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Kit MacPhersonKit MacPherson

Designated Broker/Owner
Kit started her real estate career in 1980 after graduating from the University of Puget Sound. In the early 1980s she began working in the Relocation Division of MacPherson’s Inc. Realtors. She opened their REO division and was the corporate contact for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, listing hundreds of repossessions. Kit became an investment property owner in her twenties and has continued to expand her portfolio of properties ever since. This extensive knowledge from successfully owning and managing properties is the foundation on which Kit built Maple Leaf Property Management LLC. She knows from firsthand experience that property managers need to listen closely and carefully to their clients, speak honestly to set realistic expectations, and help them make informed decisions. She has developed a team of professionals that are second to none in the region.
Kit is excited to bring this experience and expertise to our investor owners through a new branch of services: Investment Sales and Acquisitions. Maple Leaf Real Estate LLC and JK Acquisitions LLC is helping investors make decisions on their current investments through selling, diversifying, or exchanging while investing in emerging markets for monthly cash flow and yearly appreciation. Give her a call for more information!
Kit loves to “hang” out with her adult children, especially when they are home from college. She travels with friends, loves to cook, wine taste, walk with friends, take hikes, laugh with co-workers, and read a good book.

Michelle Bannister (1)Michelle Bannister

Office Manager
Michelle started her real estate career with MacPherson’s Inc. Realtors in 1979. She sold real estate in the south end of Seattle and then transferred over to marketing and advertising when she moved to North Seattle.  In 1985 she married career Army officer Frank Bannister and had the opportunity to join the adventures of a military family living in New Jersey, San Antonio, Korea, Tacoma and finally Germany where her family was based for 15 years.  In 2011 she and her family moved back to Seattle and once again Michelle joined forces with Kit MacPherson and put her talents and organizational skills back into real estate working as the office manager for Maple Leaf Management.  Michelle enjoys cooking, exploring, spending time with her children and grandchildren and being a part of the Maple leaf Management Team. As office manager Michelle feels it is a privilege to be part of such a great team.

Diana GustafsonDiana Gustafson

Real Estate Broker/ Property Manager
Diana Gustafson draws from her knowledge of owning rental homes. She has owned and managed her own rental houses since 2000.  A University of Washington business school graduate, she enjoyed a successful career in sales and sales management in the 80’s and 90’s and brought those skills to real estate when she became a Broker in 2010.  Diana enjoys helping people and quality customer service has always been the key to her sales success.
Born and raised in the great city of Edmonds Washington, Diana enjoys hiking, traveling, laughing with friends and family time.

Ashley Matteson photoAshley Matteson

Real Estate Broker/Property Manager
Ashley joined Maple Leaf Property Management in 2018 with over a decade of residential property management exprience specializing in single family homes throughout the greater Puget Sound area. Since a young age of four years old Ashley had a instant passion for the industry. Each of her clients can feel that passion through her dedication and market knowledge. She also has experience with multi-unit, commercial, and marina management. Ashley is a Northwest native, on her down time she enjoys cooking, weekend getaways, and attending local festivals with her family.

Jen-WebsterJen Webster

Real Estate Broker/Property Manager
Since 2003, Jen has proudly called Seattle home! After completing graduate school she transformed her love for this region and its people into a career in property management. In 2015 she joined the Maple Leaf team where she manages a portfolio of multi-family buildings and single-family homes. Jen’s approach to property management values local knowledge, expertise in research, and dedication to excellence in customer service. As a Pacific Northwest native, Jen enjoys hiking, sailing, reading, and, of course, a delicious cup of coffee.

Katie HamptonKatie Hampton

Real Estate Broker/Property Manager
Born and raised in North Carolina, Katie has lovingly called Seattle home since Spring of 2015. After earning her Biology Degree at the University of North Carolina, she worked as a project manager in both the pharmaceutical and technology sector, focused on operational and customer service excellence. Wanting more direct customer interaction, she joined Maple Leaf Management in 2016 as a Property Management Assistant and quickly grew to love the industry, thus obtaining her real estate license and becoming a Property Manager. Katie brings her technological expertise and analytical mindset to the Property Management field and thrives on finding new ways to utilize technology in optimizing the customer experience. In her free time, Katie sings in the Magnolia Chorale, enjoys hiking and exploring all the natural wonders her new home in the Pacific Northwest has to offer.

Natalie Dalrymple Natalie Dalrymple

Office Administrator/Bookkeeper
Natalie joined MLPM in 2014 and believes she works with the greatest people – she does! After 20+ years as an Exec. Assistant, she found her dream job as our Office Administrator/Bookkeeper. Natalie enjoys spending time with family, and appreciates the wealth of experiences and successes shared throughout the MLPM team.

Melissa Walsh Melissa Walsh

Real Estate Broker/ Property Manager
Melissa grew up in the Northwest, but lived in many different locations while her husband was in the military. It was during that time that she first became acquainted with property management. While living in England, she worked for a government agency that managed housing for the elderly, and she loved doing work that provided such a basic need. Melissa has been with Maple Leaf Management since August 2015 and enjoys every aspect the company, from helping tenants with their maintenance needs to providing homeowners with confidence that their investment is being well managed. Melissa is also harpist and mother of three, so weekends find her either playing at weddings or driving to a soccer game.

Moira Dumas Moira Dumas

Real Estate Broker/ Property Manager
Moira comes to us from another Seattle property management company where she worked in various capacities for three years. Originally from Massachusetts, Moira settled in Seattle in 2012 and is now married with a little boy. Moira has a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and a M.A. from Southern Connecticut State University. She loves property management because it allows her to meet so many new people and see so many great properties all around the greater Seattle area. She will treat your home as if it were her own. In her spare time, Moira spends as much time as possible outside with her family.

Morgan RodinMorgan Rodin

Office Assistant/Bookkeeper
Real Estate Broker/Property Manager

Morgan joined the Maple Leaf Management team during the summer of 2016 after completing her Accounting and Finance degrees at Washington State University. After working in the Accounting Department for a year she decided to branch out into the Property Management side. Obtaining her license in the Fall of 2017 she now manages a small portfolio of single family homes in addition to working as a bookkeeper. She enjoys helping Maple Leaf provide the best customer service possible for its owners and tenants. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest Morgan enjoys hiking, hanging out with friends and family, and a good book.

Cathy LemboCathy Lembo

Office Assistant
Cathy started working in Real Estate in 1999 as an Administrative Support Staff. She obtained her real estate license in 2002 and expanded her role as an agent assistant. In 2013 she started working in property management and joined Maple Leaf Management in 2016. She is very happy to be working with the Maple Leaf Management Team!! Born and raised in Seattle, Cathy enjoys spending time with her extended Italian family and friends, traveling, cooking, and wine tasting.

Felicia KaminkerFelicia Kaminker

Real Estate Broker/ Property Manager
Felicia moved to Seattle in 2016 after 20 years of visiting friends and her yearn to get back to the West Coast. Over 30 years in sales, marketing, customer service and negotiating led Felicia to her obtain her real estate license in 2015. 7 cross country moves including New York, Florida, Kentucky, California, Maryland, and Illinois has educated her on move in/move outs of homes owned/rentals and task mastering. Felicia loves to problem solve for her clients and serve them in the best way possible. In her downtime, she enjoys spending time with her husband, young boys and 2 labs, trying different cuisines, music, and running. As a member of several local groups she has assimilated into the Seattle lifestyle and loves it. Felicia is thrilled to have joined the Maple Leaf team!

Felicia KaminkerJulie Johnston-Monda

Real Estate Broker/ Property Manager
Julie Johnston-Monda, a life long Pacific Northwesterner, was born in Portland, OR. Growing up just outside of Portland, Seattle was a frequent destination and second home city.
After college, she settled in Seattle permanently, where she raises her three children with her husband, Joseph, a Seattle native. The family has a great love for the city and enjoys weekend staycations downtown near the Pike Place Market, boat rides on Lake Union and Lake Washington and perusing the local neighborhood outdoor markets. Julie has spent the last twenty years working in various capacities of the Real Estate world. After seven years as Operations Manager of a local vacation rental company, she obtained her Real Estate license and transitioned back to traditional Property Management and Sales. Maple Leaf Management and Real Estate have been the perfect landing spot for Julie as she continues to hone her skills and services.
A highly capable professional with a passion for Real Estate, Julie enjoys helping clients find the perfect solution for their needs. Her experience with the Seattle market and her dedication to her clients ensure that your home needs are met with a smile. When she is not focused on real estate, she spends time volunteering for Senior Services of King County and Girl Scouts of Western Washington, enjoying a local microbrew or spending time with friends and family.

Felicia KaminkerMolly Kennedy

Account Manager
Molly Kennedy in a NW local and current resident of Seattle. She holds a BA from Scripps College and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Molly’s interest in Real Estate crept in and took root at a young age. As the first grandchild of Murdock MacPherson (of MacPherson Inc. Realtors), Molly remembers sitting around the dinner table over-hearing conversations of regional real estate for over three decades. Molly is thrilled to now be working alongside a team of talented and inspiring women as an Account Manager at Maple Leaf Property Management. In addition to her work with Maple Leaf, Molly has worked as a professional photographer for 20 years and manages her own rental property. Molly lives in West Seattle with her wife, 2 year old son and energetic “Whoodle”. Molly enjoys running at Lincoln Park and Alki Beach, hosting neighborhood gatherings at her home and exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

Kristi KempKristi Kemp

Real Estate Broker/Property Manager

Kristi is a Seattle native who earned a degree in Business from the University of Washington and an MBA from Seattle University. She has extensive sales, marketing, and account management experience in the advertising and biomedical industries. Kristi’s passion for real estate and real estate investing has inspired her to buy, sell, and rent out various properties over the years. This interest in real estate, her local expertise, and her dedication to superior customer service led her to Maple Leaf in 2017.
In her spare time, Kristi enjoys spending time with her family, travel, and dabbling in interior decorating.

Jana JansenJana Jansen

Real Estate Broker/Property Manager

Jana Jansen was raised in the town of Lynden, Washington. She started a career in residential real estate in 1997 at Lake & Company Real Estate. Prior to real estate, Jana was a paralegal/legal assistant both in Bellingham and then in Seattle at private law firms and also with the in-house legal department at the Port of Seattle. During this time, she worked closely with attorneys who specialized in real estate law and transactions, unlawful detainer actions, foreclosures as well as insurance defense.
In between moves to New York City and then back to Seattle, raising a family and enjoying the great Pacific Northwest, Jana enjoyed selling residential real estate in the greater Seattle area. The switch to property management came as a gradual one and based on assisting various clients’ needs and finally in 2017, she joined the exceptional team at Maple Leaf Property Management.
While very much committed to the day to day duties of property management, Jana is more than thrilled to be a part of current Sales Team division within Maple Leaf and feels this extension of the company’s outstanding property management services is a full circle completion for both her and our clients alike. Jana also has extensive knowledge of the ins and outs of short term rentals.

Traci DaveyTraci Davey

Traci has lived in Washington State her entire life. Originally from Spokane, she moved to Seattle in the late 1980s. Over the years, she has lived in many of Seattle’sgreat neighborhoods like the U-District, Greenwood, Queen Anne, West Seattle, South Park, and even Des Moines. Traci has over 30 years experience in office administration and database management. In 2018, she decided to take a leap of faith by quitting her corporate job to look for something different. Traci has now joined Team Maple Leaf as one of our PropertyInspectors. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, photography, art, and taking care of her husband and their many cats. She also volunteers her time with stray cat rescue groups.

Lee NicholsLee Nichols

Real Estate Broker/Property Manager

Lee Nichols moved back to the Pacific Northwest in 2011 after living in California for 20 years. She is a former tenant of Maple Leaf Property Management and loved us so much she came on board as a Property Manager in 2014. Lee is also part of an elite team helping buyers and sellers of Ault Family Homes. Something she is passionate about as she loves people who give of themselves to care for vulnerable adults. Lee loves spending time in the mountains and with her family. Call Lee, she looks forward to meeting and working with you.

Ari MyhreAri Myhre

Office Assistant

Arianna joined the Maple Leaf Property Management team in 2013, with prior property management experience helping to manage her family’s rental properties in the greater Seattle area. As the Maple Leaf instructor, Arianna is dedicated to educating all new hires and thoroughly enjoys all aspects of teaching property management. Arianna is a Seattle native, and when not working, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, playing games with friends, and spending time with her husband and their dog.

Greg MartinGreg Martin

Real Estate Broker/Property Manager

A lifelong Seattle native, Greg loves exploring the magnificent Pacific Northwest. For several years, Greg was a handyman for Maple Leaf Property Management but transitioned into the role of property management in 2018. Having the experience of working with the property managers and also knowing maintenance makes Greg a great addition to our team. Greg enjoys baking and cooking for family and friends, painting, performing music, beachcombing on cloudy days, repairing things, and taking long walks off short piers.

Brian SmithBrian Smith

Maintenance Coordinator

Originally from Southern California, Brian has called the Pacific Northwest his home for the past 30+ yrs. He joined Maple Leaf Property Management at the beginning of 2019 after moving from the vacation rental industry to develop their Maintenance Program. Brian has a passion for Interior Design, with a background in Visual Merchandising and Design. He is thrilled to be a part of an innovative team at Maple Leaf Property Management!

Brenda RoachBrenda Roach

Office Assistant

Brenda is a Seattle native, who has also resided in California, Pennsylvania, and Tacoma while earning her B.A. at the University of Puget Sound.
As a property inspector, Brenda enjoys getting more familiar with the unique neighborhoods of the greater Seattle area. Brenda previously worked in the risk management industry, and as a community volunteer. Brenda enjoys traveling with her husband, playing golf, getting together with family and friends, and Seahawks’ football.

Bridget SpearBriget Spear

Office Assistant

Briget is a native Seattleite. After graduating from Washington State University, she spent her career in operations and IT before raising her family. Joining Maple Leaf Property Management in 2017, Briget assists Property Managers with growing their business’ and keeping their owners and tenants happy. Briget also assists in bring on new technologies for the company. In her spare time, she enjoys running, gardening, and spending time with her family.

Patty ConnorsPatty Connors

Office Assistant

Patty Connors, born and raised in Buffalo NY, moved to the Pacific NW two years ago to be near family. Retired from the Early Childhood Education field, where she was a teacher, owner, and director for over 30 years. Patty decided to spread her wings and try a new career. After meeting Kit MacPherson, she joined MLPM team as an inspector. Patty also helps plan our retreats. Patty not only found a new career but a new family at Maple Leaf Property Management.