Meet Our Team

Kristin Johnson » (Co-Founder) President, Qualifying Broker, RMP​

Kristin Johnson

Kristin grew up in Holbrook, AZ. She graduated with honors from the W.P. Carrey School of Business and the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University. She also holds a post-graduate degree in Paralegal Studies from the University of San Diego. Kristin started her career in Real Estate over 10 years ago as a Senior Paralegal at a nationwide real estate investment firm. She has been a licensed Qualifying Broker in New Mexico since 2010, when she co-founded Independence Capital. Kristin is a Professional Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), and has earned the designation of Residential Management Professional (RMP). She is also a Realtor with the National Association of Realtors. In her spare time, Kristin enjoys hiking, working in the yard, and playing with her family.

505.427.3434 Ext. 1009
Kristin@icpmrentsmart.com

Shawn Johnson » (Co-Founder) Executive Vice President, Qualifying Broker, RMP​

Shawn Johnson

Shawn grew up in Aztec, NM. After completion of his Associates Degree from Glendale Community College, Shawn began flight school in Scottsdale, AZ. Shawn’s career as a helicopter pilot provided opportunities to fly internationally into Mexico, offshore in the Gulf of Mexico and as an EMS helicopter pilot. Shawn currently flies for the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office as an instructor pilot in his spare time. Shawn began his career in Real Estate in 2013, but has been investing in Real Estate since 2004. Shawn is currently a Professional Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM), and has earned his Residential Management Professional (RMP) designation. He is currently serving as the NARPM Albuquerque Metro Chapter President. Shawn enjoys golf, baseball, hunting and fishing.

505.427.3434 Ext. 1010
Shawn@icpmrentsmart.com

Brittany Haskill » Property Manager, Associate Broker

Brittany Nechero

Brittany grew up in Gallup, NM. She graduated from Gallup High School in 2008. Brittany attended college at UNM Gallup and later transferred to San Juan College in Farmington, NM, joining the Veterinary Technology program. Brittany worked as a Veterinary Assistant at a local vet clinic for 3 years before discovering a passion for Real Estate and seeking a job at Independence Capital in late 2014. Brittany plans to keep learning all she can about Real Estate and grow with Independence Capital. Brittany is a Professional Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).

505.427.3434 Ext. 1005
Brittany@icpmrentsmart.com

Jasmine Peña » Property Manager, Associate Broker

Jasmine Peña

Jasmine was born and raised in Farmington, NM. She graduated from Farmington High School and attended San Juan College. She started her career at Independence Capital as a Receptionist in early 2015. It was in this role that she found her niche in Real Estate, and later became a licensed Associate Broker. Real Estate has become her passion, and she is excited to learn all she can about her profession. Jasmine is currently a Professional Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). In her spare time, she enjoys reading, camping, and spending time with family.

505.427.3434 Ext. 1003
Jasmine@icpmrentsmart.com

Leslie van Belle » Property Manager, Associate Broker

Leslie van Belle

Leslie grew up in Albuquerque, NM, and went to college in Durango, CO before settling in the Farmington/Aztec area in 2006. Much of her time here has been spent raising a family and enjoying all the things this area has to offer. She most recently worked as an Associate Broker at a highly regarded Real Estate firm before taking the leap into Property Management with Independence Capital. Leslie is currently a Professional Member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). She really enjoys all aspects of Real Estate, and has a passion for helping people.

505.427.3434 Ext. 1013
Leslie@icpmrentsmart.com

Kristina Maes » Leasing Manager, Associate Broker

Kristina Maes

Kristina grew up in Southern Wyoming. She has worked in real estate related fields since 2001, serving as an Escrow & Title Officer and Real Property Appraiser. Kristina has always had a passion for all things real estate, and upon moving to New Mexico, obtained her New Mexico Associate Broker’s License. She began work with Independence Capital in 2016, and is excited to be working toward her NARPM designations. In her spare time, Kristina enjoys painting landscapes, crafting jewelry, hiking, horseback riding and spending time with family.

505.427.3434 Ext. 1011
Kmaes@icpmrentsmart.com


Kim Bement » Controller

Kim Bement

Kim grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana and Boulder, Colorado. She graduated from Northglenn Senior High School in Northglenn, Colorado. Kim enjoyed a career in automotive dealership service departments for 25 years. She switched careers in 2008 to become an Accountant for Weststar Property Management in Denver, Colorado, where she handled commercial real estate properties. Kim relocated to Farmington, NM in 2015 to start the next chapter in her career as a Controller for Independence Capital Property Management. In her spare time, Kim enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and 3 dogs.

505.427.3434 Ext. 1008
Kim@icpmrentsmart.com

Dezmey Tafoya » Maintenance Coordinator

Dezmey Tafoya

Dezmey was born in Las Vegas, NV and raised in Farmington, NM. She attended Farmington High and was a Farmington High School Cheerleader. Dezmey brings her spirit and high energy to Independence Capital. She plans on taking her education a step further by joining the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) and getting her designation as a Certified Maintenance Coordinator (CMC). In her free time, she loves spending time with family, crafting, and watching football. One of her goals is to travel the world.

505.427.3434 Ext. 1001
Dezmey@icpmrentsmart.com

Independence Capital
1515 East 20th Street Ste. D
Farmington, NM 87401

Phone (505) 427-3434





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