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About Us

Our Quest

To improve the lives of our clients and customers everyday.

Our Story

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.

Good Life provides hundreds of hours of ongoing training for their staff every year. Steve recognized that if Good Life has the best trained, happiest, most passionate people, their clients and customers will ultimately be successful and tell their friends about their experience. The company is obsessed with providing a world class customer experience and raising the bar for the industry as a whole.

The Good Life Team

Steve Welty (Broker / Owner)

Steve graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Management in 2005. He started his career at Prudential California Realty in 2006 and won the Rookie of the Year award for Sales Volume. In 2008 he started Beyond Property Management Inc., with his partner at the time. He and his partner grew the business to over 250 SF homes and Condos throughout San Diego County. In 2013 he sold his share of the business and moved his management team over to start Good Life Property Management Inc. 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). He has been an expert witness for property management and is an active real estate investor. Steve enjoys writing and performing music, yoga, and the outdoors.

Dave Pleman (Property Services Manager)

Dave Pleman moved to San Diego from Palm Desert in 1999. After attending San Diego State University he spent over 10 years in the property and casualty insurance industry. Before joining the team at Good Life, he spent the last 3 years as a safety products specialist for a contractor wholesaler. As Property Services Manager for Good Life, he's responsible for ensuring all the properties are properly maintained. He does preventative maintenance walk-throughs, move in/outs, addresses tenant's repair requests, and communicates with the property owners on maintenance issues.

Adam Manly (Property Manager)

A native San Diegan, Adam was born and raised in North County San Diego and later migrated to North Park. He is passionate about the city he lives in, and is actively engaged in our city's politics and economic environment. Adam has a passion for Real Estate and is great with people. He has an English Bulldog that keeps him busy, and enjoys participating in Meetup Activities. He loves fishing, skateboarding, and exploring the vast cultural palette of San Diego's food scene. Adam handles property marketing, property viewings, lead conversions, and HOA coordination.

Brent Zimmer (Property Manager)

Brent was raised in Arizona where he attended school in Flagstaff earning his degree in business communications. He relocated to San Diego in 2007 and worked as a retail sales rep as well as a training and development coach. He received his California real estate license in 2013 and quickly developed a passion for property management. Brent takes pride in helping others and has a high standard for customer care. He enjoys spending time with his dogs, surfing, and playing guitar.

Natalia Vanni (Assistant Property Manager)

Natalia was raised in Gilroy, a small town hidden in the Bay Area. She graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 2016 with a Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Management and Entrepreneurship. Growing up around Real Estate, she developed a passion in the industry and received her California Real Estate license in 2017. In her spare time, Natalia enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with family.

Grace Snow (Property Accountant)

Grace grew up in Julian outside of San Diego. She graduated from California State University, San Marcos in 2014 with her Bachelor's in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting. In her free time Grace enjoys playing soccer, riding her horses, and spending time at the beach. She handles Rent Collection, Billing, Accounts Payable, Owner Distributions, and Reporting.

Samara Carter (Office Manager)

Samara grew up in San Diego and graduated from San Diego State University in 2016 with her Bachelor's Degree in Health Communication. She adores all types of animals and loves traveling. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, crafting and hanging out with friends. She loves helping people and making a positive impact in people's lives.