The Nomadic Team

Joe Rieling

Co-Founder and President

I am privileged to own and operate Nomadic with my Business Partner and brother Ben.  We started developing Nomadic Real Estate’s Business model in 2005 and have employed a 24/7 mentality to build the company over the last 11 years into an industry leader within the Residential Property Management field.

I graduated the University of the South with an Economics degree but entered the Property Management realm as a consultant traveling domestically to help turnaround troubled multi-family buildings. In 2004 I moved to Washington DC to take a position as Director of Leasing Services for Kay Management who owns and operates 36 multi-family communities and over 12,000 units. 

Washington DC is officially home despite being New Jersey born.  I currently reside in Logan Circle and when not working (rarely happens) you will find me running the National Mall in training for my first marathon in New York City 2016 with the goal of besting Ben’s New York Marathon time of 3 hours and 1 minute. As the worst cook in the Metro DC market I also enjoy testing out all of DC’s great restaurants. When time permits I am an avid traveler and always in pursuit of planning the next journey.

I am very excited about the great team of people we have in place and the future of Nomadic Real Estate.

Ben Rieling

Co-Founder and COO

As co-founder of Nomadic Real Estate I take immense pleasure in seeing our business continue to grow and thrive in the local DC market. My brother Joe and I have grown Nomadic from the ground-up and our passion and desire to excel has never been higher. My current role of CFO/COO allows me to have total control of Nomadic’s operations and oversee the development of our employees.

I am a proud father of two young boys and I love spending my free time coaching their flag football team and practicing ice hockey. Ryker and Gunner are wonderful sons and whether we’re zip lining in our backyard or roller skating to the local park we’re constantly on the go.

I received my associate’s degree from Wake Forest University. While playing football for two years I maintained a spot on the ACC Academic Honor Roll both seasons while achieving the team’s highest GPA my second season. I finished my collegiate career at University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in real estate from the Terry School of Business while earning summa cum laude honors with a 4.0 GPA.

Experiencing and enjoying the growth of Nomadic Real Estate and my two sons continues to be my two greatest pleasures and goals in life.

Ray Minarcik

Associate, Turnover & Property Management

A New Jersey native, I joined the Nomadic team in 2013 after obtaining my M.A. in Corporate and Public Communications. As the senior property manager, it’s my goal to ensure both tenants and clients alike have a positive rental experience through strong communication, same-day responsiveness, and attention to detail.

Away from the office, I volunteer as an Emergency Medical Technician at my local first aid and rescue squad where I have been a member at for over ten years. I also enjoy hiking, playing with my rescue dog Riker, and enjoying all the sights that the DMV has to offer.

Jay LaValley

Associate, Administration & Client Acquisitions

Joined the Nomadic team in 2013, I strive to strengthen and lead a talented group of hard working individuals who desire not only to meet and satisfy client expectations, but go above and beyond, and do what others in the industry either refuse  or are unwilling to do.

Since 2000, graduated with an Economics Degree from the University of Massachusetts, attended law school and became Vice President for a boutique law firm in Boston, ventured as an entrepreneur in Baltimore and now strive to gain a Masters Degree in DC.

Life outside of Nomadic, I am the Chairman of a 15 member Executive Board ‎based in Baltimore with over 3000 members and growing.

Sy Gezachew

Associate, Accounting

I have been with Nomadic since January 2016 as a Staff Accountant. My role, however, encompasses more than my listed title as I am always involved in different areas of the company. This has allowed me to work with everyone at Nomadic; to understand and appreciate everyone’s role and provide a great experience to our clients and tenants. I enjoy the industry and working for the best property management company in D.C.

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin and moved to the Washington metropolitan area in the early 2000’s. I love spending my free time with my family – especially at the National Zoo – being taught by my 5-year old son about all the animals that share this world with us.

Frank D’Angelo

Associate, Sales & Marketing

I was born in New Haven, Connecticut but the only thing I miss besides my family, is the pizza; Frank Pepe’s of course. I came to D.C. to attend the Catholic University of America where I graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy, and continued to make this city my home.

I discovered my passion for sales and marketing while in the bartending industry during college and shortly after, and never looked back. I take great pride in the work I do at Nomadic Real Estate as the Sales and Marketing Associate and nothing brings me more pleasure than watching our clients find the peace of mind they have been looking for in a property management company.

When I do have some free time I like to toss the rugby ball around the pitch, catch a film, or read just about anything I can get my hands on. My passion for real estate has continued to grow and I found myself taking courses at night and now I am a fully licensed agent in Washington DC which allows me to assist our clients in more ways than ever.

Mark Bleiweis

Turnover Manager

The District has been home to me for five years now, but I’ve always been close as NoVa native. I enjoy exploring the city with my girlfriend and brown lab, Choco.

As the Turnover Manager, my goal is working with our clients, contractors, tenants and the Nomadic Real Estate Team to prepare the home for a new tenants. My greatest challenges are often the budget and time constraints presented. I’m excited when we deliver an exceptional home to gracious families and tenants. I also love to hear about a client’s amazing experience.

I joined the Nomadic family over a year ago. My favorite part of Nomadic is the team I get to work with every day. Property Management presents many challenges and I’m very fortunate to have strength in numbers.

Jenna Rieling

Leasing Administrator

Having grown up in New Jersey, Georgia, California, I now call Washington DC my home. I joined Nomadic in the Fall of 2016 as the Leasing Administrator and am proud to work in the family business with my brothers Joe and Ben. My role is to make sure all our available rental properties are properly advertised and any items related to the property lease are taken care of.

I graduated from American University in 2014 with a Bachelor’s in Communication Studies and Health Promotion. In my spare time, you’ll find me running, having completed three marathons including Boston. I am looking forward to my next challenge in the ultra-marathon arena.

Elizabeth Fuhr

Operations Administrator

I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri (Go Cardinals!) but I spent my formative years in Annapolis, Maryland where my family still lives. I graduated from James Madison University in May 2012 with a degree in International Affairs

Before starting at Nomadic, I was a retail manager where I gained valuable experience in a leadership role while perfecting my customer service and teamwork skills. I look forward to bringing the knowledge and experience I have gained in my collegiate and professional life with me to the team at Nomadic.

Outside of I work enjoy outdoor activities and traveling, especially to our national parks. I spend weekends on my bike, hiking, or exploring new parts of our area. I find that no matter how long I have been in DC there is always something new to discover!


Ted Williams

Staff Accountant

I am from upstate New York originally, but have moved around and lived in North Carolina and Long Island. After working in logistics, then commercial construction, I have moved to D.C to take on a position as the second staff accountant at Nomadic.

I am currently finishing my degree, a dual major in accounting and finance. I strive to apply my knowledge to real world problems and provide the highest attention to detail to all our clients and tenants.

Almost every day after work, I am exercising in one way or another. I love watching and playing competitive sports. I also enjoy going on walks with my retired racing greyhound, or taking in all the history of the D.C area.

Shanna White

Leasing Agent

I am a graduate from Massachusetts College of Art holding degrees in both Architecture and Sculpture. After graduating I moved to New York City where I had the privilege to hone my skills as an architectural designer, construction manager, and leasing agent. I have worked on projects of every scale from large penthouse renovations to fabricating custom furniture for private clients, it’s the details that count.

When not in the field working to find you your best home match you can find me exploring the trails of Rock Creek Park with my rescue pup Simon, in my Bloomingdale studio working on creative projects, or challenging myself with a daily hot yoga practice.

I am thrilled to be welcomed into the Nomadic family and look forward to working with you.

Devin Henry

Leasing Agent

Though I grew up in a small town in Northern New Jersey, I’ve spent the past 7 years making DC my home. Eager to experience city life, I moved to DC for college, and graduated from The George Washington University with a degree in Philosophy and Public Affairs.

After college, I briefly endeavored to enter the diamond industry and accrued several gemology credentials. Seeking something more dynamic, I eventually turned to work in the small business arena, executing sales and digital marketing strategies for my family business. Seeking to apply what I learned, I eventually ventured back to my lifelong passion: Real Estate.

When not working, you can find me playing fingerstyle guitar in my Columbia Heights backyard, snowboarding (ideally in Colorado), or exploring the beautiful streets of DC while taking in all the stunning architecture this city has to offer.

Joe Stapleton

Turnover Agent

Relatively new to DC and originally from Syracuse, NY; I’ve gained experience from my positions at firms, primarily in the construction and real estate industries. My experience in Construction Management, Sales and Leasing real estate has been cultivated over the years through Project Management and RE Agent roles. I currently hold my real estate sales licenses in NY, PA, MD, and DC is coming soon.

My role at Nomadic involves providing our client’s and tenant’s with a seamless move-in/out. The turnover role is a critical aspect to the beginning and end phase of each lease and sets the tone for the entire experience. I strive to provide our client’s and tenants with an unmatched property management experience through strong communication and a relentless work ethic.

When I have some downtime I always like to have something fun planned for the weekend. I enjoy hiking the VA trails, weekend getaway trips, skiing whenever possible and Syracuse University basketball!

Judy Thomas

Administrative Assistant

Originally a native of western Pennsylvania, I’ve lived in the DC-Baltimore area for over ten years now and am happy to call such a vibrant area home. In my past lives, I’ve worked in building materials manufacture, retail sales, event management, and education. I’m pleased to join Nomadic’s administrative team for sales and marketing.

I attended West Virginia University, where I studied International Relations and I’m currently examining grad school history programs.

I love being outdoors and take full advantage of this region’s excellent hiking and camping options. If I’m not outdoors, then I’m generally found in either a bookstore, a board game store, or a yarn store, spending entirely too much money on my hobbies.

Jessica Main

Multifamily Manager

I moved to DC just over 5 years ago from a small town by the name of Los Angeles, CA. While it took some getting used to, this city found a spot in my heart with all of its diversity, brilliant minds, and beautiful architecture.

Having had a passion for design, architecture, and people from a young age, I realized that real estate was right for me. The little details are what intrigue me the most and I suppose that would be why property management has suited me well. With a career history focused in condominium association management, leasing, and marketing I look forward to making a lasting contribution with Nomadic as the multi-family manager.

In my down time, you’ll hardly find me without my rescue dog, River, by my side. Other than that, I’m usually writing or recording music, exploring the city and surrounding areas, or at a live show.

Joseph A. Samuels II

Leasing Agent

I have always been captivated with the development of cities, particularly of Washington DC when I visited with some from friends while in college. At East Carolina university, I earned my bachelor’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning while also a member of the men’s track team, where I hold a school record and obtained a conference championship.

By way of military and corporate roles I’ve found my way back to real estate and DC by way of Nomadic real estate as your Leasing Agent, and I couldn’t be more thankful. I aim to extend that gratitude, dedication, and commitment to you through your interaction with me in finding your perfect rental home.

I balance my work life at Nomadic with my Family, dj-ing cool tunes, or studying the economy and financial markets.

James Hendrickson

Staff Accountant

I am privileged to join the Nomadic team and its Accounting Department. As a Staff Accountant, I will join my colleagues to provide the highest level of service to our clients while bringing my energy and enthusiasm to the office.

I come to Nomadic after time in the U.S. Navy and as a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia. During my time in school, I studied economics and business giving me a strong foundation financial background alongside the added benefits of a liberal arts education.

When I am not in the office, I can be found fishing, reading or training my Brittany pup.

Renarta Jones

Turnover Agent

Born and raised in the DMV, I am happy to call Maryland my home! My Husband Khalil and I recently celebrated our 8th anniversary and together we have two boys, Kaseem & Riyadh (10 & 7), and a little girl, Suehaila (3). As you can imagine, my kids keep me very busy and on my toes! Our little family of five enjoys amusement parks, summer vacations and the outdoors.

In December of 2016, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management, along with certificates in Management Foundations, Technology Core Concepts, and Database Systems.

Outside of being a Stay at Home Mom to my kids for a few years, I have an administrative background; I am passionate about providing great customer service to clients; and I am passionate about working in the commercial and residential fields of property management. I am excited to be a Turnover Agent at Nomadic Real Estate because I can use my education and experience to create a great customer service experience to my clients.