Meet Our Team
CEO and President
Karen founded Next Step Property Management, Inc. in March 2021 - a season of different constraints because of the surge of the COVID 19 pandemic. With her team's growing fire to create transformational change - the company managed to surpass the tests of the pandemic and is expected to reach or even transcend possible milestones.
Karen is a well-known team player. She managed to equip herself with the necessary skills and knowledge of property management, and if there is someone who knows the business like the back of their hand - it is her. She humbled herself by having first-hand experience from maintenance projects to collaborating with the property owners on making sound decisions for their property. Karen's 20 years of experience in property management allowed her to build her own identity in the industry. She prided herself as someone who is known to handle her job with ease and carry out calculated risks, the reason why she earned her clients' trust in overseeing bigger projects and handling vendor relations.
Outside of work - she is a compelling mother to her daughter, Aubrey. She firmly believes that nothing can even come at par with her daughter's value in her life. Thus, she made it her mission as a parent to fulfill her role by traveling with Aubrey at any time she could get.
When Shelly immersed herself in property management for ten years, she proved her professional authenticity by exhibiting her unique way of handling tenants. With utmost hard work and resiliency - she reached her milestone of becoming an expert in tenant relations and leasing and furthered her role as a Regional Manager. Shelly enjoys spending her free time cooking different dishes with her husband and sharing appetizing meals with their children.