Contact Zenith Properties NW
Washington Phone: 360.696.3111
Meet the Zenith Properties NW Team
Designated Broker & Member
Denny and his family moved from Iowa in January of 1969 and he has spent most of his life since then in the Northwest. After attending college in California at Berkeley, he returned to the Portland area to make it his home. Denny now has two grown children and two younger children. He values his family, spiritual life and his rewarding career. Denny also tries to find as much time for the outdoors as possible. You can find him frequently biking into work. Denny’s hobbies are biking, skiing, hiking and communing with nature. He is also fanatic about personal growth and development.
Denny has also had a hugely successful career in the auto industry. He has been a speaker and member of the local REIA Club, Toast Masters and Summit Profit System. His years in finance and sales have made him an expert at evaluating growth opportunities within the field of home investing. His expertise is regularly sought after by many home investors. Denny has attended numerous seminars such as Brian Tracey, NARPM, Peak Potentials, Jeff Kaller, Ron LeGrand, Jack Miller and the lists goes on and on… Zenith Properties NW is not only his business but his hobby and passion.
Business Operations Director & Member
Johanna has been managing and marketing rental properties for more than eight years, and she is loving every minute of it. As you might have guessed, Johanna is Denny’s wife, but she is also a Principal at Zenith Properties NW, LLC and they delight in running the business together.
She moved to the Northwest from California after attending UC San Diego where she majored in Urban Studies and Planning. She has always been interested in housing, and as a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers, she continues her education by taking courses in ethics, management, marketing and finance. Johanna also makes a point of staying current on housing market trends, keeping Zenith on the cutting edge of Real Estate.
Together, Johanna and Denny have two fantastic kids; a boy, 10, and a girl, 14, and two spoiled-rotten West Highland Terriers, Sam and Glow. While the property management business is truly her passion, Johanna also loves to cook, read, hike and travel. She also enjoys decorating, following crime cases, and attributes “knowing a little about quite a lot” to her constant Googling. And, not many people know this, but in Jr. High and High School Johanna used to make extra cash by teaching classical guitar.
Favorite Quote: “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” – Oprah Winfrey
Managing Broker & Interim Maintenance Coordinator
Linda joined Zenith Properties to implement new business development and manage special projects. She has 25 years of successful experience in the real estate industry. Her background includes sales, residential development and construction, and residential property management, specializing in management of both single family and multi-family dwellings. Linda is a licensed Washington State Real Estate Managing Broker and a Notary Public.
Linda has lived in Vancouver for 20 years. At home, Linda takes loving care of her 3-year old dog, a cairn terrier/rat terrier mix named “Robbie MacDougal”. In her spare time she enjoys reading, travel, and visiting the Oregon Coast. Linda also loves to get together with her large family, visit art and historical museums, and attend the symphony and ballet. She has family in Scotland that she loves to visit whenever possible.
Favorite Quote: “All great things are simple and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy and hope.” – Winston Churchill
Jennifer has been with Zenith Properties since early 2012. She has a bachelor’s degree in both human resources and business, and has been involved in real estate for almost three years. She is a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers and currently working toward getting her Real Estate Broker’s license.
Jennifer has been living in Vancouver for 12 years. She enjoys cooking, playing guitar and piano, and practicing Spanish. She hopes to become fluent in Spanish and other languages someday. Jennifer loves to snowboard and travel around the Northwest, spending time with her family and friends. She also likes to travel internationally once a year, which may come easier to her since she is a citizen of Canada as well as the U.S.
Favorite Quote: “In order to be Irreplaceable, one must always be different.” Coco Chanel
Cari grew up in Livermore, California. As a young woman, she moved to Tucson, Arizona where she trained to be an EMT and firefighter and enjoyed a brief career as a professional swimmer. Later, she made the brilliant decision to get into property management. She has now been in the business for 17 years and is licensed as a Notary public.
Cari enjoys spending time with her son, grandson, and Yorkshire terrier. She also has two birds and a fish. Whenever she can, Cari loves to get back in the pool, work in her garden, read, and watch movies. She also likes to volunteer, hike and dine at her favorite restaurants. Someday she’d love to travel through Europe, see The Vatican and visit Medjugorje.
Favorite Quote: “The one thing I need to leave behind is good memories.”- Michael Landon
Clare moved to the great Northwest from Texas. She attended Pacific University out in Forest Grove, Oregon where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting. Clare has now been working in property management for more than 30 years.
She is currently living in Vancouver with her cat. Her daughter, whom she is very close with, also lives in the area and makes sure Clare is never bored. She stays very active by helping her daughter with house painting, landscaping, dog sitting, etc.
In her spare time, Clare enjoys attending church, spending time with her family, reading and taking nice, long walks.
Favorite Quote: (from Clare’s grandfather) “Everyone smiles in the same language.”
Jamie grew up here in Vancouver, and has lived in many different places including living abroad for a few years.She went to Clark College and has now been in the Property Management business for seven years.
Jamie is married and happily mothers five stepchildren and a daughter of her own. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, playing tennis and generally staying active.
Favorite Quote: “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.” – Corrie Ten Boom
Brian is a highly skilled member of our maintenance team. He is a Journeyman Cabinetmaker and talented carpenter. While in school, Brian studied business management and entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on Real Estate Appraisal.
Brain is a Portland native and relocated to Vancouver not too long ago. He is a proud parent of two children, Ryan, 28, and Maddy, 16 who recently called him out on coloring his graying beard. Needless to say, he is now shaving it. He also has a 5-year-old PitBull/Poodle mix named Kibash.
Brian enjoys watching sports, always pulling for his favorite teams; the Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle Seahawks and Boston Red Sox. He is also an avid fisherman and a decent golfer. Brian is also hoping to one day be the kind of man his grandfather was, and share his life with that special someone.
Favorite Quote: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rachel is one of the talented administrators that keep our office running so smoothly. In 2001, she graduated Cum Laude from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and Italian. She has been in the property management business for six years now and continues her education in the industry by attending seminars.
Rachel has been living in Portland for 23 years. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking (she loves spicy food!) and dabbling in photography. She and her husband have three children and love to watch them grow. They also have a dog and four chickens.
Favorite Quote: “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” – Maya Angelou