Meet Our Team


Rhino Realty Property Management

Pam Beesley

Office Manager / Associate Broker

Pam is a California native, but has resided in New Mexico for the last 25 years. She is currently the operations director and a licensed associate broker here at Rhino. She has 35 years of experience in business and has owned and operated a commercial janitorial company. She also has great experience in managing, as she has done so previously at hotels, restaurants, and night clubs. Her multiple years of experience and great customer service has made her such a vital part of Rhino Realty & Southwest Maintenance. She is often identified as the company's fundamental heart and strives to provide peace of mind to owners and tenants alike. When Pam is not working, she enjoys visiting the local bio parks, watching musicals and plays, and spending time with her family and dogs.

Alex Vasquez

Owner / Qualifying Broker

Alex is the founder, owner, and Qualifying Broker of Rhino Realty Property Management, as well as the owner of Southwest Maintenance and Janitorial LLC. Originally from Los Angeles, California, Alex has resided in New Mexico for 20 years where his entrepreneurial spirit took off as he started owning and running businesses at the young age of 15. He is a CNM and UNM alumni with an Associate degree in Culinary Arts and Athletic Physical Training with a minor in Nutrition and is a food and gym enthusiast. With 12+ years’ experience in Real Estate, he has taken over the industry and is known for his numerous features in Albuquerque Business First the Magazine, The Book of Lists, The Morning Brew, and KASA Fox 2. He is diversified in numerous aspects of Real Estate, including single family, multifamily, large developmental sales and commercial Real Estate, investments, short sales, foreclosures, and "flips" for the Albuquerque public and for professional athletic clientele alike. His real estate brokerage was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 2015, one of Alex's larger accomplishments. This marked one of only two companies to be acquired by Warren Buffett signature company in New Mexico. Alex is also an avid member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico and has been a part of numerous other organizations including the Albuquerque 20/30 club. When not expanding, visualizing, creating, or executing, Alex enjoys traveling the world (he has been to over 40 countries), running, reading, following professional sports and spending time with his family and famous English bulldog named Chubbs.

Vanessa Darnell

Associate Broker

Vanessa was born and raised in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Before joining the Rhino "Crash" as a maintenance coordinator, she was a manager at the renowned Tamaya Hyatt Resort where her customer service shined. She is well known for her organizational skills, great attention to detail, and creativeness to solve problems. Vanessa recently received her Associate Brokers Real Estate license and is excited to grow within Rhino both as a coordinator and out on the field. When Vanessa is not working, she enjoys watching sports and spending time with her family. She is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and loves to play basketball.

Audrianna Padilla

Associate Broker

Audrianna Padilla is from Bernalillo, New Mexico. She graduated from Bernalillo High School and became a medical assistant where she gained intimate experience working with patients and perfecting customer service. Additionally, she has over 9 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. When she was given the opportunity to work in the real estate business and provide administrative support for Rhino Realty last fall, she knew she had found her industry. She has obtained her Associate Brokers license from Kaplan University. She is very excited for her future in real estate and with Rhino Realty! 




Hans Vaneck

Crew Chief / Supervisor

Hans Vaneck was born in Amsterdam and grew up in Sydney, Australia. For the previous 20 years in Sydney, he was self-employed and worked in the service industry. His interest in real estate stemmed from the numerous renovations he was involved in while living abroad and in 2005 he came to Albuquerque and continued renovating, specifically focusing on multifamily properties. In 2012 Hans joined Rhino Realty Property Management and is now the lead supervisor and oversees the maintenance division. 

Eric Gust

Associate Broker

Eric Gust is a REALTOR ® and Associate Broker at Rhino Realty, a full-service property management and real estate company serving the housing needs of current and future property owners in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Corrales, Bernalillo, Placitas, and Los Lunas. Eric was born in an Army Hospital in Okinawa, Japan, but grew up in the United States. He has lived in several states ranging from the east coast all the way to Hawaii. Prior to launching his career in real estate, Eric served in the military with the U.S. Navy and was stationed onboard the USS South Carolina CGN-37, the last nuclear cruiser on the east coast. Eric decommissioned this ship when it was put out of service and then had the amazing opportunity to serve the Special Warfare community at Little Creek, Virginia, providing support to Navy SEALs at SDVT-2 (SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team Two). At the completion of his enlistment, he continued to serve our country as a defense contractor, deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan, supporting the U.S. Army, Special Forces, and SOCOM. Despite choosing to defend our country as a career, Eric has always had a love for real estate. Following his 5-year deployment in the Middle East, he set his sights on finding a place to settle down with his family. Eric moved to New Mexico in 2015 and fell in love with the sunny weather, elevation, clear air, scenic views, and laid-back tempo. As an Associate Broker at Rhino Realty, Eric is committed to his clients. He has a talent for helping people find the perfect home, townhouse, condo, or apartment to fit their lifestyle. His clear and friendly communication style, attention to detail, and willingness to do whatever it takes to match his clients to their dream home make him the perfect broker to work with. Contact Eric Gust at (505)508-8277 when you’re ready to start the search for your next home.

Trey Whaley

Leasing Agent

Trey is a native New Mexican, born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. He graduated 1 year early from Albuquerque Charter Academy and then went on to Real Estate School and received his New Mexico Real Estate License at 19 years old! Trey’s obsession with real estate started at a very young age, working alongside his mother one of top 50 members in the New Mexico Select group. Prior to that Trey spent summers working alongside his father in the family owned water well drilling business, where he learned the value of hard work and honed his outstanding customer service skills. Trey’s love for real estate and commitment to providing exceptional customer service has made him an integral part of the Rhino Realty team. When Trey is not leasing and showing properties throughout the Albuquerque Metro Area, he enjoys riding his dirt bike, surfing and wakeboarding at Elephant Butte Lake, and snowboarding during the winter months. Trey has had numerous reviews complementing his professionalism, knowledge, and great customer service. If you would like to work with Trey you can contact him at: trey@rhinorentalsnm.com.

Lisa Valdez

Accounts Payable

Lisa was born and raised in Trinidad Co and has been a resident of Albuquerque for 25 years. She has over 20 years of experience in customer service and specializes in accounts payable for the Rhino team. A Mother of two Boys and Grandmother of 2 beautiful girls and one boy, she embodies family; it has enabled her to work with a diversity of people. In her spare time she stays active and has a passion for fitness, just receiving a certificate to instruct dance and is studying to get her certificate in-person training. She enjoys motivating others, giving, and receiving positive energy. She also plans on getting her Real Estate License as she grows with the company

Candace Raimondi

Leasing Manager

Candace Raimondi is a native New Mexican born and raised in Albuquerque. She is one of Rhino Star leasing agents and is in the process of getting her asscoicate brokers license! Candace has a free spirit and a love for nature. She enjoys spending most of her time outdoors, kayaking, hiking and many other activities. When not driving all around the city showing all of Rhino's amazing properties, she loves exploring new places and one day wants to have the opportunity to travel to different countries around the world!