Our Team

Our Team

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ERIKKA BENAWAY

MARKETING MANAGER

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.”

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JESUS ESTRADA

ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER

Jesus is an assistant property manger, 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.

Christina Padilla

CHRISTINA PADILLIA

PROPERTY MANAGER

Christina is our newest 1836 family member! Born and raised in nearby Taylor, TX she has spent over a decade in auto and home insurance before making her way to us. 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 together’s 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 and we are excited to have her.

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TINA GARCIA

PROPERTY MANAGER

Tina is one of our newest members at 1836. Previously she worked in the dental industry for 20 years! She’s been in Austin for 21 years so she definitely knows and loves the city and knows where the best breakfast tacos are. She’s a proud parent of 2 daughters, a step-son and her 4-legged Frenchie. She also has her certification as a personal trainer! So, if you need advice on the best tacos in Austin, how to stay in shape, dental advice, or just to talk about cute puppers, she’s got you covered!

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ERICA GRIGGS

PROPERTY MANAGER/

INCOMING GENERAL MANAGER

Erica is a recent transplant from 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. She immediately felt right at home in her new city and with the 1836 team. This cat lover and two-time fantasy football champion is excited to expand her skills in property management and real estate. Since she’s new to the area, let her know you’re favorite spots in Austin and give her a shout if you ever have any questions about property management, ballet, or need advice setting a fantasy lineup!

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PATRICK KLIER

SALES AGENT/LEASING AGENT/LICENSED APPRAISER

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.

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BARBARA LESCHBER

SALES AGENT / LEASING AGENT

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”.

Tania Arceo

TANIA ARCEO

Tania is one of our newest members at 1836. She’s 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.

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CHRIS NAVARRO

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT SALES
SALES AGENT / LEASING AGENT

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.

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Ames Schroeder

Business Development Manager

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.

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Josh Price

Maintenance Manager

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!

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MELANIE PRICE

PROPERTY MANAGER

Melanie is our newest family member to the 1836 Team. Starting out in small town Huffman, TX and making her way to ‘Keep It Weird’ Austin, Melanie has made herself right at home. As an avid foodie, film buff, and feline enthusiast, Melanie is always in the know of what makes Austin unique. These well acquired skills and secrets make her the hippest property 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. Or should we say, Melanie Purrrice.