Our Staff

It's a fact that a business can only be as successful as its people. With that in mind, we are happy to say that without a doubt we have the best staff in the industry. Our carefully selected people know their business and they know it well. By fostering a positive, welcoming, and truly friendly workplace environment which emphasizes teamwork and a sense of accomplishment, our valued staff feels like they are a part of something special. And they are.

Strongly supported and encouraged by caring upper management, our people are able to take advantage of innovative leadership methods which foster personal as well as professional growth. JCHiggins and Associates employees drive themselves (and each other) to excellence at work and in all aspects of their lives.

We are proud of our Associates; what they stand for, and what they accomplish daily. You won't find a finer group of people. We should know, they have all helped to make our company what it is today - the best in the business.

Executive

JC Higgins - Founder

JC started the business in 1982, spending many long days and nights establishing and fine-tuning what would become the rock soild foundation of JCHiggins and Associates. Ever since, the company has been growing and developing into what it is today - the best and most ethical company in the business. JC not only guided the company to success, but he helped to better the local real estate management profession by sharing his knowledge with others. JC was a seminar leader at industry trade shows, he taught classes at the junior college level, and he was an approved instructor with the Department of Licensing to teach real estate clock hour classes. To this day, JC's guiding influence is still felt within the company. We strive daily to ensure our services continue to be a testament to JC's standards of excellence.

Amber Emery - President

Amber is the President of DNA Investments, Inc. and is the CEO of JCHiggins and Associates. Amber has over twenty-eight years of real estate management and accounting experience. Amber is a natural born leader possessing an uncanny business sense, spot on intuition, and vast knowledge in real estate management. Her leadership is a guiding force driving our continued success. (amber@jc-higgins.com)

Dave Emery - Vice President

Dave is the Vice President of DNA Investments, Inc. and is CMO for JCHiggins and Associates. He builds on his past successes as a small business owner and capitalizes on his strong entrepreneurial spirit to help shape the company's promising future. Dave has been involved business management since 1986 and has focused on the real estate management industry since 1993. (dave@jc-higgins.com)

Management

Lorne Martin

Director of Community Association

Engagement and Care

Lorne is responsible for managing the day-to-day affairs of a portfolio of community associations. He also supervises the daily activities of the community association team. Lorne has been working in the real estate industry for over 20 years. (lorne@jc-higgins.com)

Ashley Grabill

Senior Deputy Director of Community Association Care

Ashley is responsible for the management of a portfolio of community associations. (ashley@jc-higgins.com)

Chelsea Hefling

Community Association Member Care Professional

Chelsea delivers management services to a portfolio of community associations. (chelsea@jc-higgins.com)

Buffy Bieber

Community Association Member Care Professional

Buffy delivers management services to a portfolio of community associations. (buffy@jc-higgins.com)

Amanda Arends

Designated Broker DNA Investments, Residential Property Manager/Supervisor

Amanda is our Designated Broker and manages a portfolio of single family homes, multi-plexes and apartment communities. She also supervises the daily activities of the on-site management teams. She has been in property management since 2004 and has her CAM certification. (amanda@jc-higgins.com)

Dave Emery

Commercial Property Manager

Dave manages our portfolio of office, warehouse, and retail properties. (dave@jc-higgins.com)

Aaron Emery

Office Manager

Aaron manages our office and its needs. (aaron@jc-higgins.com)

Accounting

Deborah Hrubant

Business Manager/ Community Association Accountant

Deb has been the Business Manager since 2006. She is also responsible for delivering financial accounting services to our portfolio of community associations. She has been in the real estate management industry since 1989.(deborah@jc-higgins.com)

Ellie Bates

Property Management Accountant

Ellie is responsible for providing day-to-day financial accounting services to our portfolio of commercial and residential properties. (ellie@jc-higgins.com)

Support

Raine Barney

Property Management Administrative Assistant

Raine supports the residential property management managers with their daily management functions. (raine@jc-higgins.com)

Ellie Bates

Community Association Administrative Assistant

Erin supports the community association team with various duties. (erin@jc-higgins.com)

Kaylie Martin

Administrative Assistant

Kaylie supports our property management and community association teams with various duties.

Maintenance

Erica Woods

Maintenance Coordinator

Erica helps to manage the scheduling of our maintence team and outside vendors.(erica@jc-higgins.com)

On Site Managers

Betty Adams

Resident Managers

Betty are the Managers of Riverside Villa, a large mobile home park in Puyallup.

Isela Cardena

Resident Manager

Isela is responsible for managing the daily affairs of Autumnwood South and North Apartment communities near Puyallup.
(autumnwoodapts@hotmail.com)

Stephanie Torres

Assistant Resident Manager

Stephanie is responsible for assisting with the management of the daily affairs of Autumnwood South and North Apartment communities near Puyallup.