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Meet Our Team

Do not let the incorporated fool you. NVPM is a small tight knit team with the sole focus being on your property(s). Our systems, experience, technology and continuity give us the advantage in providing the best service for you. This combined with a simple fee approach, highest resident qualification standard and actual price subcontractors helps protect your budget. No start up fees, turnover fees, inspection fees and so on. We approach your property(s) as if it was our own! Give us a call or email and let us get your property(s) going in the right direction.

Thanks, The NVPM Team


Gerul Simpkins headshot
CA DRE #01777441
Gerul has been doing property management and sales in Chico since 1999. Gerul is a CA licensed agent that brings NVPM a bunch of knowledge and energy. Gerul is also a personal trainer on the side so he helps keep our office fit and full of energy. He can be reached anytime at 530 566-9223 ext 15 or

Matt Depa headshot
CA DRE #01978824
Matt a Chico local, has been in the real estate and property management industry since a teenager. Coming from a family of property managers and real estate agents, Matt offers a lot of local insight to the market and has years of experience to take on any situation. Matt sold 47 properties in 2015 alone! Matt oversees all licensed activity and sales at NVPM. He can be reached anytime at 530 566-9223 ext 10 or

Jon-Mikkal Personius
Landscaping Director
Jon-Mikkal has been with NVPM since early 2017 where he worked as our Maintenance Coordinator. In October, he moved over to our new in house landscaping team. Him and Rian have taken control of our properties landscaping team trying to make them the best on the street and keeping our office informed of other situations that may need further attention from the office. He can be reached via or 530 566-9223 ext 11.

Dawnielle Coker headshot
Dawnielle has been in Chico for many years since moving to Chico from the Lake Almanor area. Dawnielle enjoys bookkeeping during the day and is an event coordinator at night. Her passions are the San Francisco Giants, softball, her dogs and her husband. Feel free to contact Dawnielle anytime at 530 566-9223 ext 13 or

Paul Cooper headshot
Paul moved up from San Diego in 1993 for school, fell in love with Chico and never left. Paul gives NVPM a lot of knowledge since being in the Chico property management industry since 1995. From overseeing 846 units and 16 on site teams, training coordinator, preparing million dollar budgets, flipping homes, owner of income, commercial and vacation properties, 5 years in law enforcement, 6 years of plumbing heating and air experience, he can bring a lot of options to the table. He opened North Valley Property Management in 2005 focusing on single family homes. Since then, Paul has been on the board of NVPOA, taught CHPP classes and spoken at expos. In 2012, Paul created a digital move-in inspection app called Property Pal. The app became extremely popular in iTunes so he is now launching its amazing big brother summer of 16’ named Inspectful. Paul is still around the office on a daily basis but has stepped back from daily duties and just keeps a focus for the team, oversees maintenance and keeps up on new technologies. He can be reached anytime at