Meet The Team…

Principal Broker

Emily Hetrick is Portland, Oregon’s #1 Eastside Real Estate Broker. Always in Portland’s top 10 for sales, she has been a recipient of the 5 Star Agent Award for six consecutive years and is the Keller Williams #1 Agent of the Year for 2014 and 2015.

A music lover and enthusiastic member of the community, she performs with The Ukeladies and plays a mean washtub bass.


Licensed Broker in Oregon

As Portland resident since 1998, I’ve always had an intrinsic love for and curiosity about this city. My experience as a musician, a carpenter, a painter, and eventually as an entrepreneur, buying and fixing up older properties on the East Side, has introduced me to many different neighborhoods, homes and people. It’s also given me much opportunity to engage with the mechanisms of this city. To learn and grow, as the city has grown. I’m so happy to be joining the stellar Emily Hetrick, and Portland Home Solutions, and look forward to helping you find the right house that will become your home.



Licensed Broker in Oregon

James has a passion for all things real estate, with over eight years in residential real estate sales, it is his goal to represent clients with latest in technology and and market insight. Twelve years ago James came through Portland and fell in love with this vibrant and quirky city, and vowed to move there within a year, and did just that, and has never looked back.

James is known for his great customer service, consistent communication and attention to detail, and will ensure a positive experience for all parties in a transaction. James also enjoys a challenge whether it be finding that perfect home for first time buyers, scoring that perfect fixer upper, or that luxury condo in the Pearl.

When James is not scouring Portland looking for that perfect house, you’ll find him either prying his two teenage boys out of the house to go on an urban hike, mountain biking the local trails, searching out a new restaurant or local band, or more often that not, playing with his cat while listening to a new vinyl score.



Licensed Broker in Oregon

A deep love of Portland’s unique character and working with people led Chas Bowie to a career in real estate, and his dedication to knowledge and professional excellence brought him to
Keller Williams in 2015. Chas has been an active member of the city’s creative community since moving to Portland in 2002; first as the arts editor of the Portland Mercury, and later as an
educator at the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

As a college instructor, Chas developed a passion for guiding other people toward a successful completion of their goals – from helping
them navigate stressful, choppy waters through celebrating their successes and accomplishments. As a realtor, Chas is a tireless champion for his clients, and prides himself on
delivering the best experience possible throughout the home buying and selling process. From the first consultation, through negotiations and to the closing table and beyond, Chas dedicates
himself to representing his clients’ best interests at every step, and is ready to help you begin planning and achieving your goals today.


Alina Nicol

Director of Operations

Alina Nicol is our Director of Operations and the
essential administrative foundation that rounds out
an incredible team. Her attention to detail, constant
client care, management of not only our individual
transactions but our long term relationships with
our community helps ensure that every client
reaches their real estate goals.