AM Coaching & Mentorship

AM Coaching & Mentorship

Highly Qualified, Rigorously Trained.

Amherst Madison Coaches are ready and willing to help their fellow agents reach new heights of success. These individuals are familiar with the Amherst Madison sales methodology and prepared to instruct both new and experienced agents alike in that methodology. In order to coach, all AM certified Coaches have attained "Partner" and attended and completed certification training by Amherst Madison's leadership. Part of the certification process is an evaluation of the coach’s knowledge and personality so that they can be properly paired with agents who are like-minded and similarly goal oriented.

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Certified AM Coaches:

If you ask anyone who knows Sandi what comes to mind when they think of her, the first words are; fun, tough, dynamic, blunt, caring, and capable.

There is a great energy around Sandi and what you see is what you get. She is a fighter. She loves competition and feeds off the energy of winning.  All of these things make her a dynamite real estate agent.  Before real estate, Sandi managed health clubs. Big, fancy health clubs in CA and WA. She has taught fitness classes since she was in college and still does today.

When the club she managed in Seattle was being bought out by a larger corporation and her future at the club was uncertain, Sandi decided to take a chance, and with her husband, Matt and their two daughters moved to Boise in December of 2010. They moved to the North End and Sandi got her real estate license.

Sandi wasn’t completely new to Idaho, as she attended the University of Idaho for college and is still a Vandal, through and through. Don’t worry Sandi is still a big Boise State fan as well and is proud of her new home team.  From the moment she and her family arrived, she has felt like she was truly home!

Everyone loves having Sandi at the office because of her fun, entertaining, and positive energy. She is like a sponge, learns what she can from the agents in the office, thinks on her feet and cares deeply for her clients. Because of her caring nature, & fast-paced, get-it-done attitude, She has become quite an agent in demand.  There is no other way to put it… She is a rock star!

Outside of real estate, Sandi still loves to teach fitness classes a few times a week, playing tennis at Crane Creek, singing in her band and cheering on her two daughters at soccer games and competitive cheer meets.

Sandi Rubio

Gavin McCaleb

Gavin has been in the Real Estate Industry since 2003.

From 2003 to 2006 Gavin was a full time - and full contact - Real Estate Investor. Buying, fixing and reselling over 100 homes during those years. Most homes were purchased by negotiating short sales with the existing lenders. This also provided a great service to the home sellers who had no other way to sell their homes. Working with lenders, contractors, private investors, municipalities and a variety of buyers and sellers has given him an incredible foundation to service anyone's professional real estate needs.

From 2005 to 2008 Gavin partnered with the industry leading education company Nouveau Riche University and delivered real estate seminars to thousands of real estate investors and agents nationwide. He created a comprehensive Short Sale Curriculum to teach students of all levels how to get their first deals under contract and all the way to closing.

Since 2009 Gavin has been a full time Boise area Real Estate Agent, focusing on clients who need to sell their homes in a short sale situation.

Jaime Patocka is a Founding Partner at Amherst Madison. She is an Associate Broker and REALTOR® while also being GRI, CBR, and EPRO certified.

Jaime is responsible for building and maintaining the Transaction Management Systems. She works tirelessly to make sure Amherst Madison agents are protecting themselves and their clients by ensuring all files are in compliance, not only with the Idaho Real Estate Commission but the high standards that Amherst Madison has for their agents.  She is in constant communication with the agents, so they know the status of every document on every file.  Her wealth of knowledge is undeniable, with being a Realtor for over 20 years, in three different states and in every market situation possible.  While she is an expert at Short Sales and first-time buyers, her true passion is helping other agents and clients succeed and being a resource for them.

When Jaime is not busy with Real Estate, she is usually at the softball and baseball fields, tennis courts, or camping with her amazing husband and two spectacular children.

Please feel free to call her for any advice or questions. Listing or Buying she can help. Referrals are also her favorite!

Jaime Patocka

Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens joined the Amherst Madison Team due to the shared belief that real estate is intensely local, and the brokerage’s culture of exemplary personalized attention.

Although he has lived in small towns and big cities all over the country—from Wisconsin, Vermont and Virginia, to Georgia, Florida and Texas, as well as three years in Germany--- the Treasure Valley stole his heart fifteen years ago.  As they say, he may not have been born in Idaho, but he got here as soon as he could!  There is more than one reason the Treasure Valley keeps popping up on “best places to live” lists, and chances are, Mark can tell you about all of them.

He and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 31 years, and are parents to four phenomenal kids who range in age from 17-28.

Over his career Mark has made a career of putting others first, serving as an officer in the U.S. Army, as an executive for a leading homebuilder, and as a Real Estate Professional.  His time in the Army instilled in him the necessity of service and dedication to mission, and his time in the home-building industry taught him the importance of accuracy with the bottom-line.  His years of experience have honed his skills as an engaged listener, tenacious negotiator, and resourceful problem solver, allowing him to serve his clients with the utmost professionalism.  He proactively seeks out experts in all areas of real estate, pressing forward to grow and to learn all he can on behalf of his clients.  As a Certified Military Residential Specialist, he is proud to give back by providing special understanding to those who have served our country in the Armed Forces.

A people person who genuinely enjoys helping to turn wishes and dreams into reality, Mark’s communication skills are integral to his success as a REALTOR®.

Prompt responses to inquiries and concerns are what you can expect when working with Mark because he understands that such single-minded focus is the kind of commitment his clients deserve.  Mark provides his clients with the highest level of service, information, and attention to detail, always maintaining absolute integrity.  It is your home, and your dream. His goal is to help you attain it.  Serving others is where he finds fulfillment and success because he knows that fundamentally, it really is not about him.

Lauren Sawyer is both proud and excited to call the Treasure Valley her home. She was raised in the emergent suburbs of Boise and has paid witness to the immense growth of one of the nation’s hottest real estate markets over the past 20 years. This growth, along with the plethora of value offered by Boise, Idaho, is partially responsible for her passionate journey into real estate sales.

Lauren grew up surrounded by real estate development and investment of her close family. From a young age, she was exposed to the power, excitement, and freedom offered by the art of real estate purchase and sale. Working out, lifting weights and being a figure competitor have also been a huge part of Lauren’s life for the last 5 years. She fully embraces challenges, hard work, dedication, consistency and perseverance which parallels both real estate and fitness. When she isn’t working out or negotiating a real estate transaction, you will find Lauren dirt biking, mountain biking, skiing or hiking with her husband and two Great Danes, taking advantage of all that Idaho has to offer.

Native knowledge of the Treasure Valley has given Lauren an understanding of the Boise Valley’s hidden gems, local hot spots, and prized secrets. If you want to know the best powder stashes on the mountain, or the most peaceful cove to anchor the boat, you might just give her a call…

Currently, Lauren is focusing on the residential real estate market of the Treasure Valley. She utilizes her local knowledge, passion for helping others, and her honest nature to provide clients with an excellent home buying/selling experience. Don’t expect to walk away being anything less than good friends with Lauren, as she takes great pride in the relationships she builds with her clients. Lauren understands this can be a stressful and exciting time for her clients and she works diligently to deliver a positive experience.

There is so much to know and learn about this beautiful city. This is where Lauren brings her expertise to the table. Lauren’s knowledge, coupled with her professionalism and effervescent personality, provide a culmination of success in the real estate field.

Lauren Sawyer

Stacey Bittick

My goal is to create The Ultimate Real Estate Experience (#TUREE) for my clients. I want to help relieve the stress of moving by striving for a smooth transaction, giving clients more time to focus on all the other aspects that come naturally with the sale or purchase of a home. I pride myself in detailed knowledge of the current market, contracts and current laws, excellent negotiation skills, and my abundant experience of transaction knowledge. Clear and open communication with all parties is key! Knowing how to predict challenges that come with a sale, and how to overcome them to a successful closing is one of my greatest skills. I strive to exceed the expectations of my clients and establish a "word of mouth" referral business, creating a life time of relationships!

I started in the Real Estate industry in 2011 after purchasing my first home. It was a stressful, yet amazing experience, especially when we got the keys! I wanted to provide a better customer experience than what I had, so I immediately jumped into the real estate world. I stared as a transaction coordinator, processing other agent’s sales from start to finish, all while I was working on my license requirements. Once licensed I was able to use my skills and transaction knowledge with my own clients. I have worked on various types of sales (Standard, Short Sales, REO, HUD, Auction, Investment, Commercial and Rentals).

Not only am I a full time Realtor, but I am a full time wife and mother! I have been with my high school sweetheart since 2003, married in 2012, and we have 2 young sons. We love the great outdoors! We love hiking, fishing, camping, and hanging out at the river or lake in our free time. My family and I relocated to Boise, so I have personal first hand knowledge of what it takes to move to a new area. (And I did it 7 months pregnant, so it can be done haha!) I hope to use my personal and professional experience to be a resource to all my clients during and after the purchase or sale of their home!

Matt Weston has worked hard to become a prominent figure in the Boise community who has taken great pride in furthering the Treasure Valley. With a passion to better the city in which he calls home, Matt has made his living in the infill development world. It is here where Matt is able to take advantage of the opportunity to build upon groundworks which have already been laid. He believes it better to build up rather than out in an effort to both continue the growth of Boise while still preserving the beautiful untouched land which surrounds it. Matt prides his business on building with a purpose, meaning he is intentional with every project, and believes that each new construction will help further Boise.

Matt Weston

Sarah Faires

Sarah Faires was born and raised in, small town, Grangeville, ID. After attending Culinary School in Portland, OR her family moved to the East Coast.  While living in the incredible, historic Savannah, GA, Sarah was a proud army wife, actively volunteering in the military community, advocating for special needs in the public school system and playing in the ocean. After spending 8 years in the South, Sarah knew it was time to come home to the Pacific Northwest.

She is now back home in the beautiful Boise, Idaho with her children enjoying everything the Treasure Valley has to offer, including rafting, hiking, camping and skiing.

Always holding client satisfaction as her highest priority, Sarah Faires works hard to make the entire home buying and selling experience as productive and enjoyable as possible. Sarah's extensive knowledge and experience as a listing agent allow her to handle a wide range of clients and situations.

Whether her clients are looking for a home for the very first time or they're ready to design and custom build their dream home; Sarah works tirelessly to accommodate all of their needs and exceed their expectations.

Sarah values all of her clients and strives to build strong, lasting relationships with them that go far beyond business. Sarah is truly passionate about what she does and loves finding the best homes for her clients and their families.

A native born Oregonian, Leslie Walker is now happy to call Boise Idaho his new home. Having the opportunity to live in many places across this great nation and spending 5 year in the US Navy as Hospital Corpsman, traveling worldwide, experiencing many different people, places and culture, Boise is just the place he's been searching for. The next logical step for Leslie was to find a place to continue his real estate career which started in Central Oregon in 2005. Amherst Madison Legacy Real Estate was just the place for Leslie to expand his ongoing real estate career as both share many of the same core values.

Leslie has always been an outgoing, optimistic, dedicated and genuine person. From a young age, Leslie strove for excellence in all areas of his life. Feeling a larger sense of duty than just to himself, it was only natural Leslie found him drawn to the culture of the Armed Forces as his father served in the US Army during Vietnam. Leslie's older brother Aaron paved the way for Leslie and his youngest sister Libby, both whom joined the US Navy as their older brother had done.

From this experience, Leslie adopted strong values in honor, courage, commitment and accountability. These foundational characteristics have shaped and formed every aspect of Leslie's life to this very day. He now carries these values in the forefront of his mind when approaching any endeavor. Partnering with Amherst Madison Legacy, given their reputation for excellence is a perfect fit.

Experienced in Real Estate since 2005, Leslie got his start in New Construction homes during the “big boom” of the early 2000's. This experience helped Leslie learn how to successfully organize, manage and represent both buyers and sellers in a fast past, ever changing market. Lot site selection, construction phases, interior option selection, final inspections and document preparation/execution were all key elements in building successful relationships with clients from every walk of life.

As the real estate market continued to change, new construction gave way to a plethora of re- sale homes and the need to help represent a new class of clients who were selling 1st homes to purchase 2nd residences, investment properties and vacation homes. This presented a great challenge for Leslie as he continue to serve his past clients while continuing to work with 1st time home buyers and people new to the real estate experience. Helping his clients no matter what level of real estate planning they needed was a dynamic part of Leslie's career which he brings to every transaction today.

During the “great recession” of the mid 2000's, Leslie again found the need to redefine him as the market faulted greatly in Central Oregon and the nation. Working with short sales, foreclosures and REO properties became the norm and Leslie has great experience in these areas as well. Never letting a negative situation stand in his way, Leslie went back to school, using his GI Bill, became a Paramedic and moved to the Midwest, working in the Oil Fields. Moving closer to home in 2016, Leslie has been able to blend both professional fields of his life here in Boise, working as a Paramedic and a Realtor. Leslie embodies core values reflective of Amherst Madison Legacy and will be an asset to this agency and all clients in which he serves.

Leslie Walker

Eva Steinwald

Recognized for her trust and integrity, Eva Steinwald is a stalwart figure in the real estate community today. She continually maintains and delivers consistent service with confidence to home buyers and sellers at all levels. Eva is at the helm of a seasoned team of experts offering around-the-clock communication and unsurpassed market knowledge. Her team commands the most advanced tools and resources to enhance every step of the experience.

With over 22 years of sales and marketing experience, Eva specializes in the listing of high-end luxury homes. As a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, she assures buyers and sellers at all levels, she continues to maintain the knowledge, experience, and unique skills to meet their needs.

In 2019 she was awarded Broker of the Year by the Boise Regional REALTORS®, and continues to be a top producer year after year. As Director of Career Development for AMHERST MADISON, Eva sets a high standard of performance and citizenship. She mentors, teaches, and trains agents of all backgrounds and experience levels to uphold the highest levels of professionalism. For her clients, Eva maintains and respects privacy, treating each transaction with utmost integrity.

Eva Steinwald is committed to a lifetime of service that spans beyond real estate. Teaching karate is a huge source of fulfillment which allows Eva to give back to her community. As a first generation immigrant to the United States from the Czech Republic via Germany, Steinwald shares her gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy here. Eva is a passionate advocate as a volunteer spokesperson for the Alzheimer's Association®. Eva's Father suffered from Alzheimer's and her Mother, dementia. She dedicates her service in their honor. Giving back as a spokesperson allows her to give a voice on behalf of those who have lost their own.


Tifni has lived in the Treasure Valley since 1995. She moved to Boise for a retail management career. With her leadership, client service, hard work and knowledge she was recruited to work for one of the top builders in the state of Idaho in 2003. Tifni's experience and knowledge in the real estate profession includes but not limited to new home construction, residential resale & land development in Ada and Canyon Counties.

Tifni and her husband of 15 years share 4 children together and two shi-tzu puppies. They enjoy the empty nester life that includes traveling, golfing, and spending time with family and friends. Tifni's hobbies and favorite past times include, college and professional sporting events, shopping, traveling, getting fit , and most importantly being an advocate for the community and being able to participate and contribute to charitable causes.

Professionally, Tifni has always led by example, carries her heart on her sleeve and recognizes the importance of creating a relationship above all with her clients. Working relentlessly to create an easy process and have a win/win experience for both sides of a transaction is her goal. Tifni's success is attributed to the relationships she has created and continues to build with her past and present clients.  Tifni has consistently been a top-level volume producer. In 2019 she obtained the highest production award for being a Diamond Level Top Producer by the Ada County Association of Realtors.

Tif's motivation is inspired by her passion and love for the real estate industry.

Tifni Pennecard

Phil Mount

Phil Mount is an agent at Amherst Madison Legacy Real Estate Advisors, Boise, Idaho. Phil became a licensed REALTOR® in August 2009 after a 25 year career as a technology marketing professional.

Phil serves as 2019 President of the Boise Regional REALTORS®, an organization serving over 5,000 real estate professionals. Phil also serves on the Board of Directors for Intermountain MLS, and is a State Director of Idaho REALTORS®. The National Association of Realtors recognized Phil as a RPAC Golden R Presidents Circle in 2018 and 2019, a distinction held by only 20 other Idaho REALTORS®. Phil has consistently been a top producer in sales since being licensed.

Phil is a graduate of the Idaho REALTORS® Leadership Academy in 2015. Phil is also a co-host of the Idaho Speakeasy Radio show, broadcasting every Thursday at 3:00 on KRBX 89.9.

Prior to becoming a REALTOR®, Phil worked for Hewlett-Packard as an Alliance Manager in HP’s Imaging and Printing Business Unit, managing 3rd-party partner relationships with 50+ software companies who integrated their solutions with HP printing products. This role capped 22 years marketing technology products around the world, including 4 years based in Europe managing products and programs in the Europe / Middle-East/Africa region. In addition Phil held various senior Product Manager, Program Manager and Operations Management roles. Phil also co-founded a technology-focused go-to-market consultancy that was bootstrapped to $3M in revenue in 4 years, with a client portfolio that included Fujitsu-Siemens Computers, Intel, Microsoft and HP. As a founding partner, Phil was responsible for all aspects of the business, from business development to account management and day-to-day operations.

Phil holds an MBA in International Marketing and a BBA in Production and Operations Management, both from Boise State University, and previously attended the University of Oregon.

Skip is a knowledgeable Associate Broker who enjoys helping families, individuals and investors find their perfect home or investment property. More importantly, he loves helping them on their journey to the next chapter in their lives. He has been a realtor and real estate investor in Boise for over ten years, and puts that knowledge and experience to work for you. Skip was born and raised in Idaho, and grew up in Sun Valley as the son of a real estate broker – it is in his blood. He has a degree in marketing and communications from the University of Colorado, which makes him a master marketer when it comes to finding the perfect buyer for your home. One of the best things about our valley is its proximity to fantastic wilderness and outdoor recreation. After an exciting day of river rafting, skiing or bike riding you can step out for an evening of vibrant downtown night life, relax at the Shakespeare Festival, enjoy the opera or take in a concert at one of many venues. If you're looking to buy or sell a property and want an excellent real estate experience, choose this skilled negotiator with unique market knowledge.

Skip de Fabry

Vicky Haban

Vicky Haban is excited and honored to have the opportunity to meet and learn about you! Whether you're relocating from out of state or already living in beautiful Idaho, she would love to help you achieve your real estate goals. Vicky is passionate​​ in creating lifelong relationships with her clients and will stop at nothing to provide professional and trusted service with integrity and dedication that will exceed your expectations.
She is originally from California and moved here with her husband and two children to fulfill their dream of living in the country and to be closer to family. Vicky decided to leave her retail management and corporate training career in 2002 to start her family and chose a more traditional route in raising them. In 2003, she became an independent marketing executive with a national wellness company which allowed her the flexibility she needed to work around her family and full time real estate career. Vicky Haban brings over 20 years of customer service, leadership. sales, training, marketing and advertising experience to help you with your real estate needs.
When she’s not working hard for her clients, you will most likely find her relaxing at home with her family and ferrets. Vicky also loves spending time with friends, watching movies, exploring new restaurants, traveling and serving in her community.

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