Bently Holdings is driven by the hearts and minds of everyone who has a career here. Learn more about the eclectic backgrounds of our people.
Christopher's career began in music and sound production. Through his late twenties, he thrived as a musician before switching gears towards his other passion: architecture and historical buildings. His first property, a historic survivor of the 1906 earthquake on Union Square, was in need of much attention. With patient investment he brought this treasure back to life and it was recently awarded LEED Gold Certification. Christopher continues to revitalize many historic properties including San Francisco's old Federal Reserve Bank, now called the Bently Reserve.
As an avid environmentalist, Christopher insists on nothing less than exemplary green operating fundamentals in every one of the Bently Enterprises companies. Along with producing biofuels and investing in green technology, he is creating a fully organic and sustainable ranching practice in Nevada's beautiful Carson Valley.
Christopher moved to San Francisco in 1984 and says "there are two things that make this City great: its open-armed acceptance of people from all walks of life, and its stalwart care for its citizen's quality of life." A long time patron of the arts, Christopher has served on many boards supporting the arts and the environment, including the Black Rock Arts Foundation, the Burning Man Project, Global Green, and the Point Reyes Bird Observatory.
His next venture is to restore a turn of the century brick mill and creamery into a hub for culture and drive the local economy without driving development.
"I see no sense in building new structures when we have beautiful historic properties left abandoned. We need a sense of tradition and worth brought back to our culture. A disposable world just won't do."
Jeff was born and raised in the Midwest. In 1978 he graduated from Ohio State University with a BS Business, majoring in Accounting. He has been a California certified CPA (certificate #30961) since 1980. This is a total of thirty-five years of finance and accounting experience that span a huge array of industries — from accounting to CFO — as well as industries such as real estate to manufacturing. Jeff has been married for twenty-seven years, and he and his family loves to camp, boat, and water ski.
Utilizing an extensive background in Design, Development, Marketing, Technology, and Management, Brady is tasked with marshaling all aspects of Bently Holdings. He has over a decade of management experience, including an extensive background in art direction, marketing , design, color theory & psychology, UI, UX, front-end, and back-end development. He's designed, developed, and led teams for household names such as William Sonoma, the GAP, Nike Town, Harley Davidson, Snap-on, the Smithsonian, ComEd, Verizon, AT&T, Pixar and PG&E. He got this way from reading too much and staring at his computer screen when he should have been outdoors. His obsessions vary, but include music, art history, philosophy, psychology, astronomy, mathematics, martial arts, and burritos.
Erin has eight years of human resources experience working in real estate, retail and non-profit environments. As a generalist in the field of HR, she is responsible for a number of varied functions including: recruitment, benefits administration, workforce development, compensation, compliance, payroll, training and development, workplace investigations, policy development and implementation and her favorite area of expertise, employee and labor relations. Erin has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has been certified as a Professional in Human Resources since 2007. Erin likes hiking in the spring, summer and fall, skiing and showshoeing in the winter, salsa dancing, as well traveling year-round.
Yvette has six years of service with Bently Holdings, and is a California Certified Public Accountant and a Notary Public of California. Yvette holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines. She is a member of the CalCPA, AlCPA, and the NNA. Yvette enjoys running, skiing, motorcycling, scuba diving, traveling and just challenging herself and learning new things. Dogs hold a dear spot in her heart and she plans on running her own animal shelter someday.
Although Anne is a Colorado native, she has spent most of her life in California. She received her degree at UC Irvine and prior to her employment with Bently Holdings, Anne provided close body protection for celebrities and executives. She managed numerous security teams of ex-military personnel, escorting her high profile clients all over the world. Her last assignment was managing a large private estate in Santa Barbara. She now enjoys a predictable work schedule and stable lifestyle with the Bently Holdings Team. Anne has received her Real Property Administrator (RPA) certification and is a LEED Green Associate. She will soon have her real estate license and hopes to become a Certified Property Manager (CPM) one day. Anne enjoys all aspects of her job but finds the most joy in marketing and leasing vacant spaces and maintaining happy tenants. In her free time Anne loves to travel by train, plane, automobile, ship, and foot — just about any mode of transportation. She has been to all four corners of California, all four corners of the US and almost everywhere in between.
To say that B.J. has extensive experience in law enforcement and training would be an understatement: he began his career studying criminal justice, and has since served as a police officer, security specialist, team leader in the security industry overseas, counseled juvenile offenders — and much much more (his resume is classified by Bently Holdings Management, and will self destruct if you read it). When he's not keeping Bently employees safe, B.J. enjoys the great outdoors: he repairs and rides motorcycles, he camps, he hikes, and he scuba dives , and he enjoys sport shooting. He's also a Blues, Jazz, and Celtic music aficionado. His pet dogs accompany him on all his outdoor adventures (except scuba diving and shooting, of course).
Mark T. Mayfield, Chief Engineer of the Bently Reserve, has been a facilities professional for over 20 years. After graduating from Gannon University, his technical experience began in the electrical distribution field and soon diversified into building automation and facility management. Mark has maintained and operated facility controls in critical data centers, museums, commercial office buildings, and aquariums in and around San Francisco where he currently resides with his awesome wife and two curious children. When not handling the day to day operations at the Reserve, he enjoys playing guitar, bicycle riding, brewing unique ales, and telling his kids to clean their rooms. He is thrilled to have the best daily commute of his career so far – an urban bicycle trek to and from the Bently Reserve; three miles each way.
Trevor has been with Bently Holdings for five years. He holds an Airframe and Power Plant mechanics certificate from Sierra Academy of Aeronautics; he has over 25 years of experience in the Construction, Building Maintenance, and Mechanical Fields. Since he could remember he's been fascinated about finding out what makes things tick: Trevor's journey started with bicycles, then to motorcycles, 70's electronics, cars, homes, buildings, more bicycles and is coming full circle back to health and healing. Trevor's passions include, Mountain biking, hikes in nature with his wife, animals, meditation, playing drums, music, motorcycling, alternative healing methods, and food.
Vivian Perez has been with Bently Holdings for five years. Vivian has been the Event and Sales Manager at the Bently Reserve since she moved to San Francisco in 2007. Vivian is very involved in the meeting and events industry, and is a member of the International Special Events Society (ISES) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). In 2010, she was nominated for Meeting Professional of the Year by MPI.
Eugene has been with Bently Holdings for seven years. Eugene began his tenure at Bently Holdings as a junior graphic designer, eventually becoming an integral member of the development team where he helped code websites and build custom web and iOS applications. Eugene's interests then began to branch out into the IT field, where he excelled for several years before becoming the IT Manager for Bently Holdings. His certifications include "Tall, Dark, and Handsome."
Peter has been a user interface and graphic designer for over twenty years, contracting for clients such as Chevron, Seagate, Krav Maga SF, Hard Rock Cafe, and others. He has extensive experience in the software-as-a-service industry, applying those skills to the sciences of design, technology, Information Architecture, prototyping, and development at every level of our organization. For as long as he's worked in the design industry Peter has been a practitioner of the martial arts: he has a Blue Belt teaching credential in Krav Maga, and is a 4th level Sifu in San Quan Dao Chinese Boxing. Luckily for everyone at Bently Holdings, Peter chooses to use his skill for the forces of good, managing our team with the leadership skills he's cultivated over the course of his long martial arts instruction and design careers.