Name: Kathleen Richards
Duties: Strategic & Leadership Development, Operations Management.
Goal: To provide excellent customer service, to manage properties efficiently, to maximize the investors return, to provide tenants with quality housing.
Kathleen has lived in the Santa Cruz area for over 20 years and holds a BA in Int’l Studies/Economics and an MS in Management/Organizational Development.
Kathleen teaches Property Management Classes at Cabrillo College for the Do-It-Yourselfers and has been an expert witness for court cases. Check out her short property management video tips on our website and like us on Facebook Portola Property Management.
Kathleen holds the following professional designations:
CCRM(CA Certified Res Mgr) from CAA
MPM & RMP (Master Prop Mgr) & (Res Prop Mgr) from NARPM
Kathleen has held various local and state board positions from Education Chair to President with NARPM since 2007 and continues to be active in the field of Property Management through teaching and writing. Kathleen holds membership in NAR-Nat’l Assoc of Realtors, CAR-CA Assoc of Realtors, SCAOR-Santa Cruz Assoc of Realtors.CAA-CA Apt Assoc., and NARPM-National Assoc of Residential Property Mgrs.
Title: Accounting Clerk
Duties: Handles all accounting associated with properties. Interacts with property owners and tenants.
Experience: 7 years with Portola PM, and 15 years property management experience.
After Hours: Enjoys time with family and friends.
Title: Client Care Specialist
Duties: Provide Excellent Customer Service and Office Support
Experience: 11 years in customer service, admin support positions, 10 years as business owner and operations manager, 10 years experience in commerical and residential leasing.
After Hours: Cooking & Camping.
Title: Resident Pre-Inspection Coordinator
Duties: Pre-Move-out Inspections
Experience: Licensed Realtor with Lawrie & Lawrie, property management experience
After Hours: Spending time with family, friends, and enjoying the beach and nature
Title: Construction Specialist – The guy who does the stuff no one else wants to do.
Duties: Construction and maintenance
Experience: Over 30 years of general building construction and maintenance.
After Hours: Spending time with Heidi, enjoying life’s adventures along the way. Surfing, Biking, Scuba Diving, Camping, and traveling.
Title: Maintenance Professional
Duties: Support Portola PM Owners/Tenants with their maintenance requests and provide excellent customer service.
“I am the “MacGyver” of Property Maintenance, providing creative solutions to all your unique property needs.”
Experience: Over 10 yrs experience in residential remodeling, repair, and property management in Santa Cruz County.
After Hours: Scuba diving, RV camping, and enjoying the local music scene with my wife & friends.
Title: Maintenance Coordinator / Accounting Assistant
Duties: Coordinate all Work Orders, Support Accounting and Operations departments
Experience: Marketing & Video Production, Event Planning, Administrative experience.
Education: UCSC graduate with BA in Business Management, and a BA in Film & Digital Media
After Hours: Enjoys going to spin class, crafting and loves cats. Volunteers at the SC Animal Shelter.