Team Nashville

Grace Ann Pulliam
Team Leader & Maintenance Coordinator

Grace Ann joins us as our Nashville Market Leader after a successful stint consulting with IBM. Grace Ann is going to be heavily involved in owner communication, making sure that our Nashville operations run as smooth as always. She grew up in Little Rock, AR with her family and attributes them to having the most significant impact in her life. When Grace Ann has free time, she loves to be outdoors or reading a great book. When we asked her what her favorite part of working with gk is, she said, "gkhouses fosters a sense of family, through transparency and vulnerability, that goes above a typical workplace. It makes you excited to get up in the morning, knowing that you have a whole team to back you up.

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Andrew Harshey
Business Development Manager

Andrew is the Business Development Manager on our Nashville & Chattanooga team and the friendly face that potential partners are greeted with. Andrew grew up and went to college in Allentown, PA and as such, is a huge supporter of the Philadelphia Eagles and was part of the mayhem on Broad St. after the Super Bowl win in 2018. He is an avid fan of bonfires, the oxford comma, and any vehicle that goes fast. A self-proclaimed space nerd, Andrew can often be found lost in thought staring up at the stars, sometimes in the middle of the street. He likes to think of himself as a real renaissance man: he was a runner up in a 5th grade art contest, has hiked the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim twice, and built his own deck (with a tiny bit of help).

Britany Defoe
Owner Onboarding Specialist

Britany grew up in a small town about an hour north of Birmingham and moved to the city to pursue her Bachelors Degree in Business Management and Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, graduating in 2015. Britany joined gkhouses in early 2020 and as an Owner Onboarding Specialist and her role here is to assist owners during their initial 100 days and get their properties set up in our system - answering any questions they may have along the way. Mixing her passion for technology and building, in Britany's spare time she enjoys working on and building computers along with playing video games. Her weekends are typically spent somewhere outside with her husky, Gypsy, followed up by watching an NBA game or UFC fight. Britany spends her vacations and summers traveling all over the country to see shows and attend music festivals.

TJ Okporokpo
Leasing Coordinator

TJ Okporokpo joined the gkhouses team in July of 2018 as a Leasing Coordinator. TJ graduated from the University of Greenwich in 2011 and spent the last 7 years in the Infortomation Technology Industry before joining the team at gkhouses. TJ loves travelling and learning new cultures. TJ is also married with one little girl. When TJ is not working he spends his time enjoying several outdoor pursuits including soccer, basketball and racing. He is an avid Arsenal Football club fan and lives on the principle of Quantum leaps by taking daily small steps to get there.

Alex Payan
Tenant Communication Specialist

Alex joined gkhouses in 2019 as a Tenant Communication Specialist. He grew up in Tijuana, Baja California in Mexico but moved to Aguascalientes, Mexico in 2006. Alex has worked in customer service for the last 6 years. Because of this and the fact that he enjoys working with people makes him a great fit for this position! His favorite activity outside of work is going out to the movies with his wife and two young children. Alex lives by the saying "team work makes the dream work!"

David Smith
Maintenance Technician
David Smith
Maintenance Technician