Carmen FrancoProperty Managerview bio+
Carmen has been a part of the Mesa team since 2017. She graduated from University Preparatory High School in 2011 and earned her certificate in Business Administration from San Joaquin Valley College with a 4.0 GPA. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her children and volunteering for animal rescues.
Carmen started as an assistant at Mesa and has moved up to become a licensed property manager! She is a very driven individual who is motivated to learn more each and every day. Carmen is a team player and prides herself on bringing a positive and caring attitude towards everyone and everything she does.
Carmen lives in Apple Valley with her husband and two children.
Iliana UrenaDirector of Leasing and Applicationsview bio+
Iliana manages the application process at Mesa and is responsible for screening tenants as well as helping out with other admin related jobs around the office. Prior to joining the Mesa team, Iliana held several customer service jobs with her most recent being the dispatcher for a transportation company in Mira Loma, CA.
Iliana currently resides in Phelan where she lives with her husband and three children. Iliana enjoys working for a company that enables her to improve her analytical skills and grow as the company grows.
Joshua LongHigh Desert Branch Managerview bio+
Joshua is the High Desert Branch Manager for the Mesa team. With a background in sales and finance, Joshua gained the strong communication skills necessary to be an effective problem solver when handling any situation he is faced with. Joshua currently manages and facilitates office relations including hiring new office personnel. He also works with new owners that bring their properties to Mesa to be professionally managed.
Joshua has a BA degree in Administration with a concentration in management. He graduated with the distinctions of honors and cum laude. Joshua and his wife Claudia are currently homeowners in Victorville where they reside with their two children and two dogs.
Mark ParmenterProperty Managerview bio+
Mark is one of the most experienced property managers at Mesa. Prior to his career in property management, Mark worked in the construction industry as a member of the carpenters union. Mark has an Associates degree in Business and is a licensed real estate agent. He loves the unique challenges that come with managing rental homes for owners and the problem solving opportunities that come along with it.
Mark is a homeowner himself and is experienced with on site multi-unit management. He understands the delicate balance of working with tenants as landlord, owner and neighbor.
Meghan WilliamsAccountingview bio+
Meghan is one of the accounting assistants at Mesa. Meghan studied accounting at Chaffey College and was a bookkeeper for six years at a CPA firm that primarily worked with dairy farms before she joined the team at Mesa. Meghan enjoys working at Mesa because she is able to use her accounting experience in a new field that is really interesting to her.
Meghan lives in Rancho Cucamonga with her husband and two sons.
Michael MelendezReal Estate Managerview bio+
Mike has been practicing real estate in Southern California since 2006. His family and friends have always been involved in new home loans, construction and rehabilitation projects which has given him a unique and diverse perspective on all aspects of the industry. As a Realtor, Mike’s services consist of helping buyers and sellers obtain property that best suits their interests. Finding his clients great deals, maximizing their proceeds dn finding them the right home is what he does best.
Mike understands that real estate is one of the biggest purchases and sales that an individual will take part in and choosing the right agent is an important decision. He has both the experience and technology to help his clients meet their goals.
Moenique HallAdministrative Assistantview bio+
Moenique is an Army Veteran and brat, born in Baltimore; raised mostly in Texas. In the Army, her job was in aircraft and vehicle logistics. She obtained an Associates Degree in Business Administration from San Joaquin Valley College with a 4.0 GPA in 2019. She is currently attending Park University in pursuit of her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration/ Human Resources.
She is married with no children. Her husband is currently serving in the active duty Army so she enjoys seeing new places and making new memories with him. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and trying new foods, growing in her faith, bike riding, hiking, small decor projects and binge watching movies and TV shows.
She enjoys working with Mesa as an administrative assistant and is looking forward to endless possibilities and growth within her career.
Rebecca AnthonyCustomer Service Managerview bio+
Rebecca is the Customer Service Manager at Mesa responsible for ensuring excellent customer service throughout the rental process. Rebecca monitors queue wait times, email and chat inquiries and online reputation and adjusts resources as necessary to create the best customer experience possible.
Rebecca has a strong customer service background from her past role at Sprint and loves assisting our owners and tenants. When she isn’t working, Rebecca loves to bake and spend time with her family.
Sam ShwetzInland Empire Branch Managerview bio+
Sam is the Inland Empire Branch Manager at Mesa. Sam is focused on engaging both new and existing property owners and building out the backend systems for the company. Sam is a U.S. Navy veteran having served as a reactor operator on the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier which enabled him to travel the world and gain leadership experience in one of the most intellectually challenging fields in the military.
After his military service, Sam worked for a lighting control company as a field service engineer on various projects including extensive work on Apple’s new corporate headquarters in Cupertino, California. Sam has a BS degree in Business Finance from Excelsior College. Sam owns rental property in the High Desert and lives in Ontario with his wife, son and golden retriever.
Sawyer ShwetzProperty Managerview bio+
Sawyer is a Property Manager at Mesa. He focuses primarily on property management and improving behind the scenes processes. Sawyer obtained his BS degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona.
During his college years, Sawyer worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he designed and implemented new destructive tests for flight hardware prototypes. He also conducted heat treatment operations for projects including the Mars 2020 Rover, Mars Insight and the ISS.
Sawyer has been involved in the property management business since high school. He enjoys business more than engineering, which is why he decided to pursue a career in property management. Sawyer is a homeowner in La Verne and owns rental property in the High Desert.
Sheryl ShwetzGeneral Manager, Administrationview bio+
Sheryl is one of the founders of Mesa Properties. Today, she serves as the backbone of all things administrative for the company. Sheryl oversees all the details of running a property management company including onboarding new owners, converting applicants to tenants and paying all vendors and owners. After earning her BS in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Sheryl worked for a software development company running the support and training department and writing user documentation.
Sheryl also gained experience at an advertising agency servicing non-profit organizations where she drafted vendor instructions for merging customer data with various fundraising campaigns. Sheryl has three sons and homeschooled them through various states of their K-8 education. Each one is now thriving in adulthood.
Sonya DodReal Estate Agentview bio+
Sonya Dod has been a licensed real estate agent since 1989, Sonya is an agent who facilitates successful transactions for buyers as well as sellers, boasting a solid reputation for making deals with honesty and integrity. Since Sonya was raised on a Texas farm, she isn’t afraid of hard work and long hours. After her parents moved to California 40 years ago, they started buying investment properties. So she grew familiar and comfortable with the process of finding, fixing up and selling properties at an early age. Having served as an underwriter, processor and loan officer, Sonya has the knowledge and experience necessary to help sellers and buyers avoid wasting time opening meaningless transactions. What’s more, sellers are protected by her expertise as she requires buyers to provide written permission to speak directly to lenders. This unique approach fosters quickly closed deals and eliminates false representation.
Steve ShwetzManaging Brokerview bio+
Steve is the Managing Broker and founder of Mesa Properties and Mesa Real Estate. He began his real estate career buying, fixing and reselling distressed properties in Southern California. Seeing the long-term opportunity in a buy and hold strategy, Steve began acquiring residential real estate to build his own real estate rental portfolio. As a ten year owner of an international service franchise, Steve saw an opportunity to take his experience in customer service and developing systems and processes and apply that experience to the world of property management and real estate.
Prior to starting his own businesses, Steve held various senior advisory level sales positions with IBM Corp., B. Braun Medical, Insight Direct and Reach Local. Steve is a licensed real estate broker and holds a BS degree in Business from USC.
Tina SalazarReal Estate Agentview bio+
Tina Salazar joined our real estate team in July of 2019. Prior to becoming a Realtor, she had a background in the medical field. After many long hours and becoming a mother, she decided to pursue real estate. Her family and friends have always been involved in construction and real estate sales which helped spark her interest in the field.
As a Realtor, Tina’s services consist of helping buyers and sellers obtain property that best suits them. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her three boys and husband. You will probably find her shuttling the kids between school, Boy Scouts and soccer!
Verenice AlvaradoProperty Managerview bio+
Verenice is a property manager and has been at Mesa since September, 2014. She has her Associates Degree in Business Administration from San Joaquin Valley College and has over a decade of experience in customer service.
Previously, Verenice worked for Target where she trained sales associates and developed strong communication and teamwork skills. She has been instrumental in training assistants and property managers here at Mesa as well. Verenice is knowledgeable about all things property management and is excellent at placing well qualified tenants in great homes.
Tarah BassAdministrative Assistantview bio+
Tarah is one of the Administrative Assistants here at Mesa Properties and provides administrative support to the Mesa team. Tarah previously worked in customer service, security management and loss prevention where she gained great interpersonal skills and the ability to problem solve and understand the needs of clients and customers alike from all walks of life. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in 2012 from ITT Technical Institute.
Tarah is currently living in Victorville and enjoys writing, road trips, festivals and concerts, cooking, DIY crafts, spending time with her god-children, and binge watching documentaries and sci-fi tv series.
Tarah enjoys working at Mesa as an Administrative Assistant and is looking forward to growth within her career and the company.
Janette SmithAdministrative Assistantview bio+
Janette is one of our Administrative Assistants and she is bilingual in English and Spanish! She is a native to Southern California and graduated from Sultana High School in 2007.
Janette is known for her excellent problem solving and communication skills, which make her fantastic in her role here at Mesa!
Janette enjoys spending time with her two daughters, working on strengthening her faith, creating new memories and working on the weekends as a part-time make-up artist.
Janette is a motivated self-starter, eager and determined to reach her personal and professional goals. Janette is currently working on her California Real Estate License and is excited to continue to grow here at Mesa.
Florence QuinesCustomer Service Representativeview bio+
Florence is one of the customer service representatives at Mesa. Prior to joining the Mesa team, Florence has worked as an events organizer and also worked for AirBnb providing customer support.
Florence provides solutions for applicants and tenants when they call in with questions about their application or property they are renting. Her problem-solving skills and phone etiquette enable Mesa to stand out from the competition.
Florence enjoys spending time with her family on her time off and is a car buff! You can find her going for long drives with her husband on the weekends.
Angeli LorenzoAssistant Property Managerview bio+
Angeli is one of the Assistant Property Managers at Mesa. Angeli has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Before starting with Mesa, she worked for a Michigan based property management company for four years where her main responsibility was the processing of rental applications and leases. Prior to that, she worked for an e-commerce company in Human Resources for five years.
Angeli is a mother of three children and is a dog lover - she has seven Shih Tzus and two Belgian Malinois! Angeli is involved with homeschooling her children and training her dogs.
Angeli loves working in property management because it gives her the opportunity to help tenants find wonderful places to live and to take the stress out of the process for owners.
Megan FrancesconBusiness Development Associateview bio+
Megan is the Business Development Associate at Mesa. Megan comes from a background of management and customer service in the hospitality industry. When the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on the hospitality industry, Megan decided to pursue her passion for the housing industry and continue nurturing her love for people by joining the Mesa team.
Megan is a tactile learner and has a passion for everything to do with real estate. Outside of Mesa she has 3 young daughters and is married to her lifelong best friend. She enjoys family time, being outdoors and designing new spaces within her home.
Charlene GumabayLeasing and Applications Assistantview bio+
Charlene is the Leasing and Applications Assistant at Mesa. Charlene has a passion for helping applicants find rental homes and has an incredible level of attention to detail. Charlene screens and qualifies applicants that desire to rent a Mesa Properties managed home and ensures that all required documentation and verification is completed efficiently and accurately. Charlene has a customer service background from her time with both Macys and Bloomingdales.
Charlene enjoys spending time with her daughter and family on the weekends.
Jamella EscalanteCustomer Service Representativeview bio+
Jamella is one of the Customer Service Representatives at Mesa. If you call in with general questions about one of our rentals, you will probably talk to Jamella! Jamella has been in customer service since 2015 and has experience in a variety of industries such as insurance, real estate, fitness and finance.
In her last job, Jamella was promoted quickly to Customer Service Process Trainer due to her ability to learn quickly and help others do the same. Her past experience has helped her excel at Mesa and improve Mesa’s customer experience. Jamella’s passion is to help others and bring joy to Mesa’s customers.
Christy HaganAccounting Assistantview bio+
Christy is the Accounting Assistant at Mesa. Prior to joining the Mesa team, Christy was a Business Systems Analyst for Toyota Finance Service and also has experience as an Accounting Systems Analyst for the County of LA Auditor-Controller. Christy has a BS degree in Computer Science from CSULA.
Christy and her husband are homeowners in Chino HIlls where she lives with her three sons and their playful Husky. Christy enjoys being a part of the hardworking, customer oriented team at Mesa.
Rustin HarrisAssistant Property Managerview bio+
Rustin is an Assistant Property Manager here at Mesa. He has an Associates Degree in Business Administration and is working towards becoming a licensed real estate agent. He has become motivated to learn as much as there is to know about property management and deliver the best experience for both tenants and owners.
Outside of work, Rustin enjoys spending time with his son, visiting family and friends and cooking. He enjoys working at Mesa plans to continue to grow with the company as the company grows.
Erick CesenaProperty Inspectorview bio+
Erick is the property inspector for the Inland Empire branch of Mesa Properties. Erick is responsible for checking the conditions of properties before move-in, after move-out and during tenancies. After every inspection, Erick prepares a detailed report that will often contain hundreds of photos and descriptions of the condition of the property! His ability to notice things out of the ordinary have helped our owners fix issues before they became bigger problems, saving them thousands of dollars in maintenance expenses.
Erick lives in Pomona with his family and enjoys spending time with friends and family on the weekends as well as honing his guitar skills!