Meet the Team

We are extremely proud of our team here at gkhouses. Every new hire must pass a lengthy four-part interview process we affectionately call, The Grinder. Only 1 in 10 make it through the entire process and join our team. What this means for you is that you can trust we have the very best people managing your rental home and caring for your tenants.

Little Rock

Meet the Team » Birmingham Team Leader

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Curren is the team leader for our Little Rock office.

There isn’t anything he can’t do – both in and out of the office.

Need a fantasy football coach? Check
Need a car fixed? Check
Need a poker partner? Check
Need impeccable books and innovative reports? Check
Need a Team Leader? Check

His professional passion is financial analysis and reporting, and he firmly believes that “information is everything” when it comes to providing our clients with relevant data.

He’s so valuable to gkhouses and our customers that we overlook his obsession with the NFL and disdain for college football.

Outside of the office Curren enjoys spending time with his family and playing basketball.

Hometown: San Clemente, California

Birmingham

Meet the Team » Director of Maintenance & General IT Guru

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Nick is our Director of Maintenance here at gkhouses. In this role, he works closely with our staff to develop estimates for owners and make sure maintenance work orders are completed with excellence and promptly.

Following Nick’s graduation from Auburn, he began working with a website design company here in town where he became even more obsessed with technology. Naturally, because of his experience and love for tech, Nick can also be found around the office acting as the “IT Guy.”

When Nick isn’t at in the office, he can typically be found enjoying time with family or in Auburn watching the Tigers play. War Eagle!

Hometown: Marietta, Georgia

Meet the Team » Owner Communication

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After graduating from Auburn University and a two-year stint in East Asia, Gray moved back to Birmingham and joined the gk team as Leasing Coordinator and is now in our Operations department. He handles owner communication here in Birmingham and is driven by providing the very best in customer service!

If you’d like to learn more about Gray, take a look at this video we use when onboarding new owners.

When Gray is not in the office, he enjoys being outdoors camping, climbing gigantic boulders, being on the water, or playing golf.

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

 

Meet the Team » Owner Sales

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Alex is in charge of owner sales here at gkhouses. Whether you are a single homeowner looking to rent out your house, or a large investment company looking to buy local property, Alex is the guy for you.

He will be able to walk you through our different pricing plans as well as any questions you might have when it comes to trusting one of your largest assets with gkhouses.

When Alex is not in the office, he enjoys hiking, running, scuba diving, and watching college football.

Hometown: Marietta, Georgia

Meet the Team » Leasing Coordinator

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Alex joined the gk team as a Leasing Coordinator and is moving into our coveted Owner Communication role.

Alex graduated from Auburn in 2011 and graduated from Alabama in 2014 with a Masters degree in marketing. If you’re wondering, he’s an Auburn fan all the way. He also has prior work experience in the apparel and grocery industries.

When Alex isn’t at the office he spends his time doing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, keeping track of Auburn football, and helping his wife study for medical school.

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Meet the Team » Accounting

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Jacob has become famous in our office for his random thoughts and timely one-liners.

And on top of that, he’s a whiz with the numbers.

Jacob learned accounting while he was still in high school working in the family business and studied it formally at The University of Alabama.

In college, he fell in love…with real estate. After completing his MBA, he decided to combine his passion for real estate and his accounting skills, which led him to gkhouses!

When Jacob’s not in the office, you can find him wading a local waterway with his fly rod and his faithful dog, Charlie.

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

Meet the Team » Birmingham Maintenance

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Our professionally trained and licensed maintenance team makes certain that your tenants and your homes are well cared for in a timely manner. We only hire the best and we are proud of this team. Because of their attention to detail and commitment to excellence, we are able to offer our Maintenance Guarantee for up to 12 months after a repair is completed on your home. Call our office to learn more about all of our guarantees.

Meet the Team » Tenant Communications

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Alex serves in our Tenant Communication role where she helps answer questions, solve problems, and makes our tenants feel appreciated.

Alex grew up in Colorado for more than 15 years which helped foster her love for all outdoor activities. She is currently living in Aguascalientes Mexico.

Alex is married with a son, three dogs, and one cat…making for a lively home life!

Hometown: Denver, Colorado

Nashville

Meet the Team » Major Accounts Property Manager

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Duncan has been with gkhouses since 2015 and is our Nashville Team Leader.

Duncan is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of our Nashville office. In this role, Duncan is involved in owner communication which includes updates on maintenance issues, owner statements, as well as fielding a wide variety of questions in regards to Nashville rental property.

Duncan graduated from the University of Alabama in 2013 with a major in Marketing and a specialization in Real Estate. He moved to Birmingham to continue to build on his knowledge and passion for real estate and to start his career in the field. Duncan moved to run our Nashville office in December of 2017.

You can read more about his journey from Birmingham to Nashville here.

When he is not focused on real estate in the Nashville area, Duncan enjoys being on a golf course or in the outdoors hunting or fishing.

Hometown: Fairhope, Alabama

Other

Meet the Team » Tenant Communications

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Don’t tell Paloma that it’s time for Drew Brees to retire! She’s an avid Saints fan having spent a lot of her childhood in New Orleans.

Paloma is passionate about customer service and handles tenant communication for us. She is also equipping new hires for their role in tenant communications.

She’s studying to become a Software Development Engineer where we hope she’ll develop amazing property management software!!

When she’s not communicating with our tenants, she is usually studying or hanging out with her family.

Hometown: Aguascalientes, Mexico

Meet the Team » Leasing

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Roger Garcia is a team player, very energetic and outgoing. He will always put a smile on your face and is always willing to help others. This is why is a perfect fit for one of our communication roles.

Raised in Golden, Colorado, Roger graduated in 2004 from Golden High School. After graduation, he started working in the customer service industry where he has developed his skills over time.

He is a family man with three children, and he enjoys the outdoors, sports and traveling to new places. Roger’s experience in customer service will help him play a significant role on the gk team.

Hometown: Delicias, Chihuahua.

Chattanooga

Meet the Team » Tenant Communications

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When it comes to communication, Bryant excels! Currently, he is assisting our Nashville and Chattanooga staff by coordinating daily property management tasks and follow up.

Bryant is passionate about customer service and making sure that tenants receive timely and accurate responses to their questions.

Born in Ventura, CA., and raised in Laredo, TX, Bryant moved to Mexico when he was 12 and has been there ever since.

He’s married with two young children and enjoys spending his free time with his family and traveling.

Meet the Team » Leasing Coordinator

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Jamie eats, breathes, and sleeps leasing.

He’s passionate about leasing because he knows that owners want their house leased fast and to a great tenant.

Jamie studied psychology at the University of Southern Indiana and the University of Memphis.

Out of college, he worked in recruiting for agencies focused on the manufacturing industry with niche markets in automotive manufacturing.

When he’s not finding exceptional tenants, Jamie spends his time outside hiking, hammocking, or paddle boarding.

If you speak with him, ask him the most recent documentaries he been checking out.

Hometown: Carmel, Indiana

 

Meet the Team » gkhouses Chattanooga Team Leader

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Don’t let the fact that Mat was raised in Mississippi fool you, he’s “all-in” when it comes to Chattanooga property management.

Mat leads our Chattanooga office and considers it a great privilege to walk with owners through the process of getting their houses marketed, and rented quickly.

When Mat’s not speaking with owners or managing our staff, you can find him working out at the downtown Sportsbarn, running across the Walnut Street Bridge, or with his wife or home playing with his two boys.

You can read more about Mat and his move from Birmingham to Chattanooga here.

Hometown: Fulton, Mississippi