Topanga Management, comprised of a team with over 100 years experience in managing and operating our student housing communities, has been doing business since the late 1970s. The main focus of TMC has been on the development and ownership of off-campus college housing. The company has developed and operated projects by Cal-Poly – San Luis Obispo, California State University – Fresno, Colorado State University – Fort Collins, University of Oregon – Eugene, University of Texas – San Antonio and Boise State University – Boise.


The company philosophy is to hold projects for the long term. Without exception, each of TMC’s projects has outperformed the local market and has done so steadily year after year. The company approach in the areas of management techniques and property performance has proven to be innovative, as well as highly successful. TMC is a complete in-house property management company with capabilities for construction management, accounting and development.


Bruce Tibbett

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Operation Officer, Bruce manages all aspects of construction for new developments, tenant improvements, and operations. His diverse background gives him the operational awareness and familiarity from land acquisition to lease up and resident care. With over 40 years of experience in construction and management, Bruce manages the entire construction process, including oversight of outside general contractors, project management, architectural review, space planning, value engineering, municipal review, contractor selection, budget management, field supervision and final turn over, to increase speed of execution and ensure the highest quality outcome on every project. Bruce has been with the company since 2009.

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Carolyn A. Johnson

VP of Finance

As Vice President of Finance and Personnel Carolyn Johnson is responsible for the company’s human resource operations including office personnel training, office procedures, payroll and policy. She creates annual budgets and monthly financial statements along with assisting the CEO/CFO with all other financial aspects of our operations. Carolyn overseas company software implementation and acts as liaison with provider to insure highest level of performance at our student housing communities. Having over 25 years of human resources and finance experience in property management, construction and university settings allows her to handle a multitude of company tasks on a daily basis. Carolyn has been with the company since 2009.


Chris Bessinger

VP of Operations


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Wendy Going

Director of

Communications & Marketing


Christopher Ralston

Facilities Analyst


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Tracie Burlison

Executive Administrative Assistant

As the Executive Administrative Assistant, Tracie Burlison assists the executive staff of Topanga Management Company in the day to day operations and management of our student housing portfolio. She also handles all accounts payable for the company; reviewing all invoices for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment. In addition to these duties. Tracie is responsible for updating and maintaining resident accounts for all of TMC's communities. Having two decades of experience in accounts payable, human resources, and education makes her a great asset to the company. Tracie has been with the company since 2011.

Danielle Cartozian

Accounts Payable




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