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Keith Wells - Broker/Owner: In addition to being a practicing real estate attorney, Keith has been a licensed agent with    Windermere since 2004. In 2013, Keith became the owner of both the Windermere office in Woodinville and in Lake Chelan. He now splits time between the Woodinville office and the Chelan office. His experience from both the legal and the real estate sales perspectives combine for a unique skillset which benefits both the agents he manages and the clients he serves.  Keith and his wife Katie have three sons, Carter, Logan and Marshall with one on the way. Most of their free time is devoted to their children but they still maintain an active, outdoor-based lifestyle.

 

 

Lori Gill – Broker/Owner: Lori has been a licensed Broker since 1989 focused strictly on the property management side of real estate. Lori became the owner of Windermere Property Management on the West side in 2001, and has three offices in the greater Seattle area, which manages over 1300 single family homes, condominium units, multi family properties and commercial real estate.  Lori grew up coming to the Chelan Valley for vacations and has recently purchased a vacation rental property in Chelan. Lori and her husband Josh have three children and a son in law and she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Lynn Nelson – Property Consultant: A 34 year resident of the valley, Lynn came to Chelan following her graduation from Washington State University in 1983 and has been an active and engaged member of the community since her arrival. Professionally, Lynn worked as an educator in the Lake Chelan School system, has been a small business owner and cherry orchardist, an adult trainer and marketer for IBQ(Internet Brokerage Quoting) Systems, and most recently held the position of Sales and Marketing Manager for My Chelan Vacation for 5 years.  In this capacity she worked directly with owners in helping them set their investment properties up for success, evaluating strengths and weaknesses, to ensure profitability.  Lynn is passionate about the area and loves sharing her love of the valley with vacationers.  Lynn and her husband Paul have 2 adult children.  Spending time with family, hiking local trails, traveling, cooking for a crowd and working with college bound students are a few of her favorite ways to spend her free time.

 

 

 

Christa Millage – General Manager:  Christa was raised as a youth in Chelan before moving over to the Kirkland area in her teens.  She returned to the valley in her 20’s and has been an on and off resident since then. Christa has been in the hospitality industry for 20 years in many different facets. Her last adventure was with Compass Group as a Food Service Director on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond. She oversaw daily finance reconciliation and management, ordering and inventory, hiring of all direct reports and staff, guest and client relations, daily operations, and management of a staff of 45. Prior to that she was the owner and operator of her own small café in Chelan, The Fox & Quail, where her greatest joy was building relationships with her guests and the local community.  She also worked for Windermere as a licensed Administrative Assistant in that time. Her father and brother are both agents with the company in Chelan, so she has always been interested and immersed in the housing industry in the area. Additionally, she has worked for 2 large restaurant Groups in the Seattle area; Restaurants Unlimited and Neighborhood Grills LLC, where she grew from a Server into General Manager positions through the years. Hospitality has always been an incredibly fulfilling path for her. She is very grateful to have found her interest in it at a young age and for all the different knowledge and opportunities it has afforded her.  She is very passionate about guest relations and truly finds joy in providing an excellent and personalized guest experience

 

 

Hilary Gilman – Finance: As the Director of Finance, Hilary handles everything from guest rent collection to vendor payments, monthly owner statements, and documentation for year-end tax preparation. Hilary has been with Lori Gill & Associates since 2007 and previously worked as a Controller at a nationally recognized real estate sales brokerage. “Worry-free” property management is our goal, and our full service accounting department plays a key role in making that a reality. We take pride in the trust that our clients place in us to help them capitalize on their investments and take care of everything for them behind the scenes. Hilary has one son attending Washington State University, and she enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and biking.

 

 

Julia Gueller - Accounting/Office Administrator: Julia grew up in Southern California and graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara.  Serving the public became not just a way of paying for college but a career of sorts working in many restaurants in So. California, Seattle and Chelan beginning in 1992, when she and her former husband decided to make Chelan their home and start a family. The past 10-12 years have been more specifically spent working in the Vacation rental industry here in the Chelan valley, becoming increasing proficient at the many different aspects of the industry. Lake Chelan is a beautiful destination to both live and visit, and in our line of work we have the privilege of being able to help guests create their own memories.  Besides being a full-time parent to three teenagers (best job ever!) Julia enjoys paddle boarding, hiking, running and a good historical novel.

   
 

Josh Collins - Operations Manager Raised in Lake Chelan, Josh Collins’ capitalizes on a wealth of history, education and real life experience. Guided by the work ethic modeled by his dad and Windermere Midtown Broker Joe Collins, Josh brings his own brand of perseverance, people savvy and hard work. Representing the fourth generation of a Lake Chelan family, Josh has worked in the family orchards, built houses from foundation to finish and worked in the service industry along with earning a degree in Information Technology (IT). With two brokers for parents, he appreciates that real estate is truly “in the blood” and that helping clients evaluate options and find the right property is incredibly personally rewarding.  Josh brings a wealth of people skills and resources to the table when researching all manner of transactions, ranging from high-end homes to land and commercial properties. His dedication and responsiveness in combination with his tech savvy and easy-going style guarantees an efficient and effective exploration of the Lake Chelan real estate market. 

Josh Collins Experience and Background: 
• Information Technology Degree
• AutoCAD Certificate 
• Carpenter - foundation to finish (3 years)
• Radio Frequency Engineer's Assistant (5 years)
• Customer Service (10+ years)
• Entrepreneur – Former Owner Chelan Scooters


 

 
 


 


 

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