President- Tanya Morgan Tanya has been in the property management business since the early 1990’s beginning as an on-site manager and gaining experience as she held positions as office manager and property manager of student & non-student properties throughout Chico. In the late 1990’s, Tanya worked for a privately owned dormitory near the Chico State Campus. In 2000 Tanya began working for a private investor of university area properties, handling all aspects of the owner’s real estate interests. Tanya, a California licensed real estate agent, joined Hill Properties as an asset manager in 2012 and brings the full value of over 25 years experience managing student properties to the HP portfolio. She has an exceptional understanding of the industry and possesses a unique skill set including the ability to manage properties of varying size and amenities. In January 2020, Tanya and her executive partner, Wendy Griggs, purchased Hill Properties from Wes Hill. She has been an NVPOA volunteer for over 5 years holding both committee and Board positions and was the 2019-2021 Vice President. Tanya and her husband, Scott, have been married for over 20 years and share their crazy lives with their children, Sarah and Dylan.
Past President/Member at Large- Nick Yorton Nick Yorton grew up in Chico and graduated from CSU, Chico, with a degree in Biology. Nick started working in property management in 2004. He is currently overseeing the day to day operations of C Y Property Management, Inc., specializing in new technologies and marketing solutions. He is the Broker of Record for the company, a past graduate of the Certified Housing Professional Program, along with being a past NVPOA board member and is currently on the Education/Social committee for NVPOA.
Vice President - Matt Depa Matt Depa is a Chico native, avid sports fan and Real Estate industry leader. Raised on the front lines of his families' property management entity and working as a father-son duo at Re/Max of Chico for over 14 years, Matt has vast property management and real estate market experience. Matt also wears the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) lapel pin, which denotes that the wearer has completed advanced coursework in financial and market analysis and demonstrated extensive experience in the commercial real estate industry.
Secretary- Erin Campos image and bio coming soon
Treasurer- Brittany Hightower Brittany Hightower stumbled into the property management world back in 2008 after being recruited by FPI Management Inc. Once she was hired on as a Leasing Agent, she quickly climbed the ladder to Community Director. Since then she has worked with several communities and has traveled all over northern California from Turlock, San Jose, Auburn, the greater Sacramento area and finally settled down in Chico, Ca. Brittany is a firm believer in the balance of positive resident relations while building a profitable portfolio for her clients. In 2019 she was honored with the Northern Valley Property Owners Association award for Best Property Management Staff. She currently is married to her long time love, Steffan and proud mother to baby Ryland Rose.
Membership Officer- Benjamin Henry Benjamin was raised on St Croix, US Virgin Islands, but has lived in Chico since 2005 with his wife Jody and their children. He is a Combat Veteran from the US Army and served in a Construction Engineering Unit in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He is currently a realtor and an Insurance Specialist with Allstate. He has been involved in property management through the years with the Hignell Companies and in various insurance specialty roles with AAA, Allstate and AFLAC. You can often find him on and off the court, supporting our local basketball teams.
Jamie Laudari - Education Officer Jamie was born and raised in Chico. She graduated from CSU, Chico in 2010 with a degree in Political Science. In 2012, Jamie started working for ISM Management as a Leasing Agent. Her career has spanned many positions with ISM Management, including experience with low income housing and student properties. Currently, Jamie is the District Manager for ISM Management in Chico. She is also the Project and Marketing Manager for ISM Management Company & AO Realty Corporation. In her free time Jamie loves spending time with her family and enjoying all the unique experiences Chico has to offer.
Jon Kressin - Legislative Officer Jon started his real estate career in property management while finishing his degree at Chico state in 2004. Currently he runs a residential appraisal business serving the north state. Prior experience has included real states sales, ad valorem tax appraising, and operating a local property management company. Over the years, Jon and his wife have purchased rental homes near the university, and have relied on the educational resources of NVPOA, working hard to stay abreast of the ever-changing landlord policy and laws. Jon looks forward to continuing the education, promotion, and direction the association has established both locally and at the state.
Industry Partner Officer - Angela Waller Bio coming soon
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