Meet The Team

Working Together to Deliver an Exceptional Experience

Geri Bekmanis

Realtor, Broker

Team Leader


Geri is CEO/Team Leader of the Keller Williams All Star Team. She is among the top 5% producing agents in San Diego county and is a Graduate of the Realtor Institiute (GRI). She has both a bachelor of arts and master of science degree and was awarded with the following additional real estate advanced training designations:

Master Certified Negotiation Expert, Certified Distressed Property Expert, Senior Real Estate Specialist. When Geri isn't working she enjoys hiking, working out, yoga, hanging out with her husband and taking her two dogs on long walks.

Katya Hernandez Montiel

Executive Assistant


Katya was born and raised in Escondido, is a licensed real estate agent and works as an Executive Assistant with Geri Bekmanis. She radiates confidence, positivity and is willing to take on anything. She has a bachelor of arts degree in Sociology and has volunteered in numerous capacities helping children and the homeless. In her spare time you can find her exploring the area in a quest for the perfect cup of coffee.

Katie Bergman

Buyer Specialist



Katie is a Buyer Specialist and has in-depth knowledge of construction and all phases of home remodeling. Throughout the years she has worked alongside her father, who is a general contractor, and from an early age Katie knew she was going use this knowledge in her career. Katie is a Valley Center native and graduated from Cal State University Channel Islands with a bachelor of arts degree in Communication with an emphasis on Business Management. Katie loves to travel and spend time with her family, fiance, and Jax - her 5 year old American Shepherd.

Casey Duquette

Buyer Specialist



Casey is a Buyer Specialist with a diverse background in several specialties related to the home building industry including electrical, roofing and solar. She is a San Diego native and enjoys living on 15 acres in Valley Center. Her passion is helping buyers find their perfect home. She is always smiling and eager to take on the next challenge. When Casey isn't showing homes she is spending time with her three children, fiance, and Charger her 8 year old Pit Bull. She loves camping and going to adventurous places with family and friends.

Shannon Wallace

Transaction Coordinator


Shannon is a licensed real estate agent and independent contractor who comes to us with almost two decades of experience in the real estate and mortgage industries. Once an offer is accepted on a home and escrow is opened, Shannon steps in and coordinates the paperwork for the transaction. Her wealth of knowledge is invaluable and we frequently rely on her expertise. When Shannon isn't working she enjoys spending time with her daughter, walking, cooking, and vacationing at the desert.

Carl Kelley

Loan Officer

SD Area Manager


Carl is the San Diego area manager for Finance of America (owned by Blackstone, the nations largest private equity firm). He is our teams preferred lender. His 27 years of experience in the mortgage and real estate industry has given him expert status in just about any given situation we come across. He has the insight, connections and ability to get loans done when many other lenders can't. His team is top notch, their portfolio of financing options is comprehensive. Partner this with super competitive rates and world class service = an Exceptional Lending Experience. When Carl isn't working he loves to read, golf, attend sporting events and travel with his wife Debbie.