Windermere Professional Development


Senior Vice President, Client Services

Chip Painter

Chip is responsible for the continued growth, development and success of Windermere Professional Development, which includes pre-licensing, continuing education, and special events. He also serves as General Manager of Windermere Relocation and Referral services supporting Windermere affiliates in Alaska, California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington.


Manager, Professional Development

Nick Maki

Nick’s primary role is to help new-to-the-business agents as they work to earn their license.  He helps candidates navigate the licensing process and ensures that the education they receive is top-notch.  Once a candidate has obtained their real estate license, Nick works with them arrange interviews with Windermere offices in their area.

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Program Manager, Continuing Education

Kayla Longaker

Kayla is the first point of contact for agents/brokers looking for clock-hour or skill-builder classes to fulfill their continuing education needs.


Program Manager, Ninja Installation

Vikki Nakamura

Vikki is responsible for the day-to-day activities of Continuing Education at Windermere Professional Development. She is the go-to person for agents/brokers and their continuing education needs, including both clock-hour classes and skill-building classes.


Marketing Manager 

Karen Peterson

Karen plans, coordinates and executes key components of every Windermere event from setup and hosting the event itself to managing venues vendors.  You'll see the results of her work at Windermere Cup, Owners Retreat and Summer Splash, to name just a few events.

Windermere Education - Oregon

Tara Blair

Maketing & Education

Amy Tucker

Director of Operations

Having worked for Windermere in one capacity or another for the past 20+ years, Amy has had her finger on the pulse of all things Windermere in Oregon longer than most. In her current position as Director of Operations, Amy works closely with Todd Steinberg in coordinating education and training in Oregon. She also oversees the planning of events in the Oregon and SW Washington area, which includes Regional Owners Exchange and Windermere Symposium – Portland.

Todd Steinberg

Director of Education

With a background in education, Todd brings a unique perspective on how to teach and motivate brokers to use various technologies to develop and deepen relationships with clients, discover new opportunities for business, and work more efficiently and effectively through their transactions. In his current role as Director of Education for Oregon and SW Washington, Todd works closely with Amy Tucker, creating new and exciting curriculum for Windermere real estate brokers, including the monthly Windermere Tools webinar series.

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Regional Leadership

Grady Kohler
Scott Mitchelson
Oregon and SW Washington
Tara Scholl
Northern California and Nevada
Eric Thompson
Scott Wetzel
Mountain West
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Our Instructors

Nancy Chapin
Seattle - Mount Baker
Karal Cox
Demco Law Firm
Seattle, WA
Rick Franz
Managing Broker
Bellevue South
John Kraxberger
Principal Broker
Portland - Sunset Corridor
Nicole Mangina
Bellevue Commons
Tamara Marson
Assistant Manager
Seattle - Lakeview
Steve Russell
Managing Principal Broker
Portland - Moreland
Jan Selvar
Seattle - Eastlake
Nate Short
Managing Broker
Debra Sinick
Yarrow Bay
Michael Smith
Managing Broker
Kirkland - Northwest
Dave Watkins
Managing Broker
Susan Webster
Managing Broker
Kim Witzig
Managing Broker
Kirkland - Northeast
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Ninja Experts

Michael Fanning
Peter Hickey
Marla Heagle
Lena Maul
Doug Simcock
Todd Steinberg
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Windermere Professional Development | 17711 Ballinger Way NE, Lake Forest Park, WA 98155 | (800) 381-3850 |

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