Serving Washington & the Pacific Northwest

Association Reserves has been serving Pacific Northwest clients for over twenty years, preparing quality Washington Reserve Studies. This beautiful region’s climate, design parameters and history within it’s building industry demand a strong working local knowledge in guiding association’s near and long term maintenance, repair and replacement needs. We are uniquely staffed with years of experience in the following fields: construction, architecture, building envelope assessment, property valuation and finance. We have the knowledge, experience and expertise to help your Association make informed and responsible decisions regarding reserve funding. We strive for a long-term relationship as your community’s trusted reserve planning partner.

Our Team

Jim Talaga, RS

President

Stephanie Smith

Office Manager

Susan Oord, RS

Operation Manager

Michael Fleming, RS

Senior Project Manager

Douglas White, Architect, RS

Senior Project Manager

Christian Colunga, RS

Senior Project Manager

Rich Dubuque, RS

Project Manager

Mike Walker, RS

Project Manager

Garrett Halsey

Project Manager

Adam Anderson

Project Manager

Ryan Talaga

Project Manager

Maco Guison

Project Specialist

Rodlyn Mendoza

Project Specialist

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Our Services

We offer a range of services to meet every budget and need. We focus on high quality and to exceed expectations with each Reserve Study and professional service.

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Which Level of Service is Right for My Property?
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What Happens Next?
Level of Service Site Visit Measurements Component List Condition Assessment Photographs Price
Reserve Study- Full
Yes
Yes
Created from Scratch
Yes
Yes
$$$
Reserve Study Update- With Site Visit
Yes
No
Updated from Prior Report
Yes
Yes
$$
Reserve Study Update- No Site Visit
No
No
Updated from Prior Report
Yes
No
$
Do-it-Yourself Reserve Study Kit
No
No
Provided by Client
No
No
$349

We work with all types of properties

Association Governed Communities

Association Governed Communities

Condos, Co-ops, HOAs, POAs, PUDs, Townhomes, etal.

Vacation Ownership Resorts

Vacation Ownership Resorts

Timeshares, Fractionals, Travel Clubs, & Vacation Clubs

Municipalities & Commercial Properties

Municipalities & Commercial Properties

Governments buildings & facilities at the federal, state, county and city levels as well as commercial or mixed use developments

Worship Facilities

Worship Facilities

Properties owned by any faith community

Schools, Colleges, & Univesities

Schools

Private and public schools, school districts, colleges and universities

Camps, Retreats & Charitable Organizations

Camps, Retreats & Charitable Organizations

Day camps, overnight camps, retreat centers, and properties owned and maintained by any charitable organization

Private Clubs & Recreation Centers

Private Clubs & Recreation Centers

Club or organization that owns and maintains property as well as private or public recreation centers

Other Types of Properties

Other Types of Properties

Our Reserve Studies Clearly Spell Out What Needs to be Reserved for, Evaluate the Strength of the Current Reserve Fund and Recommend a Funding Plan

Every Reserve Study includes Three Key Results

COMPONENT LIST- detailing the scope and schedule of all Reserve Projects

CALCULATION OF RESERVE FUND STRENGTH (%-Funded)

CUSTOM FUNDING PLAN going forward that allows for timely repairs & replacements with an emphasis on avoiding supplemental funding sources

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Jim Talaga, RS

President

Jim began with Association Reserves in 1997, as a field representative, then opening the regional office in 2001. Under his leadership, the Washington team has reached the significant milestone of 10,000 completed reserve studies, serving a wide range of facilities and interests in the Pacific Northwest. A resident of Washington since 1978, he has more than 30 years of experience in Reserve Study preparation, custom home construction, and real estate valuation. Jim earned the Community Associations Institute (CAI) Reserve Specialist designation, having the distinction of being RS #66 across the United States. He is a former board member of the Washington Chapter of CAI, and current author, speaker, and educator. A strong advocate for consumer protections, he served for eleven years on the CAI Legislative Action Committee (LAC), ending as co-chair. As a member of the LAC, Jim reviewed proposed legislation affecting community associations, and co-authored bills during the 2008, 2009 & 2011 sessions that were ultimately written into law. Outside of the office, Jim is an avid jazz bassist, and loves boating, snowboarding and travel.

Stephanie Smith

Office Manager

Stephanie began working for Association Reserve in 2006. Her background prior to joining our firm consisted of Human Resources, Customer Service, and Office Administration in the mortgage and accounting fields. As the Office Manager, Stephanie shepherds Association clients through the proposal, go-ahead and report delivery stages to ensure consistent file information. She is also involved in the accounting, payroll, and other business functions of the Washington regional office. Her free time is spent with her two boys, family and friends.

Susan Oord, RS

Operations Manager

Susan joined Association Reserves in 2008, and earned the Community Association Institute’s (CAI) Reserve Specialist (RS) designation in 2010. She has completed over 1,600 Reserve Studies for a wide range of properties including condominiums, HOA’s, vacation ownership interests and private clubs within four states and Canada. Prior to joining the Washington regional office, Susan spent 14 years providing valuation services to approximately 5,000 Puget Sound area properties. Susan is a graduate of the University of Washington. The combination of her analytical skills and hands-on Real Estate experience suits her well as a Operations Manager. She currently oversees the production staff at our Washington office.

Michael Fleming, RS

Senior Project Manager

Michael joined Association Reserves in 2004 and since then, his wide range of experience includes involvement in over 2,000 Reserve Studies. Client projects have included small to large condominiums and HOA’s, high-rise buildings, master planned communities, mixed-use buildings, resorts and condominium conversions. He consistently provides understanding with attention to detail while helping clients to achieve effective results. Michael earned his Reserve Specialist (RS #153) designation in 2008 from the Community Association Institute (CAI). Mike enjoys spending time with friends, and two daughters.

Douglas White, Architect, RS

Senior Project Manager

Doug has a Masters Degree in architecture from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and joined the Association Reserves Washington family in 2009. He is a licensed architect in Washington (#8326) and California (31329) as well as a Community Associations Institute (CAI) credentialed Reserve Specialist (RS #199). Doug’s strong technical background allowed him to rise quickly in capabilities to the Senior Project Manager position. Association clients benefit from his over 30 years of architectural experience, including multi-family design, repair and renovation, building envelope issues, and Reserve Study preparation. Doug’s expertise covers a variety of multi-family building types, including condominiums, senior housing, and low-income housing facilities. He is an active member of the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB), and the Seattle Building Enclosure Council (SeaBEC).

Christian Colunga, RS

Senior Project Manager

Christian joined Association Reserves in 2008 after graduating from California Lutheran University where he completed a BS in International Business. Christian has traveled extensively for business both domestically and internationally, including site inspection trips to England, France, and Spain. He has a background in the Investment Banking and Insurance industries and is a Community Associations Institute (CAI) credentialed Reserve Specialist (RS #208). As a Senior Project Manager, Christian demonstrates the ability to think critically and communicate effectively in order to provide clients with accurate and clear solutions.

Rich Dubuque, RS

Project Manager

Rich started with Association Reserves at the beginning of 2018. A native of New England, his life as an Army brat brought him to Washington in 1989 where, with the exception of a short stint in Anchorage, he has lived ever since. He brings to Association Reserves years of association management experience. His clients have included small to large condominium and homeowner associations, in both suburban and urban settings, including high-rise buildings. Prior to association management, Rich worked with property taxes and escrow accounts. His history in the real estate industry has brought a great appreciation of the importance of a Reserve Study as not just a budgeting tool, but an instrument to help maintain and enhance a community in hopes of community harmony and increased values. Rich’s attention to detail, communication skills, and appreciation of history provide accurate and concise reports. In his free time, he enjoys reading history, politics, and 20th Century novels, watching sports, having a beer with friends, and taking walks with his Great Dane, Walden.

Mike Walker, RS

Project Manager

Mike began his career with Association Reserves Washington in 2016 after twenty years in property and Association management. His happy clients included small to medium size condominiums and HOA’s, a few Seattle high-rises, mixed-use buildings, and couple of smaller Hawaiian resorts. In 1993 Mike earned his Bachelor’s degree with a double-major in Political Science and English Literature from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. In 2004, for reasons that remain a mystery, Mike transplanted his family to rainy Seattle after living on sunny Maui and the Big Island for thirty years. He takes pride in staying organized and delivering a quality product in a busy work environment while maintaining a refined sense of humor. Mike has authored several articles for Washington’s CAI magazine, “The Journal.” Outside the office he enjoys reading theology, fixing broken stuff, drinking craft beer and smoking a good cigar.

Garrett Halsey

Project Manager

Garrett joined Association Reserves in the fall of 2019. A Washington native, he has a strong background in property inspections and valuation, including: real estate appraisals, high value construction consulting and tax assessments. In addition to his primary client work in the Puget Sound area for more than 15 years, Garret provided national consulting during litigation proceedings. He has a degree in accounting, an analytical mindset and high attention to detail. Outside of the office Garrett enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, skiing, golfing and enjoying time with friends and family.

Adam Anderson

Project Manager

Adam was born in Puerto Rico and was raised internationally, providing him with a global world view and an appreciation for the beauty of diversity. Adam moved to America and completed a Bachelors degree in literature and a Masters degree in non-profit leadership. During his nearly 30 years of non-profit leadership, Adam provided for team collaboration, goal setting, financial guidance, facility maintenance, use planning and expansion, and training for employees, volunteers and Boards of non-profit organizations of various kinds. In 2016, he transitioned into property management as a Regional Director at a Seattle Community Association Management company where he managed Associations of various sizes (from townhome complexes to high rises) and in various conditions (from new developments to significant renovations). Adam’s goal is to focus his experience in developing and directing non-profit organizations to provide Reserve Studies as not just a budgeting tool, but a context for community planning, collaboration, and enjoyment of the assets of the community. In his free time, Adam enjoys learning about and appreciating wildlife while hiking and trail running. He also enjoys spending time with his two teenage boys and walking his three dogs (two Great Danes and a rescue).

Ryan Talaga

Project Manager

Ryan joins Association Reserves with a Masters in Business Administration degree from Whitworth University. As a high school student, Ryan interned at Association Reserves, where he was responsible for the digital archiving of twenty years of paper records, and assisting in financial analysis modeling for Community Associations. He started his professional career with one of Spokane’s largest employers, Engie Insight, where he quickly rose to be a team lead in their energy management division. His experience in operations and resource management, positions him well as a project coordinator. Outside of the office Ryan enjoys exploring new hiking spots, rock climbing, and playing guitar.

Maco Guison

Project Specialist

Maco is a professional architect who graduated from De La Salle College of Saint Benilde with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture. Prior to joining Association Reserves, Maco worked on a variety of design and construction fit-out projects, ranging from residential to commercial. She then worked for a project management consultancy firm, where she was in charge of overseeing construction, project scheduling, value engineering, cost management, and quality assurance/quality control for 5-star resort hotel and office buildings. Her technical abilities and keen attention to detail, combined with her commitment to providing clients with high-quality results, set her apart. Outside of the office, Maco enjoys going to the beach, hiking, and surfing.

Rodlyn Mendoza

Project Specialist

Rodlyn joins Association Reserves with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, specialized in Construction Technology and Management from De La Salle University. She has worked for general contractors gaining her an experience from high-rise to low-rise infrastructures. Part of her role as quantity surveyor and cost control engineer was coordinating with different departments exposing her to purchasing, accounting and planning. Her willingness to learn and keen attention to details has helped in providing high-quality service. In her leisure time, Rodlyn enjoys bonding with family and friends, binge-watching, playing badminton, and trying out new hobbies.