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!
Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Pam Tomashek is a graduate of Punjab University in Chandigarh with a BS in Science, and speaks, reads, and writes fluent Thai. She has been a long time resident of the foothills region of Los Angeles County, comfortably familiar with the neighborhoods of La Canada, La Crescenta, Sunland/Tujunga and much of the San Gabriel Valley.
As a client focused Realtor®, Pam listens to her client’s needs and works with both home buyers and current home owners to maximize their search using the latest in digital and old fashioned neighborhood knowledge. Pam brings an array of marketing and sales tools to maximize the value of your property.
Besides real estate, Pam’s other passions include music and cooking. She’s an active member of the prestigious Sanctuary Choir at Lake Avenue Congregational Church in Pasadena. She loves to explore new recipes and try them out with her family and friends (this could be you!). She has even formed a dinner group which meets monthly to share each other’s gourmet dishes.
Pam is a member of National Association of Realtors, California Association of Realtors and Pasadena-Foothill Association of Realtors. If you, your family, or friends are considering in buying or selling, please do not hesitate to reach out. Pam looks forward to assisting you with all of your real estate needs!
Krista Chandlee will be your trusted real estate advisor, community specialist & friend! Born & raised on the East Coast by a successful blood line of real estate brokers, strong values, work ethic & unparalleled service were instilled in her from a very young age.
Krista graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Journalism, which further developed her writing, negotiating & interpersonal skills. Following graduation, she adapted quickly to city life in New York City where her fierce determination & commitment to excellence landed her Spokesperson jobs for several National Brands.
A few years ago the “mountains were calling” and Krista made the big move West all on her own and has not looked back! She feels incredibly blessed to serve as both ally and personal guide to her clients. She is passionate about helping sellers and buyers achieve their real estate dreams.
Krista is truly a mover & a shaker and believes there is never a goal too big or too small. She takes a specialized, personal approach and commitment to service over volume. This will really feel as though you’re working with a trusted friend and powerful teammate. She will also be your source for local resources that will make your life better! In her free time, you can catch her exploring SoCal biking & hiking trails with her fiance Brett & their adopted semi-famous pup, Joey the Chihuahua! For those of you with fur babies, ask her about her doggie services, too!
Sarah Zarcone has lived her entire life under the warm California sun. An alum of UCSB (Go Gauchos!), she earned her bachelor’s degree with a double major in Law & Society and Communication. She then achieved an MBA from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, before beginning a career in Film and Video Production.
Film and Video Production has many similarities to real estate. Both take place in fast paced environments with lots of moving pieces, a multitude of personalities, negotiations, contracts and details galore. It involves planning to get the job done well & on-time, problem solving when unexpected changes occur and keeping everything within budget. Sarah loved everything about it. However, she craved a deeper connection with clients and wanted to make a greater impact on their lives. She decided to take her education, background and skills and focus it on a seamless transition into real estate.
Sarah loves working with clients on important life decisions in real estate. She knows that the process of buying or selling a home can be overwhelming and confusing without the right person navigating. Sarah’s education, coupled with her experience and desire to build relationships and help others, make her an ideal fit to guide clients through the process of a real estate transaction. Sarah prides herself on being organized, friendly and approachable, along with her excellent communication skills. She values openness, honesty and, above all else, relationships with others.
Sarah lives in Upland with her wonderful husband, Dave, and their little old dog, Paco.
Having participated in the sale of her own family’s home and the resulting the search for a new one on several occasions, MJ Gravel is keenly aware of the importance of each of the many choices involved in buying and selling real estate. Of course, there are both joys and worries that come with real estate transactions. MJ’s goal is to make your choice of an agent one that translates into straightforward success. Whether you are buying, selling, or managing both.
Her history in the hospitality industry, coupled with skill sets in relationship management and negotiations, as well as in working the often complex details of real estate transactions are key in this success. To facilitate ease in the process, MJ’s first priority is to fulfill client requests and negotiate in their best interest. Her passion in life, as in residential real estate, is for maintaining meaningful connections with friends, family, and clients.
Prior to joining Podley Properties as a residential REALTOR®, MJ spent 18 successful years in many fields. These include multifamily real estate, affordable housing finance and development, and business and community development. Her work experience includes: site identification and acquisition, financial structuring and identification of funding sources, community education & outreach, relationship management, advocacy, and project management in the development and rehabilitation of housing for those in need. MJ holds a Master’s Degree in Urban & Regional Planning, (M.A.U.R.P.) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Religion, with Honors, both from the University of Iowa. She is a Certified Housing Development Finance Professional, (H.D.F.P.) from the National Development Council.
MJ lives in South Pasadena with her husband, Brain, two of her wonderful kiddos, and two exquisite kitties. Her oldest daughter is married and lives in Columbus, OH, where she is a successful real estate agent. The San Gabriel Valley has been MJ’s sanctuary home for the past seven years. She an actively volunteers in her kiddo’s schools, and recently joined the South Pasadena Education Foundation (SPEF) – the fundraising arm of the South Pasadena Schools. As time permits, MJ contracts in Interior Design, enjoys baking, travel, hiking, biking and kayaking with her family. She also loves entertaining, and to see her kids on the stage any chance she gets.
Eddie Ramirez believes maintaining a top & respected position in real estate requires an honest & personal touch with clients and business colleagues. These honest and lasting personal connections require trust & loyalty, and is what drives business forward. Protecting client’s interests and facilitating their requests & needs is always the top priority. Eddie brings a positive personality, enthusiasm, and knowledge to better assist clients in their real estate endeavors to create a positive client experience.
Eddie was raised in Southern California and has lived most of his adult life in the San Gabriel Valley. This has allowed him to gain great local knowledge of all the surrounding communities, including his hometown of Eagle Rock.
After nearly 20 years in the financial industry, Eddie packed up all the financial knowledge and obtained his real estate license in 2012 and partnered with Pete & Lisa Loeffler at RE/MAX Premier Properties. Eddie consistently achieved the prestigious RE/MAX 100% Club Award in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 before making the move to Podley Properties in 2018.
In addition, Eddie actively involves himself in his “communities”. He serves as an MLS Committee Member and is a Director for the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors (PFAR). Eddie also served as a Director with the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council and Land Use Committee. As an avid cyclist, he has served as a Director for Pasadena Athletic Association since 2002, including President 2010-2012. In addition to family and bicycles, Eddie also enjoys camping, hiking, and traveling to new places.
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.