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Born and raised in the northern Rockies of Montana and Wyoming, Kelly’s small town upbringing was a great background but a sharp contrast to the metropolitan and international destinations of his professional career. After graduating with honors from the University of San Diego with a degree in International Relations and Business, Kelly worked for a time in the financial industry in Newport Beach, California, only to find his way to the sandy shores of the Red Sea in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. While living in Saudi Arabia with his wife Karen for 5 years, Kelly worked on a number of mixed use and resort development projects in the Middle East that were the precursors to the much publicized projects of Dubai. Living overseas also provided an extraordinary opportunity to see the world, which they took full advantage of by visiting over 20 countries during this time of their lives.
Upon returning to the US, Kelly went back to his rural roots in Wyoming to pursue various business interests and later moved their growing family to the Phoenix area working on master planned communities with Pulte Homes/Del Webb Communities. Kelly was eventually recruited by a large regional home builder to direct their expansion into Arizona. He ultimately relocated himself and his family to their corporate headquarters in Kirkland to fill a corporate position with the company.
Kelly, along with wife Karen, twins Kade and Madeleine, lives in Kirkland and loves calling the Pacific Northwest home. There are few sporting opportunities that Kelly will pass up as he is an avid golfer, skier, tennis and beach volleyball player, and any other competitive or athletic challenge he can find. He and the family love the road trip, and they will regularly be seen gallivanting around the countryside looking for their next adventure.
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Edmunds has been overseeing the management and construction of new homes for the Chaffey family home building business since 1997. Born and raised in northern California, Edmunds started his career in home building in Anchorage Alaska where he started his own small construction company. He moved to Washington State in 1989, where he has resided since with his wife and children.
Through his participation in every role from carpenter, superintendent, general superintendent, production manager, operations manager and currently vice president of construction, Edmunds has proven expertise in all aspects of home building and construction management.
One of his passions is continually learning and implementing new systems and technology for the homes being built, especially in the “high performance designs” and energy efficiency. Past projects such as “Going Green at the Beach” have been recognized by both national and local building associations.
Other interests outside of construction include connecting with his Latvian heritage, volunteering and participating in many events within the Latvian Association of Washington State, working on cars, fishing, golfing, traveling and watching his children’s football and baseball games.
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A Northwest native and third generation graduate of the University of Washington, Carina Hicks has been an integral part of the Chaffey tradition for over 30 years. From office management to investor and banking relations, Carina has participated in many facets of the homebuilding industry, short of putting on a tool belt on the job site. From entitlement and land purchases to home sales and warranty, her experience dealing with all types of people and situations brings a continuity and broad historical perspective to Chaffey Building Group.
A musician at heart, Carina sings in two choral programs, Kirkland Choral Society and Mirinesse Women’s Choir. Her love of music has filtered down to her two daughters, both of whom compose and perform music. Her other interests outside of work include snow and water skiing, spending family time at her cabin, Husky football games, and gardening.
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As a Construction Project Manager, Randy is the sentry that ensures that every home with the Chaffey brand is of the highest quality and craftsmanship. With over 30 years of experience working in the construction industry, Randy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Chaffey Building Group team.
He graduated from the University of Washington as a Building Construction major. A proud 2nd generation Husky, Randy loves going to any and all Husky football games. When he’s not rooting for the dawgs, it is a safe bet that you can find him near the water – whether that’s boating, water skiing, water sports or fishing. Originally from Edmonds, Randy lives with his wife and has 2 sons.
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John fell in love with building quality homes early in his life. Working as a carpenter for 20 years before becoming a construction project manager, he brings over 40 years of construction industry experience to the CBG family. Born in Caldwell, ID and raised in the Puget Sound, he currently lives in Marysville with his wife, who also happens to be his high school sweetheart, and their two children. In John’s free time, he loves to grow things, whether that be vegetables, flowers, you name it. He’s also known to tour the countryside on his motorcycle.
JESSICA VAN VLEET - CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS & PERMIT MANAGER
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Jessica brings over 20 years of construction industry experience to Chaffey Building Group. Born and raised in Southern California, her father was an ironworker and she has been hooked on home building ever since. She studied architecture and engineering at Cal State Fullerton and in her off time enjoys renovating her own home.
Married with three children, she spends most of her time shuffling her kids to their many activities, going out for ice cream, or exploring the back country on road trips. In fact, she’s been heard to say on more than one occasion, “I wonder where this road goes…” Jessica also appreciates exploring the area through hiking.
Dawn is a true Northwest native. Raised in Bellevue, she studied Interior Design at the UW and Bellevue College and currently lives and works on the Eastside. She has long held an interest in new homes and design and has spent many a Sunday touring model homes with her mom. Her extensive knowledge of the design industry, products, trends and specifications plus her understanding of the home building/construction process makes her a unique and valuable team member at Chaffey Building Group.
Dawn takes great care and consideration in her selection of colors and materials – from the exterior — windows, paint, siding, stone — to the interior — cabinetry, flooring, tile, slab, plumbing, lighting fixtures and electrical plans, etc. Organized, friendly and dedicated to making a house beautiful and comfortable, Dawn loves being part of an effective and cohesive ‘design build team.’ She enjoys seeing a set of well thought-out ‘team’ built plans become a beautifully designed, appointed, and purposed quality home.
Outside of the office, Dawn enjoys spending time with her kids; two amazing individuals who will make their own footprint in this world. She also enjoys her time spent with family and friends, travel, sporting events, sunshine, wine tasting, concerts, and the many outdoor activities this area offers.
One of the few Washington natives of Latvian descent, Krisjanis was born and raised in Seattle and received his AA from Bellevue College. When not acting as a Site Assistant for Chaffey Building Group, Krisjanis can be found coaching baseball at Nathan Hale, enjoying Latvian folk dancing and other cultural happenings, and, of course, hitting the slopes whenever possible.
Elizabeth, a Seattle native, has been in the accounting field, specifically home building and real estate for over 25 years. Always professional, always courteous, she brings a wealth of experience and professionalism to our Chaffey team.
Elizabeth has traveled all over the world, ranging from Europe to Africa and beyond. She enjoys visiting other cultures, sampling their cuisine and photographing their beautiful landscapes. An avid theater-goer, she has been a season ticket holder at the 5th Avenue Theater for over 20 years. She also adores her beloved rescue cat, Spiker.
Before calling the Pacific Northwest home, Jenn’s childhood roots started to grow on Long Island in New York (ask her to say water or coffee and you’ll hear the New Yorker in her come out) and eventually expanded to Scottsdale and Los Angeles in her adult years. After attending FIDM, Jenn had her heart set on working in the fashion industry but soon realized that wasn’t her calling and decided to become a realtor where she began to find her true passion. With creativity being at the heart of what she loves, Jenn’s role as Marketing Manager allows her to combine the best of both worlds…real estate and marketing.
Jenn is an avid social media poster and enjoys creating content that leaves her viewers smiling. She thrives on putting positivity into the world and always looking for the positive in everything.
When Jenn isn’t spending her days being creative at work, you can find her exploring, hiking and creating new adventures in the outdoors and traveling to new places. Along with spending time with friends attending sporting events, tastings, camping, concerts, and anything else that is thrown her way, she’s always up for trying something at least once. Life’s too short to not live it!