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Blair Rota

Real Estate Professional

A fourth generation Rota in Kamloops, award-winning full time REALTOR® Blair had the pleasure of growing up in a community that offers endless athletic, recreational and business opportunities. With a shared strong connection to the city, the Rota’s have always made real estate and helping others their family business. Blair’s grandfather, Bert Foster, owned and operated a successful real estate office in Kamloops and his father, Randy Rota, was a highly respected financial advisor and professional hockey player for forty years combined. Moreover, his uncle, Darcy Rota, played for the Canucks. Raised in such a strong and well-rounded environment, it was only natural that Blair would pursue a career focused on bettering the lives of others too.


Blair’s success in real estate has been built on establishing honest and trusting relationships. After three short years, he landed in the top 5% of selling REALTORS® where he has remained and flourished in the Luxury Home Selling Market. Early on, he made it his mission to tighten what he perceived as a gap between consumers and real estate agents, where issues around trust, service and communication were all too common. Blair’s straight forward and honest approach is appreciated by all his valued clients. Blair hold’s several MLS records in his market place for the highest sale price in that suburb.

Erin Arksey​

Real Estate Professional

Hello, I am Erin Arksey.

Erin brings her exceptional customer service skills and integrity to the real estate industry. She thrives on maintaining lasting relationships and focusing in on the real needs of her clients. She knows buying and selling a home is usually the biggest investment her clients will make. She is diligent to take time with her clients and extremely sincere – making sure she can tick all the possible boxes for her clients needs and wants.


Erin started her journey to real estate by taking the Business Administration Program at the Thompson Rivers University. She later started her career in banking. Achieving her Canadian Mutual Funds license, she strived every day to help others get ahead in life. With financial advice and mortgage writing as her past expertise, she brings her strong financial background and positive attributes to her lifelong career in real estate. Shortly after becoming a licenced Realtor in 2016, she quickly decided to become a Certified Negotiation Expert to ensure she can provide her clients with not only passion, financial skills but amplified negotiation skills.


Erin was born in Kamloops, BC. Raised in the Okanagan and moving home to Kamloops in 2012. Starting a family with her fiancé, Blair Rota she is thankful to call the safe, beautiful community of Kamloops her home. Erin enjoys a healthy work and life balance. She can be found enjoying the outdoors by hiking in the hills, practicing yoga at home or local yoga studios, enjoying a glass of local wine and food at a couple of her favorite downtown restaurants or just enjoying friends and family cooking at home nestled into the beautiful neighborhood of lower Sahali.

Melanie Wintjes

Realtor® & Licensed Assistant

Hi, I’m Melanie Wintjes 

Friends describe me as driven, resourceful, confident, passionate, and welcoming. I take pride in every personal relationship and truly value the time I spend getting to know an individual; I believe I can learn something from everyone. I’m often outdoors or staying active. I may be hiking, biking, horse-back riding, golfing, volunteering with Younglife, or at the gym pursuing physical goals. I have created my own fitness website and podcast where I like to encourage and help others stay healthy and reach their goals.


I grew up in the Cariboo, in both 100 Mile House and Williams Lake and I lived the country-side lifestyle. I spent lots of time with my animals, horse-back riding and playing basketball. I like to stay involved in the community through programs such as 4H, Rodeo, and a youth organization in Kamloops called YoungLife. I moved to Kamloops in 2017 to start my Bachelors of Business Administration. I will finish my degree this year with a major in Finance and a Minor in marketing. I have been a real estate assistant for 3 years and just recently became licensed this year.


Since I came from a small town, I feel Kamloops provides endless opportunities and activities. In every direction, you can drive 20 minutes and go on a beautiful hike. As well, Kamloops has a great community for horse enthusiasts. I think Kamloops is just the right size. It’s affordable and the city has minimal traffic.