Our Team at The Pacific Companies
Caleb Roope
Caleb Roope
President and CEO

CALEB ROOPE is the founder and CEO of TPC's integrated companies. He has 20 years of professional real estate experience with a concentration in affordable housing development, and over his career has successfully constructed more than 150 multi-million-dollar apartment communities for low- and moderate-income families and senior citizens. Caleb has extensive experience producing assets that combine the resources and priorities of the public and private sectors such as federal low-income housing tax credit projects, inclusionary multifamily housing developments, and charter schools. Highly skilled in accounting, finance, construction oversight, and project management, he is an adept and discerning leader who moves skillfully through financial, political, and other challenges. With his strong team of specialists supporting him, Caleb completes approximately fifteen multifamily and special-purpose projects each year, always watching the marketplace for emerging and complementary opportunities to innovate, deploy his firm’s unique skill set, and produce lasting community assets.

James Willcox
James Willcox
SGP - President and CEO

JAMES WILLCOX joined Strategic Growth Partners in 2016 as the President and CEO. Before joining TPC, James was CEO of Aspire Public Schools from 2009-2015 and oversaw its dramatic growth from 17 schools serving 6,000 students in California to 37 schools serving over 15,000 students in California and Tennessee. During his tenure at Aspire, James spearheaded a unique collaboration with the State of Tennessee to reverse declining performance of underperforming schools and oversaw Aspire’s contributions to The Charter Network Accelerator to ensure the growth of high-performing early stage CMOs. Prior roles include serving as the founding COO for Education for Change, a Principal at the philanthropic investment firm NewSchools Venture Fund, and a consultant with the Bridgespan Group and Bellwether Education Partners. James served as a U.S. Army officer and helicopter pilot for over seven years, earned a B.S. from the United States Military Academy at West Point and holds an M.Ed. and M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Caleb Roope
Caleb Roope
SGP - Founder

CALEB ROOPE is the founder and CEO of TPC's integrated companies and holds the role of Executive Chairman for Strategic Growth Partners. He has 20 years of professional real estate experience with a concentration in affordable housing development, and over his career has successfully constructed more than 150 multi-million-dollar apartment communities for low- and moderate-income families and senior citizens. Caleb has extensive experience producing assets that combine the resources and priorities of the public and private sectors such as federal low-income housing tax credit projects, inclusionary multifamily housing developments, and charter schools. Highly skilled in accounting, finance, construction oversight, and project management, he is an adept and discerning leader who moves skillfully through financial, political, and other challenges. With his strong team of specialists supporting him, Caleb completes approximately fifteen multifamily and special-purpose projects each year, always watching the marketplace for emerging and complementary opportunities to innovate, deploy his firm’s unique skill set, and produce lasting community assets.

Mindy Rex
Mindy Rex
COO

MINDY REX joined TPC in 2013 as COO and is responsible to oversee fulfillment of TPC’s core offers, ensuring TPC’s multifamily and special-purpose projects meet the expectations of our public funders, corporate and private lenders and investors, and residents. Before joining TPC, Mindy was a Vice President with Wells Fargo Bank’s Community Lending & Investment Division, where she marketed, structured, and originated taxable and tax-exempt construction and permanent financing on numerous affordable multifamily developments throughout the west. Prior to her tenure with Wells Fargo, she was a Relationship Manager for Network for Oregon Affordable Housing, a non-profit lending consortium that delivers predevelopment and permanent financing to affordable housing developments across Oregon. Mindy earned a B.S. in Business Management/Finance, magna cum laude, from Portland State University in 2004.

Zack Deboi
Zack Deboi
CFO

ZACK DEBOI currently holds the role of CFO at The Pacific Companies, having led its general contracting division Pacific West Builders, Inc. since inception in 2003.  He oversees corporate finance and borrowing strategies, short-term investments, profitability and covenant forecasting, in addition to actively participating in strategic execution, efficiencies and the formulation of new marketplace offers.  In addition, Zack manages the relationship between The Pacific Companies and captive insurance company, TPC Insurance Services, Inc. managing investment policy, tactical fulfillment and potential opportunities. Zack began his career as controller for Koa Development, Inc., which specialized in multifamily housing development and construction, after graduating with a degree in accounting from Northwest Nazarene University.

L. Andrea Clark
L. Andrea Clark
VP Special Projects

L. ANDREA CLARK specializes in tailoring housing developments to the specific workforce needs of rural areas, high cost markets, and resort communities. Andrea brings a breadth of community-based planning expertise that looks to neighborhood outreach as a means of achieving housing developments that shine as community assets. As a former County Deputy Administrator and Planning Director with an extensive career in the public sector, Andrea brings a unique perspective to private sector development. Prior to joining Pacific West Communities in 2006, Andrea spent several years as the original Executive Director of a fledging housing nonprofit in Mammoth Lakes, CA. Andrea has a Master's degree in Political Science and has attained professional expertise in urban and transportation planning, housing policy, finance, and management.

Dean Martin
Dean Martin
President and Principal Pacific Partners Residential

DEAN MARTIN leads The Pacific Companies’ market-rate multifamily housing division, Pacific Partners Residential, bringing a wide range of expertise in nearly every facet of market-rate apartment development. Dean joined The Pacific Companies in January 2013 after more than a decade with Legacy Partners Residential at its headquarters in Foster City, CA.  There he served in several roles, most recently leading Acquisitions for Development, Investments, and Dispositions, as the Director for the Northern California Region, as well as, heading acquisitions for the Mountain and Mid-Atlantic Regions for KBS Legacy Partners Apartment REIT.  His work included the development, acquisitions, and dispositions of over 3,700 units of institutional-grade apartments in the San Francisco Bay area and Maryland regions, totaling over $850 million in transactions. Dean received his M.B.A. degree from the Isenberg School of Business at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and holds a B.S. from San Jose State University in Business-Finance with a minor in Economics.

Denise Carter
Denise Carter
Chief Portfolio Officer

DENISE CARTER is the Chief Portfolio Officer and has been a key team member of The Pacific Companies since 1998. Denise oversees asset management of the firm’s 150+ properties.  She works directly with property management firms to ensure that each property is monitored within the requirements of the various financing structures, partners and state agencies. Denise and her team work to ensure the long-term physical and financial viability of every asset in portfolio. Prior to joining The Pacific Companies, Denise was a multi-family program specialist with Idaho Housing and Finance Association.

Peter Van Dorne
Peter Van Dorne
Director of Finance

PETER VAN DORNE has been a key team member of The Pacific Companies since January 2002. He oversees the financing of construction, equity syndication, and coordination of all permanent debt related to the developments. Prior to joining TPC, Peter was the Real Estate Development Manager for the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority for two years where he focused on management of assets, coordination of rehabilitation of 260 existing apartments and construction of an additional 110 units. Previously, Peter worked at the Idaho Housing and Finance Association for six years as the Multifamily Finance Officer where he was responsible for underwriting low income housing tax credit developments, multifamily construction and permanent financing applications, construction administration, document production, and administration of closing procedures.

Ken Thiel
Ken Thiel
Director of Construction

KEN THIEL has been with Pacific West Builders, Inc. since September 2004. He is the Qualifying Person for the State of Arizona and the State of Nevada Contractor’s licenses. Ken oversees the multi-million dollar projects through coordinating trades, developing partnerships, building positive rapport with the design team, local officials, subcontractors/vendors, and PWC while maintaining costs. Ken's expertise lies in team building, critical path management, permitting & building code, construction planning & scheduling, budget analysis, estimating & job costing, conflict & crisis management, quality control, safety & compliance, vendor/subcontractor, and material management. Prior to joining PWB, Ken was a Construction Manager for k2 Construction, Inc for 16 years and oversaw the construction of numerous hotels, assisted living facilities, restaurants, tenant improvement projects, and public work projects.

Shane Peterson
Shane Peterson
Project Manager / Warranty Director

SHANE PETERSON graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from California Poly-Technic University San Louis Obispo in 1971. He has been in the construction industry for 30 years and has maintained a California General Contractors license since 1977. Shane has been involved in many areas of construction including bidding, general contractor, superintendent, and currently holds the position of Project Manager / Warranty Director for Pacific West Builders, Inc.

Douglas Gibson
Douglas Gibson
Architect and Principal

DOUG GIBSON is the firm principal of Pacific West Architecture and a licensed architect in sixteen states. As an N.C.A.R.B. certified professional Doug has over twenty two years of experience in master use planning, comprehensive real property development, entitlements, construction document production, bidding with contract negotiation, and construction administration for hundreds of commercial, retail, senior and multi-family developments throughout the United States. His portfolio includes high-density urban podium projects, senior assisted living facilities, suburban multifamily communities, single family townhomes, and LEED certified apartment projects. Concerned with development’s impact to existing communities, Doug is a consensus builder, working with local agencies, residents and planning authorities to explore and create compelling communities with sense of history, locality and place through the prudent use of local vernacular and historical styles.

Don Slattery
Don Slattery
Project Manager

DON SLATTERY has been a Project Manager with The Pacific Companies since December 2004.  He recently accepted the Development Manager position within Pacific Partners Residential, Inc., TPC’s market-rate division. Don oversees every aspect of the project from the point of project funding until completion. His role includes coordinating environmental reviews, site planning including coordinating utility work, geotech investigation, civil engineering, architectural design and entitlements.

Justin Westover
Justin Westover
Public Finance Specialist

JUSTIN WESTOVER joined The Pacific Companies as a financial analyst in 2012 and today holds roles supporting several divisions of the company. He is TPC’s primary liaison to our various government funding sources including USDA-Rural Development, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and others. He also currently serves as an Analyst and Development Officer in TPC’s market-rate multifamily housing division, Pacific Partners Residential, where he performs feasibility analysis and financial modeling. Prior to joining TPC, Justin was the Head of Finance for a boutique real estate and business management consulting firm.  While there, he worked with many Top 25 affordable housing development firms including TPC and assisted clients in raising $150 million in tax credit equity and $90 million in tax exempt bond debt for rural and troubled communities.

Drew Ebright
Drew Ebright
Project Manager

DREW EBRIGHT is a Project Manager and has been with Pacific West Architecture for over seven and a half years. Prior to joining Pacific West Architecture, Drew was a Senior Designer with Tait & Associates, Inc., a California based, national engineering and construction firm. As a designer, he is responsible for all facets of entitlement document production, consultant coordination and construction document generation. Over the last decade Drew has been responsible for the design and documentation of over fifty tax credit projects for seniors and multi-family developers. In addition to his work on apartment developments, he has extensive experience in site planning, master use developments, retail shopping centers and restaurant design.

Andrew Wheeler
Andrew Wheeler
Job Captain

ANDREW WHEELER is an Intern Architect and University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture graduate with a focus on sustainable design, high-density urban developments and market rate multi-family projects. Prior to his employment with Pacific West Architecture he worked for McKibben & Cooper Architects, Boise, Idaho, as a designer. Andrew is proficient in Adobe Photoshop and Autodesk Revit which allows him to assist clients in visualizing dense, urban infill scenarios while managing aggressive pro-forma requirements for unit density, layout and structure massing. Andrew is currently completing his Internship Development Program for N.C.A.R.B. and will be sitting for his architectural boards to become a licensed architect in the near future.

Jill Webster
Jill Webster
Project Coordinator

JILL WEBSTER joined Pacific Partners Residential as an executive assistant in May 2014 supporting PPR’s President. Jill now serves as PPR's project coordinator performing research, analyzing market data and collaborating with architects, general contractors, property management firms, brokers, and consultants. Jill has a background in property management, TIC real estate investments, and venture capital.

Claire Casazza
Claire Casazza
Senior Affordable Development Manager

CLAIRE CASAZZA brings 16 years of affordable housing development experience to The Pacific Companies.  In her current role as Senior Affordable Development Manager, she liaises with various state housing agencies during the development and application process, coordinates predevelopment activities, is responsible for preparation and submittal of all affordable housing financing applications, and oversees initial implementation of the company’s many affordability, social service, and energy-efficiency commitments. In her previous role as Director of Development for Thomas Development Co., her responsibilities included managing the preparation and successful submittal of LIHTC applications and securing debt-equity financing proposals for the construction of multifamily housing and collaboration with tax credit syndicators, lenders, state housing agencies and HUD to complete partnership and loan transactions. Claire also oversaw the research and implementation of sustainable building practices for developments that target USGBC LEED for Homes and Energy Star, and other green certifications. Prior to her tenure at Thomas Development Co., Claire served in administrative/technical positions for a major agribusiness company and was a paralegal at a Boise, Idaho real estate law firm. She graduated summa cum laude from Montana State University with degrees in Political Science and English.

Jamie Martz
Jamie Martz
Project Manager

JAMIE MARTZ joined Pacific West Builders, Inc. as a Project Manager in 2015 and is the qualifying person for Pacific West Builder's State of Alaska contractor’s license. She oversees projects through trade coordination, budget and schedule management, safety and compliance, green building, project buyout, quality control, problem management, and prides herself on building and maintaining positive and lasting relationships. Jamie has project experience in bridges and viaducts, data centers, commercial, residential, and tenant improvements. Jamie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University.

Shaun Jolley
Shaun Jolley
Project Manager

SHAUN JOLLEY joined Pacific West Builders, Inc. in 2015 as a Project Manager. Shaun oversees the execution of projects including problem solving, buyout, quality control, scheduling, subcontractor coordination, contract management, cost management and safety. Shaun has completed large-scale commercial projects, coordinating construction management with oversight of complex schedules and budgets. Shaun graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University.

Ben Petersen
Ben Petersen
Project Architect

BEN PETERSEN joined Pacific West Architecture in 2016.  Ben is an experienced Project Architect who is licensed and NCARB certified and a LEED AP BD+C accredited professional. He has several years of experience with low and high-rise multi-family residential and mixed-use buildings. Ben has the proven ability to balance technical knowledge of building codes and detailing of interior and exterior building assemblies, with necessary overall site and building design sensibilities.  He is an innovative problem solver during both design and construction phases on a variety of building and construction types. Ben completed his Bachelor of Architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.