Team

Laura Manuel, Controller 

laura@circlevision.com

Laura Manuel has worked with Doug Circle since 1998. She is responsible for all finance and accounting functions at Circle Vision.  She is also involved with the company’s investment strategies and asset acquisitions.

Prior to joining Circle Vision, she was Director of Accounting for Quiksilver, Inc. and prior to that served in both divisional and corporate controller roles in the food and agriculture industry. 

Laura began her career in public accounting and earned her CPA license after graduating from California State University of Fullerton with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Laura spends her free time traveling and enjoying the outdoors with family and friends.


Billy Taketa, Asset Manager 

billy@circlevision.com

Billy Taketa brings over 15 years of commercial real estate experience to his position at Circle Vision.  He will lead the company’s asset management efforts, while also being involved in the company’s real estate investment activities.

Prior to joining the Circle Vision, Billy served as Senior Asset Manager for Wells Fargo, where he managed the Bank’s Central Valley and Northern Nevada portfolio.  Before that, he was the Vice President for Wind River Group, and was directly involved with the firm’s acquisition, asset management and disposition endeavors. 

Billy graduated from Boston College, and received his MBA from USC’s Marshall School of Business.  Born and raised in Orange County, Billy enjoys all that southern California has to offer, including going the beach with his wife and three children.


Dennis Rasor, House Legal Counsel 

Dennis Rasor has served as outside general counsel to Circle Vision since 2012 and has 23 years of experience providing a wide variety of legal services to business owners. After leaving Greenberg Traurig, LLP in 2012, Dennis opened his own private practice in Dana Point, California and enjoys learning all aspects of his client's business. His experience includes representing landlords and tenants, retail developers and operators, residential developers, agriculture and winery operators, international resort developers and operators, real estate investors, and a wide variety of other large and small businesses.

Dennis was raised in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1994. He migrated to Orange County, California in 2000 and quickly became a downhill ski enthusiast. Dennis enjoys the honesty and integrity of the entire team at Circle Vision and is honored to be a part of its success. 


Betty Rucker, Accounting 

betty@circlevision.com

After receiving a business degree from Cal State Fullerton, Betty Rucker worked in accounting positions in the non-profit industry, for a CPA firm and for small businesses.  At Circle Vision, she is responsible for monthly closings, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and “whatever else needs to be done!” She values the fast paced environment and learning about the agriculture and commercial real estate business. When she's not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband Mike and son Jared, and visiting her three grandchildren in Arizona.


Donna Kam, Executive Assistant to Douglas R. Circle

donna@circlevision.com

Donna is the Executive Assistant to Doug Circle.  After earning her degree in Business Administration, Donna worked for many years in Human Resources for an imaging and electronics company.  Later, after raising two boys now in college, Donna returned to the workforce in a support role as an Executive Administration Assistant in the healthcare industry.

During her tenure at Circle Vision, Donna has enjoyed learning about agriculture and real estate and coordinating Doug's busy schedule.

From the Midwest, Donna never tires of the active lifestyle, beaches and mountains California has to offer.