Meet The Team

Darla Andrews

Owner

Where I’m From?
North Plains, Oregon (NP member for life!)

About Me?
I grew up on a farm, which instilled in me a strong work ethic and sincere dedication to my community. I enjoy getting to know people’s stories and learning how others live a life different than mine. I’m also passionate about fitness. It’s truly important to me, and I’ve learned to push myself in the gym with the help of my fantastic trainer.

My true passion is boating. I own a 37-foot Maxum SCR 3700 named “Slacker,” moored in the Fremont area close to the Puget Sound. Traveling on the water is my real joy. It allows me to be free, enjoy the sea life, and provides some of the best views. This year, I was able to see a turtle swimming next to my boat. 

Why I Love Portland?
I call Portland the city with a small-town feeling. My favorite activities are hiking Forest Park, crabbing at Kelly’s Brighton Marina, and fishing from the jetty at Barview. I also love the mild climate and how dedicated people are to interacting with the environment.

Pronouns: She/her

Jeremy Hill

Portfolio Manager

Where I’m from?
Corning, California (the Olive City)

About me?
I’m a big Philadelphia Eagles fan, computer nerd, father to my dog Zeee, and enjoy spending time with my best friend who also happens to be my girlfriend. I love Mexican food and I’m all about the tacos, preferably carne asada or el pastor. 

How I contribute to Rent Portland Homes experience?
I’ve worked in real estate for most of my life as my parents were real estate agents and managed a few of their own rental properties where I was introduced to property management. I started managing homeowners associations as a Community Manager from 2013 to 2015 until I moved to Rent Portland Homes as the Maintenance Coordinator in 2015 through 2018. Now as the Portfolio Manager, I manage our property portfolios by ensuring our Owners are taken care of and our properties are set to the highest of standards. As the main contact for Owners, I also assist with Owner-Tenant relations as well as support all other department staff at Rent Portland Homes.

Why I love Portland?
I love how green of a city Portland is aesthetically and internally. Portland is a very conscious and progressive city which makes way for innovation and keeps things interesting. Having access to year around local, fresh beer from Portland’s breweries is a plus. I enjoy all the seasons, but when summer arrives and the sun comes out I love taking my dog Zeee out to Gabriel park.

Pronouns: He/him

Jared Sipe

Accounting Manager

Where I’m from?
All over, but raised mostly in Oregon.

About me?
In my free time, I’m a gamer. I enjoy tinkering and dabbling with programs and coding. I spent a while as a realtor, but realized it wasn’t the direction I wanted to go. I have two cats, but I shamelessly love one of them more than the other (just don’t tell them that). My favorite colour is blue.

How I contribute to Rent Portland Homes experience?
Details are my expertise. As the accounting manager, my experience from other property management companies comes into play by allowing me to hone & fine tune our processes. My goal is for a seamless process for everyone involved – tenants, owners, and employees. My experience as a realtor (in a past life) lends itself nicely into working within Oregon laws for best procedures and smooth sailing.

Why I love Portland?
Portland is home. I spent a lot of my teen years growing up here and have grown to love the city for all its offerings. The festivals, events, food, and atmosphere are all great. I’d much prefer it not be so cold and wet, but that’s why we have heaters, after all.

Pronouns: He/him

Jessy Sperry

Construction and Service Coordinator

Where I’m from?
Portland, Oregon

About me?
I enjoy exploring all of the different parts of Oregon because it provides all the seasons, there’s a lot to do year around. You can catch me snowboarding in the winter and dirt biking in the summer. I like to go on hikes with my daughter Shiloh, and capture all the breathtaking views and experiences that the PNW has to offer.

How I contribute to Rent Portland Homes experience?
I contribute by providing my construction experience and knowledge to our maintenance/construction division as the Maintenance Coordinator. My experience in sales, customer service, and construction has enabled me to find our clients the best estimates with the most affordable and beneficial option. I enjoy getting to know our clients personally, building relationships with them over the years and supporting them to the best of my capabilities. As the Maintenance Coordinator, I also enjoy the creative/non-confining atmosphere.

Why I love Portland?
I love Portland for all of its diversity from the weather to the food, and the outdoor activities offered year around, there’s a lot to experience. I also enjoy experiencing the city with my friends like finding new parks and breweries to visit.

Pronouns: He/him

Jesse Curran

Construction and Service Technician

Where I’m from?
Newberg, Oregon

About me?
I like burritos for breakfast every morning – they keep me going all day in my busy schedule of inspections and repairs!

How I contribute to Rent Portland Homes experience?
My all around repair skills combined with my accounting degree make me a master of many trades. Whether it’s handling invoices and getting quotes or fixing up fences – I’m down for it!

Why I love Portland?
I love that it is close to all the natural parks & gardens to escape the city life.

Pronouns: He/him

Jake Shelton

Business Developer

Where I’m from?
I grew up in Sacramento, CA, and moved to Battle Ground, WA when I was younger. I moved to Lake Oswego shortly after and have been in Portland ever since.

About me?
I have spent my adult life in the Pacific NW and love every second of it. I spend all of my off time with my amazing wife, Nichole. I enjoy studying business, personal development and telling funny stories of my travels. I love having fun, being social, and joking. My favorite food is Sushi.

How I contribute to Rent Portland Homes experience?
I contribute my love of people, and business to Rent Portland Homes. If you have questions, it is my goal to answer ALL of them. I have 8+ years of property management experience under my suit jacket. I seek all kinds of business knowledge and know Business Development is where I am meant to be.

Why I love Portland?
I love Portland for its diversity. There is always something to do, or someone to talk to, or something to explore!

Pronouns: He/him

Jen Hess

Manager of Leasing

Where I’m from?
Portland, Oregon.

About me?
I am a mom to three amazing kids, Evan, Ella and Ava. I love watching my kids play sports, basketball is my favorite. Three of my favorite things are coffee, red wine, and good sushi. I love hiking, working out, running, being active, and outdoors as much as possible. I recently took up scuba diving and love to travel to different places to dive.

How I contribute to Rent Portland Homes experience?
I love meeting, talking to and helping people. Customer service and a knack for detail are my top priorities. I bring a very easy-going and fun personality to the office and am always looking to help in any way I can.

Why I love Portland?
I love the culture and vibe of Portland. I love that I am close to the coast, the mountains, and so much amazing hiking and outdoor activities. I am a huge Blazer fan and love going to basketball games. There is always something new and fun to do in Portland.

Pronouns: She/her

 

Cassandra Bibler

Director of Marketing

Where I’m from?
Oregon! Born and raised.

About me?
I’m a crafty geek who enjoys playing games, making things out of yarn, and weekly game nights. I have two cats who are both great & terrible. I completed my BAS at Oregon Institute of Technology and volunteer my graphic design & tech skills at my knitting guild and a local animal shelter.

How I contribute to Rent Portland Homes experience?
My contribution is my ability to pick up just about any task and figure out a way to get it done – whether that is setting up Google Ads, designing flyers, updating our website – or helping out tenants & owners with whatever comes up. I also have a habit of nesting – the office remains stocked with coffee, necessities, and small pops of humor because of my valiant efforts!

Why I love Portland?
I love the weather! The rainy grey days of autumn with brilliant changing leaves is my favorite time of year, and I don’t even mind our “dreary winters”. There’s a huge community here for art as well, which I dabble in my spare time. 

Pronouns: She/her

Steven Grawrock

Accounting / Office Support

Where I’m from?
I grew up in Aloha, Oregon. 

About me?
I’m an actor and artist whenever possible. I have an amazing wife and 2 boys that keep me grounded. Gaming, reading, and going to Seaside are some of my favorite things. At home I spend time with my family playing board games with our two cats. 

How I contribute to Rent Portland Homes experience?
I am a fun, vibrant person in the office who will make your experience with Rent Portland Homes Easy. I’m a great listener and good with technology. I’m here to do my best and help the office in any way I can. I look forward to working with you all.

Why I love Portland?
Portland’s weather has always been a huge source of happiness. The clouds, the rain and all of it are a favorite. I love our local food cart scene, local comic conventions and the nerd community. Having the beach, and Mount Hood within driving distance means you can experience some of the best Oregon has to offer without a hassle. 

Pronouns: He/him

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