Your Avalon Realty &
Oaktree Management Team!
She is the visionary that has driven the company since 1993. Her passion is improving our procedures and practices; incorporating technology and value added services for both our clients and tenants. Bonnie is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Permitted Property Manager. She has been deeply involved in the National Association of Residential Property Managers since 2007 and has served many times on the board of our local chapter. Bonnie stays on top of the law and re-writes our management and lease agreements on a regular basis to cover new laws and best practices. She is dedicated to providing an office atmosphere in which we all support and lift each other up. Her email is Bonnie@AvalonOaktree.com.
Personal background: born and raised in Southern California; moved to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan for high school; went back out west for college, attending BYU and in her 3rd year of college transferred to UNLV here in Las Vegas to study psychology and public relations. A courageous leap at only 19 with no friends or family here! Her first job was up in the kids games at Circus-Circus. A few years later she entered the Hotel- Casino world where she worked for 11 years before finding her passion and calling in Real Estate. Bonnie will tell anyone that Las Vegas is the City of Opportunity and her life proves it. She has a love of learning and shoes. She is an avid gardener, animal lover and official tree hugger!
Laura is our CEO and Property Manager. Laura runs the staff, prepares legal documents and represents the owners in eviction court; she interfaces with all of our tenants, owners and vendors; oversees the maintenance, deals with all the ‘problems’; runs comps, inputs the MLS listings; is an expert in handling mold remediation coordination and is on-call for emergencies nights and on week-ends. Laura has her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration. She is co-owner of the Company and is a licensed Broker-Salesman and holds her Property Management Permit. Her email is Laura@AvalonOaktree.com.
born and raised in Yonkers, New York into a fabulous Italian family. She was a court stenographer in White Plains but left New York to join her family who had migrated out to Las Vegas. Laura worked as a bank auditor for Citibank in Las Vegas and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She returned to Las Vegas to care for her mother and was the office manager for State Wide Fire Protection for 8 years. She left that field for real estate in 2005. Her passion is shooting – she has been shooting since her late teens and is a certified Range Master and a diamond member at Front Site Firearms Training Institute. She loves cars and dogs and her secret wish is to own a small ranch in Wyoming.
Lori is our Director of Maintenance. Lori is the point of contact for tenants putting in work orders. Lori contacts the owners on repairs that are called in and keeps them informed on the estimated price and progress. Lori issues the work orders to the vendors and follows through to the completion of the job. Lori is also responsible for the disposition of the tenant’s deposit when they move out. She is diligent in charging them everything they are responsible for to the limit of their deposit and spends hours comparing their move-in and move-out inspection reports and hundreds of photographs. If their deposits do not cover the damage, she turns the tenant over to a Collection company. Lori has been with the company since April of 2010. She started as our outside field inspector and worked her way up. Her email is Lori@AvalonOaktree.com.
Personal background – Lori was born and raised in South Plainfield, New Jersey. She came out to Las Vegas in December of 2007 to be by her sister. She has 1 daughter and 5 dogs. Lori was a foster mother to 5 children. Currently she fosters and rescues senior dogs that no one else will take – those with one eyes, gimpy legs, etc. Lori loves motorcycles, music, and good wine. Lori has the most even-tempered nature of anyone you’ll ever want to meet.
Irene is our Accounting Director. Irene inputs all of the invoices and pays all bills for our clients if the wish, including HOA dues, sewer, trash, property taxes and insurance as applicable. She sends our clients their monthly distribution via ACH directly to their account and uploads all invoices and statements to their on-line portal. She is also a former licensed insurance agent (she was with Allstate for many years) and has saved our clients’ money not by writing insurance for them but by reviewing their coverage and making suggestions. I have known Irene since 2002 and consider our Company very blessed to have her join us in 2014. Irene is fully bi-lingual in English and Spanish in both speech and writing. Her email is Irene@AvalonOaktree.com.
Personal background – Irene hails from Southern California and is the eldest out of her four siblings. She moved to Las Vegas 18 years ago. Irene became a licensed Insurance agent by the time she was 21 and stayed in that profession for about 12 years. She loves the outdoors and was the Vice President of an all woman’s motorcycle club here in Las Vegas for about 3 years. She can often be found volunteering around the Valley, One of her favorite organizations is Gobble Gobble Give which feed the homeless every Thanksgiving. Irene is an avid crafter and some of her hobbies include crocheting, sewing and putting a rhinestone on just about anything. She is the proud fur momma of Karma her 8 yr. old Chihuahua.
Belkys wears 3 hats. She is our HOA Coordinator, Marketing Director and Receptionist. Belkys handles all HOA violation issues – working with the tenant and the HOA to bring the property into compliance. As receptionist, she answers all incoming calls and directs them to the appropriate party. No calls are ever sent to voicemail. Belkys ensures that all of our website listings, social media and internet advertising remain up to date. Bell has been in property management since 2012; she is fully bilingual in English and Spanish in both speech and writing. You can email any HOA violations directly to her to handle. Her email is Reception@AvalonOaktree.com.
Belkey Vegara aka “Bell” was born and raised in beautiful Cuba! She came to the United States in 2002 with her husband and children. You can find Bell most week nights and weekends at the baseball diamond cheering on her boys! She is a loving and dedicated mother who loves to take her children to their cross country games and practice. You will always find Bell with a smile on her face!
Ashley is our New Accounts and Leasing Coordinator; Ashley prepares the documents for our new clients. For new tenants, Ashley accepts all applications, obtaining their credit report, civil and criminal background report and personally verifies employment and tenancy history and processes them to completion; prepares the lease; sets an appointment for the tenant to sign the lease and pay their deposits within 2 days of being approved. Ashley is also responsible for renewing the current leases once the property manager has reviewed the current comps and given her the new rental rate. Ashley began working with us in September of 2013; she is fully bilingual in English and Spanish in both speech and writing. Her email is Ashley@AvalonOaktree.com.
Ashley was born in the Enchanted Land of New Mexico and moved to Fabulous Las Vegas one month after being born. Ashley is the mother of 3 boys and a precious little girl. Ashley is a dedicated mother and hard worker with a love for reading, make up and her career in property management. At a young age Ashley really is proof that no matter what you go through and how many obstacles you have to overcome that with determination you can always move forward and reach your goals.
Brent is our outside field inspector. Brent does the ongoing “short” inspections during the year on all our properties including the special “pet inspections”. The purpose of these inspections is to be sure the house keeping is up to par, that damages are not being done to the property, that unauthorized pets haven’t been brought in and more. We do a personal move-in with the tenants. Brent meets the tenants at the property to give them the keys, go over the move-in inspection report; show them how to turn the water off in case of emergency; where the GFI’s are; where the return vents are – reminding them to change the filters monthly and more. Brent also handles the initial inspections on all new accounts and the “move-out” inspections which take him anywhere from 1 to 4 hours to complete and takes hundreds of photographs of the property to document its overall condition and specific items that need to be repaired, replaced or updated. In 2018 Brent relocated to Las Vegas from Orange County and has worked in this field since February of 2013. His email is Inspector@AvalonOaktree.com.
Brent was born in Central Iowa and raised on a farm. His grandfather was a building contractor so he learned about the construction trades from the ground up. He later attended Iowa State University and was a starter on the defensive line of the Cyclone Football team for two years. After graduation, he worked as an accountant and discovered that he was not cut for that type of work. As a result, he purchased a restaurant which turned out to be the first of many businesses he has owned. Eventually, he realized that he could actually leave Iowa and he moved to Southern California where he met his wife and became a licensed contractor. This led him into the field of Property Management which he has been involved with since 2013. He has also owned rental units so is personally familiar with all aspects of property management. In 2018, after owning a 2nd home in the Las Vegas area for over 10 years, he and his wife became permanent, full-time residents at which time he joined the Avalon Team.
Israel is also an outside field inspector. Israel also conducts the move-out inspection reports which take him anywhere from 1 to 4 hours to complete and takes hundreds of photographs of the property to document its overall condition and specific items that need to be repaired, replaced or updated. Israel obtains bids for work to be done on the properties. He does quality checks on the repairs the vendors have done to ensure our vendors are maintaining the quality of work we expect from them. I’ve known Israel for about 15 years and he came to work for us in 2013. Israel is fully bilingual in English and Spanish in both speech and writing. He shares the same email with Brent – Inspector@AvalonOaktree.com.
Personal Background – Israel has lived in Las Vegas for over 18 years. He is a father of 2 wonderful boys and a loving husband, brother and son. He enjoys volunteering his time in helping out the community. A few of his favorite pastimes are coaching soccer and going out for ice cream with his boys. Nature is also something he is passionate about and enjoys escaping to anytime he can to rejuvenate and feel closer to what really matters.