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Tony has worked with the Bolthouse family for over 40 years. He has been involved in the real estate development business his entire life as an attorney and as an active owner and investor.
Prior to becoming President of Bolthouse Properties, Tony was managing partner of the law firm of Clifford & Brown and served as outside general counsel for Wm. Bolthouse Farms, Inc. In July of 2001, Tony joined Wm. Bolthouse Farms full-time as Vice President and General Counsel while also assuming the responsibility of managing the Bolthouse Family Office. On January 1, 2006, following the sale of Wm. Bolthouse Farms, he became President of Bolthouse Properties. He has also been actively involved in financial and investment management. He serves as a board member and trustee for several public and private companies.
Tony graduated from University of the Pacific with a Bachelor of Arts and from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific with a Juris Doctor. Tony and his wife, Dayna, have two adult sons.
Bruce returned to Bakersfield to join Bolthouse Properties as Vice President. He relocated from Beijing, China, where he was the project director managing the turnkey development of the Nicklaus Club Beijing. He is responsible for the continuing to grow the value of Bolthouse Properties' real estate investments.
Bruce has 30 years of experience in the development and construction industry experience, which began with an emphasis in homebuilding within master-planned communities in California. For seven years, he was Senior Vice President at Castle & Cooke responsible for the company’s mainland development operations. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Development for the Nicklaus Companies, facilitating the development of high-end master-planned golf and real estate developments in strategic locations internationally.
Bruce is a California native and graduated from the University of La Verne with a degree in Business and Economics. Bruce and his wife, Nayree, have two adult sons.
Brad joined Bolthouse in 2021 as Vice President of Investments, Chief Investment Officer. He will be leading strategy for Bolthouse Investment’s client portfolios.
Brad has over 20 years of experience in investing capital at two family offices in Wichita, Kansas. Prior to joining Bolthouse, he was Sr. Investment Director at Berexco LLC where he managed the family’s investment portfolios across a wide range of asset classes, including publicly traded equities and bonds, venture capital, private equity, private debt, hedge funds, and real estate. Prior to Berexco, Brad was the President and Chief Investment Officer of Flagstone Investments where he managed the investment portfolio for the Coleman family and a select group of friends.
Brad holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with a double major in Finance and Accounting from Emporia State University and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics from Wichita State University. He also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 2003 and the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation in 2010. Brad and his wife Ronda have two children.
Dan joined Bolthouse Properties in 2019 as its Vice President and General Counsel, and serves as part of the company’s executive team participating and overseeing all aspects of the Company’s business.
Dan’s prior professional experience includes 17 years with the law firm of Clifford & Brown. Dan’s legal experience is broad based, having represented professionals, municipalities, transportation companies and agribusinesses throughout California. Prior to joining Clifford & Brown, Dan worked in sales and project management for Rain for Rent, a national water handling expert.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon and a juris doctorate from the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law. Dan is a member of the Board of Directors for Bakersfield Memorial Hospital and Houchin Community Blood Bank. Dan and his wife Jennifer have three young children.
Brian has over 20 years of experience in accounting and financial management. His responsibilities include managing and investing company financial resources, accounting and financial reporting, and human resources and benefits.
Prior to joining Bolthouse Properties, Brian served as CFO at Lightspeed Systems and Jim Burke Ford in addition to working in local and national nonprofits. In addition, he spent 12 years with Bolthouse Farms in the Accounting department where he started his career.
Brian has a Bachelor of Science and an MBA from California State University, Bakersfield. He and his wife, Cari, have two children. Brian is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).
Jeff joined Bolthouse Properties in 2019 as the Assistant Vice President. His responsibilities include planning and oversight of enhancement and improvement activities.
Jeff has over 16 years of experience in residential development and homebuilding. As a Project Manager for Woodbridge Pacific Group, Jeff spent 10 years overseeing the construction multiple residential housing neighborhoods and hundreds of homes throughout southern California. In 2013, Jeff and his family relocated to Bakersfield to open WPG’s central California division office and manage all development operations for the Belcourt Seven Oaks Master Planned Community.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of San Diego. He and his wife Lauren have twin boys and a daughter.
Brad joined Bolthouse Properties in 2014, bringing experience in regional and urban planning to the company. As Assistant Vice President of Planning & Land Resources, he is responsible for the planning and entitlement of Bolthouse’s master plan projects. Brad is also responsible for the management of agricultural land holdings and natural resources.
Prior to joining Bolthouse Properties, Brad worked for several public agencies including his role as a regional planner for Kern Council of Governments, where he was involved with the completion of the Regional Transportation Plan. His experience includes land-use planning, environmental review and working with geographic information systems (GIS) to aid in geospatial data management.
Brad graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in City & Regional Planning. He is happily married to his wife, Katie.
Melinda joined Bolthouse Properties in 2023 as an Accountant and is responsible for multiple aspects of accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general accounting.
Melinda has over 20 years of experience as a full-charge bookkeeper. Most recently, she worked for Woodbridge Pacific Group, handling all aspects of accounts payable for multiple housing development projects in Southern and Central California and Idaho.
Melinda and her husband, Ed, raised a son and a daughter and are blessed with six grandchildren.
Marion brings over 30 years experience in bookkeeping, payroll and employee benefits to Bolthouse Properties. She is responsible for general accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and human resources.
Marion began her career as a Bookkeeper and Payroll Clerk in the construction industry. In 1996, she joined the administrative department of a large, local public accounting firm and advanced to the position of Controller.
Marion and her husband, Chris, are the parents of three daughters and one son, and they have four grandchildren.
Steven joined Bolthouse Properties in 2016, bringing over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. He is responsible for developing financial models for real estate properties, preparation of financial statements, preparation of income tax and corporate reports and the budgeting process.
Steven began his career working on accounting teams assigned to the production of films. After six years in the motion picture industry he worked as a Controller for 13 years and as an Accounting Manager for two years. His industry experience includes residential and commercial construction, real estate and land development.
Steven graduated cum laude from Regent University with a Bachelor of Science in Business and from Grand Canyon University with a Master of Business Administration, where he was inducted into the Delta Mu Delta business honor society. Steven and his wife, Alicia, are the parents of three young daughters, two adult sons and two adult daughters.
Lauren joined Bolthouse Properties in 2023 as a Receptionist and Administrative Assistant. She is responsible for greeting guests and clients as well as assisting with administrative tasks and marketing projects.
Lauren is a lifelong resident of Bakersfield and recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in General Business from California State University Bakersfield.
Austin joined Bolthouse Properties in 2020, bringing experience in analyzing financial statements and creating tax documents. He is responsible for general accounting, bookkeeping, and the preparation of financial statements.
Austin began his career as a tax accountant at Daniells Phillips Vaughan & Bock where he prepared returns for partnerships, corporations, and non-profit organizations. During his time in public accounting, he also participated in tax-planning activities and client acquisition.
Austin graduated from California State University, Bakersfield with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting. Austin and his wife, Hailey, have one daughter and one son.
Brett joined Bolthouse Properties in 2017 with over 25 years of experience in information technology. In his dual role as IT Manager and Facility Project Manager, he is responsible for managing the information technology systems for the company, assessing risk and related employee training, and supporting technology use. He is also responsible for managing construction, renovation, and maintenance of all company projects and buildings, including coordinating with contractors, vendors and tenants.
Brett began his career working for Standard Register as an electronic forms handling technician and then spent 22 years at Lightspeed Systems as a Senior Network Administrator as well as having his own consulting business before joining Bolthouse Properties.
Brett, and his wife, Michelle, have two adult sons.
Michelle joined Bolthouse Properties in 2006 and has over 20 years of administrative and operational experience. Her responsibility is to support the Vice President of Investments and the Accounting Manager with the operations of the investment management subsidiary.
Michelle began her career working for a CPA firm in Visalia while attending school. Upon moving to Bakersfield in 1990, she began working for Lightspeed Systems and Lightspeed Net, assisting in the accounting department. She moved to the accounting department of Clifford & Brown and advanced to the position of Office Manager. She also provided accounting support for a local dairy.
Michelle and her husband, Brett, have two sons.
Rebekah Curran joined the investments management subsidiary of Bolthouse Properties in 2022 as an Operations Specialist. Rebekah is responsible for assisting the team with operations, client reporting, and special projects.
Rebekah began her career in the financial industry in 2012 on the retail side of Wells Fargo Bank. After moving to Bakersfield, she took a position at Valley Republic Bank as a Relationship Specialist. Most recently Rebekah was overseeing operations at multiple branches as an Assistant Operations Supervisor.
Rebekah is a mother to two young daughters.
Anders Davidson joined the investment management subsidiary of Bolthouse Properties in 2021. Anders assists the investment team in due diligence of the current portfolio as well as new opportunities, investment analysis and trading.
Before joining the investments team, Anders worked as a loan officer at AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation. During his time there, he worked on both the purchase and refinance sides of the business.
Anders obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance while being a student-athlete at San Jose State University.
Joe joined the investment management subsidiary of Bolthouse Properties in 2014, bringing expertise in fund manager selection and in fixed income investing. He assists the investment team in investment analysis, manager due diligence, performance monitoring, client reporting and compliance.
Prior to joining Bolthouse, Joe interned for the fixed income division of the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) in Sacramento and at the Charles Schwab Center for Financial Research in San Francisco. He also has experience teaching coursework in mathematics and chemistry at the undergraduate level.
Joe graduated from California Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, from University of California, Berkeley with a Master of Science in Chemistry and University of California, Davis with a Master of Business Administration. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charterholder. Joe and his wife, Danielle, have one daughter and one son.
Yvonne joined Bolthouse Properties in September 2017, with 15 years of management experience. Her responsibility is to assist our Contract and Lease Administrator with commercial and land development projects.
Yvonne began her career as a Front Office Medical Assistant for Patrick Leung M.D in 2005. She later managed an Extra Space Storage where she oversaw cap ex projects, property repair, maintenance and leases.
Yvonne has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from University of Phoenix. She is mother to two young daughters and a high school age son.
Shaun Harris joined Bolthouse Properties in 2021 as a Property Accountant, bringing over 14 years of experience in billing, financial reporting, and customer service. He is responsible for tenant billing, financial reporting, and lease administration for our commercial properties.
Shaun began his career as a golf course accountant at Castle & Cooke, where he handled billing and financial reporting for three separate golf courses. Other duties included performing member adjustments and coordinating system upgrades.
Shaun graduated from California State University, Bakersfield with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Shaun and his wife, Caryn, have three daughters.
Julie has over 30 years of experience as a legal assistant. She is responsible for providing administrative support to the senior officers.
Julie began her law career in 1972 at a law firm in her hometown of Delano, California. Upon moving to Bakersfield in 1974, she worked for the law firm of Rudnick & Arrache. In 1982, she started a 21-year working relationship with Kenneth W. Kind, Attorney at Law, specializing in contract and real estate law.
Julie and her husband, Bill, have five adult children.
Kari has worked for Bolthouse Properties and its investment management subsidiary since 2005. She has over 20 years of administrative, operational, and accounting experience in the investment management industry. Her responsibilities include partnership and client accounting, in addition to providing support for the Vice President and Assistant Vice President of Investments and the Accounting Manager.
Kari began her career as the Office Manager for a small investment firm in Tustin, California. She relocated to Spokane, Washington and continued her work in the industry providing bookkeeping and operational support for a wealth management company in Newport Beach, California.
Kari has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois. She and her husband, Ben, have two sons.
Kath joined Bolthouse Properties in 2009, bringing over 20 years of experience in the Bakersfield land development industry to the company. She is responsible for civil site design, project management and inspection of improvement projects.
Kath previously worked for over four years as Director of Engineering at Castle & Cooke, where she coordinated with civil, surveying and planning consultants for the design, development and construction of both residential and commercial projects. She began her career in Bakersfield in 1989 with DeWalt Corporation, working on residential and commercial development projects. During her 15 years at DeWalt, she continued to advance and took on increasing responsibilities as Project Manager, Project Engineer, Director of Engineering and Vice President.
Kath graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Civil Engineering and is licensed as both a Civil Engineer and a Professional Land Surveyor in the California.
Sandra joined Bolthouse Properties in 2020, bringing over eight years of experience in budgets and project management. She is responsible for project budgets and contract administration.
Sandra began her career as a Project Assistant for a large solar preservation project. In 2014, she joined a major real estate development company as a Project and Budget Coordinator and advanced to the position of Sr. Contract and Budget Coordinator. Her role included the budget management of large-scale projects.
Sandra and her husband, Mark, are the parents of three sons and one daughter.
Erin joined the Bolthouse Properties team in 2015 and is responsible for the organization's marketing activities, including the design and implementation of marketing strategies to create awareness of the company's business activities.
Erin started her career in 2005 at Castle & Cooke and has gained over 15 years of experience working for construction and community development businesses.
Erin studied Media Communications at Point Loma Nazarene University, earning her Bachelor of Arts in 2004. She is also a 2022 graduate of the Greater Bakersfield Chamber's Leadership Bakersfield program. Erin and her husband, Jason, are the proud parents of two daughters.
Nancy joined Bolthouse Properties in 2013, bringing thirteen years of experience as a legal assistant. She is responsible for assisting the President and Vice President of Development with land development projects, contracts, sales, coordinating with attorneys, brokers and other professionals on their behalf, scheduling and calendaring key transaction dates and providing other administrative support as needed.
Nancy previously worked for Frank J. Cicone Law Corporation, specializing in the areas of business and estate planning.
Nancy graduated from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo with a degree in Crop Science. Nancy and her husband, Keith, are parents of three adult sons.
Dustin joined Bolthouse in 2022 as Director of Financial Planning. He will be helping clients of Bolthouse Investment Management Services regarding their financial planning and investment management goals.
Prior to joining Bolthouse, he spent over 13 years advising clients on their investment, insurance, and financial planning needs.
Dustin graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a Bachelors of Arts in Business, with a concentration in Business Management. He is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. Dustin and his wife, Ashley, reside in Bakersfield with their two children.
Mary Whitener joined the investments management subsidiary of Bolthouse Properties in 2023 as an Operation Specialist. Mary assists the team with operations, client reporting, and special projects.
Mary has 5 years of experience in the commercial banking industry working both as a Personal Banker and Financial Services Manager.
Derek joined Bolthouse Properties with more than 20 years of experience in agricultural economics and business management. As Director of Agriculture and Natural Resources, he is responsible for the management of agricultural holdings and natural resources as well as coordinating other real estate assets.
Prior to joining Bolthouse Properties, Derek served as the Head of Agriculture for BMGI Group in Kirkland, Washington, where he was responsible for a portfolio of agricultural assets that included 150,000 acres of land and vertically integrated farming and food processing businesses. He was previously the Vice President of Agricultural Operations at Wm. Bolthouse Farms, a position he held for 14 years.
Derek graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration in Agricultural Business and Economics. He and his wife, Kellie, have five children.
At Bolthouse Properties, we’re a family. We’re united by our common goals – honoring the legacy of our founders and shaping our communities for the better – and we know everyone here brings unique perspectives, talents and experiences to the table. Our culture of respect, harmony and appreciation brings out the best in each other and our team.
In November, 2015, Steve DeBranch, Bolthouse Properties, LLC’s Senior Vice-President of Development, returned home to his Heavenly Father after a long, courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. A visionary land developer, Steve was one of the original three employees of Bolthouse Properties, LLC, and an inherent part of the fabric of Bolthouse Properties, LLC. Through his intellect, leadership and foresight he was instrumental in shaping who we are today and who we will be well into the future.
From the time of his diagnosis to his final days, Steve continued to work, plan, and train those around him while providing constant inspiration to all of us at Bolthouse Properties, LLC. He never complained, never lost hope, never stopped smiling and never lost his positive attitude. Steve often declared that “I am not going to worry until they (his doctors) give me something to worry about.” His strength fighting this disease was astounding to those of us who watched as he continued to work in the midst of treatments, exhaustion, sickness and countless trips to Los Angeles.
A trained civil engineer and proud Cal Poly alumni, Steve worked for over 35 years in land development in Bakersfield. He was instrumental in developing the beautiful master planned community of Seven Oaks, first during his tenure at Castle & Cooke and later at Bolthouse Properties, LLC. His other accomplishments included his planning and development work on the Riverlakes Ranch project in Northwest Bakersfield and significant contributions to the creation of the West Ming Specific Plan. Steve’s attention to detail, critical eye, intellect, passion, and enthusiasm were displayed in every aspect of his work. He was often the first to the office and the last to leave, embodying a strong work ethic. He will be deeply missed but not forgotten.
He accomplished much as a professional engineer/land developer all while being a devoted husband, father to his three children and new grandfather. He fought and survived much longer than most diagnosed with pancreatic cancer so that he could have as much time as possible with his loved ones. Finally, he remained faithful to his God even when the final outcome didn’t provide the complete healing for which we all hoped and prayed.
As 2nd Timothy declares, Steve can now say “I have fought the good fight. I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.”