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Meet the Team

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Glenn C. Gonzales, CPM is CEO, partner, and co-founder of Obsidian Capital Co.

 

Glenn is an entrepreneurial individual with over 30 years of real estate experience. Since 1994, Glenn has been an instructor for multiple apartment associations including: Utah, Washington, and San Antonio. Glenn served as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Washington Multi-Family Housing Association and was elected as President of the Association in 2006. He also served a two-year term as the chairman of the Public Relations Committee and a one-year term as the Secretary-Treasurer for the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). Glenn also owned and grew Place 10 Residential, a Dallas-based Property Management firm with 6,500 units under management, which he has since sold as of late 2018.  Prior to owning Place 10, Glenn spent many years working in multi-family and commercial property management with companies such as Equity Residential, Evergreen Management Group, Glacier Management, and gained a great deal of experience at Pacific Property Company, a value-add investment firm.  He is also a licensed real estate broker in multiple states and received the CPM (certified property manager) designation from IREM. Glenn’s many years of industry experience coupled with his ability to motivate and lead has enabled him to build an effective management operation and assemble a strong team of professionals.

Over Glenn's time in the business, he has acquired and sold many multifamily properties on the ownership side, primarily in Texas and is continuing to aggressively and profitably expand Obsidian Capital's portfolio. Glenn has owned over 4,500 apartments throughout his investment career. 

Glenn@obsidiancapitalco.com

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Mike Woodfield, CPM is COO, partner, and co-founder of Obsidian Capital Co.

 

Mike got his multifamily experience working for a small value-add firm located in Austin, Texas. Over the course of 5 years Mike oversaw the operations, asset management and construction management of nearly 5,000 apartment units totaling $300,000,000 in total assets under ownership.  During that time Mike oversaw the renovation of 2,500 multifamily units totaling $30,000,000 in improvements which created millions in value-add.

 

Mike has a strong passion for perfecting his craft and learning the ins and outs of the industry. Mike has continued to educate himself getting his Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation from the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). His goal is to learn something new from each deal which has allowed him to become an expert in this field over the last 45+ transactions he has been a part of.

 

Since co-founding Obsidian Capital 3 years ago, Mike has participated in the acquisition of 1,500 apartment units.

 

Mike has a BA in Public Relations from Utah State University, experience in executing turnarounds for underperforming assets and over a decade of operations and marketing experience across multiple industries.

Mike@obsidiancapitalco.com

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Vivy Nguyen, a CPM Candidate, is the Transaction Manager for Obsidian Capital. She has over nine years of experience in real estate.

 

Vivy’s journey started as a leasing agent with Lincoln Properties at a student housing property. From there, Vivy transitioned to the ownership side, working side by side on the acquisition, asset management, and disposition of assets. She has helped acquire, manage, and sell over 3,500 units and added millions in value.

Vivy has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance with a focus on Real Estate Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a Texas Realtor and investor. In 2022, she started to invest in deals, many with Glenn and Mike. 

Vivy@obsidiancapitalco.com

Debra Craig, Property Accountant 

 

Debra joined Obsidian Management in December of 2023, making her one of our newest team members. Over the years, she has put her love of numbers to good use by working in finance and bookkeeping  for many multi-family properties. With more than 28 years of experience, Debbie has been a vital asset to our team and is responsible for our company finances, payroll, and accounts payable.  

 

Outside of work, Debbie enjoys spending time with her husband of thirty years, her two children, and her granddaughter.

debra@obsidianmco.com

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Carter Smith, Acquisitions Analyst 

As a graduate in Business Finance from Brigham Young University - Hawaii, Carter has carved a niche for himself in the real estate sector, specializing as an Acquisitions Analyst for Obsidian Capital. His expertise lies in the meticulous underwriting of currently managed properties to identify and address red flags. This critical role enables him to collaborate closely with property managers and devise equitable and efficient solutions, ensuring the sustainability and profitability of our portfolio. Fluent in Spanish, Carter leverages his language skills to enhance our leasing and property management processes, facilitating smoother communication with a diverse clientele. 

 Carter is originally from Eagle, Idaho. Outside of his professional endeavors, he finds joy in golfing, surfing, and playing basketball. Carter says that these activities not only offer him a respite from the rigors of his career, but also keep him grounded. 

carter@obsidiancapitalco.com

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Josie Bowen, Asset Manager

 

Josie has had many years of experience in managing and assessing the operations of multi-family properties in multiple states. She is a crucial member of the Obsidian Capital team as she is responsible for recruiting, training, and mentoring new property managers, ensuring that our properties operate under company policy, and, through thorough assessment of our properties, providing employee evaluations and recommendations to increase productivity, occupancy, and income. She is also responsible for the implementation of business plans, budgets, and detailed reporting leading to successful financial management resulting in maximizing the return to investors. 

 

 Josie works tirelessly to improve fiscal and physical performance of a portfolio of underperforming communities by recruiting and retaining site staffing to ensure the most qualified staff members for each location, ensures consistent quality product, prepares and manages annual budgets for each community, and prepares and manages capital investment recommendations relative to asset preservation.

 

josie@obsidiancapitalco.com 

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Elvira Vergara, Property Manager | The Bridge Apartments

 

Elvira has over 25 years of experience in property management. she started as a leasing agent with UDR Inc in the state of California. From there, Elvira joined our Obsidian Capital Team after moving to Texas in 2005 where she quickly worked her way up from assistant community manager to community manager. Elvira helps manage, stabilized resident retention, maximize income and occupancy growth on a class C 200-unit property. 

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Laura Hild, Property Manager | Cobble Hill Apartments

Laura is a detail - oriented professional with an extensive administrative and management background including 26 years in the multifamily industry. 

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Maria Perez, Property  Manager | The Bridge Apartments  

Maria Perez is a Property Manager at one of our properties The Bridge Apartments. She has worked in Multifamily housing Property Management and Apartment Leasing since 2015.  Maria cares about making a difference in her field and her first priority as a property manager is to make sure her residents are satisfied and comfortable.  She prides herself on having a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a positive attitude. 

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Haydan Perry, Executive Assistant 

 

Joining us in February 2024, Haydan is one of the the newest members of the Obsidian Capital team. She is a junior at Brigham Young University and is currently studying Political Science with an emphasis in International Strategy. Having previously been a research intern for the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, she has found a love of connecting and working with people on projects that solve problems and bring people together. 

 

This is Haydan’s first venture into the real estate industry and she is excited to learn from her co-workers and get to know the ins and outs of the trade. Day to day, Haydan assists with various projects and tasks, from compiling reports and documents to analyzing financial data. 

admin@obsidiancapitalco.com

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Jaxson LaFeber

 

A current accounting student at Brigham Young University, Jaxson joins the team with a passion for real estate and investments. Drawn to Obsidian Capital from their distinguished experience and performance, this is Jaxson’s first opportunity in the real estate industry and he is eager to learn. Originally from the Austin area, he assists team members with various reports and tasks, from underwriting properties to managing assets and reviewing financial statements. Fluent in Spanish, Jaxson uses this skill to connect and communicate with clients. 

 

Jaxson enjoys anything outdoors, from running and swimming, to playing and watching  all sports. 

 

jaxson@obsidiancapital.com

Obsidian Capital Co. Standards

SHOW THAT YOU CARE
TEAM EMPOWERMENT
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
NEVER GIVE UP
DO IT NOW
ACCOUNTABILITY
RAISE THE BAR
DON'T BE GOOD; BE GREAT
STICK TO THE PLAN

 

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