Tanna St. Marie is the Designated Escrow Officer and Chief Executive Officer at Prime Closing, LLC., a full service real estate closing company serving Washington State.
Tanna is a member of Spokane Association of Realtors, Women’s Council of Realtors and Spokane Homebuilder’s Association. She has served as the Chairman on various committees with the Spokane Association of Realtors and served on the Board of Directors for Spokane Home Builders for 8 years. Tanna has done voluntary work for Wishing Star Foundation and also served on their board for 7 years.
Tanna started her career in the real estate industry 39 years ago at a title insurance company. She worked in title insurance for 36 years, finishing her last position as Sales Manager for a major title company in Spokane. When she was offered a position with Prime Closing she jumped at the chance. In July of 2015 Tanna was able to buy into Prime Closing. "My goal in business has always been to go above and beyond to give the client the best experience possible. To create raving fans!!"
Tanna is married to her best friend John. They have 6 wonderful grandchildren and love spending time with each one of them making memories. They especially love the time they can all spend together at Priest Lake.
Cynthia Azevedo began her career in the real estate industry when she was just 19. She worked several positions for various title companies (such as title assistant, sales representative and escrow assistant) before moving into a closing position. In 2002 she earned her LPO License and began working at Prime Closing.
Cynthia says “I am so blessed to work with the wonderful team of ladies in my office. Helping our clients seal the deal for their buyer’s and seller’s is a daily reward and having the support of our office staff to create a working environment that I love to come to AND one that the clients enjoy while they are here is immeasurable.” She also says “I absolutely love my job. Working with people face to face is the best. And paperwork… Yes, I do like paperwork!! As a small girl, I didn’t play with dolls… I use to cut up cardboard boxes to make filing cards. I had a desk with an in and out box, play phone and piles of papers. I was destined to be a Real Estate Closer!!!
Cynthia and her husband Rob met in high school and have been married for 31 years. “My oldest son is getting married and thankfully settling here and my youngest is in college in Iowa learning about the world. My husband and I have a 2 year old “puppy”, Golden Doodle named Cooper that has helped keep us busy without the boys at home. After spending the last 22 years following our boys around the country with their various hockey teams, it is much quieter at home and we needed a distraction!”
Jacqui Tarter has been an escrow professional since 1976. She began her career in La Grande, Oregon and worked in Pendleton, Oregon before moving to Spokane in 1995. She has been licensed as a Limited Practice Officer (LPO) in Washington since 1995. Jacqui came to Prime Closing in March, 2011 to assist the closing team and to fund closing transactions.
Away from work, Jacqui is an avid sports fan. Her favorite teams are the Seahawks, Mariners and Gonzaga Basketball. When not watching or attending a sporting event, she will most likely be watching a moving at home or in the theater. Another favorite pastime is listening to all kinds of music.
Rachael Charbonneau is a native to Spokane and has worked in various areas of the real estate industry for 6 years. Rachael joined the Prime Closing team in 2014 as an escrow assistant. Her enthusiasm and willingness to go the extra mile has been a huge asset to our clients and the team of individuals who work with her.
When she is not spending her time at Prime Closing, she enjoys spending time with her two children. Rachael is finishing up her Bachelor’s Degree at Washington State University, graduating in the spring of 2016. When time allows Rachael also loves reading.
Rimma Gabel was born in Kharkov, Ukraine. In 1992 her parents came to the United States seeking refuge from the communistic persecution on the Christian culture. Rimma graduated from Mead Senior High School in 2010 and spent the next five years working retail where she excelled in customer service. During those five years, Rimma became a United States Citizen, attended Spokane Community College, and was also an active participant in the local Slavic church as a youth and worship leader. Rimma recently married a courageous, God loving, military man, who serves our country with all his heart. Rimma met her husband at a College Bible Study Group in Life Center Church Summer of 2014, and they were married a year later.
Rimma started with Prime Closing in August of 2015. She was offered the position of receptionist and has learned so quickly that she is now moving to the position of closing assistant.
Rimma states that “I absolutely adore being outside. My summer, fall and spring seasons consist of trail running, hiking, camping, swimming, and volleyball. The activity that I am looking forward to picking up most is backpacking! During the cold winters, I am out shredding the five amazing mountains near us. I am also a huge novel reader, and seems like the winter days are what bring it out most in me. “
“I love people. Each person is uniquely created in their own way. I love serving people, which is why I love working here at Prime Closing. I am excited for what is to come in the next years, there are a lot of learning opportunities here, I am ready to seize the moment. “
Diane has been in the banking or real estate industry for practically her whole life. Her dad was in banking so naturally she gravitated in that direction. She tried other professions over the years, but it seems she always came back. She began by working in a bank as a teller when in high school but eventually moved into the lending side. Diane processed loans, helped in closing, and was also a rep calling on Realtors promoting their services.
Before coming to Prime Closing Diane spent 5 years in the social services industry. Diane says, “Now I feel like I’ve come back home. The people I work with at Prime Closing are the best. We have a great team!”
Diane is the assistant to closer Debbie Thompson. She helps her with whatever she needs so that files are processed and closed in a timely and professional manner. Diane takes care of the paperwork so the Debbie can focus on the other parts of a closing transaction.
“When not at work I spend time with my partner, Jim and also our 5 grandchildren. They bring us both so much joy and they are the main reason we are in Spokane. Jim and I also love to explore new restaurants, spend time with family and friends and travel whenever we get a chance.”
Melissa Stone began her career in the real estate industry at the age of 19. She worked most of her career as a paralegal in real estate, corporate and estate planing. She moved into a closing position with Prime Closing in April, 2015 and has since earned her LPO license.
Melissa and her husband Jeff met in college and have been married for 25 years. They have two sons.