Becky Koppenhaver is a California native, and has been a resident of the Pasadena and Los Angeles for 25 years. She has intimate knowledge and appreciation for the area’s many neighborhoods. She refers to herself as a “native tourist,” often spending her down time exploring old and new neighborhoods, restaurants, art galleries, coffee houses and anything else that crosses her path.
Becky specializes in the sale of residential real estate in the areas of Pasadena, Altadena, and Northeast Los Angeles.
Her background in non-profit communications smoothed her professional transition to real estate. She brings numerous attributes of a good real estate professional. These include her natural ability to connect with people, a warm, caring and supportive nature, attention to detail, market knowledge, and the desire to help clients reach their goals, whether selling or buying a house.
When Becky isn’t exploring the city, she likes to hike in the foothills above Altadena, bike along the Los Angeles River, and explore California with her husband, her two sons, and her dog.
Call her with any questions you may have about buying or selling real estate!
Jenny was born in Pasadena and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. She graduated from Pomona College, then began her career working for the California State Legislature where she met her husband, Anthony. She took time off to raise her young children. Their daughter is now a junior at UCSB and their son is a freshman at NYU. She reentered the work force as an event planner and most recently worked for a decade as business manager for a local interior designer.
Jenny volunteers on the gala and garden event committees for the Elizabeth House, a home for pregnant homeless women in Pasadena. She is a member of the San Marino Garden Club. There, she shares her interests in gardens, plants and floral design. Jenny enjoys entertaining friends and family, cooking for church events, mentoring young people, traveling, camping, reading and yoga.
She has a keen interest in real estate, and a knack for discovering a “diamond in the rough” or “perfect gem”. With enthusiasm and integrity, she will be a valuable resource for her clients in their real estate transactions.
She takes pride in her community and looks forward to working with Podley Properties, providing clients with exceptional service.
From the moment Stuart Brawley purchased his first home in 2002, he knew he loved Real Estate. At the time, he was in the middle of a successful career as a music producer and songwriter. He remembers loving the whole process of home buying, from the search, to the negotiations, to the paperwork.
Buying and selling your home is a deeply personal experience. Having someone on your team that gets you and understands your vision makes the difference. Stuart makes sure his clients are educated in every step of the process. In addition, he loves helping families find their dream home as much as helping sellers take the next step in their lives when it’s time to move on.
Having lived 22 years in both LA and Atladena/Pasadena communities, Stuart knows the ins and outs of the community.
As a music producer, his primary job was bringing different skills, talents and ideas together to create a cohesive vision. Working with high demand clients like Michael Jackson, Don Henley, Barbra Streisand, Aerosmith, and Celine Dion gave Stuart the experience to work well under pressure, keep a project on track and deliver a great final product. He sees Real Estate through the same lens, and his mission for each transaction is to bring a team together with one goal in mind: a happy and successful escrow.
Stuart currently lives in Altadena with his partner and his daughter, who attends Pasadena Waldorf School. He remains passionate about music, building community, and volunteers regularly to work with students at his daughter’s school helping with concerts, events and outreach.
Lana Cordero has an educational background in law as well as 7 years experience in real estate construction, development, acquisition and marketing. She has continuously excelled as a business owner and publicist for over 3 years. She has been instrumental in orchestrating luxury events, business coordination and real estate transactions within the sports & entertainment industries.
Lana has a passion for all things real estate, entertainment, travel, hospitality and design. She excels in communication and enjoys exposing opportunities for her clients through creative marketing strategies including events, media, and public representation. It has always been Lana’s goal to pay forward her success by staying active with various causes and nonprofit organizations involving disadvantaged youth, individuals without a stable home and victims of abuse. She does not take on any task unless she believes that she can give it her all. She will not make any promises to you unless she believes she can keep them.
Lana’s goal is to understand your needs and ensure that she can meet your expectations. She is very passionate about all aspects of her career. Lana prides herself not only on getting you results, but also on providing an exceptional experience at the same time. No matter the project, big or small – Lana is here to assist you!
Born and raised in the Philippines, Jaclyn moved to California before turning 21. She worked as an Assistant to a Real Estate Broker for 5 years in Northern California. She moved to Southern California to pursue a Master’s Degree in Christian Counseling. Jaclyn worked in the school’s Business Office helping students with their financial accounts.
Jaclyn’s aim as she pursued Counseling was to develop her skills in working with people, before returning to Real Estate. Upon finishing her Counseling degree, she earned her License in Real Estate. She prayed to join a company that cares for their clients and each other, adheres to moral and ethical principles of honesty and fair dealing, and passionately strives to give the best at all times. Podley Properties met each criteria. She walked into that open door excited to start her career as a Realtor.
Jaclyn loves meeting and building friendships with people. Her previous work as a Real Estate Assistant combined with her counseling experience, attention to detail, and trustworthy character make her a great Realtor to work with. She is dedicated to providing you the support needed as you buy or sell properties, while making it a fun experience for you!
In addition to her passion in Real Estate, she enjoys hiking, going to the gym and the beach, and meeting up with friends over coffee or meal.
Having grown up in Glendora and graduating from Glendora High School, Marianna Valdivia is very familiar with Glendora and the surrounding areas. She has always had an interest in real estate, and for the last 10 years she has worked in escrow. This experience in escrow helps Marianna to have a deeper understanding of the buying and selling process than most agents.
She loves to help people, and takes great pride and pleasure in helping clients in selling their current home or finding and buying their dream home. Marianna knows how stressful the home buying process can be. She makes the extra effort to let her clients know that they can trust her, and to provide the easiest experience as possible every step of the way.
Marianna is married with three children; two boys, five and three, and a stepdaughter who is sixteen.
Priscilla Nelson grew up in Chino, California, where her father was a pastor at a local church serving the quaint community. After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from U.C. Riverside, she worked in cancer research at world-renowned City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte. She developed a love for real estate while living in beautiful Pasadena, California. The architectural significance of the homes and neighborhoods fueled her passion, and in 2011 she obtained her real estate license.
As a lifelong resident of the Inland Empire/San Gabriel Valley, Priscilla will use her insider knowledge to work to find a special property in your neighborhood of choice and utilize the latest marketing tools to expose your property to the widest possible range of qualified buyers.
Priscilla’s choice to partner with Podley Properties was an easy one to make. As a locally-based company, Podley Properties has a collaborative team that is knowledgeable enough to bring a supportive, personal experience to every transaction and established enough to be known for having an impeccable reputation and many years of experience in the communities it serves. Every transaction has the support of the company’s collective resources and expertise.
In her free time, Priscilla loves being with friends and family. She enjoys exploring new restaurants, seeing her favorite music artists perform, and participating in regional 5k/10K events.
Diane Scalzo’s nature and passion are service oriented. Her service mindset uniquely positions her to provide the necessary client service at the center of all thriving relationships.
Prior to joining Podley Properties, Diane worked as administrative assistant to senior executives at Cable News Network and the Los Angeles Times. While at CNN, she assisted the Senior Executive for News and learned much about scheduling and on-time production. She also had the tremendous opportunity to work many years at the Los Angeles Times. She culminated her career there as senior administrative assistant to the President of the Los Angeles Times and Times Mirror.
Diane’s real estate career began in 2015 as assistant to a Podley Properties Top Producing agent. In this position, she realized real estate had a strong service element and an arena she wished to explore in greater depth. As a licensed agent, she has teamed up with Jim Rock, a 30 year professional and year-over-year Top Producer at Podley Properties.
Alex Velasco Arias brings a unique and extensive sales background to real estate. After 20 years working as a top salesperson and manager for a well-known luxury car line, he is now a residential Realtor helping clients make the best possible real estate decisions. Alex is committed to guiding buyers and sellers through every step of the process, from loan financing to assessing a home’s value to closing escrow. He is fluent in English and Spanish, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and has worked as a Spanish Court Interpreter. He has a passion for cooking, gardening and great movies, and lives with his wife of 25 years in Pasadena. Alex welcomes your calls to discuss all of your real estate needs.
Alex Velasco Arias aporta una experiencia de ventas única y extensa en el sector inmobiliario. Después de haber trabajado 20 años como vendedor y administrador de ventas para una concesionaria de automóviles de lujo bien conocida, ahora es un agente inmobiliario residencial que ayuda a los clientes a tomar las mejores decisiones inmobiliarias posibles. Alex se compromete a guiar a los compradores y vendedores a lo largo de cada paso del proceso inmobiliario, desde el financiamiento de un préstamo, la evaluación del valor de una casa hasta el cierre del fideicomiso. Habla con fluidez inglés y español, tiene una licenciatura en Ingeniería Civil y ha trabajado como intérprete en los juzgados administrativos. Él tiene una pasión por la cocina, la jardinería, buenas películas y vive con su esposa de 25 años en Pasadena. Alex le da la bienvenida a sus llamadas para analizar todas sus necesidades inmobiliarias.
Summer has been a resident of San Gabriel Valley for 30 years. Her professional background includes 12 years of residential lending and 5 years in finance and banking. Her experience includes underwriting, insurance, mortgage lending, and banking. Summer acquired licensing in real estate, life insurance, investments and also completed her Associates degree in Business Administration. Summer recently transitioned from banking to pursue real estate after she had her first child. This has been a long time career goal for her, not only professionally but personally.
She enjoys the flexibility as a Realtor®, which will allow her to balance her home life and career. Summer understands buying a home is one of the most important investment decisions a person can make and enjoys guiding her clients through the process while at the same earning her clients trust and ensuring each transaction is a success. Furthermore, she takes pride in treating her clients like family and holds herself to a high standard of professionalism.
Summer joins the Monrovia office knowing the area well. It is local to where she grew up and spent many years building relationships among the community and between her friends and family. With a focus on customer service and a background in banking and lending, she is confident this has paved the way to a successful future in Real Estate.
626.824.6711 | Summer@YourRealEstateSource.biz
242 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016