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
Melissa has been an accountant in Vancouver for 18 years now. She’s spent the past 11 years in Real Estate after she became a licensed broker in Washington, and as a part of our team she is working hard to help Zenith Properties reach new heights.
Melissa is married and has two children, the oldest of which has Autism. She is her son’s biggest advocate and aspires to educate people about the condition. Melissa loves to spend quality time with her family, hike local trails, and visit the zoo, OMSI, Disneyland, and Vegas. One day she’d really like to make it Greece and travel around the world experiencing new cultures.
Favorite Quote: “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” -Steve Jobs
A Clark County native, Troy Amundson has over fifteen years of experience in property management working with multi-family, single family, commercial, and condominiums associations. He has managed large and small projects on numerous condominium and apartment complexes, as well as remodels and renovations on single family homes.
Prior to the property management industry, Troy worked in construction, with a strong background in both residential and commercial construction. Troy holds a Washington State Electrical Administrators license.
In his spare time Troy enjoys spending time with his wife, restoring antique radios and vintage cars.
Favorite Quote: “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde
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
Property / Customer Service Specialist
Molly is a bright young woman with a great track record in customer service, and she’s excited to start a career in property management. She graduated Cum Laude from Washington State University Vancouver with a B.S. in Psychology, and earned a Customer Service All Star Award while working at Nordstrom.
Molly enjoys spending time with her boyfriend, Austin, and her Scottish Terrier, Maggie, as well as her family and friends. She is an avid coupon clipper and also likes to dine at new restaurants, shop, listen to music, and watch old movies. Molly was born and raised here in Vancouver, but someday she’d love to travel the world.
Favorite Quote: “I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
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 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