Thomas P. Kerr, Education Programs Chairman
Tom Kerr has been involved with mobilehome parks since 1972 when he became executive director of Western Mobilehome Association, the business association of park owners and developers. In addition to developing education programs for WMA, he has been a frequent speaker at seminars and an instructor at courses. Since 1984, Tom has had ownership interests in seven Oregon mobilehome parks in Multnomah, Benton, and Jackson Counties.
Amber Monte, Director
Amber Monte has been involved in property management since 1999, and is currently the President of Investment Property Group. IPG owns and operates 75 manufactured home communities, 34 of which are in Oregon. Amber has played an active role in the growth and continued success of IPG. Amber has ownership interests in a manufactured home communities located in Grants Pass and Albany.
Joe's relationship with Oregon started with summer visits to his great-aunts house on the Rogue River near the town of Shady Cove. He thought Oregon was the most beautiful place he had been. He went to the University of Oregon to study architecture and stayed for the better part of 11 years living in Eugene and Portland. Along the way he acquired some rental houses and small apartment houses. In the early 1990's he acquired his first mobile home park. He was attracted to the stability and the appreciation the residents had for this type of living. He operates as a family business who finds the NW to be the kind of place they like to do business and enjoy the quality of life it offers.
Charles M. Greeff, General Counsel
Charles M. Greeff is an attorney practicing law in Lake Oswego, Oregon. He has practiced since 1989 and has owned his own business since 1995. He specializes in residential and commercial landlord/tenant disputes; business litigation, eviction trials and appeals; and real property. Manufactured dwelling and RV park owner rights and responsibilities, and fair housing compliance, have been a central focus of Mr. Greeff’s practice since 1991. He is certified by the State of Oregon as a trainer for manufactured dwelling park managers and owners. He has participated in the Oregon Residential Landlord Tenant Legislative Coalition since 1997 on behalf of park owners and landlords. Mr. Greeff has represent the Oregon Park Owners’ Alliance since its inception in 1999. In 2006, Mr. Greeff received the Oregon Lodging Association’s Industry Partner of the Year Award. Mr. Greeff has been married to Eva since 1996; they have a daughter, Bethany, age 16.
Gary Oxley is the founder and President of Oxley and Associates, Inc., a bipartisan political consulting and public affairs firm specializing in state and local legislative and regulatory issues. In 2017 Oxley & Associates will celebrate 25 years of representing their numerous clients before the state legislature and local governments. Gary has developed a solid and respected track record of advocating on behalf of local, regional, national and multi-national corporations, including some of Oregon’s largest employers.
Evyan Andries is Vice President of Oxley & Associates, Inc. and has been a member of the team for over eight years. Ms. Andries represents all clients and lobbies for them at the state and local level. She has established relationships with legislators, local government officials and agency heads throughout the state. She is also responsible for assessing candidate campaigns and providing recommendations to clients as to which campaigns to support. Ms. Andries received her Bachelors of Arts degree in International Management from Pepperdine University and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution from the Strauss Institute at the Pepperdine School of Law. She has lived in Italy and London and is proficient in Italian and French.
Courtney Sipel began working for the firm in January 2016 as an associate. She is a graduate of Portland State University (PSU) with a degree in political Science and a minor in Law and Legal Studies. During her senior year at PSU she worked for Senator Ginny Burdick during the 2014 session as an intern. Courtney has the great advantage of being well known by legislative staff and has developed strong relationships with key legislators.