RE/MAX in Puerto Vallarta Toll Free/Fax: 1 888 796 6606 Locally: (322) 221 0111

Our Agents

Todd Bates

Maru Michel
(322) 221 0111(Office)
322 135 5762(Cell)

Rick and Marilyn Helberg

Angie Ahumada
(322) 221 0111(Office)
322 121 6544(Cell)

Ken Hallenbeck
323 106 1135(Cell)

Raul Lozada
(322) 221 0111(Office)

Ron Vandenberg
322 109 9033(Cell)

Monica Garcia
221 0111(Office)
322 101 0622(Cell)

Gabriel Garcia
221 0111(Office)

Cam Fitzgerald
221 0111(Office)
322 356 5198(Cell)

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Todd Bates - Broker/Owner

Todd Bates was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and proceeded to enter university in Hamilton, Ontario, at McMaster University and after completing his Bachelor of Arts degree, went to Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, for a second Bachelor of Arts degree.

But he was searching for something more in his life and traveled to Whistler, British Columbia to visit friends from his University days and decided to pursue a life there.  After owning and operating his 2 successful businesses in Whistler for 12 years, he met his (soon to be) wife on a trip to Puerto Vallarta and decided that would be his new home in Paradise.

Both Todd’s mother and mother-in-law have properties in Puerto Vallarta, so he understands the needs and expectations of the foreign purchaser, as well as a Mexican purchaser.  Growing up around real estate in Toronto, as Todd’s mother and brother ran a very successful real estate company in Toronto, he fully understands the work needed to be successful.

“Living here full-time has been an incredible challenge and opportunity and I am so fortunate to be able to live where people only think of vacationing”, Todd has said.

He continues to upgrade his real estate knowledge through continuous training in the multi-faceted business that the buying and selling of real estate in Puerto Vallarta to ensure that his clients receive the most professional representation possible.

He lives by the motto of “Treat this person as you would treat your mother and always expect more of yourself”.


Maru Michel - Sales Associate

Maru Michel was born in Guadalajara, Mexico.  She was raised in a family of 5 with solid traditional values.  She pursued her studies in the same city and went on to marry a businessman from Guadalajara and had her own family of 2, plus 4 grandchildren.

She had the opportunity to live in Manhattan Beach, California for 10 years, during which she was a dedicated homemaker and supported her husband’s businesses.  In addition, she practiced several outdoor sports such as golf, windsurf and jogging.

Upon returning to Guadalajara she became an investment advisor and later on she opened an import-export company that she ran for 10 years.  Finally she decided to move to Puerto Vallarta where she became a Real Estate Agent and has been in the business for 6 years.

Living in Puerto Vallarta has been a true pleasure for Maru, the weather, the people and the beauty of living in a small town that has everything from the simplest foods to the most sophisticated restaurants.  She enjoys meeting people from all over the world and of all ages and finds it is a true enriching experience to learn their customs and ways of life.

Maru feels the most rewarding experience is helping someone sell their property when they want to sell and helping someone find the ideal property when they want to buy, it is just as simple as that.  She has the privilege of understanding American and Mexican cultures having lived in both places and mastering both languages.  She has also traveled to Europe, Africa and South America giving her a broader vision of life and people.


Her favorite quote is “Life is beautiful”



Maru Michel Nació en Guadalajara Jalisco México, en una familia numerosa de costumbres arraigadas, creció, estudio y se case en Guadalajara, con 2 hijos y 4 nietos.

Vivió en Manhattan Beach  California por 10 años durante los cuales me dedicaba a mi familia, los negocios de mi esposo y a hacer deportes como golf, windsurf y correr.

Regreso a Guadalajara y trabajo como asesora de inversiones, después inicio una  agencia  aduanal de importaciones y exportaciones la cual manejo durante 10 años y decidió cambiarse a vivir a Puerto Vallarta donde desde entonces a sido in Agente de Bienes Raíces  desde hace 6 años.

 Para Maru es un placer vivir en Puerto Vallarta disfrutando del clima, de su gente,  la belleza de vivir en un lugar pequeño en donde hay de todo desde la comida más sencilla hasta el restaurante más sofisticado,  disfruta conociendo gente de todo el mundo de todas las edades y considera que es muy enriquecedor aprender las costumbres de diferentes personas y lugares.

Maru siente su meta realizada cada vez que vende una propiedad a la persona que quería venderla o ayuda a encontrar la propiedad ideal a la persona que quiere comprar. Se siente privilegiada de entender la manera de vivir en Estados Unidos y la manera de vivir en México ya que ha vivido en ambos lugares y habla los dos idiomas. Además ha viajado a Europa, África y Sudamérica lo que le ayuda a tener una visión más amplia de la vida y de las personas.

 Su lema favorito es “La Vida es Bella”

Angie Ahumada - Sales Associate

Angie Ahumada, was born and raised Tepic Nayarit, Mexico.

Since a young age Angie has had bilingual education (English and Spanish) and developed excellent customer service skills. Graduating in Business managementCertified  in Administration, Marketing and Sales Strategies.  Working in the Tourist Industry gave her an opportunity to travel thoughtout Mexico, USA and South America. She has developed her skills into a multicultural career.


Angie has lived in Puerto Vallarta and Banderas Bay for the last 25 years, establishing relationships with different  associations and support groups to grow and help around the bay, such as Canaco, Coparmex Business Association, Tourist Department, Concierge Service Association, Hotel & Motels Association, and volunteer in the Rotary Club, among others.  


Angie became single mother  at very early age in her life, of whom now is a  professional and award winning Chef of several National and International competitions Chef Hugo Ahumada.


Looking for the best place to live for her and her son, she moved to paradisiac Puerto Vallarta area to develop her career in the touritst industry. Becoming a top producer sales agent for Vacation Resorts, Hotel business, property management,  and has had the life experience that everyone dreams accomplishing her mission of raising her son and live in “THE MOST FRIENDLY CITY IN THE WORLD”.  Prior to becoming a Real Estate Agent Angie managed her own Day Spa Business and Boutique.


In her  venture to provide professional Real Estate services to both companies and individuals, there is absolutely no doubt that she will again go above and beyond in serving these clients as well.  Angie has worked with people of many nationalities, in many capacities, throughout her professional career.   Through these experiences, she has developed a sensibility of how business should be conducted from their perspective, as compared to how it might be conducted in her native country.


“It has always Been my goal to provide excellent customer service.  It has become a second nature to me, so it only makes sense to place myself into an occupation that utilizes my abilities and have fun while doing it in the best Real Estate office around the bay”.

As  Real Estate Agent, I assist sellers in marketing their property and selling it for the highest possible price under the best terms available.


I act as a Buyer´s Agent with a signed agreement, I assist buyers by helping them purchase property in the best possible price under the best terms available”.




My question to you: Do you want your home listed or Do you want your home SOLD?


Ron Vandenberg - Senior Sales Consultant

Allow me to introduce myself:



Life Before Real Estate started in the late 1950's working in the field of television production at CFAC TV in Calgary.

In the 60’s I worked as a Police Officer the city of Vancouver.

In 1970 I started  a career In Radio and Broadcast Sales and Management. I worked in this field until 1980.

In 1980, I joined the Pattison Group working in their media related companies; running their radio, bus advertising, transit shelter and billboard companies, as well as doing acquisitions.


I was licensed as a Realtor in 1992. While actively selling real estate I consistently ranked in the top 8% of all Realtors belonging to the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board. Attaining Master Medallion Club status,meaning that I sold a lot of homes.

In 1998, I obtained my Managing Broker designation, through the Department of Commerce at the University of British Columbia. Learning never stops. I am a big believer in this.


In May of 2004, my wife, Judy Conway, and I purchased the RE/MAX All Points Realty franchise. In 2007, RE/MAX International awarded us out of 5100 offices Brokerage of the Year for North America. An achievement we are very proud of.


We recently sold our brokerage in Canada I am working at RE/MAX Colonial Pacific serving White Rock, Surrey, Langley areas. Plus, I am pleased to say that I also, enjoy working at RE/MAX Marina, Puerto Vallarta from October to May each year as I love where I live in Mexico and wish to share my experiences here with you. It truly is "Paradise" Let me show you!!


My clients and Realtors describe me as a very energetic, empathetic, dedicated and knowledgeable Realtor providing a level of service which exceeds expectation. It is this level of service which contributes to my continued success and constantly expanding list of satisfied buyers and sellers.


Allow my dedication to excellence in service contribute positively to your experience in selling or buying real estate in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Selling or buying real estate can and should be a pleasant experience. This is what we wish to achieve at our brokerage located in the main Marina in Puerto Vallarta. Great agents caring for our customers whether local or from Canada or the United States. Spanish and English speaking service is provided. You are important to us. Let us make it a great experience for you!!


I am backed up by a great team at RE/MAX and belong to one of the finest referral networks in the world. RE/MAX agents currently number over 95,000 worldwide, in 92 countries, covering 5 continents, and 6000 offices. Whether you require professional assistance locally, nationally or internationally we will be pleased to assist you with your real estate needs.  We provide a 24 hour toll free service so that clients and referral Realtors can easily contact us any time of day. Send me an e-mail and I will respond quickly and efficiently. That is what we do here and do it well.!!    

Gabriel Garcia - Sales Associate

Gabriel was born and raised in Puerto Vallarta.  Educated here and has a diploma in Hospitality Services.  Gabriel is totally bilingual in both Spanish and English.  He is married and has two children and has worked in the Hospitality Industry for 15 years.  That resulted insetting new people on a daily basis and learning from them what they were looking for in this “Paradise”we know and love as Puerto Vallarta.  For the past five years Gabriel has worked in real estate related businesses.  


Always providing excellence in service and working at exceeding his clients expectations.  “This has always been the goal in whatever I do. Normal is not a standard, it is the beginning on the road to excellence.”  Let Gabriel’s knowledge of Puerto Vallarta and surrounding area become a tool that you can utilize.  Contact Gabriel when you are looking to obtain information and advise regarding securing your piece of “Paradise” whether it is rental services or the purchase of a home for you and your family to enjoy for years to come in the city he loves and call home.



Gabriel es orgullosamente originario de este maravilloso Puerto Vallarta. Su educación la realizó en esta su ciudad natal, obteniendo certificación en la industria de Hospitalidad y Servicios Turísticos. Gabriel es totalmente bilingüe (Español e Inglés). Casado y tiene dos hijos varones en su Familia. Se ha desempeñado en la industria de la Hospitalidad por 15 años. Esto le trajo como resultado el conocer nuevas personas cada día y aprender de cada una de ellas acerca de que les motivaba y buscaban en este "Paraíso" al cuál amamos y conocemos como Puerto Vallarta.


En los últimos cinco años Gabriel ha estado relacionado en los negocios de Bienes y Raíces. Excelencia en servicio y el trabajar en exceder las expectativas de mis clientes, ha sido siempre mi objetivo principal en todo lo que realizo. Lo normal no es algo estándar, es el inicio en el camino a la excelencia. Permite que el conocimiento de Gabriel acerca de Puerto Vallarta y sus alrededores sean una herramienta que puedas utilizar. Si requieres de información y consejos referente a obtener de una forma segura tu porción de "Paraíso" tanto en servicios de renta como en la adquisición de una casa para usted y su Familia y disfrutarla en los años venideros en esta Ciudad que tanto amo y le llamo Casa.

Monica Garcia - Sales and Rental Associate

Nací el 19 de Julio de 1971 en la ciudad de México, desde niña siempre he sido muy soñadora y creativa, las manualidades y la decoración son mi pasión y me encanta bailar & ir al cine. 

Me considero muy afortunada y bendecida por tener la familia que tengo, empezando por mi mami quien  es mi mejor amiga y mi papa con quien siempre me ha hecho saber que cuento con el, llevo casada 23 años  y medio con mi pareja de vida, tenemos 2 hijos un guapo  joven de 22 años y una hermosa señorita de 18 años, quienes  son mi razón y el motor que me impulsa día a día así como mis buddy’s y mi familia del alma.

Los animales me encantan pero los gatos son mis favoritos y la Navidad es mi época favorita del año.

Con el paso de los años pero sobre todo este último año, he aprendido que uno debe de vivir su vida como  si fuera el último día de su vida, y tratar de disfrutar de todo lo que me rodea, expresarle mi amor a la  gente  que amo y dar gracias por todas las bendiciones buenas y no tan buenas que llegan a mi vida día a día porque de todas he aprendido algo.


I was born on July 19, 1971 in Mexico City.  Since I was a child I have always been very creative; crafts and decor are my passion and I love to dance and go to the cinema.

I consider myself very lucky and blessed to have the family that I have, starting with my Mother who is my best friend and my dad with whom I have always know that I can count with him.  I've been married 23 years with my partner of life, we have 2 children; a handsome young man of 22 years and a beautiful young lady of 18 years, who are my reason and the engine that drives me everyday, as well as my friends and the soul of my family.

I love animals, but cats are my favorites and Christmas is my favorite time of the year.  With the passage of the years, but especially this last year, I have learned that I must live my life as if it were the last day, and try to enjoy everything around me, to express my love for the people that I love and give thanks for all the good blessings that come into my life everyday because of all; I've learned something.


Cam Fitzgerald - Sales Associate

Cameron has worked in the Real Estate industry for over 30 years with Remax Realtron based in Toronto, Canada and he has permanently moved to the family team in Puerto Vallarta.

After arriving in Puerto Vallarta 8 years ago, he instantly fell in love with the charm of the people, the beauty of the town and surroundings; he now calls PV home.  

Specializing in customer service, Cam has been involved in Commercial, Land, Vacation Properties and Property Management.  A fun-loving father of 3 children who cherishes family, friends and helping others please let me show you why I am "above the crowd" in working for you and your needs.

If you are looking for a home in Paradise, an investment or business, let Cameron earn your business.

RE/MAX provides a secure, trusted option to build your dream and the people behind it bring you honesty, integrity and results.     Available always: referrals are my business.

Ken Hallenbeck - Sales Associate

Todd Bates, owner and Ken Hallenbeck, Real Estate agent, felt there was a need for quality real estate representation in the area in the Mantenchen Bay area. 

After spending many years with REMAX in Northern California, Ken Hallenbeck now lives full time in Playa los Cocos, located on Mantenchen Bay.

"Living here full time allows me to network with landowners on a daily basis to find out who is willing to sell their properties now and in the future."

Building his own home in the area has also given him a wealth of information on the different tradesman available in the area to help clients with resources.

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