Meet Our Staff
Paul Jakeman | Email | Ext. 38
Paul is our owner/broker and the founder of Park 52. Paul and his business partner Ron Wemhoff opened our office in the spring of 1982. Times were difficult back then, being in the middle of a recession. It's hard to believe that home loans were in the 15% range! Over the years Park 52 has grown and expanded its reach throughout Pierce County to serve many, many clients. This area means a great deal to Paul, who has lived and worked in the same neighborhood of Tacoma for over 50 years. When not working, Paul enjoys golfing, cycling and playing with grandkids in his limited spare time.
Chris Jakeman | Email
Chris works as needed here at Park 52, which means it is rare not to see her around the office! She provides support for the office in several ways by doing everything from answering phone and sorting mail to processing invoices and communicating with our large Hispanic community. Chris is also wife of owner Paul and mother of Nicole and Carrie.
Carrie Jakeman | Email | Ext. 31
Born and raised here at Park 52, Carrie has been around the business for over 30 years. Over that time she has helped with Park 52's growth and has acquired a wealth of business knowledge. Starting as a receptionist and working her way up to one of our Managing Brokers, Carrie is active in all business matters associated with day-to-day management for Park 52. Carrie and her husband enjoy raising their son Aidan, future broker at Park 52. They enjoy attending church and spending time with family and friends!
Danelle Harris | Email | Ext. 13
Danelle Harris is the Office Administrator at Park 52. She has her accounting degree and 7 years bookkeeping and office administrator experience. Danelle is excited to work alongside each department to ensure operations run efficiently. Danelle was born and raised in Tacoma and spends her free time with her family and friends.
Regina Sickleton | Email | Ext. 19
Regina is a Bookkeeper. She earned her experience as a bookkeeper for 5 years in the Whatcom County area. Having recently moved to Tacoma, Regina is enjoying exploring the area and being closer to her family and friends.
Bennet Barlean | Email | Ext. 16
Bennet Barlean works as a bookkeeper here at Park 52. She has worked in Customer Service and Technical Support with HUD Compliance Software for over 25 years, has worked as a HUD Contract and Voucher Specialist, and is a NCHHM Certified Occupancy Specialist. Bennet gained her bookkeeping background as a business owner and Office Administrator. She loves cooking, reading, spending time with her 5 daughters, 8 grandchildren,family and friends.
Stephanie Elguera | Email | Ext. 18
Stephanie is our Quality Assurance Coordinator and has been with Park 52, Inc for 10+ years also assisting with the day to day operations of Park 52 Property Management helping customers, solving problems and answering questions. Stephanie studies our policies and procedures and expedites the process of applications giving owners a quick and quality return on their rental investment. In Stephanie's spare time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends.
Mary Jones | Email | Ext. 11
Mary has been with Park 52 for over 4 years. She brings an invaluable set of skills to the front desk and bookkeeping department with over 20 years of experience in Customer Service and Office Support. Her vast office experience enables her to assist at the front desk and in the bookkeeping department with email, phones, invoicing, documenting, filing, and collections. Mary and her husband can be found at various baseball fields following their son's teams all around Washington.
Amanda McCrae | Email | Ext. 11
Amanda is Customer Care Support. She grew up in Port Orchard WA & worked in the airline industry for 15 years for Horizon Air. She decided it was time for a change & wanted to spend more time with my family. Amanda has enjoyed working at Park 52 & enjoys learning new things on a daily basis. In her free time she enjoys time with her husband, her two amazing kids & friends.
Ken Nichols | Email | Ext. 10
Ken Nichols is the newest member of the Park 52 team. He comes to us with over 25 years in the R.V. industry. He is very knowledgeable in the field of repairs and customer service is his top priority. He has been married for 29 years to his best friend, has 3 grown children and 8 fantastic grandchildren who all call him Papa. He is excited to now be a part of the Park 52 family and looks forward to the years ahead.
Alex Villedela | Email | Ext. 10
Alex has lived in the Tacoma area for the last 20+ years and is married to his beautiful bride Licelda and has 3 wonderful kids. In 2002 Alex was a part of the construction team that built our office addition and allowed us to expand. Alex has worked in construction for 15+ years and has a vast experience in roofing, fencing and exterior repairs. In addition to working with the Park 52 Maintenance Team, Alex enjoys being a part of his churches choir and family walks on the beach!
Linda Jones (LJ) | Email | Ext. 32
LJ relocated from Guam and brought with her over 22 years of real estate experience in sales, rentals, office ownership, and management. She lives in North Tacoma and manages our properties in Lakewood, University Place, Gig Harbor, North Tacoma, and throughout greater West Tacoma.
Colleen Nichols | Email | Ext. 20
Colleen Nichols has been with Park 52 for 7 ½ years and has been in the industry for 15 years. She specializes in the Spanaway, Graham and Parkland areas. She has been married for 30 years, has 3 grown children and 10 super exciting grandchildren which includes 2 sets of twins. In her spare time she loves spending time with family and shopping.
Judy Miller | Email | Ext. 26
Judy brings over 20 years of experience in customer service and managing tenant improvement projects. Judy manages our properties in Bonny Lake and Puyallup. She has worked in Real Estate for several years in University Place, Lakewood and Gig Harbor. She and her husband live in Lakewood and enjoy traveling in their free time.
Shelena Patterson | Email | Ext. 41
Shelena is a licensed real estate broker and property manager here at Park 52. She has knowledge in appraisal, insurance and construction and has been in the Real Estate industry since 2005 and loving everyday of it. In her spare time Shelena enjoys the great outdoors, shopping, garage sales, country line dancing and spending time with her son.