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Meet Team Trop

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
Area Coordinator
Tropicana Gardens
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Jesus Salvatierra
Area Coordinator
Tropicana Del Norte and Tropicana Villas
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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.

 

Testimonials

  • In addition to all the fun I had living at the Villas, something that I also think is important no matter where I live is customer service, and the relationship a tenant has with the property manager. Whenever I had a problem with anything, like the water not running right, or being locked out, there was always someone around or someone I could call to help me out, and they were always fast about it, which I really appreciated. Overall, living at the Villas was an awesome experience.

    - Annie J.

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  • We really had a welcoming, community feeling to our building which made it that much better to come back to every day after class or work. The Villas at Tropicana has really felt like a home to me and I can't wait to come back for another year.

    - Ashley J.

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  • I loved spending my senior year at UCSB in a nice apartment that was in Isla Vista but wasn't submersed in the party atmosphere.

    - Emeri K.

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