The One Who Holds It All TogetherStephanie, SearchLight’s business manager, joined the firm in 2015. She oversees both general operations and the property management division. According to Stephanie, the best part of her job is helping people and making their lives easier. Previously, Stephanie worked as an assistant manager for a bank in Santa Maria, where she was born, raised, and educated – she studied business at Santa Barbara Business College. On typical weekends, Stephanie travels and camps with her husband, who shares her love of the outdoors. Occasionally, they persuade one or more of their three grown children to join them. That’s often a tougher task than any business challenge!
DIRECTOR OF LEASHING
The One Who Works Like a DogCocoa is our director of “leashing” and serves as the company mascot. He was initially hired as a security consultant, but this role was not a good fit for him. This became clear whenever Cocoa encountered a stranger. No barking or growling; just lots of wet, sloppy kisses. We adjusted his job description accordingly. He still takes on important roles in real estate, however. For example, he is an expert in surveying backyards.
Office Administrator and Compliance Manager
Gloria divides her time between interacting with clients, supervising staff, and developing and implementing policies to ensure compliance and the highest standards of quality. She is excited about SearchLight’s future and looks forward to participating in the firm’s evolution. Before joining SearchLight, Gloria served for 14 years as an administrator at a local laboratory, worked for Dignity Health, and studied at Alan Hancock College. This experience prepared her well for her role at SearchLight, which requires strong organizational and leadership skills. Gloria is a local, born and raised in Santa Maria, Ca. In her spare time, she shares her passions of health and fitness with the community as a personal and group trainer at a local gym. If she’s not in the office, you can probably find her enjoying the outdoors or volunteering at her church which she describes as her “happy place”.
Property Manager and Residential Specialist
Yatziry’s role encompasses every aspect of asset management. She oversees SearchLight’s property management division and acts as our clients’ greatest advocate, ensuring that we uphold the highest standards of service. This is an ideal role for Yatziry, who thrives on building relationships in the field, helping others, and meeting new people. Before joining SearchLight, Yatziry worked in the medical field. In that capacity she organized and hosted events and assisted with patient related projects. Previously she supervised the customer service department at a manufacturing company. Her primary responsibilities there included scheduling, payroll, and production. Outside of the office, Yatziry is a business administration student, where she is concentrating on marketing. She’s also planning to obtain her real estate license, which involves more studying. But the Santa Maria native/Orcutt transplant takes time out for relaxation, too. She enjoys road trips, and from time to time she likes to visit local wineries.