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. 


Robyn Quartucy, Accounting Supervisor 

robyn@circlevision.com

Robyn Quartucy joined Circle Vision in the fall of 2019, and is responsible for managing day-to-day accounting operations. With 15 years' experience in property management accounting, she's excited not only to expand her knowledge in that arena, but also by the new challenge of agricultural accounting. 

When she's not delving into the ever-changing world of accounting operations, she loves going to Disneyland with her daughter and spending time with family and their rescue chihuahua, Prince.


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 month-end closings, financial reporting and other fun and exciting account projects! 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.


Erick Vasquez, Bookkeeper 

erick@circlevision.com

Erick Vasquez loves his job at Circle Vision, because he loves real estate and he fancies himself an amateur farmer. He fits right into the business.

He's been in property management since 2008, so he is knowledgeable about many aspects of the business, but especially accounting. At Circle Vision, he's responsible for accounts payable, accounts receivable, banking, and other higher level accounting projects. 

When he's not busying himself with debits and credits, he enjoys time at his ranch, golf, and spending time with his wife and young family.

 


Gina Ross, Executive Assistant/Property Manager

gina@circlevision.com

Gina Ross is the go-to person at Circle Vision. She manages Doug's calendar, coordinates appointments, meetings and events, coordinates office operations, and assists with the daily management of Circle Vision's various properties. 

She utilizes her past work experience at Essex Property Trust and PM Realty Group on the commercial side of her work at Circle Vision, and is enthusiastically learning the agriculture side of property management. 

When she's away from the office, she enjoys time with her family, traveling and trying out new cuisine, and especially enjoys watching her son play college volleyball.