Lauren Peddinghaus (firstname.lastname@example.org) started HausFS in 2007. She discovered the need for an alternative to traditional property management while owning condos in small buildings that struggled to find reliable, cost-effective support. For more than 10 years, HausFS has remained dedicated to filling the hole between self-management and full-service management specifically for small buildings.
Lauren holds a Bachelors of Science in Speech (Radio/TV/Film Major) from Northwestern University. She spent 9 years as a Firm Administrator at a small CPA firm after graduation, where she developed her accounting expertise, technical skills and small business acumen.
Lauren is a condo management expert with strong legal experience. She particularly prides herself on her ability to approach problems from a “full picture” perspective, resulting in creative solutions to financial problems for her clients.
Lauren loves to spend time with her two children, see live music and enjoy great restaurants all over Chicago. She’s been sky-diving and has taken trapeze lessons. As a 6th grader in New Jersey, Lauren appeared on the game show Double Dare and was thisclose to going to Space Camp!
Dora Villarosa (email@example.com) is dedicated to providing extraordinary customer service and is always happy to help our clients. She is our first point of contact for questions related to Owner Balances. She also manages internal HausFS processes including New Client Setup, and coordinates communication with owners.
Dora earned her BS from Washington University in St. Louis 2002 with majors in English and French, and a Business Minor.
She earned her MBA from the University of Chicago in 2011 with Concentrations in Economics and Managerial & Organizational Behavior.
Dora enjoys an array of creative activities, and loves cooking, gardening and camping in her spare time. In 2009, Dora was a semi-finalist for the Next Food Network Star in Chicago and in 2010, she won an essay contest for a Grand Prize vacation to New Orleans.
Carla Guerrero (firstname.lastname@example.org) is responsible for Bill Payment and Monthly Financial Processing.
Carla obtained her Associates Degree from Harold Washington Community College in May of 2018 and graduated in high honors. During her enrollment at Harold Washington she became, and still is, a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She then enrolled at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she successfully completed her AICPA in November 2018 and graduated in December 2020 with a BS in Finance. During her college years Carla worked part time, had her second child and managed her home.
Carla enjoys spending time with her daughters and husband, and looks forward to being active at Zumba class. She also loves to cook and is always looking for new recipes to try for dinner!
Kara Santa (email@example.com) supports the team in handling various tasks involved with Monthly and Yearly Financial Processing, Tax Returns and Budgets.
Kara graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications (TV/Film Concentration). She spent most of her working career in administrative positions in various fields such as Hospitality, Publishing, and Health Care Administration. In all her past roles she closely coordinated with Finance departments on monthly processing alongside special projects.
Kara has a son who she enjoys spending time with creating all sorts of imaginative crafts, especially around Halloween! She also enjoys hiking at local parks and trails, and nature photography.
Daisy, who is bilingual, is the newest member of Team HausFS. She likes to bake and make treats in her free time. She is married and has a son named Samuel and a dog named Max. In their free time, Daisy and her family like to go fishing, watch movies and go to the park on Sundays. Daisy is planning to pursue a career in business.
One fun fact about Daisy is that she took a Digital Media class during her high school years.