People

Dennis Rattie

President

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Dennis is President at Tarragon and brings with him over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry. He joined Tarragon in 2000 and is actively involved with Tarragon’s development, finance, construction, and leasing teams to ensure overall project and company success. Since 1995, Tarragon has been one of the most active and influential real estate developers in the Puget Sound region. Tarragon delivers diverse projects including Industrial, Mixed-Use, Multi-Family, and Retail.

Dennis has long been committed to serving the community, and he is involved with a variety of non-profits and organizations throughout the Puget Sound region. He believes in the power of stewardship, taking the time to actively support the communities where Tarragon’s projects reside and where he lives.

Dennis earned his bachelor’s in Construction Management from the University of Washington. He is an active member and supporter of NAIOP, Urban Land Institute (ULI), International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW). In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, skiing, attending sports events (Go Dawgs!!!), and drinking an occasional Coors Light.

Dave Henline

Senior Director of Construction

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Dave joined Tarragon in 2006 and contributes over 40 years of construction industry experience to the development team. His passion for building started in his youth as a teenager framing houses for United Homes in 1977. Dave has extensive site development expertise and has constructed thousands of multi-family and residential units in high-rise urban and suburban environments. Dave also has significant experience developing office, medical and retail projects. At Tarragon, he oversees the site operations and the execution of suburban land development and multi-family projects throughout Tarragon’s portfolio.

Dave is a graduate from the University of Washington in Construction Management. Originally from Auburn, he is active in the local Sumner community and is involved with the American Cancer Society fundraising efforts. His passions outside of work include snow skiing, water skiing, hiking, and paragliding.

Brianne Kelsey

Senior Director of Development

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With over 20 years of experience in real estate development and asset management, Brianne provides leadership for the overall performance and management of the development process for over 4,000 multi-family residential projects. As the residential multi-family team leader, her scope and focus cover all aspects of the development process, from feasibility and acquisition to consultancy, research, planning, and implementation.

With an entire career focused on shaping the built environment, Brianne was excited to join Tarragon in 2020 and work collaboratively on quality projects alongside a talented team. She has a proven track record of success in hospitality, commercial, restaurant, retail, residential, and land markets and experience in all aspects of development, from land acquisition and due diligence, planning, and design, pre-sales, construction, and turnover.

Brianne previously held senior-level positions with Lowe, Sterling Bay, Talisker, and Terroir. She started her development career as a Director of Development in resort, master-planned communities, residential, hotel, and mixed-use developments in California, Nevada, and Arizona with Intrawest.

Brianne is an active member of CREW, NAIOP WA, and Vistage. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California, and a Master’s in Business Administration with a Concentration in Real Estate from Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, Colorado. In her free time, Brianne is an avid snowboarder and cyclist and enjoys traveling with her family.

Teresa Buxton

Controller

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Teresa joined Tarragon in 2011 as Controller and is responsible for the financial oversight of the company. In this role, Teresa partners with our investment and property management partners to ensure projects are capitalized and smoothly transitioned to operations. She also helps shape the vision of the company’s leadership into a cohesive financial strategy that reflects Tarragon’s mission and values.

Teresa earned her bachelor’s degree in Business with an emphasis in Accounting at the University of Washington and has her CPA. You’re likely to find Teresa enjoying the outdoors in her spare time, whether it be in the city or the mountains, and shopping at local boutiques and farmers markets. She’s a long-time lover of travel and has been to over 17 countries!

Mandy Bender

Director of Contracts

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Mandy oversees Tarragon’s Contracts Department and provides legal and business expertise in the evaluation, drafting, negotiation, and execution of development, design, construction, and other related agreements. In addition, she provides legal advice, interpretation, and guidance to all levels of the organization regarding contractual risk, state/federal regulatory safety requirements, and various other business matters.

Before Tarragon, Mandy spent five years in the public sector at the University of Washington in the Capital Projects Office and four years at Starbucks Coffee Company as a Leasing Analyst. Mandy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Washington and a Juris Doctor from Seattle University School of Law. Mandy is a member of the Construction Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association and frequently provides pro bono legal assistance to local small business owners in commercial landlord/tenant-related matters.

Originally from Seattle, Mandy is an avid Huskies, Seahawks, Mariners, and Kraken fan and is especially looking forward to the day the SuperSonics return to Seattle. Mandy enjoys trying out local breweries and restaurants and spending time with friends and family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

Danielle McIntyre

Director of Operations

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Danielle oversees Tarragon’s day-to-day operations and serves as the interface between the company’s administrative, accounting, development, and marketing teams. In addition to driving Tarragon’s operational efficiency, Danielle plays a lead role in the firm’s talent management and leadership development programs.

Danielle has extensive executive support and managerial experience. Before joining Tarragon in 2015, Danielle worked as an executive assistant at Oliver McMillan, a private real estate development firm based in San Diego, where she provided essential support to the CEO. Before that, Danielle was the General Manager at a favorite local restaurant, Maggie Bluffs. Danielle earned her bachelor’s degree from Washington State University, where she studied Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Political Science. She enjoys traveling to new places, dining out at local restaurants, and fishing with family and friends in her free time.

Yeoryia Anastasiou

Development Manager

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Yeoryia began working in Real Estate in 2013, driven by passions for sustainable urban planning, community, and implementing good design. For Tarragon, she has helped complete 495 multi-family units across the greater Puget Sound. Yeoryia enjoys every stage of the development process from feasibility through design, permitting, construction, marketing, and lease-up.

Yeoryia earned her Bachelor of Arts from Sarah Lawrence College where she studied Political Economics and Sustainable Development. She is a licensed broker who formerly worked in the Second Home and Commercial Markets before transitioning to development. She project-managed Phase I commercial buildings at Oyhut Bay, a new urbanist resort community in Ocean Shores. Originally from Seattle, Yeoryia serves as President of the Jackson Place Community Council. She is also an active member of ULI Northwest and NAIOP WA.

Aside from her real estate work, she enjoys being active outdoors, rain, or shine, as well as gardening in the community garden she helped create in the Jackson Place neighborhood.

Bayard Blair

Acquisition & Development Analyst

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Bayard supports Tarragon’s acquisition and disposition efforts, including sourcing, negotiations, due diligence, closings, and pre-development planning. Bayard works closely with the development team, construction team, legal team, and key stakeholders to identify opportunities for each portfolio under management.

Before Tarragon, he worked for CBRE on the Pacific Northwest Multifamily Investment Sales Team, where he was responsible for financial analyses, market and submarket research, and Broker Opinion of Value’s. At CBRE, he assisted with the sale of over $4.5+ billion of transactions in Washington, Oregon, and Utah.

Bayard is a member of NAIOP WA and Urban Land Institute NW. He maintains a Washington Real Estate License and in 2020 received a Graduate Certificate in Commercial Real Estate from the University of Washington Runstad School.

Bayard earned his Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Neuroscience from Whitman College (2018), where he played Division III collegiate tennis. Aside from work, Bayard enjoys tennis, biking, skiing, and hiking. In addition, he volunteers with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is Co-Chair of the CF Youth Leader’s Group.

Reed Cantrell

Site Operations Associate

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Reed has been in construction for five years. He has worked on various projects for the Department of Defense as a Project Engineer / Assistant Project Manager. Before he transitioned to Tarragon, Reed worked on podium and garden-style apartments. Reed came to Tarragon for its reputation and leadership. He loves the professional and friendly atmosphere of Tarragon.

Reed earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Western Washington University. He enjoys anything outside, especially hiking, dirt biking, snowboarding, wakeboarding, water skiing, and sky diving.

Dave Carter

Senior Construction Manager

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Dave began working for Tarragon in 2015, attracted to its strength of being a developer and builder that creates long-term hold quality and diverse projects. The focus of Dave’s career has been suburban multi-family. Dave continues this focus with Tarragon, managing construction of their garden-style projects in Pierce and Kitsap Counties. Dave enjoys people. At Tarragon, it is all about people, from the investors and product users to the co-workers and consultants/contractors Tarragon works with. Each person is given the utmost value and respect.

Dave earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Washington. He started his career with hands-on construction, building homes with his father. He spent about ten years as a field superintendent for smaller developers/builders, then transferred his skills to project management.

Dave enjoys being a part of the community. He participates and volunteers in activities with NAIOP and Catholic Community Services. He loves being on the move, doing at least one of his favorite activities daily; running, biking, swimming, alpine skiing, taking his dog out for walks, or playing with his kids.

Katelin Carter

Director of Marketing

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Katelin joined Tarragon in 2020 and has over eight years of experience in the AEC industry. She leads Tarragon’s marketing efforts and generates creative content for the firm’s print and digital channels.

Before joining Tarragon, Katelin was at HEWITT, where she served as Marketing Manager for the architecture firm. Katelin obtained her bachelor’s degree in Journalism Graphics from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She is actively involved in the real estate industry in Seattle and serves on the ULI Young Leaders Board. In addition, she is a member of NAIOP and SMPS.

Originally from Indiana, Katelin enjoys the vast landscape the PNW offers and spends as much time as she can hiking and backpacking along with running and drinking natural wine.

Steph Christianson

Marketing Coordinator

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Steph joined Tarragon to expand her marketing knowledge and expertise further. She assists in all aspects of internal and external marketing and event planning. Steph enjoys the collaboration at Tarragon and the broad range of experience among her coworkers. She also appreciates the number of women in leadership and the opportunity for the growth that Tarragon offers.

Steph obtained her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Steph is a member of The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), a diverse community of marketing and business development professionals working together to move the A/E/C industries forward. Steph enjoys reading, traveling, cuddling with her cat, watching soccer, biking, and hiking in the Pacific Northwest in her free time.

Keith Comery

Site Operations Manager

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Keith began working in the carpentry and construction industry in the early ’80s receiving his apprenticeship training and education through community college and on-the-job training. He has worked for Tarragon in several capacities and is now the Site Operations Lead for our multi-family projects around Puget Sound. Keith enjoys the foundational work in his projects, including site preparedness and development and the one-on-one collaboration with his subs and inspectors.

Keith is from the coast of Washington and is actively involved in his community. He has served on his HOA committee as the architectural chair and is always happy to share his gardening expertise. In addition, he enjoys golfing, traveling, and hunting. Keith is a Seattle Seahawk season ticket holder and an avid sports enthusiast.

Drew Davis

Transaction Manager

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Drew manages Tarragon’s acquisitions and dispositions across all areas of operations. His primary focus is on garden-style, multi-family, and industrial. Drew enjoys working on various unique deal structures and virtually all product types; it makes for an everchanging work dynamic and keeps work fresh and exciting.

Drew earned his bachelor’s degree in business, focusing on economics from Menlo College in Atherton, CA. He completed the Commercial Real Estate Certificate Program at the University of Washington in 2017, and he holds a California brokers’ license and a Washington managing brokers’ license. Drew is a member of the Commercial Brokers Association.

In his free time, Drew loves to golf, play basketball, hike, and, most of all, spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

George Esau

Development Associate

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George joined the Tarragon team in 2022 and is working on a variety of industrial projects across the Pacific Northwest.

Originally from Orono, Minnesota, George graduated from the University of Washington, with a Bachelor’s in Economics and History and a Master’s in Real Estate. While at UW, he was captain of the National Champion Men’s Rowing Team.

George is currently active in NAIOP and CoreNet WA. Outside of work, George enjoys cooking, fishing, and hiking.

Matt Farrell

Development Manager

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Matt has over ten years of real estate experience. He started his career at CBRE as a Research Analyst, then transitioned to Tarragon after completing a dual master’s degree in Real Estate and an MBA. Matt chose Tarragon because it feels like a small company, but it has a significant impact in the region. He loves the intimacy of working with a tight-knit group of people to provide meaningful improvements in cities and markets that are often overlooked. Matt manages multifamily developments all over the region, including King, Pierce, Kitsap, and Thurston counties.

Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in Management from Brigham Young University and his MBA and master’s in real estate from Cornell University. He is an active member of NAIOP WA and volunteers several hours each week at his local church. Matt likes to explore the Pacific Northwest with his wife and five children in his free time. He also loves backpacking and distance running.

Richard French

Site Operations Associate

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Richard began working in the construction industry in high school and later joined the Carpenter’s Union, where he worked for over ten years building residential homes. He now currently works on Tarragon’s multi-family projects in the Puget Sound region as Site Operations Associate.

Richard’s love of the industry carries into his personal life. He can often be found doing various home improvement projects around his house.

Jim Goodgion

Director of Land Management

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Jim has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry and manages over 30 pre-development properties for Tarragon. He transitioned to Tarragon for the opportunity to work on project/property management and to be outside in a hands-on role in construction and maintenance activities. The properties Jim manages range from large acreage and leased farmland to single-family residential rentals.

Jim earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Technology ED from College of the Ozarks in Missouri. He spends his free time RV camping, fishing, gardening, remodeling, and traveling to visit family around the country.

Tim Hamann

Senior Development Manager

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Tim brings over twenty years of real estate development experience to the Tarragon team, providing leadership support to the strategic development of Tarragon’s retail properties. Tim previously worked at Kimco Realty where he was Director of Construction, providing strategic development, leasing, and construction direction.

Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Design from the University of West Florida and a Certificate of Commercial Real Estate Development from the University of Washington. As a co-founder of the Alki Volleyball Association, Tim enjoys any opportunity to get on the court and play, though his two-year-old daughter, wife, and Goldendoodle keep him busy at the home front!

Charles Hare

Director of Land Development

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Charles came to Tarragon in January 2020 for a return to his long-held enthusiasm for master-planned communities and mixed-use development. He has helped play a role in the plan refinement, budgeting, analysis, and positioning of Tarragon’s first ground up, master-planned community featuring over 1,000 units of mixed-residential types.

Charles began his career in real estate as a land planning consultant working across the country and internationally on corporate campuses, mixed-use residential communities, destination resorts, and urban infill. Later, after earning his MBA, Charles transitioned to the owner side of real estate development to extend his involvement with financially successful, resident-centric communities.

Charles was raised and received his undergraduate degree in Georgia. He lived with his family in San Francisco, CA, and Scottsdale, AZ, before moving to Seattle in 2015. Charles is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Lambda Alpha Land Economics Society, and a Habitat for Humanity New Orleans volunteer. Charles enjoys family time, bicycling, golf, fly-fishing, and kayaking in his free time and is a fan of the San Francisco Giants/49ers and the Georgia Bulldogs.

Jay Haskins

Senior Construction Manager

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Jay brings over thirty years of construction experience to Tarragon. He joined Tarragon for the opportunity to design and construct a premier master-planned community. Jay’s primary focus is on residential land development within the Puget Sound region. He enjoys using his experience and talent to produce projects within budget and schedule restraints successfully.

Jay graduated in 1991 from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction. In his free time, he loves to spend time with his wife, children, and grandchildren. In addition, he enjoys working on home projects, hiking with his high school classmates, and attending classic car shows.

Mitch Haugen

Senior Site Operations Manager

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Mitch started in construction at a young age in North Dakota, including owning/operating a construction company there for many years. He eventually moved to Puget Sound and now has completed over 5,000 multifamily units, single-family site developments, commercial and education buildings.

At Tarragon, Mitch’s primary focus is garden-style multifamily projects in Pierce and Kitsap county. He enjoys the process of building and coordinating with others in the design, build, and completion of each project, seeing it come to life and functioning as planned.

In his free time, Mitch enjoys hitting the open road. He loves traveling and taking RV trips.

Noelan Brewington-Janssen

Development Associate

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Noelan joined Tarragon in 2021, attracted by the opportunity to gain experience across multiple product types and be part of the Tarragon team. He currently works on Multi-family and Industrial projects in Pierce and Thurston Counties. Noelan enjoys working with people to solve problems, all while working towards improving the community.

Noelan received his Bachelor of Science in International Business from the University of San Francisco and his Master of Science in Real Estate from the University of Washington. Before entering real estate, he worked in e-commerce in Shanghai, San Francisco, and Amsterdam.

Outside of work, Noelan is involved in ULI Northwest and NAIOP WA. On the weekends, he can be found in the mountains, reading or playing music.

Marcos Jasso

Property Maintenance Manager

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Pete Johnson

Site Operations Associate

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Pete has over 15 years of experience in general and civil construction and commercial building remodeling. He joined Tarragon in 2021 and works on their multi-family projects in the Puget Sound Region. He loves the process of building and creating housing that improves the surrounding communities.

Pete obtained his Carpentry Certificate from Bates Technical College. In his free time, Pete enjoys spending time outdoors with friends and family, a good bourbon, playing guitar, and a round of golf.

Gayle Kawaguchi

Staff Accountant

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Gayle has over 17 years of accounting experience in the real estate industry. Gayle currently works on corporate AP/AR, billing and assists the Development Accountants on multifamily projects. She enjoys helping her team out and seeing Tarragon’s projects progress throughout each phase of the project.

When Gayle is not in the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, digging for razor clams, playing pickleball, and golfing.

Andrew Krzyzanowski

Construction Manager

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John Limtiaco-Soldier

Project Engineer

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John began working in construction in 2020, driven by interests in sustainable building and construction. John enjoys the dynamic of working for an owner-builder, allowing for more involvement in the development and design phases of construction.

John earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Washington, where he studied Construction Management. He worked for Hensel Phelps a little over a year before transitioning to Tarragon. John is LEED GA accredited, looking to obtain LEED AP standing, harmonious with his interest in sustainable building and design. Aside from construction, John enjoys hiking, piano, and reading.

Brittany Long

Executive Assistant

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Brittany entered the Commercial Real Estate industry in 2015, fascinated by urban planning and the influx of new construction projects around Seattle. She works as the Executive Assistant to the President of Tarragon and enjoys interacting with a wide range of departments throughout the company.

Brittany earned her Bachelor of Science from Washington State University where she studied Psychology. Prior to joining Tarragon, she worked as the Executive Assistant to the Director of Development at Wright Runstad & Company. Passionate about giving back to the community, Brittany has volunteered for Mary’s Place, Habitat for Humanity, and United Way. In her free time, she enjoys attending concerts, coaching/playing volleyball, and hiking.

Jeff Lovshin

Development Manager

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Jeff has over ten years of experience across the real estate industry involving acquisitions, development, asset management, property management, and commercial real estate brokerage. He was drawn to Tarragon due to its broad focus on multiple asset classes and all stages of the development process and is currently working on a multi-phase residential project in Pierce County, WA.

Jeff received his Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design (Urban Planning) and a Minor in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder and holds a master’s degree in Real Estate Development from Columbia University.  He is also a licensed real estate salesperson (NY).

Originally from Denver, Jeff is also an active member of the ULI Northwest NEXT committee and NAIOP WA. Like many locals, Jeff enjoys spending time outside primarily via running, cycling, skiing, navigating Seattle’s notoriously hilly neighborhoods, and finding new places to get a bite (or ten) to eat.

Bea Magno

Development Accountant

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Bea has over eight years of accounting experience. She previously held accounting positions in e-commerce and the service industry, with Tarragon being Bea’s introduction to the real estate development industry. She made the transition to Tarragon for its diverse portfolio and the dynamism in the industry. Bea enjoys the challenges and rewards that come with the many different project types. She currently works on industrial buildings in Sumner and retail in Pierce County.

Bea received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from Central Washington University. In her free time, she likes to hike, read, and explore Washington state.

Sophie McFadden

Front Desk Coordinator

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Sophie joined Tarragon at the beginning of 2022 and brings four years of administrative experience gained at various internships during college, including working for TVi Media Group and the NYU Office of Alumni Relations. She attended New York University, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Media, Culture, and Communications. Sophie has also spent about five years working in the service industry between Seattle, Central Washington, and New York City.

Sophie enjoys spending time with her dog, Lucy, trying new restaurants, and exploring the Seattle nightlife in her free time.

Brenda Montgomerie

Development Analyst

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Brenda is a versatile professional with proficiency in multiple areas of business operations with years of experience in accounting, analysis, financial forecasts, and financial modeling. Brenda appreciates team collaboration and sharing knowledge with co-workers.

She enjoys working in real estate development because it promotes creativity and problem solving throughout the project’s lifecycle.  Brenda has been part of successful teams constructing garden court apartments, industrial projects, and single-family residential plats.

In her free time, Brenda enjoys being outside in nature. She can also be found in the kitchen trying out new recipes and reading books on her latest topic of interest.

James Neal

Development Accountant

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Lou Robinson

Construction Coordinator

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Lou has been with Tarragon for 12+ years because she loves the people, energy, and watching the growth and development within the industry. At Tarragon, Lou provides administrative support and coordination to the Development and Construction Departments. In addition, Lou obtained her Real Estate License in 2016 and has built and remodeled several personal residences.

Lou is actively involved in community events, such as ‘Come Walk With Me,’ A Susan G Komen yearly event in Sumner, Making Strides of Seattle, and the American Cancer Society. In addition, Lou is a member of the Tacoma Pierce Country Association of Realtors.

Originally from the Sumner/Puyallup area, Lou is a huge fan of the Seattle Seahawks and is a season ticket holder. You can find Lou playing in her adult co-ed softball team (The Silver Bullets) or working out in her free time. Lou also enjoys entertaining, traveling, meal prepping, cooking, and being outside.

Grahm Satterwhite

Development Manager

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Grahm has over 15 years of experience in the development industry. He worked as a consultant for developers and a City Planner across the table from the development team. Having worked in multiple non-owner roles of a development team has provided invaluable experience before joining Tarragon.

He is currently working on multi-family projects with unique entitlement challenges. He respects the long-term perspective Tarragon takes on their projects.

Grahm earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Washington and a Master of Science in Urban Planning from San Jose State University. He is an active member of ULI and recently completed the 2020 ULI Next cohort. Outside the office, you can find Grahm at Husky Stadium on Saturdays in the fall, on the water, or in the mountains in the summer, and hanging out with friends and family. He has a 4-year-old boy, a newborn daughter, and Doberman/German Shepard mix that keep any “downtime” plenty busy and entertaining.

Andy Schock

Development Analyst

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Andy started his career in Real Estate in 2018 and joined Tarragon in 2021 to specialize in investment analysis for multi-family and industrial developments. For Tarragon, he supports projects across their Puget Sound development portfolio by creating financial analysis tools to garner in depth understanding of investment merits. Andy enjoys the challenge of tailoring his work to the nuances of individual projects and drawing from people that work in all phases of a property cycle.

Andy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Washington and a Master of Science degree from the Runstad program in the UW College of Built Environments.

Andy is a member of the NAIOP WA chapter and local community organizations, including the UW Alumni Association and Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. In his free time, he enjoys being with his friends, family, and Labrador Retriever while doing outdoor activities, including skiing, mountain biking, hiking, camping, and cheering on the Huskies.

Dave Uhron

Senior Site Operations Manager

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Dave began in the construction business at a very young age, helping his father build houses in the summertime.  He now is Senior Site Operations Manager at Tarragon, working on their garden style projects in the Puget Sound Region.

Born and raised in Tacoma, Dave enjoys anything outdoors; camping, hunting, fishing, and exploring in his Jeep with friends and family.

James Van Damme

Construction Manager

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James began working in Construction Management in 2006 and has a vast range of experience ranging from large-scale commercial construction to tenant improvements.

James earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington, where he studied Business Administration and later achieved a Construction Management Certificate. He also has a law degree from T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia. Originally from Seattle, James enjoys being active outdoors. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast, hiker, mountain biker, skier, snowboarder, cook, forager, and scuba diver.

Seth Warren

Senior Development Accountant

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Seth has over 20 years of accounting experience. Seth’s immediate draw to Tarragon was its atmosphere and the people. He appreciates the unmatched energy of the organization and working with amazing coworkers. Seth primarily works on garden-style apartments and townhomes in Kitsap County. Previously at Vulcan, Seth spent the first part of his career helping reshape the South Lake Union neighborhood.

Seth earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Central Washington University. He volunteers in his community from time to time and loves spending time with family, whether it’s watching tv or something more active, such as boating, camping, and hiking.

Ben Waiss

Senior Development Manager

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Ben began his professional career as a Civil Engineer, but after five years in the industry, he realized his lifelong passion was commercial real estate and made the switch. He joined Tarragon where he was able to leverage his engineering background while simultaneously gaining experience in many other aspects of the development process.

Ben is currently focusing on Industrial Development in Pierce and Lewis County and has experience with suburban multi-family and single-family master-planned communities. He appreciates the holistic involvement in the development process that he gets in the CRE industry and feels that involvement is incredibly genuine at Tarragon.

Ben earned his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. He is an active member of NAIOP and previously held the Chair of the South Sound Committee. In his free time, Ben enjoys spending time with his family swimming, camping, chasing dinosaurs and monsters, as well as golfing, basketball, kiteboarding, house renovations, and keeping his roses alive.

Tim Werfelmann

Construction Manager

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Tim brings 10+ years of construction experience to Tarragon. His current focus is on multifamily, garden-style communities. Tim returned to Tarragon after being previously employed in 2018 because of the company culture and the entrepreneurship and diversity of its portfolio.

Tim graduated from Washington State University with a degree in architecture. He has participated in several community organizations by providing design consultation for the Federal Way Community Garden Foundation and serving as an AmeriCorps member at Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity.

Tim enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and working out in his free time.

Tricia Yorks

Senior Development Accountant

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Tricia has over 20 years of accounting experience in the real estate development industry. She was attracted to Tarragon because she wanted to build communities, not just another building. Tricia works on multi-family projects in the greater Puget Sound region and build-to-suite lots in the Pierce County area.

She enjoys working at Tarragon because of the team, the intricacies of the building process, and knowing she is helping to create someone’s home. Tricia earned her bachelor’s degree from Western Oregon University.

Our Culture

Our culture is strong, built over 25 years, celebrating the collective spirit of the Tarragon team. There’s a culture of respect, where all voices are valued and heard, and at the core of it, it’s our people. We’re all working towards a common goal, whether it’s building cool projects or finding the best place for a team happy hour.

Involvement

Our team is highly active in industry-related organizations, with our employees leading committees and holding individual memberships in various organizations.

NAIOP

ULI

UW Runstad Center for Real Estate

CREW

ICSC

UW Real Estate Club

forterra

the belden club

Master Builder’s

Community Engagement

We live, work, and play in the communities we create. Over the years, we have supported numerous local organizations in those communities. To further our commitment to improving the quality of life in those areas, we integrate a Charitable Gift Matching Program, encouraging our employees to support their local communities. In 2021, we launched our Community Engagement program, where project teams establish a plan to participate in a community event or sponsorship in the city or county of their team’s project.