Meet the Team
The Klahanie Homeowners Association staff is dedicated to their role comes from all backgrounds to help build and maintain our inclusive, diverse, and friendly neighborhood.
Community Association Director
Shyla joined our team in August 2020 and is getting up and running with our staff, board, and community. She has a background in Operations, Project Management, and Global Brand Marketing from Nike, Inc in Beaverton, Oregon. She spent over 12 years managing large projects and initiatives for North America Supply Chain, Global Treasury, Sustainable Innovation, and Sportswear.
Her experience has also allowed for her to serve as the CEO/Founder of the Portland All Nations Canoe Family, a community led nonprofit which provided programs and activities to underserved Native American communities in the City of Portland which provided access to resources, cultural identity, suicide prevention, water safety, and mentorship to at risk youth.
Most recently she is the former Executive Director for the Suquamish Tribe, where she managed a community of over 4000 residents, a Tribal Government with 23 departments and over 500 employees. Shyla implemented and enhanced Government operations, defined and set strategic direction, and led large capital projects which included public parks, a health clinic, and implemented an affordable housing act.
Shyla has a BS in Business, with a focus in Supply & Logistics Management from Portland State University and an MBA in Strategy and Entrepreneurship from the University of Portland.
On her off days, she spends time on the water paddle boarding, kayaking, and hiking with her son and their Australian cattle dog Kenna. She is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Yakama Nation and spends time on boards relating to the Arts and Education. Fun fact about Shyla, she worked as a certified lifeguard and swim instructor during her undergrad and still enjoys swimming and surfing anytime she can.
Amy joined our team in April 2022. She has years of experience working in the accounting and finance fields, most recently serving as the accountant for a local Sammamish nonprofit. Prior experience includes accounting work at Fisher Broadcasting in Seattle, where Amy spent many years in the radio industry. Working with customers to answer questions and solve problems is part of what Amy loves about her job, and she looks forward to getting to know many of our Klahanie residents.
Amy is a graduate of Washington State University – Go Cougs! She continues to be a proud supporter of WSU, and also loves to cheer on the Mariners, Seahawks and Kraken.
Amy is a local Klahanie resident and has been a part of the Klahanie community since 2004. She resides in the neighborhood with her husband and two children and has spent many years serving the Issaquah School District and our local schools.
In her free time, Amy enjoys family camping trips, hiking, reading, and travel. On most weekends, you’ll find her in the stands watching youth sports, or in the car driving her kids to one of their many practices or games. You may also see her out on the Klahanie trails walking her dog, Baxter, so make sure to say hello!
IT and Digital Media Manager
Adriana joined our team in October of 2022 as our IT and Digital Manager. She is currently working on bringing our IT support fully in-house, as well as managing our website and social media channels. She has a diverse background, having worked as Senior Editor for a local magazine and blog, as well as Life Enrichment Director for a senior living community. After fully realizing her love for technology, she earned her degree in Information Technology and has worked in the field for 6 years. Hoping to expand her horizons, she is also currently working on a second degree, leaning into Business Management.
Adriana made the shift from desert rat to forest dweller 4 years ago when she moved from sunny Las Cruces, New Mexico to work for REI in their corporate offices. In her spare time, she runs her photography business and enjoys time outdoors, preferably lakeside. She is also a competitive Strongman athlete, regularly partaking in brutal training sessions, lovingly referred to as “therapy”.
Sharon joined Klahanie Association in June 2020 as a temp helping assist numerous departments and was soon offered a full-time position as Resident Relations Coordinator from her strong display of work ethic and skills she has provided to learn more about the Association. From her vast knowledge of operations, she was then promoted to be the compliance specialist. With her strong background of customer service and hospitality, she’ll be able to bring more harmony and consistency to the community.
Bobby joined our team in December 2020 as our Compliance Manager managing the Compliance and Architectural Controls departments.
He was raised in Renton and has lived in Seattle for over a decade before returning to the East Side. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication while attending college at the University of Washington.
Bobby had the opportunity to join Nordstrom corporate office having spent 7 years with a background in Operations, Merchandising, and Data Analytics. During his time, he developed strong client relationships, supply chain development, analytical skills, and creative problem solving having worked on numerous projects including brand-collaborative product launches, pop in shops, and overhaul inventory deployments.
With Bobby’s immense knowledge of customer service, he has transitioned his skills to the real estate industry by leveraging data-driven decisions to achieve client-focused solutions. He is passionate to assist clients in achieving their real estate goals. Feel free to contact Bobby for any questions about buying or selling a home!
In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife, especially designing and remodeling their Klahanie home as well as planning and project managing investment properties together. Most recently, he and his wife brought home a long-haired German Shepard puppy named Timber. Feel free to say hi and give pets while walking on Yellow Lake trail!
Chris joined the Klahanie team in March of 2022. He started his long career in construction on the fence lines of his uncle’s contracting business at 16 in southern New Mexico. Building miles of barb wire fence on the ranches, farms, and wildlife refuges all over the southwest gave him the love of nature and working out on the land. Having kids required him to get off the road and start working in facility maintenance. Many years were spent running the maintenance department in nursing homes, where he was able to interact with great people and big staffs. From there he started working in apartment maintenance, running garden style apartments and then a Tower in downtown Seattle. He was then lucky enough to work for the residents of Klahanie. Living close by in Issaquah with his wife and two kids allows him a short commute, better able to help the wonderful community of Klahanie.
Steve joined our team back in June of 2008. He started off as a Maintenance Technician, then became a Lead, and is now the Manager. Steve grew up on the Sammamish Plateau since 1988, around the Pine Lake area, and considers Klahanie as part of his home away from home. He currently lives in Redmond, with this wife Heather, daughter Riley, and their skittish cat Rose.
He has a diverse background in many fields, ranging from Immigration & Customs Enforcement, to Funeral Director Assistant. He earned his Associates Degree from Bellevue Community College, with a focus towards Forestry and Environmental Science. He is a Certified Playground Safety Inspector, and also a Certified Pool Operator.
In his free time, he enjoys all things outdoors, from camping, kayaking, to hiking. He loves all sciences, but especially Astronomy. And he is a big fan of most sports. Steve played baseball for 6 years, and has coached for 5 years.
Anytime you see him out in the community whether on foot, or in the orange Kubota, he invites you to come say Hi!
Chrissy joined our team in May 2022. She is a devoted mom and veteran. In her free time, she enjoys baking and decorating cakes for her family and friends, and creating art and crafts. She is also a gamer and a self described nerd. As someone who grew in the desert, she enjoys the outdoors; hiking, camping and is a passionate transcendentalist who cares for nature.
She comes from a diverse background of experience ranging from serving in the Military, working in security, home improvement, scuba diving and landscaping. In the community, you will find her often driving the Kubota and assisting our maintenance team. Feel free to stop and say hello if you see her up and about in the community.