Debra’s background was in banking and finance since 1975, and she became a Licensed Property Manager in the bank’s REO division in 1986. She has been a career Leasing and Property Manager for 31 years. Debra has been Director of Property Management and Leasing for 12 years at Tourtelot Brothers Realtors, and in 2009 stepped into the role of Broker and Vice President of Tourtelot Property Management and Leasing. She enjoys training and mentoring her leasing agents and property managers, so they learn the skills and expertise to provide truly quality services to our landlords and tenants.
Debra has been a member of National Association of Residential Property Managers and Florida Association of Residential Property Managers for many years, and has served as Vice President, and Treasurer of the local Tampa Bay Chapter of NARPM. She has also served on the Pinellas Realtor Organization Rental Council.
Debra was born in Virginia, and moved to Tampa, Florida with her family in 1968. She moved to St Petersburg in the early 1980’s. Debra enjoys movies and books, walking and swimming, and her favorite recipe is “let’s eat out!” She loves singing and serving as soprano leader with her church choir, a contemporary gospel group & band.
Richard Wasilik is a true “veteran” in the real estate business, having a dedicated career since 1977. He was a portfolio manager for Condominium Associates, as well as Rampart Property Management and Resource Property Management Inc. Richard has been with Tourtelot Property Management and Leasing since 2008.
Richard received his GRI designation, Graduate of Realtor’s Institute, in 1983, his CPM designation, Certified Property Manager, in 1988, and has been a Realtor with the St. Petersburg Suncoast Association of Realtors, which is now known as Pinellas Realtor Organization Inc. He served on and chaired numerous committees and served as Board President in 1997. Richard is also a licensed Community Association Manager. He has a MRP certification (Military Relocations Professional.) He has also been appointed by the court as Receiver for many properties and serves as an expert witness in legal matters pertaining to property management. Richard has authored many management related articles published in both local and statewide newspapers and magazines and teaches the local Ethics course for IREM - Institute of Real Estate Management. Richard was an active member of Real Talker’s Toastmasters and has attained Competent Toastmaster’s status. He takes an active part in the Realtor’s Legislative issues. He is also an active member of the IREM and was President of West Coast Chapter for 4 years. In addition, he has been appointed to the State and Municipal Affairs Committee on the state level, was Chairman of Florida Council of IREM Chapters, elected to the National Governing Council for 5 years, and is Legislative liaison for his Chapter on both the state and national level.
Richard hails from Yonkers, New York, but has lived in St. Petersburg since 1974. He is a veteran of the U.S. Army and the National Guard and served active duty in Viet Nam. Very active in the community, he is a life member of the Sertoma Club and the Disabled American Veterans. He is a member of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Eagles, Elks and Egypt Temple Shrine. He especially enjoys working with the children in the Special Olympics. Richard’s hobbies include golfing, singing, reading and gardening, and he is studying to become a magician. He is married and has five adult children, six grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
Rick Bartley graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. He worked his way through college working as a sub-contractor for two of the largest home remodeling firms in the metro Pittsburgh area. As a contractor, he learned building construction working with a business partner and mentor that had been in the remodeling business for over 20 years.
In 1980, Rick moved to Florida and worked as a technical services representative for a division of a Fortune 500 company that sold specialty chemicals to the commercial and institutional markets in the Tamp Bay area. In that capacity, he became an expert in industrial water treatment products for the cooling towers used for large-scale air conditioning systems used in office buildings and schools and steam generation plants in hospitals, laundries and manufacturing companies. He was involved with and dealt with general contractors, mechanical engineers and contractors, trades people and facilities and support personnel during the construction process of office buildings, hospital additions and schools.
In 1990, Rick became a licensed Realtor. In 1991, he joined Tourtelot Brothers Realtors and learned the business of real estate. In 1993 an opening in the Property Management and Leasing Division became available, and he felt that with his construction background, working as a sub-contractor, and the experience working with trades people, it would be a natural fit for Rick. Fortunately, Bill Tourtelot felt the same about his experience, and hired him into the Property Management and Leasing Division.
Having managed his own property in Pittsburgh after moving to Florida, as well as owning the same home here in St. Petersburg for over 30 years, Rick knows what it’s like being a property owner and what it takes to keep the property up and properly maintained. As the Senior Property Manager at Tourtelot for over 20 years, there is not much that he has not seen or experienced first-hand when it comes to property maintenance and landlord/tenant issues! Rick welcomes the opportunity to provide his expertise and experience in managing your real estate property.
David hails from the state of New York, where he was raised learning a strong work ethic from his parent while working in their family restaurant business.
David has worked in the cruise ship industry for 15 years, where he worked his way up from Supervisor at Apollo Ship Chandlers to Director of Food and Beverage Operations for Empress Cruise Lines. He was promoted for his excellent abilities in reducing costs and increasing revenues with skills of management, budgeting, negotiating and purchasing, and coordinating onboard departments and employees. In 1998 he became Operations Manager and President of Royal Flomex Lines, developing a new cargo sales team, overseeing all cargo operations, and worked with local & overseas agencies and government officials. David then helped negotiate the sale of the company in 2000.
David started a new small business in 2000 – One Stop Printing & Copy Centers of Florida, which he grew to revenues of $300k per year, working with sales, marketing, and new technology to increase productivity and profits. He implemented an internship with a local college for graphic arts, and started a program for local sports teams and youth organizations. He worked with FED EX and DHL to implement an Authorized Shipping Center as part of the business. In 2007, David sold the copy center business.
In 2010 David studied and received the Condominium Associations Managers License. In May 2010, he interviewed with Tourtelot Property Management and Leasing, and then studied to get his Real Estate Sales License, and came to work for Tourtelot in August 2010. David started with a small inventory of client accounts, and his property portfolio has grown substantiality over the years. He uses his skills of management, budgeting, negotiating and purchasing, and coordinating to provide his clients with outstanding services.
David is a long-time St Petersburg resident, and enjoys spending time with his family and friends, going to the beach, playing golf, and is an avid racquet ball player.
Mary is originally from Connecticut, and she moved to Florida in 1993. She attended college in Connecticut and Florida for Business and Information Systems and worked 12 years as a National Sales Executive for software and employment service companies. Mary is an Accredited Community Manager and has worked in management and accounting for mobile home community parks. Mary and her husband enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and their two funny and adorable cats!
Paula is originally from Hamilton, Ohio, and attended Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. After moving to St Petersburg, she received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Eckerd College. Paula’s extensive experience in customer service and administrative positions span about 40 years, and include Blue Cross Blue Shield, AT&T, Lucent, T-Mobile, and Franklin Templeton. Paula has lived in Clearwater for about 10 years and is President of her Condominium Association. She enjoys gardening, working with youth groups, and traveling.