Meet The Team

Santa Palmia/Marineo

 

Lisa Acosta

Business Manager

“Try to see the best/positive in every one I meet” – this is my personal motto. My name is Lisa and I am the Business Manager for Santa Palmia and the Village of Marineo. My background started in Banking and I’ve had the pleasure of traveling and living anywhere from Sacramento to San Diego and out to Virginia! I enjoy all types of water sports like-jet skiing, kayaking and one of my goals is to learn how to windsurf. In my spare time I go wine tasting, go to the theater, or read from my favorite author Sandra Brown.

Troy Lynch

Assistant Business Manager

Hello everyone, my name is Troy Lynch. I was born and raised right here in San Jose California. I have a beautiful wife named Tianna and two amazing little girls named Camryn and Madison. My hobbies are weight lifting, football, Sunday afternoon BBQ’s, boating, camping, good time with friends and movie nights with the family. I am an outgoing person who loves to work hard and play even harder.

Michelle Bricker

Account Administrator

Hi, my name is Michelle and I’ve been happily working at Palm Valley since 2005 which is when my husband and I moved to San Jose. I grew up in Wisconsin and am a Green Bay Packer fan, of course! I’ve always loved traveling to new places and have lived in Colorado, Kentucky and Washington prior to settling down to get married. Now my spare time is filled with much family fun and raising my two busy boys. We will probably see you out and about at Palmia Park!

 

Anthony Schrag

Resident Services Specialist

Hey Everyone! My name is Anthony Schrag. A little bit about my background; my parents moved out to South San Jose over 20 years ago when I was 3 years old and I’ve lived in this area since. I guess you could say I’m a local kid. Outside of work, you usually can find me out and about with my wife, watching basketball (go Lakers!), or reading. Some of my favorite authors are John Maxwell, Joel Osteen, Dale Carnegie & Myles Munroe. I’ve been with Palm Valley for a few years now and have really enjoyed working here. I started at the event center Ciro’s for about a year and have been with Santa Palmia since early 2013.

Peyton Farrand

Resident Services Specialist

Greetings! My name is Peyton Larie Farrand and I am the new Resident Services Specialist here Palm Valley. I am the adoring mother of Alexander, age 12, and Avionna, age 11, and I am the ecstatically happy new bride to Michael Anthony Diaz. My life is centered around my family, my inner spiritual journey and the health and happiness of myself and loved ones. Free weights, stretching, eating organic and lots of supplements are my daily routine, along with reading anything and everything that elevates my spiritual and emotional intelligence. It’s important to stay in the positive so I constantly strive to give away what I most need, kindness. It’s not what I’m doing but who I’m BEING while doing it that matters to me. Sincerity and consistency are also important so, if you are in need of a happy hello then don’t hesitate to seek me out. My desire is to be as helpful as possible.

Arthur Velasquez

Tech III

Hello! My name is Arthur and I came to San Jose from Salinas, CA. I was asked who my inspiration was and I dropped the name Bill Gates, can’t go wrong. On my days off I jump on the highway and go cruising in my low rider and listen to my James Brown cassettes. I enjoy eating home-made burritos and watching my favorite movie – Viva Zapata He was one of the pioneers of the 1812 revolution in Mexico. My favorite spot to vacation is Lake Tahoe, but only in the summer time. If you ever want to listen to me, I am a man with a story.

Jesus Mendez

Tech II

Hello! My name is Jesus and I’ve lived in San Jose since I was 5 years old, by way of Mexico City. I’ve been with Palm Valley for 3 years. I have 2 daughters that I love to spend time with. Our favorite movie is Shrek 2. On my days off I also like to work on cars – if you have a love for cars, I’ll chat with you about the work you’ve done to yours! My favorite food is Sopec – a special kind of home-made burrito, delicious!

Eloisa Renteria

Housekeeper

Hi! My name is Eloisa and I have been at Palm Valley for 5 years. I am originally from Michoacán Mexico and Mexico is definitely my favorite place to vacation. I enjoy spending time with my family. I have 4 children and they are growing so fast. I also enjoy going to the gym. My favorite food is tamales – when the farmers market opens, you HAVE TO try one there!

Loida Rocha

Housekeeper

Hello, My name Loida and I have been with Palm Valley for 5 years. I am originally from Veracruz Mexico but I love vacationing in Cancun! The beaches are gorgeous and my family and I love being there. I enjoy shopping and watching cartoons with my 2 kids.

Eriberto Cirarroa

Tech I

Hello everyone, my name is Eriberto Cigarroa. I am from originally from Durango, Mexico. I moved from Durango to San Jose when I was 18 years-old. I have a very handsome 7 year-old son named Josaiah David. In my free time I like to sleep, relax, and spend quality time with my son at the park.

Luis Martin Zamora

Tech I

Hi my name is Luis Martin Zamora. I’m originally from Michoacan, Mexico but now live in Salinas. I love spending time with my wife and son. I like taking them out to the mall, park, and the beach in my free time.

Oscar Martinez

Service Apprentice

Hello my name is Oscar Martinez, the Porter for Santa Palmia. I was born in Mexico, Michoacan. I’ve been here for 24 years. I’m pretty easy going and calm. In my spare time I like to take walks with my family and making them the best BBQ. I like the work that I do and working as a team. Just like everyone I enjoy my vacation time with my family down in Southern Californian and Mexico.

 Gregory Winkelman

Gregory Winkelman

Service Apprentice

Hello my name is Greg, I am a bit shy but once I get to know you I can talk forever, so don’t be afraid to say hi. I am a very outdoorsy guy, I like to hike, camp, go dirt biking, or just BBQ and hangout with my friends. I love to work on cars, it’s been a passion of mine since I was a child. My favorite movie is The Big Lebowski, it’s hilarious. My favorite food is of course BBQ!

Jose Vasquez

Jose Vasquez

Service Apprentice

Hello my name is Jose, I started working here in early September. I live here in San Jose with my wife and three daughters. I love to spend time with them when I am not at work. My favorite food is Mexican Food, it’s delicious. I love Jean-Claude Van Damme’s movies because of all the action.