Meet The Team

Palma Sorrento

Karen Haze

Business Manager

Hi my name is Karen and I love being at Palm Valley. I was the Community Manager of Villa Veneto in 2001, promoted to Community Manager of Palma Sorrento in 2002 and then promoted to Community Manager of Santa Palmia in 2003. My husband and I moved to Austin, TX in 2006-2007 and then moved back to Northern California. I recently was lucky enough to be able to come back and work at Palm Valley and with E&S Ring in September of 2008. I love to spend time with family and friends, make cards/scrap booking, play games – Rock Band/Wii, watch cooking shows and many other shows – Thank goodness for DVR! ….and most recently been addicted to Facebook!

Justine Almonia

Assistant Manager

Hello all! My name is Justine and I am a California Certified Residential Manager. I have been working in Property Management for eight years, half of them here at Palm Valley. I am truly passionate about what I do and want to ensure all of my residents are proud to call where they live, home. On my days off I love hanging out with my family. My husband, son Maverick and I enjoy sports, movie nights, barbequing, and the outdoors. I am addicted to Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino’s, so if you see me around or at our local Starbucks, please feel free to say hello! I look forward to meeting you soon!

Stefan Anderson

Resident Services Specialist

Hi, my name is Stefan. I am the Resident Services Specialist here at Palma Sorrento. I am a student at Santa Clara University and I live in San Jose. My favorite part of the Palm Valley Community is grabbing a coffee at Ciros and meeting new people. I am a violist and archer and I love outdoor activities. I look forward to meeting you!

Herman Perez

Service Manager

Hi, my name is Herman and I was born and raised in Mexico. I’ve been married for a wonderful 15 years and enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 sons I’ve been working at Palm Valley since June, 2001. My favorite vacation spot is definitely Las Vegas. In my free time, I enjoy Camping and BBQ – I make a mean batch of BBQ ribs!

Martin Salgado

Assistant Service Manager

Hello everyone! My name is Martin and I am originally from Mexico City. I’ve been at Palm Valley for 5 years. On my days off, I love just relaxing and watching good movies (would love to hear your suggestions!). I also enjoy a good game of soccer – both playing and watching! I am a big fan of Law and Order: SVU – it’s intense and keeps you interested.

Patricio Sagun

Tech II

Hello, My name is Patricio Sagun, but you can call me Patrick! I was born and raised in San Jose. I’m happily married and have two beautiful children, ages 10 and 4. I joined the Palm Valley family in August, 2011 and enjoy working with the Service Department. In my off time I enjoy fishing and camping with my kids. My son is playing little league football and in Boy Scouts. My daughter is already in cheerleading. I hope to meet you soon!

Miguel Garcia


Hello my name is Miguel Garcia. I am 24 years old. I was born in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco but I grew up in a small town called Pomona in L.A. County. I graduated from Don Lugo High in Chino, CA and I like to work on performance cars on my spare time.