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!

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.

Kyle Nishijima

Resident Services Specialist

Hi everyone, my name’s Kyle Nishijima and I’m the newest member on the Resident Services Specialist team. I’ve been working in restaurants since I was a sophomore in high school, but am excited to start this new chapter in my life. When I’m not here, you can catch me online gaming until the late hours of the night. I’m a very outgoing person, so if you see me, feel free to stop and say hi!


Kevin Haze

Senior Service Manager

Hi my name is Kevin Haze, and I am the Senior Service Manager at Santa Palmia and Village of Marineo. I am sure you will see me around the properties, on the go and ready to provide great customer service for our residents! When I am not working, I enjoy riding my new 2016 Road Glide, listening to music, playing tennis, watching football “Go Cowboys” and of course spending time with my lovely family.    

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.

Eloisa Renteria


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


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.


Jesus Meza

Maintenance Tech II

Hello my name is Jesus, and I am originally from El Paso, Texas. When I was in my teens, I moved with my family to Gilroy. Before I became an employee at Palm Valley, I previously worked as a Cadd designer, Handyman and a Professional painter. I have 3 children, and our interest would include athletic activities such as ruining and boogey boarding. We also enjoy listening to old classical music together.

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.


Joe Perez

Service  Apprentice

Hello my name is Joe, and I am the newest member to join the Palm Valley Maintenance team; with over 30 years of experience. I currently live in Morgan Hill and I thoroughly enjoy the farm life. Some of my hobbies on the farm would include tending to the livestock, and general field work. I have 4 lovely children and 10 amazing grandchildren. I enjoy a good burger, and pork anything is another favorite food of mine. In my spare time I love to do fun activities with the grand children, as going to the beach, playing soccer, and all type of video games. Please say hello in passing, I am


Francisco Lopez

Service Apprentice

Hello My name is Francisco. I am fairly new here at Palm Valley, but so far so good. I am originally from Jalisco, Mexico, but came here about 7 months ago with my wife and 3 kids. I am very proud to be a father to a Marine, it brings me a lot of joy. On my off time I like to play football, listen to music and watch lots of movies. My favorite food is practically anything that has chicken; oh and of course I love hamburgers to. Please say hello when you see me, I am very friendly and always happy to help.


Marcos Lopez

Service Apprentice

Hello my name is Marcos, I am the newest Service Apprentice here at Santa Palmia. My favorite food is cheese enchiladas. My all time favorite movie is the Avengers because super hero’s are awesome. I really enjoy listening to Mariachi Music, it makes me want to dance. I am very friendly, so don’t hesitate to wave and say hi!