Our Team

Mark

Mark

President

Mark pioneered the health and safety receivership remedy in California over the last 13 years and remains the most experienced health and safety receiver working in the state. He has been appointed as receiver by 49 different judges (state and federal) to rehabilitate 111 properties in 11 counties and over 40 different cities. Mark has mentored or trained most of the other health and safety receivers operating in California. Mark is a sought after speaker at state and national housing conferences. He submitted an amicus curiae brief in the California Supreme Court’s landmark ruling in support of the health and safety receivership remedy, City of Santa Monica v. Gonzalez 43 Cal. 4th 905 (2008).

Mark is a magna cum laude graduate of Loyola Marymount University and of Georgetown University Law Center. He has worked in real estate finance most of his 35 year career- in the private sector (Callie Mae from 1983 to 1988 and Fannie Mae from 1992-1996) as well as the public sector (Governor’s Office of Planning and Research 1978-1982). He served on, and was a driving force behind, Mayor Riordan’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Slum Housing from 1998-2000. He pioneered the funding of super priority receivership certificates and over the last 5 years has funded over $8 million in health and safety receivership financings.

Andrew

Andrew

General Counsel

Andrew oversees California Receivership Group’s litigation in state, federal and bankruptcy court. He has briefed and argued matters before the 2nd and 4th Districts of the Court of Appeal, and has made appearances in more than 20 counties throughout the state of California. Over the past decade with CRG, he has developed substantial expertise in general litigation, bankruptcy and real estate finance law, and sat first chair on a civil trial involving tort claims. In addition to litigation, Andrew oversees approximately 5-10 active receiverships at a time.

Andrew is admitted to practice in California, Washington state, and in the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. He is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, and holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Lyna

Lyna

Of Counsel

Lyna manages receiverships and assignments for CRG throughout Southern California. She has a wide range of experience in corporate finance, journalism, politics and non-profit organizations, and is a member of the California bar. She previously assisted in David Ryu’s successful and historic campaign for L.A. City Council, and before that ran a local newspaper. She received her JD from the UCLA School of Law, and her BA in Spanish and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Sheila

Sheila

JD

Sheila earned her Juris Doctorate at Loyola Law School, and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Arizona. She is an alumna of the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent, where she was an integral part of the team that exonerated three clients who had been wrongfully imprisoned for over 20 years. She has a strong background in Property Law, Civil Procedure, and Evidence, and is looking forward to exercising those skills as a member of CRG.

Elizabeth

Elizabeth

Controller

Elizabeth has over 15 years accounting and bookkeeping experience. She has worked with real estate law firms, realtors, contractors, property management companies and more than two dozen professional service businesses. Elizabeth joined the CRG team in 2005 and oversees the accounting and bookkeeping functions for all receivership cases as well as CRG’s day-to-day financial transactions.

Marcy

Marcy

Vice President of Operations

Marcy has over a 13 year background in the real estate industry with experience in land banking, asset management and land development. Marcy manages the receivership budgets, funding matters, property closings, escrow and title matters, and insurance. Prior to joining CRG, she served as Director of Operations for a private equity land fund that provided capital to the nation’s premier home builders for the acquisition and development of residential land. Marcy is a graduate of Pepperdine University (B.S. Accounting).

Erica

Erica

Associate Director, Operations and Human Resources

Erica has worked in project planning, coordination, and management in a variety of fields, including publishing, internet technology, and agriculture. Erica assists CRG with financial and real estate documentation, project coordination, and as a liaison with contractors. Before joining CRG, Erica put her project planning skills to work with extensive travels through the western states and provinces of North America, seeing possible receivership properties from Arizona to the Yukon. She graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Management.

Eddie

Eddie

Operations and Risk Analyst, Case Manager

Eddie manages operations and construction for active receivership properties, assists in processing real estate and funding transactions, and assesses incoming potential receiverships for feasibility. He also serves as an up-and-coming “point person,” directing a number of cases in conjunction with the senior legal staff. Eddie is a graduate of the University of Southern California (B.A. Political Science, 2014) and an MBA Candidate at the Loyola Marymount University College of Business Administration.

Christmas

Christmas

Paralegal

Christmas supervises all legal administrative duties, and is responsible for setting filing timelines, drafting and filing pleadings, scheduling hearings, and communicating with courts. Christmas is a graduate of the University of Southern California (B.A. Philosophy, Politics and Law, 2015).

Sharon

Sharon

Assistant Paralegal

Sharon assists with drafting legal documents, maintaining legal records and helps handle court filings and court correspondence. Sharon completed her undergraduate education at the University of Southern California (B.A. International Relations, 2017). In addition to her professional interests, Sharon is a lover of the arts, politics, and her canine companion Mina.

Leah

Leah

Website Operations

Leah directs the maintenance of CRG’s website, executes marketing strategies, and maintains the integrity of CRG’s online database. Leah completed her undergraduate education at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and the University of Sussex in Brighton, England (Joint B.A. Political Science and American Studies, 2014).

Erick

Erick

Administrative Assistant

Erick provides various kinds of administrative support to both office staff and company executives. Erick is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles (B.S. Business Administration, 2013) and is pursuing a J.D. degree at Southwestern Law School.

April

April

Executive Assistant

April provides day-to-day support for the President as well as administrative & research assistance for staff. She attended the University of Arizona and graduated with a BS in Family Studies and Human Development. Prior to joining CRG, April held positions as a Sales Representative at ADP and an Executive Assistant at Ernst & Young.

Margie

Margie

Professional Organizer

Margie has been a professional organizer and a member of The National Association of Professional Organizers for over 10 years. She specializes in pack-rat properties, working with hoarders and people with OCD and related psychological problems. At CRG, she is responsible for working with the clean-up crews and residents to ensure that the latters’ valuables are secured while the property undergoes the necessary cleaning.

Annette

Annette

Revitalization Specialist

Annette has been working with the California Receivership Group since 2009, lending her expertise to over 20 projects. Though her primary focus lies in renovations, she has helped spearhead neighborhood revitalization via smaller health and safety projects. Annette is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology School of Fine and Applied Art and the Massachusetts College of Art.

Field Agents

Pierce

Pierce

Associate Director – Northern Division

Pierce works out of our northern office in Oakland.  He is an experienced manager that has worked with numerous receivership projects in California and has been heavily involved in property management since 2012.  Prior to this Pierce has extensive banking experience in commercial, residential and relationship management with Bank of America, Fleet Bank and Chase. He has a Master of Science from Troy State and loves to travel.

Tom

Tom

Associate Director – Southern Division

Tom works out of our southern office in San Diego, and manages receiverships throughout Southern California. Prior to working at California Receivership Group, he oversaw the contract department for a technology company in the hospitality/service industry, and worked on a successful Congressional campaign in San Diego.

Tom is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Director of Security

Director of Security

California Receivership Group

Our Director of Security has 22 years of professional experience in law enforcement and holds a BS Degree from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management.

Callie

Callie

Assistant Director – K9 Operations

Callie is responsible for CRG Canine Therapy. Callie completed her training at Westside Obedience Club and in addition to her work at CRG, plans to volunteer with Pet Partners, the largest and most prestigious non profit organization for therapy dogs. Callie plans to volunteer at hospitals and schools throughout southern California, bringing her smile and love everywhere she goes.