Michael Francis, Broker / Owner

mfrancis@rollingwoodmanagement.com

Michael has been a landlord advocate, managing residential property in the greater Austin area since 1985. Property owner, real estate investor, instructor, and property manager, he is directly involved in the daily operations of Rollingwood Management, Inc. Michael moved to Austin in 1979 to attend the University of Texas. He has enjoyed volunteering for various community organizations, including Texas Special Olympics Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Austin, and Operation Blue Santa. He is a former Mayor and Council Member for the City of Sunset Valley Texas.

Michael and his wife, Carol, have two children, Christopher is the Director of Property Management at Rollingwood Management (yes, we're a family business) and, Sarah is a graduate student at Texas Women's University. Carol is a retired special education teacher for the Eanes Independent School District. Michael is an avid runner, snow skier, beekeeper, and treasures time with his family. Michael and Carol are longtime members of Austin Ridge Bible Church, its ministries, and its missions.

  • 1986 Opened Rollingwood Management Inc.
  • 1997 – 2003 Austin NARPM® Chapter Board of Directors
  • 2001 RMP® Residential Management Professional designation - NARPM®
  • 2003 Austin NARPM® Chapter President
  • 2003 Member of the Year Award - Austin NARPM® Chapter
  • 2006 MPM® Master Property Manager designation - NARPM®
  • 2013 Certified Residential Management Company CRMC® designation - NARPM
  • 2014 Austin Board of Realtors® Leasing and Property Management Committee
  • 2014 Member of the Year Award - Austin NARPM® Chapter
  • 2014 TRLS® Texas Residential Leasing Specialist designation - Texas Realtors Association
  • 2016 TRPM® Texas Residential Property Manager designation - Texas Realtors Association
  • 2017 Austin Board of Realtors® Legislative Management Team - Property Management Liaison
  • 2018 Austin Board of Realtors® Audit Committee
  • 2019 Austin Board of Realtors® Legislative Management Team
  • 2020 Austin Board of Realtors® Budget Committee
  • 2021 NARPM Finance and Investment Committee

Chris Francis | Director of Property Management

cfrancis@rollingwoodmanagement.com

Christopher graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a focus on Marketing. He joined the Rollingwood Management team as their Leasing Coordinator/Property Management Assistant for two years, transitioned into the property manager position and is now our Director of Property Management. He is a licensed Texas Real Estate agent, a member of the Austin Board of Realtors and a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). He also holds these professional designations:

  • 2015 TRLS - Texas Residential Leasing Specialist designation - Texas Realtors Association
  • 2019 TRPM - Texas Residential Property Manager designation - Texas Realtors Association

He enjoys working with our clients and helping ensure that our residents are satisfied living in their homes. Christopher is a native Texan, born and raised in Austin. He enjoys jogging, canoeing, hiking, biking, reading science fiction, playing his trombone and visiting the beautiful Texas beaches.

Deborah Thornton | Office Manager

dthornton@rollingwoodmanagement.com

Deborah has been involved in real estate since 1983 when she began buying and selling investment properties in Oklahoma. Deborah says she enjoyed real estate so much that she received her real estate license and began a career in property management. After moving to Texas, she worked as a property manager and leasing consultant. She is also a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).

  • 2017 - CSS® - Certified Support Staff specialist designation - NARPM - National Association of Residential Property Managers®

Deborah has served as a Board member of Boys Scouts of America Troop 146, the Austin Pregnancy Resource Center and a Westwood High School Band Mom. She has three boys, Jason, Bradley, and Nicholas who is an Eagle Scout. Deborah is the pleasant voice you hear when you call our office!

Pam Gardner | Certified Public Accountant

pgardner@rollingwoodmanagement.com

Pam has worked as an auditor in public accounting, in the banking industry and as a corporate accountant for several small to medium-sized companies. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting from the University of Texas, in Austin.

Pam has three children: Zack, Kyle, and Emilie. She has served as the Treasurer for the Cub Scouts for many years, the accounting team at Redeemer Lutheran Church and as a Girl Scout Troop Leader. Pam met her husband, Dan, while interviewing at the University of Texas. They both love living in Austin and enjoy attending UT football (Hook Em), basketball and baseball games. They also enjoy gathering their family for outings to the Salt Lick (mmmmm), visiting Gruene, and (of course) the Oasis.

Matt Speck | Property Manager

mspeck@rollingwoodmanagement.com

Matt, was raised in Portland, OR, is a graduate of Concordia University where he earned a BA in education with an emphasis on mathematics. Matt has actively worked in real estate and property management since 2013. He enjoys real estate and believes in property ownership as a way to secure financial independence and create wealth. He is a licensed Texas Real Estate agent, a member of the Austin Board of Realtors and a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM).

  • 2018 TRLS - Texas Residential Leasing Specialist designation - Texas Realtors Association
  • 2020 TRPM - Texas Residential Property Manager designation - Texas Realtors Association

He and his wife enjoy the urban lifestyle and the beautiful surrounding Hill Country. In his leisure time, Matt enjoys soccer, classic cars, stand-up comedy, and spending time with his family. He also volunteers his time with CASA, an advocacy program for children in the foster care system.

Marci Journey | Property Manager

mjourney@rollingwoodmanagement.com

Marci hails from Milano, Texas, and has lived in the Austin area since 2011. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Howard Payne University. Marci began her property management career in 2012 in the multi-family industry as a leasing consultant, assistant property manager, and then as a community property manager. She expanded her career by bcoming a licensed Texas Real Estate agent and Realtor. After spent time in real estate sales, she moved back to managing single-family homes.

“Treating people well is the backbone to building a solid relationship foundation. Integrity, honesty, and transparency are all at the core of who I am.“ Marci loves spending time with her family, going on long walks, eating good food, and snuggling with her new baby boy Avery.

Daniel Coupe' | Maintenance Technician

maintenance@rollingwoodmanagement.com

Daniel is from Sacramento, California, and has lived in the greater Austin area since 1990. Daniel has been working as a maintenance technician in the real estate industry for over 25 years. “I’ve had the pleasure of working in the HOA industry, multifamily, condominium, and commercial industry. I’ve always worked diligently to provide exceptional work and exceptional customer service.” Daniel brings not only his years of experience but his passion for working with his hands and completing tasks right the first time!

Daniel enjoys fishing, golfing, and most all types of sports. Oh, and “Hook Em Horns!”

Max Pepper | Director of Security

woof@rollingwoodmanagement.com

Max Pepper, a native Austinite, loves living in Austin and the Texas Hill Country! His sincere dedication and relentless commitment to providing only the highest level of security services to our office clearly sets him apart from the "pack" (sorry). No cats, squirrels, or deer, stands a chance with Max on patrol. Max enjoys playing fetch, dining on fine dog food, San Antonio Spurs basketball and University of Texas football. Hook em' Horns!