About Us

Meet the Team

Our mission at RentWerx is to provide comprehensive, reliable, trustworthy and cost-effective services to residential property owners and real estate investors in the Austin and Travis County area.

RentWerx is meeting and exceeding the growing demand for a professional, trustworthy, and cost-effective property management solution that owners can depend upon in the Austin market. We are constantly improving our processes and incorporating technology for your benefit.

We have an exceptional team at work for you.

Brad Larsen » Owner
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Brad Larsen was born and raised in Iowa – his parents were both school teachers. He graduated from the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM and was commissioned as a Lieutenant in the US Army. He then graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. Brad was able to earn a baseball scholarship for both schools as a shortstop. After serving on active duty in the Army as an officer in the Infantry, Brad left the military as a Captain and moved to San Antonio to pursue his interests in real estate. He then went on to form RentWerx Property Management. Brad is also a podcast host for the Property Management Mastermind Podcast show and has recently created the Property Management Mastermind Conference along with the BizDev Mastermind consulting service.
Leah Larsen » Owner, Realtor®
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Leah Larsen is the Co-Owner of RentWerx San Antonio/Austin and SaleWerx San Antonio. She was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from California State University. After many years working as an Aviation Inspector with the Department of Homeland Security, she now oversees the daily operations of Rentwerx/SaleWerx. Leah has been licensed since 2015 and enjoys working with sellers that have previously rented their homes with RentWerx – helping to make their sales process a seamless transition from renting to selling. Outside of work, Leah enjoys skiing, hiking, traveling and spending time with her two wonderful children Drake and Corah.
Melanie Thomas » Director of Operations, Managing Broker
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Dedicated to her craft, driven to succeed, Melanie is an up and coming Texas Realtor® with the ability to elevate her client’s visions to the next level. With several years combination of project management and customer service experience she is able to apply her clients real estate dreams to a strategic plan, that will aid clients in reaching their ultimate goal, home ownership. Melanie’s commitment to providing efficiency, superior quality, and personalized service to each of her clients will help make each buying, selling or renting experience as stress free as possible. She invites you to contact her for great service and a friendly experience.
Texas Residential Leasing Specialist (TRLS)
Ruby Rowan » Senior Portfolio Manager
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  • Seven years of apartment maintenance experience
  • Military Spouse
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Texas Residential Leasing Specialist (TRLS)

Ruby has been in property management for almost 14 years. She a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix. She earned by Texas Real Estate license in 2015. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her two boys and husband who is an Airforce Veteran of 24 years. She enjoys her job and is always just a phone call away from her clients!

Valerie Pedraza » Portfolio Manager, Realtor®
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Valerie earned my Texas Real Estate license in 2016 and has been in multifamily and single-family residential property management and sales for 3 years. She enjoys this career field because it keeps her on her toes. No two days are the same. There is always something new and exciting happening in this industry. Valerie has called New Braunfels Texas home since 2005. She is married with three awesome teenagers. Her family loves to travel, be outdoors and always have their French Bulldog and Mini Schnauzer in tow!

Cristina Hinojosa » Portfolio Manager, Realtor®
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Cristina was born and raised in the greater Houston area, and moved to San Antonio in 2012. She has worked in the homebuilding and real estate industry since 2016. She is committed to providing excellent customer service and making her clients happy.  

Cristina loves the family vibe of the San Antonio and plans to make it her forever home. When she’s not helping her clients, she is an accomplished drummer and spends many hours on the road traveling to gigs.

Manuel Gonzalez » Portfolio Manager, Realtor®
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Manuel Gonzales is a Portfolio Manager for RentWerx San Antonio. He was born and raised in San Antonio and is pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration at UTSA. He has worked in Property Management since 2005 and has been in Management for over 9 years. Manuel has been licensed since 2019 and enjoys working with tenants, owners and new clients. Outside of work, Manuel enjoys working out, school, traveling and spending time with friends and family and is a huge fan of the San Antonio Spurs.

Kristen Robinette » Business Development Manager
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Kristen has been working in Real Estate for over 5 years as a members of a both residential and commercial teams. Before joining RentWerx, she worked in Single Family Home Acquisitions, learning the ropes of real estate investment. This knowledge and experience serves her well working with our clients, as she has a background in several fields of real estate. She will be the first point of contact for many of our clients, and is excited to meet with anyone looking to learn more about RentWerx or Property Management in general. Have questions – give her a call!

Gina Salazar » Business Development Officer
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Gina is a business development professional and has worked across several different industries but is new to the Real Estate world.  Originally from the Houston area, she recently relocated to San Antonio.  She enjoys meeting new people and is excited to help you with your next Property Management need. When she is not assisting you with Property Management, Gina enjoys watching sports, spending time with her family and playing with her dogs.       

Sydney Rodriguez » Director of First Impressions
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Sydney is new to the San Antonio area, is our Director of First Impressions. She is currently studying real estate aiming to become a licensed real estate agent. Sydney enjoys her days at RentWerx helping anyone who may walk through the doors, filling in for the leasing coordinator, and assisting the property managers for any day to day tasks they may have. When Sydney isn’t helping us here at RentWerx she appreciates spending her time outdoors, working out, or reading a book.

Lexie Kiser » Maintenance Manager
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Lexie was born in Fort Polk, LA and raised all over the United States. Coming from a military family, she has learned first-hand the importance of service. She has applied that mindset and professionalism to her real estate career where she has quickly established herself as an effective asset to our property management team.

Ryan Hammond » Leasing Coordinator
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Ryan Hammond is the leasing Coordinator at RentWerx. He handles everything with a property from the time a tenant submits an application until the lease is signed. He earned his Texas Real Estate license in 2017 and has been helping clients with their real estate needs since. He has lived in San Antonio his entire life. When he is not working, he loves to spend time with his family and doing something active outdoors.

Amy Ortez » Portfolio Manager, Realtor®
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Born in Georgia, but has spent the majority of her life living in New Braunfels, Texas. She has been a Realtor & property manager since 2013. She loves problem solving, and assisting tenants and owners. She spends her free time outdoors with her husband and their 3 dogs.

Laney Jensen » Assistant Bookkeeper
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Laney is a San Antonio native and is currently studying to receive her master’s degree in finance. She has been a part of the team for over 3 years and assists Amy with the day to day finances of RentWerx. When she isn’t crunching numbers and paying invoices, you can find her in the outdoors or spending quality time with her family and pup, Oliver.

Arturo Pritasil » Service Team Director
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Arturo is the liaison between the Main Office and our Southern Service Team. He ensures that all systems and personal are operating as smoothly as possible. He is the go-to for any trouble shooting or system automation. Majoring in Multimedia Production he provides creative solutions making him an integral part of the team. When he is not solving our issues, he enjoys spending time and playing with his two cats and hitting the outdoors for some skating!

Alex Rojo » Maintenance Administrator
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Alex is one of our team members assisting in customer service and special projects. He is also fluent in Spanish and will be one of the first folks to answer the phones at the front desk! He is into Tae Kwon Do obtaining a black belt in that discipline. Most recently, he is training to run a full marathon with his training partner Luca, a Weimaraner (a close cousin to our office puppy – Daisy). He loves spending time with his daughter, and he says she is his motor! We are very glad to have him as part of the team and he will do all he can to assist the folks he comes in contact with.

Marco Cruz » Customer Service
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Marco brings 10 plus years of customer service to our team and he specializes in finding solutions for folks he comes in contact with. He is fluent in Spanish and has two children, one boy and one girl. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, and watching movies. He grew up in Indiana, so naturally basketball is his favorite sport. We are lucky to have him as part of the team and we feel he adds a lot to our customer service.

Josh Reyes » Inside Sales Agent
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Josh is one of our inside sales associates. He is generally one of the first people you interact with. Josh is always there to answer questions and works hard to ensure that not only every question is answered, but the person leaves with a smile on their face. He went to school in Houston and is a HUGE Rockets fan (even though we are all Spurs fans, we let him slide). When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and four children.

Martin Ortiz » Inside Sales Agent
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Martin is one of our Inside Sales Associates. He has been with the team for a little over two years and brings a strong work ethic and can-do attitude. He is fluent in both English and Spanish and can answer any questions that you may have. He is a hardcore Spartan Racer and does Crossfit daily to keep in shape. Martin majored in Psychology and specialized in Human Resources. Marin recently was married and enjoys his time off with his wife!

Fernanda Munoz » Customer Service
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Fernanda is fluent in English and Spanish and is one of our top Customer Service Representatives. She handles several problems with ease and is never afraid of a new challenge. She was raised in the windy city of Chicago. She is a flight attendant graduate. She goes above and beyond to help others. When Fernanda is not assisting our clients, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and spoiling her nephews. She is also great at baking and decorating cookies and cupcakes.

Maria Lujan »
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Maria has over seven years Customer Service experience and is fluent in English and Spanish. She is probably the first person you spoke to when you called into RentWerx. Maria’s problem-solving skills makes her an asset to the RentWerx team and keeps our clients happy. She grew up in Denver, CO and is a mother to a handsome boy and beautiful girl. In her free time, she loves spending time with her kids and staying in for a movie night.

Miguel Sauceda »
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Miguel is the Digital Designer. He is a marketing genius and can turn even the blandest of ideas into an aesthetic piece! He majored in Animation and Digital Art. He currently lives in Guadalajara, Mexico. Miguel loves gardening, trying new food and playing video games.

Chad »
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Bio Coming Soon

Daisy » Office Puppy
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