About Us

Blue Fox Properties, LLC, was founded on the principles of integrity, service, and teamwork. We have developed our philosophy and systems from years of property management experience combined with an eye toward constant improvement. We continue to evolve our systems as laws change, technology advances, and best practices emerge.

Meet the Team

Steve Schultz, MPM®, RMP® » President and Designated Broker
Steve Schultz, MPM®, RMP®

Steve graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering. After working for Shell Oil Company and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, he decided he wanted to take on the challenge of building a company from scratch. He began by building his own portfolio of residential rental properties. As he built his rental portfolio, he also wanted to create a property management company that would maximize the interests of the property owner. This is how Blue Fox Properties was born. From the onset, Steve has been dedicated to learning from property managers around the city, state and country.

So upon founding Blue Fox, he immediately discovered the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®). Through NARPM®, he has captured best practices and applied them to Blue Fox to protect and promote the interests of the clients his company serves. Steve is 1 of only 2 people in Southern Arizona to hold the Master Property Manager (MPM®) designation, the highest designation from NARPM®. In addition, he was selected by his peers to serve as the 2017 National President of NARPM®. He is 1 of only 3 Arizona Department of Real Estate certified instructors from Tucson that teaches property management continuing education courses. He is a national speaker, author and instructor.

Sylvia White, MPM®, RMP®, CRPM® » Business Development Manager
Sylvia White, MPM®, RMP®

Sylvia has over 20 years in the industry and is a subject matter expert in our field. Her core values of integrity, character and ethics serve her well and contribute to her success. Sylvia’s proven ability to foster relationships is well respected and she prides herself on providing exceptional customer service. Sylvia holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Management, along with the Residential Management Professional (RMP®) and Master Property Manager (MPM®) designations from the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM®). She joined NARPM® in 1998 and remains an active member. In 2016, Sylvia accepted the position of Chapter President of the Southern Arizona Chapter of NARPM®. Sylvia is well positioned to apply her experience, knowledge and abilities to the community and clients she serves.

Debbie Arico » Operations and Talent Support Manager
Debbie Hightower
Debbie brings an enormous amount of property management experience to Blue Fox. She began her property management career in 2001 when she worked in her parents' real estate brokerage. Although her parents have since sold the company, Debbie has continued her real estate career. Debbie's calm and measured approach to various challenges make her a great asset for Blue Fox.
Mary Ann Angulo » Executive Property Manager
Mary Ann Angulo
Mary Ann has 20 years of customer service experience with the last 12 years being in property management. She is easy going, efficient and friendly. Mary Ann’s skills combined with her desire to learn new ones are a great benefit to Blue Fox.
Gina Palmer » Executive Property Manager
Gina Palmer
Gina has over 14 years of residential and commercial property management experience. She is an organized, efficient professional who oversees each property in her portfolio with keen attention to detail and a focus on each client’s best interests. Gina has lived in Tucson for over 30 years. She has held her Arizona real estate license since 2005. Gina offers her clients expertise in a diverse collection of management activities including marketing, budget preparation, construction management, lease compliance, and contract negotiation.
Christina Hampton » Bookkeeper
Christina Hampton
After working in the retail world for many years, Christina became the first employee of Blue Fox Properties. Christina has been instrumental in the ongoing growth of Blue Fox and serves in many different capacities. Her roles include that of the property manager, assistant property manager, associate comptroller, office manager and everything in between. Her upbeat attitude and willingness to help wherever is needed is the glue that holds Blue Fox together.
Michelle Villa-Hernandez » Associate Property Manager
Michelle Villa
Michelle brings 5 years of customer service experience to Blue Fox. She is always willing to take on new tasks and challenges. Michelle started as our receptionist, but with her hard work and dedication she was quickly promoted to her current position. Michelle is fluent in both English and Spanish, which is a great asset to Blue Fox. 
Tia Hightower » Executive Property Manager
Tia Hightower
Tia brings over 20 years of customer service experience to Blue Fox. She is determined and excited to have the opportunity to grow within our firm. Tia is a native of Tucson, Arizona. Her intimate knowledge of the area helps her better serve our landlords and residents.
Sarah Morrison » Associate Property Manager
Sarah is a compassionate, caring individual who strives to find the good in everything. Sarah comes from a military family background and has lived in Tucson, Arizona on and off most of her life. She enjoys exploring Arizona’s vast mountain ranges and trails. Sarah brings with her 10 years of customer service experience through her medical background. Sarah fell into the Property Management field and immediately fell in love with its fast paced ever changing environment. Currently Sarah is our acting Receptionist but is highly driven to advance with Blue Fox by continuing to gain experience and education.