Our Mission

To make owning rental property easy. 

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

Chief Executive Officer
Portrait of Steve Welty, Chief Executive Officer of the Good Life Team

Steve graduated from San Diego State University in 2005 with a degree in business management. He started his real estate career at Prudential California Realty where he won the "Rookie of the Year" award for sales volume. In 2013 he started Good Life Property Management. GL Realty & Investments was started a couple of years later in 2015. Steve loves helping clients buy, sell, and manage their investments. The mission of his company is Life Improved. He gets energy from helping others achieve their goals and live the Good Life. He enjoys yoga and begins each day with 20 minutes of meditation. You may find him surfing, songwriting, or around Pacific Beach with his wife Courtney and son Miles.

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Dave Pleman

Chief Operating Officer
Portrait of Dave Pleman, Chief Operating Officer of the Goof Life Team

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.

Natalia Vanni

Chief Process Officer
Portrait of Natalia Vanni, Chief Process Officer of the Good Life team

Natalia is Good Life's Director of Property Management. She graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2016 with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Entrepreneurship. Traveling 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.

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Adam Manly

Business Development Manager
Portrait of Adam Manly, Business Development Manager of the Good Life team

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.

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Chloe Slater

Business Development Manager
Portrait of Chloe Slater, Business Development Manager of the Good Life team

Chloe is one of Good Life’s business development managers. She helps bring on new clients. In her free time, she loves to work out, ride her bike, and go wine tasting with her friends. She enjoys spending time with her family and her favorite movie is Silver Linings Playbook. Something people don’t know about her is that she was on a Netflix show and she was a ballet dancer!

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Olivia Back

Content Marketing Manager
Portrait of Olivia Back, Content Marketing Manager of the Good Life team

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.

Grace Snow

Finance & Administration Manager
Portrait of Grace Snow, Finance & Administration Manager of the Good Life team

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.

Brent Zimmer

Property Management Executive
Portrait of Brent Zimmer, Property Management Executive of the Good Life team

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 is one of our property management executives and is in charge of client happiness and communication. 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.

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Bryce Baker

Property Management Executive
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Bryce is one of Good Life's property management executives and is responsible for all client communication and happiness. He was raised on a small farm in Colorado and eventually moved to California to attend the University of San Diego. 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.

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Lauren DuBois

Property Management Executive
Portrait of Lauren Dubois, Property Management Executive of the Good Life team

Lauren is one of Good Life’s property management executives and is responsible for all client communication and maintaining client happiness. In her free time, she loves to spend time outside and at the beach, listen to podcasts, and try out new restaurants. She is inspired by hearing success stories on the BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast.

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Brandon Schuller

Tenant Manager
Portrait of Brandon Schuller, Tenant Manager of the Good Life team

Brandon is one of Good Life’s tenant managers. He handles all tenant communication and processes applications. He loves Disney and Marvel, his favorite movie being Infinity War. His two favorite musicians are Seven Lions and Porter Robinson. In his free time, he loves going to Disneyland and the zoo. 

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Hailey Davila

Office Manager
Portrait of Hailey Davila, Office Manager of the Good Life team

Hailey is responsible for office management, administrative tasks, and supporting the property managers as needed. 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.

Madison Johnston

Property Associate
Portrait of Madison Johnston, Property Associate of the Good Life team

Madison is one of our property managers associates. She helps prepare our homes for the market. She is a dog lover and enjoys hiking, reading, and trying new foods. Her favorite artist is Justin Bieber and her favorite movie is How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

Jimmy Hallissy

Property Associate
Portrait of Jimmy Hallissy, Property Associate of the Good Life team

Jimmy is one of our property associates. He assists in property turnovers and preventative maintenance walkthroughs. In his free time, he loves to surf, golf, and spend time with his friends at the beach. His all time favorite movie is Wolf of Wall Street and his favorite artist is Rufus Du Sol.

Taji Sanders

Tenant Manager
Portrait of Taji Sanders, Tenant Manager of the Good Life team

Taji is one of Good Life’s tenant managers. In her free time, she loves listening to music with a glass of wine and enjoys the soothing aroma of her scented candles while she relaxes. An ideal weekend for her is spending quality time with her family and close friends while enjoying barbeque and good conversations. 

Irma Gutierrez

Sales Support Specialist
Portrait of Irma Gutierrez, Sales Support Specialist of the Good Life team

Irma is Good Life’s sales support specialist. She assists the sales department in their daily tasks and assists in setting up appointments. In her free time, she loves to enjoy a great meal with her family and spend quality time with them. She prides herself on being a fighter, not a quitter. Her all time favorite movie is Ghost and her hidden talent is singing. 

Natalie Ortega

Support Team Member
Portrait of Natalie Ortega, Support Team Member of the Good Life team

Natalie is on our support team and assists the tenant managers and property management executives with whatever they need. In her spare time, she loves to watch new movies and spend time with her kids. Her secret talent is cooking and she loves trying new recipes, especially healthy desserts.

Angel Solorzano

Support Team Member
Portrait of Angel Solorzano, Support Team Member of the Good Life team

Angel serves as support for Good Life’s tenant managers and property management executives. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar, watching his favorite movies, and spending time with his friends and family. His all time favorite movie is Terminator 2 and something most people don’t know about him is that he can play the clarinet.

Julio Ponce

Property Services Supervisor
Portrait of Julio Ponce, Property Services Supervisor of the Good Life team

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.

Sergio Aguilar

Maintenance Coordinator
Portrait of Sergio Aguilar, Maintenance Coordinator of the Good Life team

Sergio is one of our maintenance coordinators. He helps oversee and coordinate maintenance at our properties. Music plays an important role in his life. He enjoys playing the guitar and his favorite bands are Trivium and Warcry. In his free time he loves to spend time with his daughter and watch her grow.

Carlos Benitez

Maintenance Coordinator
Portrait of Carlos Beitez, Maintenance Coordinator of the Good Life team

Carlos is one of our maintenance coordinators. He helps coordinate maintenance at our properties. He has a background in construction and in his free time likes to work around the house. Family is very important to him and he spends most of his weekend doing fun activities with them.

Keith Castellanos

Maintenance Coordinator
Portrait of Keith Castellanos, Maintenance Coordinator of the Good Life team

Keith is one of Good Life’s maintenance coordinators. One of her favorite things to do in her spare time is read. You'll find her reading all sorts of genres, from suspense to romance to manga, the latter being her favorite at the moment. Her special talent is having a photographic memory. Her favorite movie is Inglorious Bastards and she is inspired by people who are determined to achieve their goals and work really hard to reach them.

Carlos Beer

Maintenance Support
Portrait of Carlos Beer, Maintenance Support of the Good Life team

Carlos is part of Good Life’s maintenance team. His ideal weekend would be watching Barcelona games, going out with friends on Saturday night, and watching an F1 race on Sunday. His favorite band is Pink Floyd and he loves to spend time with his horses.

Derek Pérez

Maintenance Support
Portrait of Derek Pérez, Maintenance Support of the Good Life team

Derek is part of our maintenance support team. He makes sure any maintenance issues are taken care of at our clients’ properties. In his spare time he loves to watch true crime documentaries and spending time with his loved ones at the beach. He loves to write and has even written two novels!