Our Team

Our Team

Tania Arceo



(512) 994-4323 ext. 104

Tania is a proud parent to her 2-year-old daughter. She also has two dogs that she wouldn’t trade for the world, Pinky and Carmelo. When she is not running after her daughter, she is singing and dancing her daughter’s favorite song, ‘Baby Shark,’ in all languages. When it comes to time to herself she likes to listen to music and if lucky, maybe throw in a movie or two.

Erikka Benaway



(512) 994-4323 ext.123

Erikka, initially from south Texas, went northbound for undergrad work then to Austin for her MBA. She’s called Austin home for 15 years. An avid dog rescuer and community volunteer, she is also a proud mom of two homeschooled athletes, 10 and 12 and notes that her most successful feat has been her marriage of 20 years. “Just like everything, it’s work and fun all rolled in to one”. Her genuine passion for people makes her role as Marketing Director a natural fit. “Networking isn’t just relationships, more important than that it’s the friendships.”

Mike Colin



(512) 994-4323 ext.112

Mike is a big fan of other languages. He is interested in both national and international politics, Mike studied law and speaks German, so shoot him an email to test his knowledge on either of those. In his free time, you’ll find him with his nose in a book or at home with his white and brown rabbit, Chester. If you make lunch plans with Mike, be sure to find somewhere without vegetables or avocados to please his taste buds. We’re so excited to have him on our team!

jesus estrada



(512) 994-4323 ext.103

Jesus is an assistant property manager, a family man, sports fanatic and even bilingual! He claims to have been pursuing his career in NBA but declined the Portland Trail Blazers offer to play with them so that his good friend Michael Jordan could remain the best basketball player of all time. This lead him to start working with us, so we are grateful! He has quickly fit in with our quirky little family.

tina garcia



(512) 994-4323 ext.105

Tina previously worked in the dental industry for 20 years! She’s been in Austin since 1997, absolutely loves the city, even though she’s a country girl at heart and is a big fan of breakfast tacos! She’s always on the go with her 2 daughters, a proud police wife, soccer mom, stepmom and loves her 4-legged baby girl, a Frenchie named Bentley. One of her biggest passions is health and fitness and she received her personal trainer certification in 2015…to work off those breakfast tacos! So, if you need advice on how to stay in shape, dental advice or where to find the best breakfast tacos, she’s got you covered!

erica griggs



(512) 994-4323 ext.100

Erica has been with 1836 since July 2015! Before making her way to Austin, Erica lived in NYC where she danced her little heart out both professionally and at The Juilliard School. After 10 years in the Big Apple, she and her husband had enough of the cold winters and jumped at the chance to relocate to Austin for his work. This cat lover and two-time fantasy football champion is loving Texas and her 1836 family! On her downtime, you’ll find her chilling with her husband and two kitties, at the gym, or out and about exploring new restaurants. Don’t hesitate to give her a shout if you ever have any questions regarding property management, ballet, or need advice setting a fantasy lineup!

patrick Klier



(512) 994-4323 ext.120

Patrick is a native Austinite with six plus years of real estate experience. He’s licensed as a real estate agent, appraiser and ready to serve your leasing, listing and buying needs.

barbara Leschber



(512) 994-4323 ext. 122

Barbara is our go to agent for Williamson County. She’s lived and worked there for, let’s just say many moons. She’s found that her Master’s Degree in Counseling has come in real handy being a realtor. Seems that everyone and every house has a story and people like to share those with Barbara. When she’s not traveling in Europe or sharing time with her family you can find her working to help you find a home or sell one. By the way her cat is called “Mr. Fee Bee”.

chris narravo



(512) 994-4323 ext. 121

Chris was born and raised in Austin, Texas and started his real estate career in 2012. He is an avid Dallas Cowboy and Texas Longhorn fan who enjoys watching the games with his wife & 4 daughters. Chris is very knowledgeable with Austin and its surrounding suburbs. He prides himself in making each client his Top priority. Contact Chris with any questions regarding your leasing, home buying or selling process or if you simply want to enjoy a Cowboys or Longhorn game with a true fan.

Christina Padilla



(512) 994-4323 ext.108

Born and raised in nearby Taylor, TX she spent over a decade in auto and home insurance before making her way to 1836. She is a proud wife and mom and absolutely adores her fur baby; an energetic Yorkie named ‘Bear’. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality time with family, hosting fun get togethers with friends or escaping to the nail salon and treating herself to a shiny manicure. Speaking of treats, she is a lover of Red, White, Sparkling, and Rose. If you need vino suggestions this girl knows her stuff! Oh, and did we mention she loves her coffee just as much? Let’s just say to keep the peace in the office she’s more than willing to share the Keurig! With her fun energy and honest approach, she has made such a great addition to the 1836 family.  

Josh Price

Josh Price

Maintenance Manager

(512) 994-4323 ext.106

Joshua is our new maintenance coordinator! While he’s not cracking jokes in the office he’s out riding one of his 4 bikes or talking about bikes. Did we mention he loves bikes? I mean, how does he ever get any work done when all he thinks about is bikes and riding bikes? All jokes aside, Joshua served as a Marine for 8 years where he was deployed to Afghanistan and was stationed in California, Japan, and North Carolina. He’s now pursuing his degree in criminal justice. We’re so glad to have him!

melanie price



(512) 994-4323 ext.101

Melanie has been with us since March 2016! Starting out in small-town Huffman, TX and making her way to “Keep It Weird” Austin, Melanie now considers herself an Austinite like many others that have made their way to our part of the world. As an avid foodie, film buff, and feline/dachshund/rat enthusiast (yes, RAT!), Melanie is always in the know of what makes Austin unique. These well-acquired skills and secrets make her the hippest manager in town. If you ever need portfolio advice, or just want to check out the hot spots near your investment, Melanie Price is your girl. Beware, her hair will be a different color each time you see her!

It’s to keep her enemies (ie. tenants) on their toes!

ames schroeder

Ames Schroeder

Business Development Manager

(512) 994-4323 ext.107

Ames grew up in a small town known as Beverly Hills. She’s been a successful Realtor for over 14 years and was approached by the HGTV Network to appear in the pilot episode of “Good Buy, Bad Buy” with her client John, who happens to be the Grandson of a former President of the United States! 7 years ago Ames moved to Austin with her two daughters and began a thriving career in Property Management. It seems this city girl has taken to country living quite well, with 2 kids, 2 rescue dogs and 4 chickens in Southwest Austin. In need of high quality- full service property management? Contact Ames today to discuss our services or for tips on building a chicken coop out of pvc pipe and chicken wire.