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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.

Beth Hammons

General Manager

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

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.

Michelle Burns

Administrative Assistant
(714) 846-3500

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.

Property Management

Rebecca Smith

Senior Property Manager
949-673-7800 ext. 303

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.

Will Esposito

Assistant to Property Manager
949-270-0090 Ext. 220

After over 10 years in the hotel and restaurant industry, Will began his career in Property Management in Western Australia In 2012. Will returned to his home town of Newport Beach in 2017 and is excited to be continuing his journey in the property management industry as a member of the Burr White Property Management team. On his free time Will enjoys riding his bike along the coast, hiking in the Sierra’s, and camping and exploring in California’s many beautiful state and national parks.

Katie Middlebrooks

Vacation Quality Manager

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.


Garrett Dawes Controller Burr White Realty

Garrett Dawes

(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. 


Aaron Smith

Digital Marketing Specialist

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 Coordinator

Jane Trahanovsky Vacation Coordinator Burr White Realty

Jane Trahanovsky

Vacation Coordinator
(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. 

Sara Bailey

Office Coordinator
949-675-4630 ext. 200

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.

Kerri Heon

Vacation Planner

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.

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

(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


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.