One of the best resources we have at Tamarack is our valued employees.
The following are profiles for several of our key employees:
Brad Elg is founder of Northwest Real Estate Capital Corp., and has been primarily responsible for establishing the corporation’s culture, systems, personnel and mission, that of intelligent housing preservation. Brad is a University of Idaho accounting graduate, a Licensed CPA, a life-long Idaho resident and Navy Veteran.
His prior experience includes diversified public accounting experience with the firm of Coopers and Lybrand, involvement in real estate investment partnerships, and purchase, operation and sale of a number of operating companies. He has primary responsibility for property acquisitions and corporate governance.
Ms. Schneider has worked for Tamarack since 1995. She attended Eastern Montana College with emphasis in business related practices and has attended in excess of five hundred hours of industry training. Ms. Schneider has experience in grant procurement, process administration, software conversions, tenant relocation projects, tax credit acquisition / rehabilitation activities and all on-site functions.
She has extensive knowledge of affordable housing programs and holds the Tax Credit Compliance (C13P), Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) and Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) designations. Ms. Schneider directs Tax Credit, Rural Development, HOME and HUD compliance functions for the company, as well as the development of policies and procedures and the coordination of training activities. She holds a Montana Real Estate Property Management license, Montana Salesperson license, HCCP, CPO, and has experience overseeing HUD, Tax Credit, HOME, Rural Development and Commercial properties, as well as Condominium Associations.
Mr. Inman received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Montana in Business Management and Psychology in 1982. He has worked in the property management business since 1983 and has experience performing multi-unit management with a concentration in the acquisition, development and management of residential, commercial, and warehouse properties in Montana, Wyoming, Washington, Utah, Oregon, British Columbia and Hawaii. Mr. Inman has also managed condominium associations and planned unit developments.
His primary focus is in the field of commercial property/facilities management as well as operational responsibilities. Mr. Inman is a licensed Real Estate Broker in Montana, Utah and Wyoming who has specialized training in property management, marketing, real estate development and pricing strategy. Mr. Inman has a strong working knowledge of structural, mechanical and roofing systems necessary for comprehensive asset management and preservation. He also holds the Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) and Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) designations.
-Director of Facilities Management
Mr. Johnston began his career with Tamarack in 1999. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Music – Piano Performance from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN. Mr. Johnston holds a Montana Real Estate Property Management license and is a FmHA 515 Spectrum Training Award Recipient (S.T.A.R.).
He has experience in overseeing Rural Development, HUD, Tax Credit, Conventional and Commercial properties and holds the Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) and Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) designations.
-Regional Property Manager
Mr. Lundvall began his career with Tamarack in 2008. After leaving for a brief time in 2011, he returned to Tamarack in 2013. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Montana State University Billings in 2007 and his Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry from Liberty University in 2014.
Mr. Lundvall holds a Montana Real Estate Property Management license. He has experience in overseeing Rural Development, HUD, Tax Credit, and Conventional properties and holds the K5 and Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) designations.
-Regional Property Manager
Laurie Mitchell joined the Tamarack staff in 2014 and has been involved in the affordable housing industry since 2007.
Prior to coming to Tamarack, she worked at the Housing Authority of Maricopa County in Phoenix, Arizona and for HRDC in Billings, Montana. She has experience in Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Section 8 Project Based Housing, Public Housing and Housing Tax Credit programs. Ms. Mitchell holds a Montana Real Estate Property Manager’s License as well as the Housing Choice Voucher Rent Calculations Specialist, Occupancy Specialist and HQS Specialist certifications.
Ms. Van Dongen has worked in the property management industry since 2008 and joined the Tamarack staff in 2009. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in History from Montana State University – Billings. Ms. Van Dongen is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where she served as a medical lab technician. She has attended numerous property management industry trainings and is well versed in all aspects of the on-site management of tax credit properties.
Ms. Van Dongen has working knowledge of HUD, Rural Development, HOME and Tax Credit programs and has experience working with payroll, accounting functions and training. She currently holds the Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) and C5P designations.
-HTC Compliance Specialist
Kelly Wilks-Coder joined the Tamarack staff in 2014. She has Bachelor’s Degrees in Elementary Education and Mathematics from Montana State University – Billings.
During her time as an educator, Ms. Wilks-Coder supervised students and teaching aides and was responsible for mandatory reporting of mental health and educational data. Her background also includes customer service in the benefits administration department of a large payroll processing company. Ms. Wilks-Coder currently holds the K5 Housing Tax Credit designation.
Mr. Henry has worked in the building maintenance industry since 1996 and joined the Tamarack staff in 2003. He oversees the commercial building maintenance operations and scattered site maintenance technicians for the Billings area.
His areas of expertise include commercial property maintenance practices, Tenant Improvements, general construction, heavy machinery operation, preventative maintenance programs, maintenance of boilers, chillers, cooling towers, emergency generators and fan coil units. Mr. Henry has been trained in mold remediation and has achieved the HVAC Technician Certification, Types I and II, and the High Pressure Boiler Operator Engineer License in the State of Montana.
MS Murdick served as TPMC’s Payroll/HR Administrator for 12 years and the Safety Trainer and Coordinator for 7 years. She earned the Work Safe Champion designation from Montana State Fund in 2012, and the K5 Housing Tax Credit designation in 2015. MS Murdick achieved her goal of completing the SHRM Essentials of HR Management in early 2015. She currently holds the position of Operations Specialist.
MS Murdick is involved in the Yellowstone County 4H program where she has volunteered for the position of Project Leader at the club level, Treasurer at the County level and has served as the Organizational Leader with the Explorers 4H Club for 17 years.
Ms. Kaufman joined Tamarack in 2011after a 30-year career with BLM and Farmers Home/Rural Development. Her most recent assignment was as a Multifamily Housing Specialist for Eastern Montana and Native American Tribal Housing on 4 reservations.
Kathy processed Multi-family loan applications for new construction as well as subsequent repair/rehabilitation requests and performed compliance monitoring for USDA Rural Development loans in place. She was the Community Development Manager responsible for technicians and specialists working with local communities to plan and coordinate USDA funding sources to address local need. Ms. Kaufman has completed the Economic Development Finance Professional Certification Program and Spectrum S.T.A.R. Certification and holds the Montana Real Estate Property Management license.