Brent Jackson

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Chief Executive Officer

As Founder & CEO, Brent has over 20 years of experience in Development, Construction and Project Management. Prior to forming Oaxaca in 2007, Brent worked at P.O’B. Montgomery & Co. with roles in Acquisition and Development focusing on Western US markets. Additionally, he served as asset manager for 73 Albertson’s in Texas and New Mexico, where he helped determine whether to keep, break up and lease, renegotiate the underlying terms or simply dispose of the asset. Before joining P.O’B., Brent was Vice President at Swearingen Realty Group, LLC in Dallas. While at Swearingen, he negotiated land acquisitions and complex long-term leases, completed build-to-suits and developed relationships with a wide spectrum of tenants (national, regional and local). As a Dallas native, Brent graduated from the St. Mark’s School of Texas and earned both his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. In 2018, Brent began serving on the Advisory Board for Origin Bank, a regional bank with over 40 locations throughout Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Brent works in Dallas’ Urban Core (Oak Cliff) where he has served on the Boards of both the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce and the West Dallas Chamber of Commerce.

Chris Aaron

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Chief Financial Officer

Chris Aaron brings ten (10) years of public real estate and private institutional real estate experience.  As

CFO of Oaxaca, he is responsible for the financial strategy of the company and its investments.  Prior to

Oaxaca, Mr. Aaron was a Vice President at Mill Creek Residential, one of the nation’s largest and most

respectable multi-family developers focusing on large Class-A multifamily developments in both high

barrier and high growth markets. In his capacity, he assisted in raising over $600 million of equity capital

and helped lead the platform’s asset/portfolio management for its primary institutional investors.

Prior to Mill Creek, he spent time at the Howard Hughes Corporation, a large ($6.0B) public real estate

developer where he focused on financial management for the Company’s investments in New Orleans,

LA and Summerlin, NV. Additionally, he was integral in the Company’s financial reporting and helped

refine the regulatory reporting process. Mr. Aaron began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in the Transaction Services group where he helped clients access the public markets (debt and equity) and assisted in technical accounting matters. Mr. Aaron graduated with a BS in Human and Organization Development from Vanderbilt University and received a MAcc from the University of Southern California.

Miles Durham

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Director of Construction 

Miles Durham has 18 years of experience in the development and construction industry. As Managing Partner and President of a Dallas based real estate development and construction company, he has constructed over 300 single and multi family projects, totaling over 50 million in improvements. 

During his time there he facilitated the acquisition of 10 multi-family building sites, and managed re-platting, estimating, and pre-construction for these projects. He also served as a project manager for K2 Construction, where he gained valuable experience in the commercial interior finish out industry. Before beginning his career in the construction industry, Miles graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in English and a minor in Construction Sciences. He was also drafted by the Detroit Tigers, where he spent three years in the minor leagues.

In his spare time, Miles enjoys coaching his kids’ sports teams, traveling, reading and playing tennis and golf.  

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Donna Leavell

Director of Purchasing

Donna has 30 years of experience in the construction industry working in various roles.  She started her

career during high school working for a local lumber company in Colorado.   She moved to Texas in the

80’s and worked for a couple of lumber companies prior to eventually moving into the homebuilding

industry in various accounting, estimating, and purchasing rolls.  She has worked in Florida, New

Mexico and now has made her way back to the DFW area where she has spent most of her career. 

Most recently, Donna has served as Director of Purchasing for small to medium and large national

homebuilders. Donna enjoys spending time with her family and friends, along with her two adorable

Pomeranians.

Mike Ward

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Controller

Mike Ward is a financial analyst and accountant with 40 years of work history in the real estate, banking, and investment industries. Most recently, Mike worked at C III Capital Partners, a real estate investment company, where he oversaw fund accounting. Prior to that, Mike spent 18 years working as a controller and financial officer at B/K Venture Capital, a private equity firm specializing in the acquisition, investment, management, and disposition of apartment properties and several other venture capital endeavors. 

 

At Oaxaca, Mike’s expertise plays a large role in the team’s success where he analyzes cash flows and equity accounts, as well as preparing financial statements. In his spare time, Mike enjoys listening to music and playing the keyboard, as well as watching movies, traveling, spending time with family, and being involved in his local church.

Rodrigo Segovia 

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Construction Project Manager 

Rodrigo “Rock” Segovia has over 20 years of experience in the industry, he’s been a trucking and construction transportation entrepreneur since 1997 and has held his realtor license since 2009. Rock is proud to be Texan as he was born and raised in Dallas. He graduated from Skyline High School where he first began studying Drafting as his cluster study. He then attended the University of Texas at Arlington where he studied Political Science and minored in Economics. He thrives at problem solving, helping others and taking on new challenges.

 

Outside of work, Rock enjoys traveling, spending time with his two sons, daughter, wife and large extended family.

Danny Baker

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Senior Accountant

Danny Baker is an accountant with 25 years of experience in job cost and property operation accounting within the residential real estate industry.  Prior to joining Oaxaca Interests, Danny worked at RREAF Residential where he oversaw the accounts payable and accounting teams with a combined portfolio of 42 multifamily communities located throughout Texas and the southeastern US.      

 

Danny holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.  In his free time, Danny enjoys being outdoors and exploring nature.

Shannon Doss

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Social Media Coordinator 

Shannon joined Oaxaca Interests as Social Media Coordinator, she graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and a minor in Public Relations and Advertising. Her experience includes working at the Coppell Chamber of Commerce where she created marketing plans for fundraising events, planned all social media and developed material for press releases, website updates and weekly newsletters. Additionally, she worked for Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa as the Social Media Coordinator where she created content for all social media platforms and was the senior sales associate. She’s also worked at Allstate Insurance where she participated in new client outreach and updated the current marketing plan with an emphasis on events and building a social media brand.

In her free time, Shannon enjoys staying active by working out, going on runs, spending time with loved ones

and listening to music.

Jimmy Garcia

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Drafting Manager 

Jimmy brings 17 years of experience in the drafting industry working in numerous roles. Most recently, he worked as the Assistant Superintendent for Reinicke Athens where he assisted with everyday duties in each phase of Mission tortilla’s production plant. Prior to that, Jimmy was a Structural Designer for Strand Systems Engineering where he created structural design layouts for different home builders such as DR Horton Homes. He’s also served as Project Manager for various companies gaining experience in designing buildings for NASCAR garages, commercial buildings and home additions. Outside of the industry, he’s been a part of the soccer coaching staff at Dallas Baptist University, Texas Women’s University, and FC Dallas’ youth program. Jimmy has a Bachelor’s in Sociology and a minor in Gerontology from the University of North Texas – Dallas campus.  He also holds an Associates of Applied Science from Mountain View Community College and a Computer Drafting Design degree from ITT Technical Institute.

 

In his spare time, Jimmy loves watching NFL and soccer games. He enjoys fishing, playing football and

basketball with his kids, and going to watch movies with his family.

Connor Fetter

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Financial Analyst

Connor Fetter joined Oaxaca Interests as an analyst after graduating from Southern Methodist University where he earned a BBA in Finance with a concentration in real estate. Connor has experience with asset management at ACORE Capital, a commercial real estate firm focusing on first mortgages, B-notes, mezzanine debt, and preferred equity. Prior to ACORE Capital, Connor worked at Kodiak Capital Advisors, a real estate investment firm focusing on 1031 Exchanges, as a financial analyst focusing his efforts on underwriting potential senior living acquisitions.

 

Outside of work, Connor enjoys being outdoors, hiking and backpacking, spending time with family and friends, and reading.