Our Team

With Trailside, you’re not just choosing a Builder — you’re choosing a partner.

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.


Marketing & Customer Relations Manager

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 was the 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.


Product Development Manager

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Financial Controller

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Accounting Specialist

Born and raised in Alabama, Kristin moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2011 and has been here since. For the past 8 years, Kristin has worked in new construction as an accounting professional and plays an instrumental part in our day-to-day operations. As a highly skilled and organized professional her communications with cross-functional teams and trade partners prove efficient and valuable. In her downtime, Kristin enjoys crafting and spending quality time with her wonderful husband and sweet dogs, Bella and Gracie.


Executive Assistant

As a Washington native, Brittany graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BA in Journalism and a minor in Graphic Design. Brittany works closely with the CEO providing executive support, managing schedules, and communications. With an early career focused on people, adaptability, and organization, she is the key to the company’s success in productivity and efficiency. Brittany is an avid reader and can often be found fully engaged in a fantasy novel, baking, trying new hobbies or simply enjoying all that the PNW offers with her friends and family.


Land Development Manager

Jim has an extraordinary 35+ years of experience in land development and construction where he started his career as a craftsman installing underground utilities and site work for one of the regions’ largest development contractors. His notable successes were the completion of a King County master development and several production home communities. Jim’s extensive knowledge in land development and construction has paved the way to recent victories for our development team and is paramount to the overall success of Trailside’s newest, master-planned community of Ederra. In his personal time, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife, Mimi, and their two dogs, Zeke and Ziggy at their Hood Canal property, fishing, and crabbing.


Purchasing Manager

Brett is responsible for all purchasing functions and ensuring that we have an excellent relationship with our large pool of subs and vendors in the Greater Seattle Area. This translates to high-quality product, workmanship, and customer service for our customers. Brett has led the success and building of purchasing departments across several Custom Home Builders in the marketplace and brings a wealth of knowledge in estimating, purchasing, and systems. Brett enjoys international travel with his wife, especially China to visit her family. When he’s not traveling or out on a hike or bike ride, you’ll find Brett on a stroll with his corgi, Foxy; our Pawchasing Intern who brightens our day when she visits.


Purchasing Manager

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Project Manager

Brian has worked in the construction industry as a Project Manager since 1999. Prior to 1999 Brain held construction superintendent positions and was also a Union Carpenter. He brings a wealth of construction knowledge to the Trailside Homes team and has exceptionally high customer service standards. Brian is passionate about guiding customers through the custom home process where his keen sense of “the bottom line” and his value of clarity and integrity help to unite happy customers with their new finished home. Brian is originally from California and moved to Washington State in 1994. Brian loves the outdoors and is currently building a cabin at Snoqualmie Pass so he can take full advantage of Upper Kittitas County Winters!


Project Manager

Raised in the rugged mountains of Papua New Guinea, Joshua met his wife in the Pacific Northwest which he now calls home. Joshua has been in the PNW new construction industry for over 20 years playing an instrumental part of all phases and management positions for several luxury custom home builders. Joshua’s attention to detail and expertise in home building has been his platform for success in construction management. Outside of being an awesome team member Joshua can be found riding his motorcycle in the summer and fall months exploring the beauty of the PNW with friends and his two amazing teen boys.


Project Manager

As a native to Seattle, Paul enjoys working, living, and exploring all that the beautiful PNW offers. With an extensive background in residential construction project management and marketing, he is an excellent planner and organizer who specializes in helping people identify their vision and goals and translating them into reality. Paul has also held a variety of positions such as a painting contractor, a Chinese Linguist in the U.S. Airforce, and teaching English in China proving he is highly adaptable and versatile, especially in the fast-paced world of new construction. In his free time, Paul enjoys reading, playing strategic games, exploring the PNW, and creating memories with friends and family.


Senior Construction Manager

As a Washington State native and second-gen home builder, Brian is passionate about delivering high-quality homes and exhibits an extensive career in working with some of the largest production, custom, and luxury home builders. Brian always strives to deliver quality homes that are on time with an intense level of care and attention to detail exceeding our customers’ expectations. In the workplace and outside, Brian is a natural team player with a positive and fun personality that is unmatched. When Brian is not working on special projects with his 2 children, playing softball, golfing, or spending time at the ocean you’ll often find him with a big smile as he shares fun stories about his precious granddaughter and black lab, Kashmir.


Construction Manager

Abel, originally from Durango, Mexico is a self proclaimed workaholic by trade, but his passion is spending time with his wife, kids and four grandkids. Abel has been in the construction industry for nearly a decade and has held positions as a superintendent, Assistant Construction Manager and Construction Manager with companies like Murray Franklin, Signature Homes Division. You will find Abel on Trailside job sites throughout the Pacific Norwest, when you see him, say “Hi”.


Construction Manager

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Construction Manager

With over two decades of construction experience, Tim brings immense value and a collaborative approach to our Project Management and Purchasing Teams. In his role, Tim is responsible for managing subcontractors and suppliers and coordinating all field activities to ensure that Trailside quality is met, and the homes are delivered on time and on budget. Tim is an outdoorsman and truly lives by the motto; Adventure Outside. He enjoys all that 4-season living offers especially Winter. When he’s not out on the slopes, he can be found lounging with his awesome French bulldogs. Tim also has a great sense of humor and is our resident joker earning him the nickname “The Joker”.


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Founder & CEO

Sean has worked in real estate development and place-making since 1993. He is passionate about building homes and communities that allow homeowners to live a full experience indoors and out. He enjoys a four seasons outdoor lifestyle and sharing his experience in construction and design of all seasons homes 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 vision of the perfect basecamp. Away from Trailside, 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 Puget Sound.


Director of Special Projects & Designated Broker of Trailside Real Estate

Jennifer has worked in the real estate industry since 1999 with experience in residential homes, land and timber acquisitions, home building and land development. Jennifer is the Designated Broker for Trailside Real Estate, a dedicated service provider for Trailside Homes. As a longtime resident of both Seattle and the Central Cascades, Jennifer enjoys time with her two amazing daughters and husband, Sean Northrop Founder of Trailside Homes. In Jennifer’s free time you can find her hiking, biking, running, cross-training, SUP’ing, snowboarding, snowmobiling and exploring the Cascades and Seattle with great friends and her dogs – Uma and Piper.


Chief Financial Officer

Born and raised in the PNW, Kelly is a UW Graduate with 20+ remarkable years of experience in finance. With an extensive background in New Construction and Custom Home Building, she is responsible for managing our company goals, maximizing performance, and providing strategic direction about the company’s future. Also known as our Chief Fun Officer, Kelly is always making sure that the team is engaged in team-building events and celebrations. She is a proud mom of two amazing kids and is passionate about her full-time soccer mom role. When she’s not spending quality time with her kids, she’s an avid adventurer and can be found outdoors on a hike, backpacking trip, snowboarding, traveling abroad, or teaching yoga.


Vice President of Operations

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Director of Construction Operations

Pete offers over 20-years of success in managing high-volume and custom residential construction projects from inception through to the conclusion of the warranty period. Pete has held positions such as General Manager, VP of Construction Practices, VP of Construction and Director of Construction for companies like BDR Homes, Shea Homes, Richmond American Homes and Centex Homes. Pete has extensive experience leading teams to success and is a strong strategic partner to key executive management teams. Pete could easily be called “Coach Pete” and it would be an appropriate title as he thrives when he can nurture, guide, grow and help lead teams – including youth Baseball and Football. Pete is a family guy and you can often find him taking in a game with his kids, skiing, hiking and enjoying the awesome PNW.


CBO (Chief Ball Officer)

If you visit our office you’ll likely meet Uma. Uma likes to come to the Trailside Homes office with her human’s, Sean and Jennifer. Sometimes she gets to run to the Pioneer Square office alongside her Dad, who likes to bike into work. Uma is full of energy and is in charge of all things fun at the office – Balls, floor clean and napping. Her favorite things are tennis balls. The more, the better! She loves to be pet and to curl up at your feet. Uma has a voice and sometimes she’ll hear you coming and make sure you know that she’s listing. Don’t worry, she may be loud, but she’s a big softy. Say “hi” to Uma the next time you visit the team!


Director of Treat Development

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OSA (2003-2018)

The Original Top Dog

Our sweet Osa. The Adventurer. The Explorer. The Lover of all things food related. The Garbage Hound. The Companion. The Campsite Burglar-er, Our Partner in Crime. Our Office Dog. Our Watcher. The 1st Kid and The Tolerater of Small Children & rotten little sister puppies. We created the most awesome memories over those special 15 1/2 years Osa and there isn’t a day that we don’t think of you and smile.  We will love you always & forever, Sean & Jennifer 

We live by one motto; Adventure Outside, as one of the largest independent community and home builders in the Pacific Northwest. Homes are built to enrich a person's life through every element by connecting them to the outdoors. The Trailside Homes team is passionate about family and community by sharing life with outdoor experiences. Learn more about why home is from Coast to Cascades.