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 Meet the Board of Directors

Christian Bryant,
President

Christian Bryant has been working in real estate in the Portland & Salem areas since 2003. His business expertise includes work as a commercial/residential mortgage broker and account executive, as well as being a founding partner of Blue Fund Inc., a privately funded commercial finance and venture firm.

Together with Coldwell Banker Mt. West Real Estate, Christian opened Coldwell Banker Mt. West Property Management in February of 2009. The main office was started in Salem, Oregon, but the company quickly grew to manage properties from the northern Oregon border down to Eugene.

In February of 2016, Christian's company merged with Investment Renovation & Consulting. He always had a goal of having a company that could serve all the needs a property investor may have.  IRC is now able to handle everything from property management, construction and repairs, to residential and commercial property sales. IRC even has distressed homes which are offered at wholesale prices to clients.

Christian has always felt that if you are going to run a business in a community, you must give back to that community any way that you can. Due to this philosophy, he donates a portion of net profits to charity, and is involved with many local boards and commissions. Christian also believes in donating time and expertise to lobby on behalf of property investors. He serves on Oregon's Landlord/Tenant Coalition, which negotiates and writes the bills to change landlord/tenant laws in Oregon. Please feel free to view Christian's LinkedIn page for a current list of positions held and organizations he volunteers with:  LinkedIn 

Christian is currently serving as Northwest REIA's President since 2017. He has been a member since ____.

Dave Metsker,
Board Member

Dave Metsker with Comfort Homes North, LLC is an active wholesaler in the Portland area who is the "King of Probate" deals.  He also hosts Northwest REIA's monthly satellite meeting, Deal Analysis and Discussion.  

Dave became a member in 2002, and has been a Northwest REIA Board Member since ____.

Leslie Beachwood,
Secretary to the Board


Leslie Beachwood is the Portfolio Manager at Stronghold Capital Group LLC.  She buys and sells performing and non-performing notes backed by real estate across the country, with particular interest in the southeast and midwest.  She has been Northwest REIA's Secretary to the Board of Directors since 2014.

Sam Wong
Sam Wong,
Treasurer


Sam Wong is the owner of Tax Pro & Accounting Services, LLC. He is an Enrolled Agent and Licensed Tax Consultant with the state of Oregon. He provides personal and business income tax preparation. He's also the Vice President of the Oregon Association of Tax Consultants, Columbia River unit. His specialty is real estate taxation and investments.

Sam also has been investing in both real estate and the stock market for more than 30 years. He understands different strategies in both types of investments, i.e. rental, flip, wholesaling, stock option trade.  

Sam has been Northwest REIA's Treasurer since ____. 

Richard Uffelman,
Board Member


Dick Uffelman is a seasoned attorney whose practice is divided between transactions and litigation, with an emphasis in the areas of tax, real estate, estate planning, probate and trust administration.  He tries cases in the Oregon state and federal courts, including the Bankruptcy Court and both tax courts.

Dick is a frequent speaker, teaching seminars on business law, real estate and estate planning and serves on the Oregon State Bar Fee Arbitration Panel.  He moderates the Northwest REIA's monthly satellite meeting, 
Pre/Post Foreclosure and Legal Discussion.  

Dick has been a Northwest REIA Board Member since ____.

Steve Nagel,
Board Member


Steve Nagel has been the Owner, of A 2 Z Home Inspections Inc., since 1989.  He has performed Real Estate Inspections since 1989, focusing on quality computerized reports with digital photos, Commercial and Residential Inspections.  6000 Inspections have been performed!

He enjoys being of assistance to buyers and homeowners.  His specialties include:  homes, plexes, apartments, and construction consulting.

Steve has been a Northwest REIA Board Member since ____.

 

Dan Butler,
Board Member


Dan Butler is and has been an investor for 41 years. He purchased his first duplex at 17-1/2 years old.  Because he wasn't yet a legal adult, he had to have a cosigner!  Over the years, he's traveled worldwide with investors who enjoy doing the same thing.  Throughout his entire career, Dan has bought, held, and rented single-family and multifamily properties. He has completed some very difficult transactions, purchased homes site unseen at auction, including absolute auctions, and has purchased multiple properties.

Dan was one of approximately ten people in the late 1990s that started an investors' group.  It was named "Invest Northwest." The group transitioned over time from those ten original investors.  The group changed names a few times, and has now come to be known as our current investors' group, "Northwest REIA." Dan does believe he is the only original member left of the first ten in the group. He does occasionally speak to some of the original members from that group, and they're still investing.

Dan is pleased to represent the membership of our group as a board member.   He is still actively investing, and loves helping others make money with their investments.  Dan does private investments, private money loans, and has received numerous referrals from various businesses and local attorneys over the years.

Dan has been a Northwest REIA Board Member since the late 1990s.

Limei Yang,
Advisory Board Member


Limei Yang was born in China and came to the USA in 1998. After completing her Master’s Degree, she worked for Siemens, Ford Motor Company, and other fortune 100 companies in global purchasing as a senior buyer. 

In 2009, she moved to Portland with her husband and launched her career path as a full time investor.  Over the last past 8 years, she has successfully completed over 100 real estate transitions, including flipping, buying, selling, lending, and holding.

Limei is principal of WBC Investments LLC, and currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of Northwest REIA.  She is a co-host for the Northwest REIA's satellite group “Financial Freedom for Women”.

Find her on LinkedIn. 

 Dante Salvati,
Board Member

Dante Salvati is the President and CFO at Sequoia Ridge Capital, LLC.  He has been a Northwest REIA Board Member since ____.