Ever since Al was young, he has always been involved in community service. Al has served as an active member occupying a leadership role in DeMOLAY; organizing groups that helped seniors in natural disaster including the flooding of the San Lorenzo River. Later, Al became involved in Rotary, providing service in several community service projects, and the American Red Cross.
“Managing communities comes natural to me.”
Al De Camara, 2007
Al De Camara – President, D.M.I.
In 1994 Al formed the Association Management Division at Kendall Potter and Mann. Kendall & Potter was established 26 years ago as a real estate sales and management. This long time experience has created very efficient, organized, and effective management services for our clients. It is this efficiency that allows us to provide homeowner associations with the conservative yet aggressive management necessary to meet the financial, administrative, and legislative demands of common interest developments like yours. In 2000, Kendall Potter and Mann, Association Management Division became De Camara Management.
Al De Camara, President of De Camara Management Inc., has been a professional manager since 1993 and Chairman of the Board of Directors of a large association for 20 years. As such, he has been involved in every aspect of community management including homeowner relations, conflict resolution, construction deficiency resolution, budget preparation, CC&R revision, major maintenance projects, asset investment, and insurance.
In 1996, Al was awarded the designation of Certified Community Association Manager by the California Association of Community Managers. In order to be certified, he had to successfully complete an intensive educational curriculum that included instruction on community association law, financial management, operations, communications, and ethics. In addition, a standard of practical experience in the community association management industry had to be achieved prior to certification.
Al has resided in Santa Cruz County since 1962. He graduated from Good Shepherd, Aptos High, and Cabrillo College/Business Major. Al is past chairman of the South Bay Council of the Executive Council of Homeowners, Past Chairman of the Santa Cruz County American Red Cross and Past President of the Rotary Club of Capitola-Aptos. Al resides in Aptos, with his wife Sherri and sons Alfred John (A.J.) and Matthew Gregory. Al continues to serve Rotary, The American Red Cross, Aptos Little League and Habitat for Humanity.
Wendy Hernandez-Beall, CACM manager
Hailing from Honduras, Central America, Wendy Hernandez is a tenacious and dedicated Homeowner Association Manager with a talent for getting the job done in an efficient, and satisfactory manner. Boasting a Marketing degree from Universidad Tecnologica de Honduras (UTH), Wendy meets each and every obstacle with both experience, and insight. Wendy has been a proud and essential asset of the De Camara Management arsenal since June 2016. In her leisure time away from De Camara, Wendy reviews varying Honduran restaurants in the Bay Area recreationally, and aims to travel to Egypt, Greece, and Peru to study their architectural methodology and artisan styles.
Sonia Garcia, CACM manager
Sonia’s duties include attendance at Board Meetings/Annual Meetings, regular on-site visits, managing large and small maintenance projects, disseminating meeting notices, agendas and preparation of board packages, CC&R violation notices, architectural control and parking/security issues, preparation of meeting minutes and responds to emergency calls on assigned weekends.
Amy ‘the Hurricane’ Ferracane, DACM manager
Amy ‘Hurricane’ Ferracane is a Homeowner association manager with nearly half a decade of experience at De Camara Management. Nicknamed the ‘Hurricane’ for a reason, Amy whirls around her associations with unrivaled speed and efficiency, completing tasks and resolving issues in both an above-satisfactory, and a timely manner. Finding time for her valued associations and clients, Amy participates in a plethora of homeowner meetings five days out of the week, addressing any potential variables and issues, and providing an effective and efficient course of resolution. Despite being referred to as ‘The Hurricane’, Amy does eventually find time to settle down following an action-packed week at De Camara Management. In her leisure time, Amy tends to horses, rides dirt-bikes, and finds tranquility in nature; camping near San Antonio lake.
Amy’s duties include attendance at Board Meetings/Annual Meetings, regular on-site visits, managing large and small maintenance projects, disseminating meeting notices, agendas and preparation of board packages, CC&R violation notices, architectural control and parking/security issues, preparation of meeting minutes and responds to emergency calls on assigned weekends.
Brian Dermer, Assistant Manager
A banking and tech guru from Clovis, California, Brian Dermer is a hard-working and inspiring Assistant Association Manager at De Camara Management. Often working late into the night, Brian handles Bank reconciliation, transfers, and resolves a plethora of active issues, providing support for Al De Camara, among other senior managers. Brian has training in DAMC courses (and will soon be a full-time Association manager), producing an impressive and fortuitous background in management services. Brian seeks to establish a non-profit charity designed to teach and promote digital arts for low income families and children, among other computer sciences.
Viridiana Murrillo, Assistant Manager
Viridiana ‘V’ Murillo is a promising and inspiring assistant manager at De Camara Management! Receiving an associate’s degree at Cabrillo college, Viridiana is a thoroughly educated and experienced individual. With a prospective and vested interest in real estate markets and property management, task managing is an inherent tool in V’s arsenal; making her an essential member of De Camara’s team. During V’s time away from De Camara Management, V is a passionate self-taught food artisan, and often brings into the office her various delectable dishes for the entire team to enjoy!
Michelle Moreno, Financial Assistant
Michelle Moreno has been referred to as De Camara’s financial anchor. A San Jose State graduate and Bay area local, Michelle is De Camara Management’s Accounts Payable Manager. Michelle acts as a vigilant sentinel in assuring that all transaction payments between Homeowner associations and vendors are completed accordingly and in a time effective manner. When Michelle isn’t serving as De Camara’s fiscal hold-fast, she spends her leisure time hiking within the verdant Santa Cruz mountains, and caring for her beloved and affectionate pet snake: ‘Julius Squeezer’.
Amber Krekorian, Assistant Manager
Proudly serving as an essential Assistant Association Manager (AAM) at De Camara Management, Amber achieved a Bachelor’s degree from the locally esteemed school UC Santa Cruz. Aiding Al De Camara alongside other manager’s, Amber is the company’s go-to-gal whenever an issue needs to be resolved–meeting each and every task with an equally impressive and inspiring determination. Amber’s resourcefulness and skillful ability to adapt to ever-changing conditions makes her an indispensable member of De Camara Management. Despite appearing a calm and calculated employee on the surface, Amber lives a life of danger and excitement in her time away from De Camara. Riding dirtbikes, motorcycles, and roughly anything with a hint of danger and a motor, Amber seeks the thrill and exhilaration involved with risk.
Mary graciously holds De Camara’s receptionist/administrator position, serving as the company’s front line in regard to customer communications. Possessing a higher level of education, Mary has attended Florida Atlantic University, Sacramento State, and ultimately earned her paralegal at Cabrillo College. Besides an education, Mary has an impressive and expansive background in a multitude of office workspaces. Accomplishments aside, Mary demonstrates herself as a distinguished and rounded person through her selfless actions, and limitless customer dedication. Mary has a tenacity for completing any task with exact efficiency and astounding quality, making her a valued and irreplaceable member of the De Camara team.