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Meet The Burr White Realty Team

Meet the Burr White Team!

The following individuals will be happy to answer any questions you may have concerning their departments.

Operations Team

Craig Batley Real Estate Broker

Craig Batley

Real Estate Broker
(949) 675-4630

Craig Batley has been in the real estate industry for nearly 45 years. After receiving his MBA at the University of Washington in 1973, he began his real estate career flipping houses. In 1977 Craig became a licensed real estate broker and opened his first of 4 RE/MAX offices the following year, which grew to become the top real estate sales company in the Newport Beach/Costa Mesa area.

Joan Trout

Senior Sales Agent
(949) 293-4631

Joan Trout has been a real estate agent since obtaining her real estate license in 1973. After starting her career in the San Fernando Valley, Joan relocated to Orange County in 1984 and joined California’s first RE/MAX franchise. As Assistant Manager, her leadership and experience was instrumental in Costa Mesa RE/MAX’s overwhelming success, leading to her 1988 promotion to Manager of the Newport Beach RE/MAX office.

Beth Hammons

General Manager
(949) 675-4630

As General Manager, Beth Hammons brings over 30 years of experience in five-star Hospitality Management to the Burr White team. Beth has thrived in some of the most competitive markets in the world, including New York, Naples, San Francisco, and Boston. After traveling extensively, both domestically and internationally, Beth is excited to be based in Newport Beach, CA.

Diane Jones

Executive Assistant
(949) 675-4630

Diane Jones has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Since joining Burr White in 2000 her dedication to helping families find the perfect beach house and her willingness to share her wealth of local knowledge with guests led to her becoming an Executive Assistant. Diane loves meeting families at check in and listening to guests share their Newport Beach experiences at check out.

Property Management

Tracy Seeber

Senior Sales Agent/Owner Relations
949-378-8999

Tracy Seeber has been with Burr White Realty since 1975. Her many years of experience on the Balboa Peninsula have made her an expert in the Newport Beach real estate market. In today’s fast moving market, Tracy’s experience and expertise are an invaluable asset to her clients. From Seal Beach to San Clemente, she has successfully worked with hundreds of beach properties. Her commitment to her clients is unparalleled. Whether buying or selling, put Tracy’s experience and dedication to work for you.

Rebecca Smith

Senior Property Manager
949-673-7800

Rebecca started her career in the early 90’s in apartment management, where she began as a leasing consultant and grew into a property supervisor position. In the late 90’s, rebeccas success in apartment management led her to homeowner association management where she spent 17 years managing condo associations, high rise buildings, large scale master associations and single-family home developments.

Amy Denes

Assistant Property Manager
949-673-7800

Amy has been in Real Estate and Property Management for over 10 years. She has worked in residential leasing and sales and has been a licensed Real Estate Agent since 2013. She also worked for the City of Newport Beach for many years. Amy was born and raised in Orange County and has lived at the beach for over 10 years. She loves being outdoors, the beach, art and live music. 

Michelle Burns

Administrative Assistant
(714) 673-7800

Michelle Burns is a long-time resident of Orange County, she grew up in Newport Beach. Michelle later graduated from Huntington Beach High School before attending Golden West College.

Judd Hietbrink

Leasing Specialist
949-673-7800

Judd Hietbrink is our Leasing Specialist.  Judd is a licensed real estate broker with an extensive 12 year background in commercial real estate, including retail, office and industrial leasing and sales.  He has a degree in Business Administration from Vanguard University.  Born and raised in Corona del Mar he is familiar with Newport Beach and Orange County.  Judd enjoys mountain biking, surfing and paddle boarding and an occasional hike in Crystal Cove state beach.

Andrew Feaver

Property Inspector & Maintenance
949-673-7800

Andrew is our Property Inspector and Maintenance. Andrew was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and continued his education in Colorado where he worked for a property management company in the maintenance department. Andrew enjoys the outdoors and activities such as photography, snowboarding and camping. In town, Andrew recommends the Crab Cooker for their clam chowder and crab cakes as well as the Blue Beet for fun live music and drinks.

Accounting

Garrett Dawes Controller Burr White Realty

Garrett Dawes

Controller
(949) 675-4630

Garrett Dawes manages and oversees the day to day accounting operations at Burr White Realty. With a degree in Business from Northwood University, Garrett has extensive professional accounting experience with a strong emphasis in Real Estate and Property Management. Garrett worked for several real estate and construction companies before coming to Burr White Realty where his academic and professional experience have led him to excel.

Marangely Escamilla

Accounts Payable and Receivable
(949) 675-4630

Marangely Escamilla is a valuable asset to Burr White Realty's accounting team. In addition to processing payables and receivables, she processes and distributes owner statements, updates tenant accounts, verifies documentation, and addresses accounting related inquiries. Currently taking courses at Orange Coast College, Marangely plans to transfer to the University of California, Irvine or California State University Fullerton to pursue a degree in Psychology. 

Marketing

Aaron Smith

Digital Marketing Specialist
949-675-4630

Aaron was born and raised in Orange, CA, the oldest child of three.  After finishing high school, where he excelled in sports, Aaron attended Arizona State University where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in Tourism, Marketing & Management. After college, Aaron moved to Mammoth Lakes, CA where he worked for the local visitor’s bureau as a marketing assistant.  He then took over the marketing efforts for a family run hotel, restaurant, and bar. Aaron has extensive experience in digital marketing and enjoys enhancing Burr White Realty’s online presence.

Vacation Management

Jane Trahanovsky Vacation Coordinator Burr White Realty

Jane Trahanovsky

Vacation Planner
(949) 675-4630

Jane Trahanovsky has been a Burr White employee since 2004. Originally from a tiny town in Pennsylvania that still has no zip code or traffic signal, Jane found her niche in the hospitality industry. Thirty years in the restaurant industry as a waitress and then as a Beverage and Banquet manager was ideal in preparing her for the fast-paced world of beach vacation rentals. 

Kerri Heon

Vacation Planner
949-675-4630

Kerri Heon brings with her many years of experience in customer service, process management, and an entrepreneurial spirit to her position as Vacation Planner. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in International Business and Demographic Analysis, while spending two years in Italy at the Università per Stranieri di Perugia. She also earned her Master’s degree in education from the University of Phoenix.

Sara Bailey

Office Coordinator
949-675-4630

Sara was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. After high school, she attended the Art Institute of Seattle studying architecture and interior design. She has worked in customer service across multiple industries including fitness, advertising, and medical services. She moved to Southern California in 2002, raised a family, and now is working for the vacation rental department, assisting the winter tenants locate suitable offseason accommodations.

Katie Middlebrooks

Vacation Quality Manager
949-675-4630

Katie has lived in the Newport Beach – Costa Mesa area for 30 years, is familiar with the Balboa Peninsula, and loves the beach.  After graduating from a local high school Katie obtained a BA in Sociology with concentration in Law and Society from California State University, Los Angeles. Katie has 10 years of work experience in retail management, store visuals, and merchandising.

Kimberly Abbott

Vacation Inspector
949-675-4630

Kimberly Abbott was born and raised in Newport Beach and brings us 25 years of customer service. Her uncle owned a clothing business in Newport while her grandparents owned a house on balboa island. In her free time Kim enjoys visiting the mountains, water sports, and navigating the seas to Catalina Island on a sailboat. She recommends the crab cooker (and their clam chowder) as one of her favorite spots for dinner. and renting a Duffy boat in the harbor as the best activity in Newport!

Property Maintenance

Gary Hernandez

Maintenance Supervisor
(949) 675-4630

Burr White Realty’s Maintenance Supervisor, Gary Hernandez, has been a licensed and bonded General Contractor for over 25 years in addition to obtaining a degree in Engineering with a minor in Business. He has extensive experience in the Orange County area, including custom home construction, major and minor remodeling projects, as well as large multifamily apartment and condominium developments. Gary’s experience makes him an invaluable member of the Burr White team, able to quickly respond to maintenance requests and complete repairs on the spot.   

Jeff Crowe

Maintenance
(949) 675-4630

Jeff Crowe has been with Burr White Realty’s Maintenance Department since 2010. A licensed general contractor, Jeff has been in the construction industry for nearly 40 years. His extensive experience allows him to promptly address a wide range of issues from routine maintenance to large scale repairs.

An avid outdoorsman, Jeff enjoys fishing, kayaking, camping, and barbequing. His favorite restaurants on the Newport Peninsula include Saigon Beach and Crab Cooker.

Kerry Oril

Maintenance
(714)946-3500

Kerry is a long time resident of Southern California, having lived in the southland since childhood, he and his family know Orange County. Together, with his AA degree, a recent seminary graduate with a master degree in Theological Studies he has an appreciation for people.