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

Owner / Broker
Steve Welty

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

Operations Manager/Integrator
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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.

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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

Director of Property Management

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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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

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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Brent Zimmer

Property Management Executive

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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Brandon Schuller

Tenant Manager

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

Tenant Manager/Office Manager

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.

Lauren DuBois

Property Associate

Lauren is one of Good Life’s property associates. She primarily works in the field and with owners, vendors, and tenants to get properties ready for move-in. 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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Kali Kraft

Property Associate

Kali is one of Good Life’s property associates. She primarily works in the field and with owners, vendors, and tenants to get properties ready for move-in. In her spare time, she likes to spend time at the beach, go paddle boarding, hiking, and go bike riding. Her ideal weekend would be taking a quick trip and exploring somewhere new. She has been described as a picky eater, but will try anything once. 

Michelle Bellofatto

Property Associate
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Michelle is one of Good Life’s property associates. She is tasked with getting our clients’ homes ready for the market once the tenant moves out. A perfect weekend for Michelle looks like a road trip (preferably along the coast), exploring a new coffee house, exercising outdoors, connecting with my son and friends, and attending church. Her all-time favorite movie is Crazy, Stupid Love and her not-so-hidden talent is shooting photojournalistic-style photography.

Devon Sgubin

Property Associate
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Devon is one of Good Life’s property associates. He is tasked with getting our clients’ homes ready for the market once the tenant moves out. His favorite movie is Office Space and his current favorite band is Led Zeppelin. In his free time, he loves going to the beach with his dog, exploring new restaurants around the city, and working on his clothing brand.

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. 

Caren Delgado

Customer Service Specialist

Caren is one of Good Life’s Customer Service Specialists. She has a passion for food and enjoys trying new restaurants. One of her favorite things to do is go to a new restaurant and decide whether it is “Caren Approved” or “Caren Rejected”. Her favorite book is The Great Gatsby and she considers herself to be both creative and analytical. She finds joy in painting but also loves budgeting and utilizing spreadsheets.

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

Maintenance 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

Maintenance 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.

Sergio Aguilar

Maintenance Coordinator
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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
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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.