Our Quest

To improve the lives of our clients and customers everyday.

Good Life was started by Steve Welty, a San Diego Real Estate Broker and Real Estate investor. Steve started full time in property management in 2008 when he co-owned another property management firm. He sold his share in that company and started Good Life in 2013, with the goal of providing the highest level of customer service and best customer experience in the industry. Steve realized there was a lot the customer wanted as far as services, communication, and transparency, that they were not currently getting. Steve and his team work daily to create client focused solutions to all types of property management and Real Estate related issues. Good Life has a dynamic company culture, based around growing people personally and professionally.

The Good Life Team

 

 

Steve Welty

Owner / Broker
Steve Welty

Steve graduated from San Diego State University in 2005 with a degree in business management. Devoted to the customer experience, he started Good Life in 2013 with the intention of improving the lives of others. Steve is all about maintaining a positive mindset both in work and in life. He enjoys yoga and begins each day with 20 minutes of meditation. He loves living in San Diego and surfs in his spare time. He is also passionate about music and is a singer/songwriter.
Steve is the treasurer for SD-NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers) and currently holds his RMP (Residential Management Professional) designation. He is a member of CAR (Cal. Assoc. of Realtors), SDAR (San Diego Assoc. of Realtors) and NSDREIC (North San Diego Real Estate Investment Club).

Dave Pleman

Operations Manager/Integrator
Dave Pleman

Dave moved to San Diego from Palm Desert to attend San Diego State University. After he graduated, he spent over 10 years in the property and casualty insurance industry. Dave’s job at Good Life is to take what Steve envisions the company to be and create and oversee the processes to achieve that vision. He’s a dog lover and his ideal weekend consists of taking his dog on a roadtrip to the country for a few days. Dave is known for supplying the team with semi-interesting facts and making the best coffee in the office.

Adam Manly

Business Development Manager

A native San Diegan, Adam was born and raised in North County San Diego and later migrated to North Park. His main job at Good Life is to acquire new clients. He is passionate about the city he lives in and is actively engaged in our city's politics and economic environment. He is a people-person and loves public speaking. He has an adorable bulldog named Beeferella and on the weekend, he enjoys spending time with friends and family. He loves fishing, skateboarding, and exploring the vast cultural palette of San Diego's food scene.

Grace Snow

Property Accountant

Grace is in charge of all company, client, and vendor accounting. Grace grew up in Julian, just outside of central San Diego. She loves music and her current favorite artists are The Weeknd and Post Malone. She likes to play soccer and go golfing in her spare time. She has a bulldog name Otis and loves going to the beach on weekends with him and her friends. Her all-time favorite movie is Jurassic Park and Lord of the Rings.

Natalia Vanni

Client Success Manager

Natalia is one of Good Life’s property managers. She assists clients in the La Jolla, Pacific Beach, and Mira Mesa regions. She graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2016 with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Entrepreneurship. Travelling is her passion. She has visited over 16 countries and lived in Italy for half a year. She is family-oriented and loves flying home on the weekends to visit her family in the bay area. She loves being outdoors and going on hikes with her friends.

Olivia Back

Content Marketing Manager

Olivia writes all of the content for Good Life, from our educational blogs to our social media posts. She grew up just outside of Sacramento, CA. In 2013, she moved to San Diego to attend San Diego State University, later graduating with a Bachelors in English. She is passionate about all types of writing and reading and her favorite author is V.E. Schwab. Outside of work, she enjoys going to concerts and checking out new restaurants and coffee shops.

Bryce Baker

Leasing Manager
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Bryce was raised on a small farm in Colorado and eventually moved to California to attend the University of San Diego. He serves as the Southern County property manager, servicing areas like North Park, Downtown, and Chula Vista. He loves the outdoors and is a frequent hiker (he’s even climbed Mount Whitney, the tallest peak in the US). His ideal weekend would consist of an early morning hike, California burritos on the beach, and a concert at night.

Brent Zimmer

Leasing Manager

Brent was born and raised in Arizona. He attended school in Flagstaff, earning his degree in business communications. He eventually relocated to San Diego and received his California real estate license. Brent quickly developed a passion for property management and started working for Good Life in 2013. He enjoys spending free time with his wife and his dogs. On weekends he likes to play guitar, go surfing, and listen to music. His biggest inspirations are his family, live music, and nature.

Mariah Estrada

Leasing Manager Assistant

Mariah assists our leasing managers with prepping our properties for new tenants. She is a San Diego native and loves spending her free time hiking, camping, and going on weekend getaways to the mountains. She listens to Lana Del Rey and Arctic Monkeys and her favorite movie is the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. She loves animals and owns two adorable bunnies, Penny and Porter.

Hailey Davila

Customer Service Manager
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Hailey is responsible for processing applications, assisting the property managers, and other internal tasks. She has a two-year-old daughter that is the source of her inspiration. They love to hang out with their friends and get pedicures together. Most people don’t know that she loves to cook and is pretty good at it. Her favorite artist is Childish Gambino and her all-time favorite movie is Casino.

Austin Reffitt

Property Associate

Austin does preventative maintenance walkthroughs and property showings for Good Life. Born and raised in Kansas City, Austin moved out to San Diego in search of new opportunities. He loves to go hiking and spend his free time outdoors enjoying the sunshine. His favorite music is old school rap and if he had to pick a favorite movie, it would be The Lion King or Transformers. 

 

 

 

Manny Cardona

Customer Service Supervisor

Manny serves as Good Life's customer service supervisor. In his free time, he loves cooking and listening to his favorite artists, Notorious BIG & Tupac. He also loves to spend time on his ranch, tending to his cows. Manny's family inspires him to achieve his goals and succeed in life. 

Ulises Vargas

Customer Service Specialist

Ulises assists Good Life with available rentals questions and tenant calls. His ideal weekend consists of hanging out with his family, who are also his biggest source of inspiration. His favorite movie is The Dark Knight and his favorite band is Led Zeppelin. 

Julio Ponce

Property Services Supervisor

Julio serves as the Property Services Supervisor and is responsible for receiving, troubleshooting, and dispatching maintenance to properties. He grew up in Minnesota and loves to fish with his family in his spare time. His favorite movie is Remember the Titans and most people would be surprised to know that he is a part-time DJ.

Ana Bautista

Property Services Coordinator

Ana is one of our property services coordinators. She assists with scheduling maintenance and following up with work orders. Her favorite thing to do when she’s not at work is spend time outdoors--she loves hiking, camping, and fishing. She is inspired by her kids and works everyday to be the best person she can for them. Her favorite music is soul and her favorite artists include Smokey Robinson, Al Green, and Earth, Wind, & Fire.

Marco Falcon

Property Services Coordinator

Marco is one of our property services coordinators and assists our maintenance team. He loves learning new things everyday which is why he loves being involved in the maintenance department at Good Life. He is passionate about fitness, music, and movies--his all time favorite is The Pianist. Currently, he enjoys spending time with his family and working out to stay in shape.