About Us

“Redefining Property Management with Excellence”

At Paramount Property Management we have a proven track record, offering more to our owners and our tenants. Listed below are a few of the ways in which we redefine property management.

Meet the Team

James Bergstrom Owner
Heather Larrin CEO
Ashlyn Elter Office Manager
Rachel Nilsen Administrative Assistant
Paul Sveen Property Manager
Christy Irwin Property Manager
Ed Young ­ Maintenance Coordinator
James Bergstrom » Owner
Music was James's first passion. Raised in the Seattle suburbs, James determinedly pursued his ambitions that ultimately resulted in a long term music career. After a record deal with a major label and a national tour, James settled down in Kitsap County to raise a family of his own.
Real estate quickly became a new passion, and almost overnight, James became one of Kitsap County’s prominent real estate agents with top sales since 2001. His versatile knowledge and unique team is built to manage projects of all shapes and sizes, while representing an eclectic clientele. In 2011, James co-founded The Paramount Property Management Group. He wanted to redefine property management with excellence. "We saw a need and sought to establish a company that provides property management, home maintenance, and construction as an all-in-one service." That resulted in the birth of Paramount Property Maintenance & Paramount Construction & Design in 2012. All three companies are independently strong and strive to put customer service at its forefront because at Paramount relationships are valued over sales.
Heather Larrin » CEO/CFO
Having worked in the Real Estate world since she was a young adult, Heather has assisted some of Western Washington's top realtors. Since then, she has helped grow Paramount organically from 11 listings, to nearly 300 in just 5 years, making Paramount the fastest growing Windermere Property Management subsidiary in history. From the time the company originated, she has helped to develop and maintain Paramount’s unprecedented standards. Heather is a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) and in 2016, was made Chapter Vice President. Outside of work, she continues to share close ties with the friends and family she has grown up with.
Ashlyn Elter » Office Manager
Ashlyn now resides in Tacoma where she enjoys both the excitement and diversity of the city. Having worked as a stylist at some of the most worthwhile salons in Western Washington, taking care of others is something Ashlyn enjoys. During free time, Ashlyn and her husband, Jarron, like to visit with family throughout Snohomish and King County, but also enjoy trips to the Hawaiian Islands- Kauai being their favorite. Ashlyn is a self-proclaimed food snob, suitable however, as all the dishes she prepares are topnotch. She also is a fabulous mom to her animals Strozy, Molly, Miri, and newest addition, LuLu.
Rachel Nilsen » Executive Assisant
Bio Coming Soon.
Paul Sveen » Property Manager
Born and raised in Port Orchard, Paul takes pride in his relationship with the community and the ties he has made through his career. His favorite element of his job is meeting new people and the excitement of building new relationships with clients. Paul has mastered this dedication through his experience in the construction field-working 13 years as a carpenter; 4 of which were spent owning and operating MultiCraft Construction. His hobbies include muscle car shows; in particular, the Port Orchard Mustang Show.
Christy Irwin » Property Manager
Christy has been a Kitsap County resident since birth. She is a happy mother of 4, who continuously prioritizes doing what she can to help and putting others first. Christy’s ‘can-do’ attitude has helped to shape her successful years in the Property Management industry; with her experience dating back to 1993. She has managed both multi-family, as well as single-family units in cities all about Western Washington- from Seattle to Suquamish. Christy also enjoys her down-time as she is an avid Bingo player, often going up to the Tacoma area to meet up and play with friends. When the weather permits,Christy likes to camp with her kids in Eastern Washington. She jokes that any place there is water she is ‘ok’ with, particularly along the Columbia Gorge.
Edward Young » Maintenance Coordinator
Raised in Washington, Ed has been fortunate enough to spend time traveling the other 47 lower continental states. He says the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the desire to live closer to his family led him back to the area last year. Ed is a former tradesman who specialized in painting residential, commercial, and industrial facilities. Having owned and operated a painting company for 5 years, Ed is able to transfer his experience with his craft onto the Maintenance Management side and now specializes in helping to remedy any and all maintenance concerns. On weekends, Ed enjoys traveling and exploring the natural beauties of Washington.