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Meet Our Team

Team Trop is here to make sure you have the ultimate first year experience. Please contact us at (805) 968-4319 with any special requests, questions or concerns.

 

 

Management

Dave Wilcox, MEd
Executive Director, 
Tropicana Student Living
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Ben Sample, MBA
Executive Director, 
Tropicana Del Norte & Tropicana Villas
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Residence Life

Erika Bellitt
Director of Residence Life
Tropicana Gardens
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Pierre Barban
Resident Director
Tropicana Gardens
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Rony Castellanos
Resident Director
Tropicana Del Norte
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Presley Maron
Resident Director
Tropicana Gardens
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Trop Operations

Laura Versola
Director of Leasing and Administration
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Mayra Vazquez
Director of Front Desk Operations
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Dave Sample, MS
Director of Community Relations and Staff Development
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Matt Garcia
Director of Accounting
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Joseph Hill
Director of Technology
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Brendan Langley
Director of Marketing and Communications
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Enrique Alvarez
Director of Facilities
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Our Executive Directors, Area Coordinators for Residence Life, and the Resident Directors oversee the general operations of our student communities, as well as offer assistance to residents. You’ll work with the Director of Leasing & Administration and her staff to finalize your contract and room assignments. Our Customer Service Representatives operate the front desks and answer questions for residents and parents. The Director of Facilities oversees building maintenance and the housekeeping staff, who are responsible for light housekeeping of the suites and building. Any questions that may arise regarding your payments are handled by our Director of Accounting. Each staff member is here to better your Tropicana experience.

 

Come for a Tour

Come by anytime between 10:00am and 5:30pm to tour the property and see if Tropicana Gardens is the right place for you!

PARKING: Visitor parking can be found in the gravel lot located on the corner of El Colegio Road and Embarcadero Del Mar directly across from Tropicana Gardens. Please park in the spaces marked Visitor and note the number of your parking space. We'll be happy to issue a parking pass while you visit our communities!