At Trailside we’re committed to long-lasting partnerships. We carefully select talented trade partners and dedicated professionals who work proudly as a cohesive team to deliver innovative and high-quality projects.
Collectively, our team has called the area “home” for hundreds of years. We are home building and real estate experts, customer service extraordinaires, development specialists, craftsmen, architects, landscape and interior designers. Perhaps most of all, we are outdoor enthusiasts and are passionate for all the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Eric is a native to Cle Elum with over 20 years experience as a project manager in the construction industry and has effectively delivered custom homes in the US, Australia, New Zealand and the Bahamas. He started in the construction industry at age 16 as a framer, has an associate degree in design/drafting, worked as an architectural/engineering draftsman on residential/commercial projects, plus a a post graduate degree in business. Eric utilized high-level leadership skills, effective time-management, lateral thinking combined with strong communication skills to successfully deliver custom homes with a priority on maintaining customer satisfaction. In his spare time, Eric enjoys spending time with family, and his dog Kirra, as well as hiking, fishing, mountain biking, dirt/snow biking, and traveling.
Fil and his family moved from Seattle to Upper Kittitas County in 2019 when his wife suggested that they embark on a project renovating a 1952 farm into a wedding and event venue. With Fil’s skills and experience in remodeling, pole barn construction, and building maintenance, this labor of love is where they are spending all of their free time. Carpentry has always been Fil’s first love. He tiled his first floor when he was 15 and held carpentry and gardening summer jobs during his teaching days in Seattle. With a degree in Mathematics from UW, he says his best education came from his days of working at summer camps in Carnation and Duvall. Children can be the best teachers.
Prior to joining Trailside Homes, Lisa was a Project Coordinator for a custom home builder. She has vast experience in the real estate industry, having spent 17 years as a commercial and residential broker and facility manager. Born and raised in Washington, Lisa enjoys many outdoor activities. She spends most of her time with her husband and four children and their dog Bella. You will most likely find her in the gym weightlifting or on the water, along with running half-marathons and spartan races, snowmobiling, fishing and hiking.
Before joining the team at Trailside, Billy has worked with a wide range of companies, from those specializing in remodels to 10,000+ square foot custom homes. This huge range of experience has put Billy in many roles from laborer to superintendent and everything in between. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Evolutionary Biology with a specialization in fish and wildlife. When he isn’t working, Billy is spending time with his wife and three children, camping, salmon fishing on the Columbia River and relaxing at home.
Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Denis has spent much of his 25+ year career as Chief Operating Officer and President in diverse engineering and construction firms around the country which makes him the perfect leader for the team at Trailside Group. With a BS in Engineering Management, Denis believes in turning chaos into well run organizations. His purpose is to make it so people can enjoy, grow, and find fulfillment in their careers. Denis believes that building teams with the right “who” in the right “seat” has proven to be the key to success. As the result of having the right team in place, a key performance indicator is Denis excels in business development with greater than 60% close rate. He has an extremely productive and result-oriented management style and recognizes the importance of teamwork. Excellent leadership, strategic planning, supervisiory skills, and technical abilities. Denis an avid reader of business development & leadership success and enjoys spending time with his wife, five children and four awesome dogs.
Barbara is an experienced VP of Land Development with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry, performing civil design, land entitlements, heavy construction, and equity construction lending. Amongst Barbara’s depth of skills is land management and her education in architecture; she is also fluent in Norwegian, is an avid cook, reader and painter. She has two grown children, two dogs (Poppy & Sprout) and a coop full of chicken princesses. Born in Norway and raised in WA with a large family line of both Washingtonians and Norwegians, she has noteworthy family ties to the Cle Elum and Upper Kittitas County region. Her Grandfather, Morris Jenkins donated his historic preservation work in the Cle Elum area to Central WA University’s archives and can be viewed online.
Sean has worked in real estate development and place-making since 1993. He is passionate about the outdoor lifestyle and sharing it with others. Sean is a visionary leader – having assembled a team of like-minded individuals with skills and talents that span the spectrum of home and land development, architecture, interior and landscape design – and more. He is a creative, flexible and collaborative partner who is truly invested in delivering your dream of the perfect mountain retreat. Away from the office, you can catch up with Sean exploring with family and friends in the Cascade Mountains, the San Juan Islands, or discovering the many neighborhoods throughout Seattle.
Having spent most of her life in Seattle, Sarah is proud to call the Pacific Northwest home. With an extensive background in Sales and Customer Service, she is extremely accommodating and is driven by results and client satisfaction. Sarah enjoys meeting new people and celebrating milestones which makes helping those seeking to build a custom home or buying a newly completed, move-in-ready home, a perfect fit. Prior to joining Trailside, Sarah most recently held the position of Sales and Marketing Manager for a luxury King County homebuilder, responsible for land acquisition, sales, and marketing. Professionally and personally, Sarah is known to build lifelong relationships with those around her. She spends every ounce of her free time with her husband, two lovely children and likes to unwind by exploring new recipes or planning events with her friends and family. Whether traveling or working in her local community, you are sure to find Sarah with a welcoming, cheerful spirit and smile on her face.
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