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Meet Our Team

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Eric Bessett
DESIGNATED BROKER / REGIONAL MANAGER

Eric started his property management career with one of the area’s largest and most prestigious property management firms. He specialized in large apartment complexes and managed portfolios in Spokane, WA and Kennewick, WA. Seeking to open his own business, he saw that the single family and small multi-family management space in Spokane was missing a high-touch, high-tech type of firm that delivered top-notch service and rapid response times. He endeavors to continually improve the firm by utilizing technology and high-energy team members with a commitment to service in order to provide an exceptional client experience.

Always believing education and industry involvement is critical to the success of his clients, Eric is a current member of the National Association of Property Managers (NARPM), Past-President of the local NARPM chapter, a member of the Institute for Real Estate Management (IREM), a member and the immediate Past-President of Independent Brokers of Spokane (IB) and is a member of the Professional Development Committee at the Spokane Association of Realtors (SAR).

Eric is a certified Residential Management Professional (RMP) through NARPM and will be receiving his Master Property Manager (MPM) designation through NARPM in 2019. This prestigious designation is held by less than 1% of real estate professionals.

In addition to his professional affiliations, Eric is a certified instructor with the Washington State Department of Licensing, Real Estate Division and has written and currently teaches a 3-Hour Continuing Education Credit / Clock Hour class titles Success Basics for Property Managers and Landlords.

Eric was born and raised in Ephrata, WA. He attended Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, WA and received his B.A. in Education from Eastern Washington University. He currently resides in northwest Spokane with his wife and two children. In his off time he enjoys conversations on current events, is a political junkie, loves to drive, is an obsessive reader and is a huge fan of stand-up comedy. And of course… Go Zags!!! Go Eags!!! Go Cougs!!!

Fun Fact: Eric worked for a beekeeper in his youth and loves black jelly beans.

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Candace Leach
DIRECTOR OF PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Candace came to Madison Real Estate from a career in Transportation & Logistics and Counseling. She spent 3 years working for US Bank’s Transportation department in Portland, OR where she managed a six state region and was responsible for coordination of moving the bank’s internal mall and customer checks. She took a quick 2.5 year break to work as a Corrections Counselor for Washington County’s Correctional system where she handled a caseload of 25-30 corrections residents. She created treatment plans and taught Cognitive skills courses. Candace then went to work with her brother at a same day courier logistics company, opening operations in FL, GA, TX, CA, WA and OR. She spent the next 10 years growing and managing this family business in California before deciding to move her family back to the Pacific Northwest.

Candace is a licensed Broker and currently working on her certification to become a Residential Management Professional (RMP) through NARPM. She is also trained in teaching Cognitive Skills courses.

Candace was raised in Ephrata, WA. She went on to play softball and graduate with a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Puget Sound. She currently resides in Spokane Valley with her husband and son. In her off time she loves being outdoors, competing in triathlons, entertaining friends and family, working her Wildtree business and reading voraciously.

Fun Fact: Candace served ice-cream to Bill Clinton’s secret service team while he had dinner above her shop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Tara Ostlind
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Tara came to Madison Real Estate & Property Management after working for 17 years as a Business Development Manager in Real Estate Title and Escrow here in Spokane. Previously she worked as a Treatment Coordinator for an Orthodontist.

Tara is a licensed broker and has enjoyed the intricacies and challenges of the property management world. Tara is a member of The Spokane-Eastern Washington Women’s Council of Realtors, Independent Brokers, Spokane Mortgage Lenders Association, Spokane Association of Realtors Communications Committee and a member of the GSI and Airway Heights Chamber.

Tara was born and raised in Spokane and she loves the Pacific Northwest. She has been married for 35 years and loves to camp at Priest Lake and Deer Lake. She has one son who lives in Spokane and she is excited to become a Grandma for the first time in the near future. In her free time she can be found near water in the summer and being a sports fan in the winter. Go Cougs…Go Hawks…Go Zags!

Fun Fact: Tara will always be the first one in the lake in the spring and the last in the lake in the fall. The lake is her happy place!

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Pam Dibble
LEASING DIRECTOR

Pam has a Degree in Business. She is also knowledgeable of Fair Housing Practices and RCW’s pertaining to property management.

Pam is from Missoula Montana. She worked in logistics at Sun Mountain Sports, a golf manufacturing company based in Missoula. During her spouse’s military career, she lived in Western Washington and Southern California and was employed as a school secretary. An employment opportunity brought her family to Spokane in 1997 where she worked in Social Services until joining the Madison Team in 2016. Pam spends her spare time with her family camping and fishing. She is also an avid knitter.

Fun Fact: Pam is a Star Wars and Harry Potter geek.

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Andrea VanEtten
PROPERTY MANAGER

Andrea came to Madison Real Estate after working for a background screening company where she verified education and degrees for colleges and universities across the United States.

She was born and raised in Spokane, WA and spent short periods of her younger years in Bonners Ferry, ID. After graduating high school from Joel E. Ferris High School in 2011 she quickly entered dental assisting school and graduated in May 2012. Once becoming a Registered Dental Assistant, she received a job offer from the dental office whom she did her externship with and picked up a second job as a barista. Eventually Andrea moved on from both jobs and became a first-time mother to McKenna in 2015. After the birth of her first daughter she made the move to transition back into office work where she worked for a background screening company until going to work for Madison. In 2018 she had her second daughter, McKenleigh

Andrea is excited by the daily challenges of the property management field and loves every second of it!

Fun Fact: Andrea has 7 tattoos which include a full sleeve on her right arm!

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Jeff Cooke
PROPERTY MANAGER

Jeff came to Madison after being introduced to the world of Property Management while working for a vacation rental company. Born and raised in industrious Renton, Washington, Jeff has a BA in Political Science from the University of Washington. Throughout his varied career, Jeff has done everything from being Aqua Duck, the Spokane aquifer mascot, to making handmade wedding guest books, to installing internet hotspots across the nation. In his free time, Jeff likes to work on home improvement projects and refurbish vintage furniture. He also enjoys camping, hiking, and fishing with his lovely wife, 3 crazy children, and 2 crazier dogs.

Fun Fact: Jeff’s favorite holiday treat is fruit cake.

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Dionne Hernandez
PROPERTY ASSOCIATE

Dionne has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and worked in companies such as General Electric and Honeywell for 15 years. She specialized in Supply Chain and worked as a Buyer and as a Commodity Manager purchasing materials and negotiating contracts with international suppliers. After that, she worked as a Real Estate Agent in a local office.

She enjoys practicing Yoga, taking care of her house plants, trying new vegan recipes and playing board games with her family. She has been married for 16 years and lives with her husband and their son.

Fun Fact: Her first job was as a cashier in the first Pizza Hut that ever opened in her home town!

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Tammy Sixto
PROPERTY ASSOCIATE

Tammy came to HomeRiver from a background specializing in Customer Service and teaching foreign language.

As an English teacher for adults and children, she helped thousands of students learn and master the English language for work and personal reasons working with both private and public schools.

Through her customer service career Tammy has worked with companies like Verizon, Sears, Citibank, Assurance and helped over 20,000+ customers, while maintaining the utmost customer experience. She loves to meet new people and her constant desire to help has served her well in her career.

Tammy loves to participate and help social organizations, is a profound lover of animals and is mom to two amazing chihuahuas. She loves to learn about the world and the culture of other countries. She spent three years of her life in South Korea teaching and learning. Traveling is the one thing she would not give up for anything. Tammy’s biggest goal is to learn as much as she can while enjoying the ride. She has lived in three different countries, a few different cities and would love to go back to Korea just for cherry blossom season!

Fun Fact: Tammy loves outdoor/nature photography and is trying to learn a bit of French and Arab.

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Richard Hartland
FIELD ASSESSOR

Richard has degrees in natural resource management and environmental sciences with a focus on fish and wildlife conservation. Before working here, he was a part of a dedicated team of scientists working to understand the ecological affects from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico during 2011.

Richard was born and raised in the United Kingdom, and after a career in the British Military as a Combat Medical Technician, he decided to travel the world before settling in the United States. He still travels extensively and is an avid backpacker and woodsman. He uses this love of travel and the outdoors to fuel his passion of landscape photography

Fun Fact: Richard loves to read and write, he has composed a few novels for his own entertainment and they are all in the horror genre.

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Aaron Lewis
FIELD ASSESSOR

Aaron recently moved to Spokane in 2018 after being stationed at Fairchild AFB for four years. He loved Spokane so much that he decided to move back! He was born in Canada to Jamaican immigrants and moved to Florida at the age of 10 and lived there until he joined the Air Force. While at Fairchild he also proudly served in the Honor guard for two years along with gaining experience in maintenance as a Water and Fuel Systems Maintenance Technician.  Aaron also has a love for technology and has extensive experience in customer service and technical support having worked jobs in the insurance, payment processing, and IT fields and holds a degree in Computer Information Technology. In his spare time Aaron enjoys staying active by practicing martial arts and playing soccer, and he also enjoys making music and doing voice over work as a hobby.

Fun Fact: Aaron enjoys building computers from the ground up and has built them for friends and family.

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Martha Vosahlo
PROPERTY ACCOUNTANT

Martha came to Homeriver Group after 19 years operating her own small healthcare business in Spokane.

Martha is currently finishing her B.S. in Accounting at Western Governors University.

Martha was raised on a small family farm in Wilson Creek, WA. She spent her younger years working on the farm and working in her mother’s retail business in Grand Coulee, WA. She helped her husband form his construction business, set up his books, and frequently counsels him on operations. She has been married 23 years and has two daughters. Martha enjoys spending time with her family at their home in the country, studying, gardening, and swimming.

Fun Fact: Martha is a tomboy!