A Veteran Staff of Many Talents
Our office staff is available five days a week to handle home sales, rentals and provide services such as Notary assistance, oversee maintenance needs, collect your mail, look in on your home while you are away, and provide resource information for such needs as housecleaning and care giving.
Dr. David Williams
The founder and President of Stillwaters Estates Inc., Dr. Dave, as he was known to most of his patients, served for many years as a Family Physician in Centralia.
A graduate of Seattle Pacific University and the University of Washington School of Medicine, he interned at the Philadelphia General Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, and did his service as a U. S. Air Force Physician. He and his family then spent several years in Taiwan and India, prior to coming to Centralia to open a successful medical practice from which he retired in 2007.
Dr. Dave and his wife, Diana, who works in the Stillwaters Estates office, are the parents of three children, ten grandchildren and one great grandchild. Their oldest son is also a physician practicing in Centralia, their daughter is the Director of Palliative Care at St. Peter’s Hospital in Olympia, Washington, and their second son is a Data Analyst with Microsoft in Redmond, Washington.
In addition to his family and the several community Boards of which he is a member, Dr. Dave’s special interests include travel, genealogy, church, community and charitable projects.
Co-founder Diana Williams has worked in the Stillwaters office as long as there has been an office. Diana works primarily with our builder and suppliers to design new homes for our buyers. Diana grew up in Seattle, where she graduated from Ballard High School and attended Seattle Pacific University.
It was during her studies at SPU that she met her future husband of 54 years, Dr. David Williams. Following his graduation from the University of Washington School of Medicine and an internship in Philadelphia, they lived for 4 years in Taiwan and 3 years in India, before moving to Centralia in 1976 to enter private practice.
Diana specializes in interior design. One of her exterior and interior designs was the Stillwaters Colonial Residence Assisted Living Facility, located on the grounds of Stillwaters Estates. She also enjoys entertaining and cooking for family and friends, spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling.
Administrative Assistant, Resident Consultant
Sherri’s hope as she begins each day is to be a blessing to someone at Stillwaters; however, she says it usually turns out that someone coming into the office ends up blessing her. Since February 2006, Sherri’s is the smiling face you see first when entering the Stillwaters Estates office, and serves as the Administrative Assistant in the office. She manages all of the rental apartments at Stillwaters, and truly enjoys working with “the greatest generation.”
After moving to Centralia in 1972 from the Yakima Valley in Central Washington, Sherri graduated from Centralia High School in 1977. She married a local boy, raised two sons in this “outstanding community”, and can’t imagine living anywhere else!
Her previous work experience includes 25 years as the Secretary to the Superintendent of Schools for the Centralia School District, and 8 years as a REALTOR® with Coldwell Banker Kline & Associates from 2006-2014.
Julie thinks the best part of her job is spending time with people who are older and wiser than her: “We have so many accomplished people living at Stillwaters, and I get to learn from their life experiences.”
Julie graduated from Olympia High School in 1986, and went on to play basketball at Pierce College. After college she returned to Olympia and opened a graphic design firm where she achieved international acclaim for logo design. Before coming to Stillwaters Julie spent six years preparing tax returns and performing other financial services for a CPA firm in Olympia.
Julie and her husband Jeff of 28 years live in Centralia and are active in their church and the community. Their son Jack lives in Centralia and her in-laws recently built a home in Stillwaters.
REALTOR®, Broker, Resident Consultant,
Cindy’s favorite part of her job at Stillwaters is helping people – buy a home, get settled, sort out their new television channels, find local resources. She is a licensed REALTOR® Broker, a certified Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) with Coldwell Banker Voetberg Real Estate, Inc.
It’s not surprising that helping is what she likes best. Cindy joined the Stillwaters staff in February 2010 as a Resident Consultant and REALTOR®/Buyers’ Agent, after 30 years of service to others at the State of Washington’s Department of Social and Health Services.
Cindy is a 1978 graduate of Western Washington University and earned a Masters in Public Administration from The Evergreen State College in 1993.
Along with exploring more of Centralia and Lewis County, Cindy and her husband of 41 years enjoy traveling, and RVing whenever possible. She looks forward to serving you soon.
The newest addition to our staff is Matthew Williams. Matthew assists with all aspects of our office work and most often you will hear him answering the phone when you call. Matthew enjoys the office atmosphere and assisting our residents.
Matthew has been busy learning the ropes of Stillwaters, thoroughly enjoying the experience. At the age of 15, he began helping in the office, taking a year away since then to attend Ecola Bible College.
Grandson to Dr. Dave & Diana Williams, Matthew has been involved in Stillwaters Estates from the day he could don an apron for baking cookies and busing tables at special events.
Matthew has also worked in the kitchen, dining room, and office, at the Stillwaters’ Colonial Residence Assisted Living center. He likes volunteering at his church whether he is working with kids, ushering, or running the projector. Matthew also enjoys New Orleans Jazz, history, swing dancing, traveling, and anything sweet.
REALTOR®, Managing Broker
CRS®, MCNE® GRI, ASP
Dan Keahey is a Managing Broker/Realtor with Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty. As a Realtor, Dan is knowledgeable about community growth and development and takes great pleasure introducing home buyers to local events and places of interest in their area. He believes in educating buyers so they can make smart choices that will help them realize their dreams.
Stepping into leadership roles from an early age, Dan has continued on this path and has been on numerous Board of Directors within his community and has held two local elected office, spanning 20 years. Dan was elected to the Centralia City Council, Position 2 and served from 2000 – 2009. He was part of the revitalization of the downtown core, represented the City Council on the Retain Revitalization and Business Retention Committee, the Economic Development Council, and the Chehalis Basin Partnership. Dan also served as the Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce’s Business and Professional Committee.
Dan’s participation in local government continued when he was elected to the Port of Centralia Commissioner, Position 1 in 2010 – 2020. During his term, the Port has seen significant growth in new jobs leading to the establishment of a healthy tax base for the local economy. He also represents the Port on the .09 Distressed County Fund Committee.
Dan has always been motivated to improve the community in which he lives. He is a graduate of the Centralia Police Department’s Citizen Academy and played a significant role in the development of the Fuller’s Twin City Skateboard Park. Dan served as the Board Chairman for Centralia Christian School and was instrumental in the successful re-location of the school to its’ current location.
Dan and his wife, Sheri, have three grown children. They love to travel internationally, especially to New Zealand to see their grandchildren. Dan finds tranquility, renewal, and great enjoyment in Nature. When Dan does go “off-grid” he is most likely kayaking, hiking, or biking.
Ilya has been the man behind what residents describe as the “resort-like” look at Stillwaters since 1992.
He learned gardening from his father who grew flowers and tomatoes as a business while Ilya was growing up in his native Russia. Ilya later attended college in Muldova in Southern Russia, getting a degree in engineering. As a result of his background and training in both of these areas, he has been able to provide solid leadership to our grounds and maintenance crews.
Ilya immigrated to the United States in 1990 and soon landed in the twin-cities area of Centralia-Chehalis, Washington through the influence of his sponsor, who lived in Chehalis. He enjoys the interaction he has with our residents, and takes great pride in the appearance of our yards and landscape.
He is married and the father of three children. His wife, Lubov, serves as the Head of Housekeeping at our Colonial Residence Assisted Living Center.
Coldwell Banker Evergreen Olympic Realty, Inc.
is the Broker of Record for Stillwaters Estates.
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