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Karla Hoffart

Karla Hoffart

Portfolio Manager
(Ext. 2)

Karla has over 20 years of experience in both the accounting and construction industries. Her extensive knowledge is equaled only by her attention to detail and a “forensic approach” to getting to the bottom of things.

Property Management is complex, with multiple layers. Managing work flow, triaging emergencies, keeping detailed records and customer service is a daily balancing act. “Tenants can be upset at times when they call us. Owners can occasionally get frustrated. I find it rewarding to be the calm in the center of their storm. My husband is in construction and I worked with him for years, so I know many of the service vendors well and trust them to provide an accurate evaluation of the cost and timeline.”


Lea Landwehr

Lea Landwehr

Portfolio Manager
(Ext. 8)

Lea has experience managing virtually every type of residential property – houses, condos, mobile homes, plexes, and apartments – and a few commercial properties thrown in for good measure. Lea is an Oregon licensed property manager, as well as a Certified Property Manager candidate; active member of the Institute of Real Estate Management. She teaches classes on property management to REALTORS and strives to attend every function available to keep current on property-related issues.

Lea has been involved in the industry since high school. She comes from a family of landlords and is one herself. They are all “self-made” landlords who started from the bottom. Through hard work, wise investment, and good management, she believes rental property is proof that the American Dream is alive and well. “Someone smarter than I once said that you almost can’t over-communicate in this industry and I believe that. I manage every property as if it were my own.”


Lindsey Pykonen

Lindsey Pykonen

Portfolio Manager
(Ext. 5)

Lindsey Pykonen has lived in the Portland-Metro area since 1998. Originally from Southern Oregon, Lindsey moved up to Portland to be closer to family. Lindsey is married and a mother of two. She enjoys watching both of her children compete with their hip hop dance team, camping and spending time with her family and friends.

Lindsey began working in the Property Management industry in 2004 where she was a leasing agent at a 608 unit apartment community. From there she went on to manage her own property in North Portland. She then began to specialize in affordable housing. In 2015 Lindsey received her CPM designation while she was working at a project base section 8 community. Lindsey made the change to private rentals in 2016 and has enjoyed all that it brings.

“I enjoy being there for both the tenants and the owners. When an emergency arises, we are typically the first to be called. I find that being able to talk someone through the drama and help them fix the problem is rewarding. As a Portfolio Manager, I never know what the day may bring – but I enjoy knowing that everyday will be different. I believe that you have to do what you love, and love what you do!”


Ethan Rogers

Ethan Rogers

Property Manager
(Ext 3)

Ethan is a veteran of 92-96 in the Navy, after two tours in the first Gulf War. He has a B.A. in English and a minor in creative writing. He was in building operations at South Coast Reparatory Theatre for two years and worked as a carpenter for two years with a local construction company before coming to The Garcia Group.

“I am a host by nature. As a Property Manager, I strive to manage our tenant experience in the best way possible; move-ins, move-outs, property inspections and upkeep. Our owners are assured someone has an eyes on their property regularly; and we strive to provide residents with a stable living situation. I work to help see those things happen. Ultimately it is my job to be the ‘boots on the ground’ on behalf of the owners and our office. We excel in both; taking excellent care of properties and providing a safe, secure living situation for tenants.


Vanessa Finley

Vanessa Finley

Office Manager
(Ext 6)

Vanessa was born and raised in Portland and she has always enjoyed exploring her hometown. From the art galleries to the cafés and restaurants – she has been to them all. Yet, it wasn’t until she graduated from St. Mary’s Academy that she discovered her true passion. At the growing age of 18, Vanessa was introduced to property management and has since developed her career within the industry.

Just like her exploration of Portland, she has ventured through many aspects of property management and real estate, but she’s found her favorite role to be in accounting/office administration. The Garcia Group is extremely fortunate to have Vanessa as our Office Administrator.

Vanessa focuses on the financials; keeps the systems functioning and she approaches and resolves any accounting concerns as they come up. With excellent customer service skills and a keen eye for detail, she is a key player on our team. With her commitment to personal development, she helps us to succeed immensely in managing properties throughout the Portland Metropolitan and surrounding areas. Her focus on the numbers and commitment to the overall professionalism of The Garcia Group plays a significant part in creating an excellent experience for both owners and tenants.


Lea Landwehr

T.J. Pelham

Director of Maintenance
(Ext 9)

T.J. started the property management in 2007. Prior to that he spent 8 years working alongside his father, a general contractor of over 35 years doing home repairs and remodeling. He has managed various residential properties, including residential high-rise, single family homes and multi-family communities. With nearly 15 combined years as both a roving and on-site maintenance technician, T.J.’s experience affords him an inclusive understanding of the industry and how to effectively meet the needs of our residents, both in providing direct services and coordinating with one of our many valued vendors.

T.J. oversees the Garcia Group Maintenance team of technicians. “I place a great deal of importance on providing a safe and comfortable home for all of our residents. We have a dual responsibility when it comes to repairs: to help the tenants get back to life as usual and to simultaneously protect the investment of the owners. I work to ensure the repairs are handled professionally and thoroughly. As a member of the Garcia Group team, I strive to achieve this through prompt and professional services.”

In his free time T.J. volunteers as a firefighter/EMT, with the American Red Cross Disaster Services and is an avid outdoorsman. T.J. values providing thorough and professional services to meet the needs of our residents with attention to detail and a genuine passion for customer service.


Ryan and Liz

Liz and Ryan Rockwood

Community Managers
(Ext 7)

Liz and Ryan are the On-site Resident Managers at the Tualatin Woods Apartments. They have been living at Tualatin Woods for nearly 10 years (they lived in a town-home prior to becoming the managers) and they have very much enjoyed calling it home, and being a part of the community. They work hard to maintain the complex.

Additionally, Liz Rockwood serves as a Assistant Community Manager for 3 small sub divisions. She has a deep background in social services and is an excellent communicator – always maintaining a calm voice, no matter what the situation. Liz is trained in a multitude of software systems and procedures, and her familiarity and knowledge of our vendors helps get the job done, whatever it is, in a timely manner. When issues arise that need extra attention, she is a competent go-to person and a valuable asset to The Garcia Group staff.


Megan Hannah

Megan Hannah

Leasing Coordinator
(Ext 1)

Megan is working as our leasing agent while also obtaining her Oregon Real
estate license. Megan moved to Portland 3 years ago from Eugene where she studied advertising and multimedia at the University of Oregon.

Outside of the office her hobbies include buying fancy cheeses, traveling around the Pacific North West, and hiking with her dog, Fisher.


Amber Clark

Amber Clark, REALTOR®

Business Development Manager
(Ext 1001)

Amber comes from a family of contractors and has been closely involved in many projects over the years that have allowed her to collect a wealth of knowledge that she has applied to her role as a successful REALTOR. From those charming turn-of-the- century remodels to the ins and outs of new construction, she has exceptional real estate experience and she is eager to share it with clients. She is an excellent communicator, and she is also fluent in Spanish, with a Linguistics Degree from the University of Oregon.

“I’m very fortunate to have found a career that combines some of my favorite things: people and properties. Being a licensed Real Estate Broker allows me to meet new and exciting people each day. Whether I’m guiding owners through the complex matrix of hiring a professional management company or helping a first time buyer understand the maze of negotiations, inspections and escrows – I help them make their real estate goals a reality!

“Communication is everything. I see my role as helping clients navigate important real estate issues in a positive and pro-active manner and to look for ways to make the outcome a great experience.”