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Carlos Arita

Carlos Arita

As a key member of project management staff, Carlos manages the construction process for residential development in the Paradisa Homes Northeast Austin territory. He tirelessly works to ensure efficiency, timeliness, quality control standards, and coordination of labor and material needs at construction site locations. Carlos is a native of Guatemala City and made his way to Austin in 2007 from New Orleans following the arrival of hurricane Katrina. In his pursuit of knowledge pertaining to the construction industry, Carlos has attained an Associate of Applied Science in Building Construction Technology, OSHA 10 and 30 certifications, and has completed a US Department of Labor apprenticeship as a floor layer.

Fun Facts

Carlos is an avid coin collector, fisherman and adventure seeker. His travels have led him to climb the tallest Mayan pyramid in the world.
Angie Bartlett

Angie Bartlett

In a symphony of color, texture, and materials, Angie is an agile composer of design who selects fixtures and finishes which enhance interior and exterior living spaces as well as compliment and complete architectural elements. She is an exceptional guide for clients who seek options for a customized design experience that suits a specific vision. Her insight, efforts, and planning account for many features considered to be both stylish and unique that lend to the functionality and comfort of each home. A native Austinite, Angie grew up on Lake Travis where she visits to go out on the water every weekend as often as the weather will allow. She has a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Texas State University, San Marcos.

Fun Facts

Angie’s quest for visual interest and beauty extends to her passion as an amateur photographer and she is always on the lookout for great opportunities to photograph nature and animals.
Todd Bennett

Todd Bennett

Through architectural vision and skilled spatial mastery Todd creates the extraordinary building designs our company is known for that marry practicality, sustainability, and efficiency in unique and exciting ways. Behind the scenes, he also ensures proper analysis of potential project sites for environmental and regulatory factors that affect building construction, and liaisons with a myriad of city departments to ensure successful and timely permitting. Born in Lansing, Michigan, Todd long ago travelled beyond the boundaries of his birthplace to become a true globe trotter and has lived in Italy, Trinidad, and Indonesia. His travels led him to Austin in 1998 where he since become a long-standing transplant. Todd has received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Texas A&M University, is a registered architect in Texas (#21182) and is a LEED Accredited Professional who champions ever more efficient, sustainable environmental design.

Fun Facts

If you want to talk baseball and love the Astros, Todd is a fellow fan who can chat it up with you anytime.
Lane Bridges

Lane Bridges

Among the daily comings and goings at our local office complex, Lane is the adept front man of material inventory organization who oversees the warehouse environment, coordinates receiving of incoming material orders, and facilitates distribution to local jobsites. His varied background and experience in the management of surveying equipment and trades like home security offers a unique perspective and knowledge suited for the logistics involved in warehouse management. As a native of the Texas panhandle, Lane was born in Borger, Texas, and obtained a Bachelor in Fine Arts from West Texas A&M in 2012. After briefly living in Dallas he migrated to Austin in 2013, and has settled to stay for the wild, weird, and wondrous.

Fun Facts

Hiking, homemade beef jerky making, and the NFL are among Lane’s passions. Go Cowboys!
Thomas Brown

Thomas Brown

In Austin’s ever evolving landscape, Thomas navigates the real estate market to identify areas with exceptional growth potential while overseeing our property sales and acquisitions. His love of residential property markets and quality construction began when he purchased his first home at the age of 22. Since then, he has developed a wealth of in-depth knowledge from over 20 years of experience working in the real estate and mortgage banking industries which he readily draws upon when helping clients buy or sell their home. Born and raised as a native New Yorker, Thomas holds a Bachelor of Business Management from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He made the fateful move to Austin in 2010 and has since developed a reputation for excellence and his honest, responsive professional demeanor. He has received numerous accolades to include the Austin Business Journal’s 2015 and 2016 Residential Real Estate Award for being a top Realtor and he has been featured on the HGTV show Brother vs. Brother. He is also a founder of The Agency Austin and is a licensed real estate broker.

Fun Facts

As an extensive world traveler Tom has experienced numerous cultures and visited exceptional sites with beautiful scenery, but if he had to pick his most favorite memorable scenic place, hand's down it would be...Estonia. Admit it you are curious. Now is the time to book that plane ticket and go see those gorgeous gardens.
Eugenia Caballero

Eugenia Caballero

In the realm of real estate acquisition, Eugenia is on the front lines where potential real-estate opportunities and new construction possibilities intersect. In Austin’s ever changing real-estate climate, she assesses initial purchasing prospects for feasibility and profitability indicators, and provides thorough accounting support for the purposes of budgeting and project cost analysis. Born and raised in the little town Guanajuato, Mexico, Eugenia made her way to Austin for educational pursuits that provided her the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University. She is also a current licensed Realtor.

Fun Facts

As a die-hard fan of the FRIENDS TV show, Eugenia has watched all 10 seasons at least 15 times. Given the chance, she can recite just about any part of the script and is guaranteed to laugh before any of the characters state their joke punchlines.
Carmen Cardenas

Carmen Cardenas

With a passion for organization, planning, and a true “can do” attitude, Carmen is the administrative wonder woman who is Executive Assistant to Thomas Brown. In the day-to-day her vital efforts help facilitate effective property marketing and efficient sales in the fast-paced realm of the real-estate world. A native of El Paso, Texas, Carmen moved to Austin in 2012 to attend St. Edward’s University and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is also certified in suicide prevention from the QRP Institute.

Fun Facts

Carmen has screen time under her belt as an extra in the Adam Sandler and Jennifer Garner movie Men, Women, and Children.
Dany Conti

Dany Conti

With an interest and a mind for innovation, Dany is ever on the hunt for inventive avenues of company development that lead to improved product quality, services, business practices, and stakeholder relations. Her excelling eye for detail and love of the visual arts lends valuable insight in the management and creation of marketing channels, while her global and intercultural outlook provides important understanding in company outreach. Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Dany eventually made her way to Austin in 2009. Her drive for knowledge and self-improvement has since compelled her to complete a Bachelor in Business Administration from St. Edward’s University as well as a Master in Business Administration from Curtin University.

Fun Facts

A dedicated world traveler, Dany has visited 5 continents and 32+ countries. Some of her favorite adventures include swimming off of the Great Barrier Reef, witnessing the White Nights from the Baltic Sea, drinking mojitos in Cuba, and eating exotic fruits in Malaysia.
Ashley Goolsby

Ashley Goolsby

Behind the scenes, Ashley navigates through numeric details and a slew of monetary transactions to ensure the integrity of the company ledger. With well over two decades of experience in business accounting for a variety of entities, her wealth of knowledge and experience allows for vital financial insight and effective recording across multiple complex electronic systems. Ashley was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, moved to Texas in 1992, and eventually found her way to the Austin scene a decade later. She has obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Louisiana Tech University and has been a CPA since 1990.

Fun Facts

On beautiful Austin days, you can find Ashley on the tennis court working on her fierce backhand action.
Damon Joslin

Damon Joslin

With a steady focus to improve cost, quality, and timeliness, Damon ever seeks to improve construction workflow processes, scheduling, and subcontractor relationships through development of strategic construction planning. You can often find him in the field overseeing initial phase construction for developments and providing solid mentoring to other project management staff. With over a decade of experience working hand-in-hand for Texas builders and as a general contractor, Damon’s breadth of knowledge and mindset provides beneficial innovation towards project management. Damon earned a Bachelor in both Business Administration and Spanish from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has also completed additional coursework in real estate project management and has acquired several certifications to include a Construction Scheduling OSHA Certification and Real Estate LawCPR Certification.
Jerry Magehee

Jerry Magehee

As a key member of project management staff, Jerry manages the construction process for residential development in the Paradisa Homes Southcentral Austin territory. He tirelessly works to ensure efficiency, timeliness, quality control standards, and coordination of labor and material needs at construction site locations. Born in Crowley, Louisiana, Jerry has long-standing roots in Cajun country. He moved to Texas in 2008 and has had prior licensure as a real estate agent in the both the states of Louisiana and Texas.

Fun Facts

Looking to challenge Jerry in a Cajun cook off? Better watch out because he can cook just about any Cajun meal in gourmet fashion!
Elise Mingarelli

Elise Mingarelli

On most days as you walk through our office doors, Elise is the calm, organized, welcoming presence who effortlessly guides guests, clients, and contractors alike towards an optimal experience regardless of their reason for visiting. Her versatile abilities lend ample support to accounting and marketing efforts, but she truly shines as the touchstone for customer service and our warranty program, where she operates the wheelhouse for warranty enrollment, communications, scheduling for effective claim resolution, and provisions new homeowners with a wealth of detailed information about their home that allows enjoyment for years to come. Born in Binghamton, New York, but raised in Round Rock, Elise moved down the road to Austin in 2012. She has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas State University.

Fun Facts

Hiking, swimming, rock climbing, volleyball, you name it! Elise is always on the go for the next great workout and outdoor adventure.
Scott Parris

Scott Parris

As head of project management, Scott skillfully oversees all construction-related endeavors from architectural pre-planning to post-sale warranty fulfillment. A skilled liaison, he bridges multiple channels and departments, and works to ensure accurate procurement of materials and inventory management, efficient labor allocation, timeliness, quality control, and appropriate application of building code regulations. His background includes over a decade of experience working in both the real estate and financing industries as well as wealth of knowledge garnered from extensive renovation and remodeling of homes in the Austin area, allowing him significant foresight to challenges in construction even before ground is broken. A native Austinite, Scott was born, raised, and has lived in Austin for almost his entire life. He obtained a Bachelor in Business Management from Southwestern University.

Fun Facts

In addition to the City of Austin’s building codes, Scott is fluent in German as well as the art and sport of baseball.
Johnny Ramirez

Johnny Ramirez

With a dedication to quality work, an outlook for successful problem-solving, and personable demeanor, Johnny is the stellar handyman who assists with much of our warranty work as well as final preparations related to completion of home construction. His versatile background includes experience working with natural gas providers, public and private entities, and as a close associate to Lady Bird Johnson to further her causes of interest.

Fun Facts

A true grill master, Johnny is the creator and connoisseur of sizzling, mouthwatering fajitas that might just make you jump the fence and sneak a taste.
Nicole Todd

Nicole Todd

A true multi-disciplinarian, Nicole oversees a myriad of areas integral to operations inclusive of such things as accounts payable and receivable processing, all things falling under the umbrella of HR, formation of secondary non-profit entities (HOAs) with outside legal counsel, as well as aspects of fleet and safety management. With a wealth of experience stemming from time working for both publically traded and privately held companies in multiple industries, she ensures that the needs of both human capital operational systems are met with sufficient supplies of caffeine, aspirin, understanding, and a decent dose of goodwill and kindness. Born in El Paso, Texas, Nicole eventually moved to Austin in 2005 and escaped to the outer edges of the greater Austin area in 2009 to Taylor, Texas where she currently resides. She has obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern California and is currently working on a Master in Business Administration from West Texas A&M (expected completion Dec. 2017).

Fun Facts

Sencha, Bancha, Iron Goddess of Mercy. For a true tea enthusiast, all these names and more are part of Nicole’s super secret tea stash that she lives to drink by every day. Come on over for a cup or pot anytime!
Luis Zaragoza

Luis Zaragoza

On a daily basis, Luis oversees company fiscal health and the development of financial strategy through the fostering of meaningful relationships, a myriad of tools, spreadsheets, and caffeinated beverages in hand. He keeps a weather eye out for market trends, potential opportunities, and communication from staff members in multiple departments to ensure accurate financial records and forecasting, a strong sense of teamwork, and alignment with company vision. Luis was born in El Paso Texas and has lived in Mexico, Canada, and the US during the first two decades of his life to round out his international and intercultural experience. He made his way to Austin in 2013 and acquired a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Edward’s University.

Fun Facts

As a true sports aficionado, soccer, football, and rugby are in Luis’s blood. In fact, Luis was named the most valuable rugby player for the St. Edward’s University rugby program in 2014 and 2015.