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Jamie Rees

Jamie began his career in construction at the age of 15 years old when he began working for Michael Knight crafting custom staircases. Jamie went on to Butte Community College where he got his Fire Science Degree and attended Butte’s 38th Fire Academy, where he graduated with high honors. After college Jamie continued his work as a first responder for 5 years. He worked a as a Firefighter at Meek’s Bay Fire Department, at Alpine Meadows as a Professional Ski Patroller, and for the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forrest as a member of Black Mountain Hotshots. In 2008, Jamie became a Project Manager for DM Construction Services in Southern California. In his 7 years at DM Construction, he helped grow the company by over 8% in revenue and payroll. At this time, Jamie obtained his General Contractors License and launched his career in mitigating damages caused by water intrusion. In 2013, he joined Lowry’s Specialty Distribution, where was able to expand his product knowledge on exterior building envelope systems and solutions. In his 6 years with Lowry’s, he doubled the territory annual sales revenue and grew the overall gross profit margin by 5%. He is now one of the founding partners of RAM Independent and on the Board of Directors for I.C.R.I. and IIBEC Northern California Chapter.


Jamie lives in Concord with his wife, Chantal, and 3 fur babies. Originally from Lake Tahoe, Jamie enjoys returning to the Lake to ski, hike and float down the river. He enjoys traveling, golf and a nice scotch.

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Emmalou Gonzales

Emmalou is a seasoned professional whose expertise in community property management is built on a foundation of 15 years of distinction and a diversified background in the hospitality sector.  Her career trajectory showcases an admirable amalgamation of drive, adaptability, and an unending quest for knowledge. 

Embarking on her career in the hospitality industry, Emmalou demonstrated an innate ability to foster relationships and manage operations.  The skills honed during this phase of her career served as a natural segue into community property management, where she has truly flourished.  Over the past six years in particular, her management portfolio has expanded to encompass an eclectic mix of single-family homes, condominiums, and a prominent high-rise cooperative in the Bay Area.

Emmalou's commitment to professional development is exemplified through her attainment of the Certified Community Association Manager (CCAM) certification from the California Association of Community Managers (CACM) and the Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA) certification from the Community Associations Institute (CAI).  These certifications are a testament to her proficiency and dedication to her craft. 

In her current venture into the realm of marketing, Emmalou is embracing the challenges with characteristic tenacity and resolve.  Though she is in the early stages of this endeavor, her innate adaptability and strong will make her a promising asset in this new role.

Beyond her professional life, Emmalou is deeply embedded in a rich family life in Oakland, where she resides with her two sons, her brother, and a delightful quartet of fur babies.  Her zest for life is palpable in her love for traveling and hiking, activities that satisfy her adventurous spirit.  Furthermore, she is an avid reader and has cultivated culinary skills that bring joy to those around her.  With an artistic streak, Emmalou's eye for photography reflects her ability to capture the essence of the moments that matter. 

Emmalou embodies a relentless spirit of growth, skill, and dedication, both in her professional endeavors and personal pursuits.  Her journey thus far is an inspiration, and her future ventures are undoubtedly poised for success.

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Chad Golden has been working in the construction industry in one capacity or another for over twenty years now.  Born and raised in Northern California, his father was a second-generation carpenter that worked through the trades and eventually owned and operated his own pool construction business.  Chad started working in the field throughout high school and in to his first few years of college during the summers.  Eventually, he transitioned into the office to help manage billings and account management.

After high school, he attended Chico State to obtain dual degrees in Construction Management and Concrete Industry Management.  When an opportunity with a specialty repair contractor opened up on the east coast he moved to Baltimore, Maryland after graduation.  Chad spent the next few years working as a project engineer for Structural in the Baltimore/Washington branch on both structural and building envelope repair projects.  During that time his focus was on concrete repair and structural strengthening with FRP. 

Upon returning to California, he worked for Western Waterproofing as a Project Manager in the San Francisco Bay Area for the next three and a half years.  While at Western, Chad continued to develop his project management skills and worked on notable projects that included the San Francisco War Memorial Veterans building and a large structural concrete restoration project on Alcatraz Island.  That experience working on Alcatraz proved to be useful when he transitioned into the CPI (Concrete Preservation Institute) program and led several sessions over a few years training students and veterans on the fundamentals of concrete repair to prepare them for a role in the industry.

In 2017, he transitioned into a technical sales role for BASF and later Master Builders Solutions for commercial construction product sales.  The role was a big departure from the project management background he had developed in the waterproofing and restoration work, but that experience served him well in providing technical solutions to customers.  That technical background in understanding product performance as well as careful consideration for the practical application in the field ensures that Chad brings a wealth of knowledge and perspective to every project he is involved in.

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