Leadership Team

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Executives

Andrew E. Nelson

President and Owner

La Jolla Office

Andy grew up in Del Mar, California, graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara, and always planned to live and raise his family in San Diego. After serving in the United States Navy as a flight officer in the F-4 Phantom, during the Vietnam conflict, he returned ...

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Andy grew up in Del Mar, California, graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara, and always planned to live and raise his family in San Diego. After serving in the United States Navy as a flight officer in the F-4 Phantom, during the Vietnam conflict, he returned to California in 1972. With some tools and the help of his friends, he built a circular home in Mammoth Lakes, a mountain home about 400 miles north of San Diego, which he still owns today. This enjoyable experience, coupled with his natural affinity for people and a drive to succeed, led him to pursue a career in residential real estate. In 1977, Andy began working for Willis Allen Real Estate and in 1980, was named president. In 1995, Andy purchased all remaining shares in the company from Willis Allen Sr. Willis Allen Real Estate is the largest independently operated real estate company in Southern California. In 1914, the firm began matching buyers and sellers in La Jolla, then a sleepy enclave. Today Willis Allen Real Estate serves residential clients with 6 strategically located offices and over 200 agents with an industry best for average sales volume per agent. Andy has been involved in many community outreach programs including Scripps Health, San Diego Hospice, and La Jolla Community Foundation to name a few. Andy and his wife Tracy have three adult kids; Drew and his wife Cindy; Tim and his wife Ashley; and Lauren Gray Nelson. They have four grandchildren.

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Jane Granados

Chief Operating Officer & Managing Broker

La Jolla Office


Management

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Tasha
Manzano

Branch Manager

Del Mar Office

Rancho Santa Fe Office

 

Judy
Kettenburg-Chayka

Branch Manager

Point Loma Office

 

Kate
MacIver

Director of Risk Management & Education

La Jolla Office

Steven
Kilgore

Branch Manager

Coronado Office

Metro Office

Zane 
Burnett

Chief Digital Officer

La Jolla Office




Corporate Staff

Brittany
McEwan

Creative & Design Manager


Holland
Simpson

Recruitment and Retention Specialist


Amanda
Thompson

Marketing Manager

Michelle
Hardyman

Director of Operations


Megan 
Estenson

Marketing Specialist


Josie
Rosales

Operations Specialist


Sabrina 
Blackwell

Marketing Specialist