MMRA Real Estate Management Staff

 
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CLAIRE BESZHAK

sENIOR PROPERTY MANAGER i BROKER

Claire is a Western Washington Native, born and raised in Kirkland, WA. In 2013, she finished school as a certified veterinary technician and began working at an animal emergency hospital in Tacoma. After relocating to Bellingham, Claire decided to explore other career paths and found a home with MMRA helping manage day to day operations and attaining her WA State Real Estate Broker’s License. In her free time, she enjoys chasing after her toddler, getting lost in a good book, filling her home with DIY projects, and exploring everything Whatcom County has to offer.

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RICHARD BANEL

GENERAL COUNSEL i DESIGNATED BROKER i NOTARY

Richard spent his childhood in Kirkland and later lived on Camano Island for 15 years. He is a graduate of the University of Washington and later received his Law Degree from Seattle University School of Law. Associated with both large and small firms during his career, he also spent many years associated with a large international non-profit. In 2004, the hiking and skiing attracted him to Whatcom County where he resides with his wife. Currently in solo practice focused on property transactions and development, and probate and estates, he is a member in good standing of the Washington State Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar

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BECKI LAWSON

BOOKKEEPER i NOTARY

Becki has spent the majority of her adult life sampling the job market. She has worked in the food and service industry for over 30 years including management, has been a corporate flight attendant on private corporate jets, has owned five businesses, has been an executive assistant to high level executives, and has worked in the Fertility industry as an Embryology assistant/Lab tech. Her degree is in Zoology with a minor in Chemistry (pre-med) but she has created her career in accounting. When not working, you can find Becki on the water fishing, on the court playing competitive volleyball or enjoying time with one of her 5 pets (Cat, Dog, Goffin Cockatoo, Rosy Boa, and 2 Sugar Gliders) or Chris, her significant other.