The OMLA Executive:

Jessica Orlowski
Stewart Title


After completing her degree in Legal Studies at University of Waterloo, Jessica moved out west in search of skiing and snow. She has been working as a Senior Business Development Manager with Stewart Title for over 10years.



Brendon Rothwell

Treasurer -



Dean Larson
Northern Alliance Financial Corporation

With a history of ownership and management of various businesses in the technology and financial industries, Dean Larson has over 20 years of successful management, sales, and business operation experience.

Kari Benum

Kari Benum began her real estate career in 2004 as a Residential Real Estate Appraiser and obtained a CRA (Canadian Residential Appraiser) designation with the Appraisal Institute of Canada.  She has also earned her accreditation as a Certified Reserve Planner (CRP) with the Real Estate Institute.  Kari was employed as a Mortgage Development Manager, specializing in the Builder's Market within the financial sector before she joined Kent-Macpherson in early 2012 as a Senior Research Analyst.  Kari primarily lends her research and marketing skills to the Depreciation Report/Reserve Fund Study Consulting and Advisory Services team.  Kari previously attended Mount Royal College, where she obtained a Diploma in Justice Administration-Criminology.  She was a member of the 2015 Appraisal Institute of Canada, National Conference Committee as well as a Conference guest speaker on Reserve Fund Studies and is a Past President of the OMLA.

Jason Newman

Social Media Director

After thirty years in the Lower Mainland, Jason relocated to Kelowna in 2004 and has been a real estate agent in the Central Okanagan since 2005. His accreditations include: SRES® (Senior Real Estate Specialist) and MCNE® (Master Certified Negotiation Expert). A foodie at heart there isn't a patio anywhere that he doesn't like!


Sarah Almond
First National Financial LP

Sarah‘s been in the financial industry since 1999, and is currently an Account Manager with First National Financial.  She was introduced to mortgage broker industry in 2006 where she’s held roles with Xceed Mortgage and FirstLine.  Sarah grew up in the Okanagan and enjoys all the Okanagan has to offer. 

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