate industry in the Portland/Vancouver area for well over 20 years and has been with IWM since March of 2010. Sunday studied Psychology at WSU and received her certificate in Woman Studies from Portland State University. Sunday has supported many departments within IWM since she began her employment and currently is the assistant to the multi-family rental department and 2 portfolio managers. Sunday has strong organizational skills, excellent customer service qualities, and always goes out of her way to assist our clients and customers.

Professional Designations
Licensed Washington Real Estate Broker
Licensed Oregon Real Estate Broker

(360) 254-9482

Amy Stevens » Maintenance Supervisor

Amy joined the Invest West Maintenance Team in 2002 bringing 10 years of General Construction and Maintenance experience with her. She has provided 14 years of maintenance support for our team in Oregon and Washington. She manages the IWM team of Maintenance Technicians.

(360) 567-4360
(503) 445-2174

Accounting Team

Mary Andersen » Rental Accountant

Mary has a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Finance from Washington State University with a Minor in Management. She also obtained an AA Accounting degree from Clark College. Mary has been with IWM since 2006. Mary started up front as a receptionist, worked as a rental assistant, and is now responsible for the full cycle of accounting in the rental department.

(360) 567-4366

Heather Mesa  » Corporate Accountant

Heather came to us with 9 years of experience in the area of HOA and property management. She began her time with us as an Assistant Community Manager in the HOA Department, but soon after became a Community Manager taking on a portfolio of her own.

Heather has since transitioned to our Corporate Accountant position where she enjoys using her experience in accounting and human resources while she also pursues a degree in these areas.


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