Maintenance Team

Gene and Robert Bennington, father and son, were our original "Maintenance Techs."  Over the years we have been fortunate to have some very talented men and women join our team.  Our maintenance team is responsible for the care of our vacation homes 12 months out of the year as well as being available to our guests and owners 24 hours, 7 days a week.  Our fast and efficient service has been a hallmark of the Bennington Properties brand since the first day we opened our doors for business.  The following are the current men and women of our Sunriver vacation rental maintenance team.

Meet the Team

Philip Jonsrud, Property Services Director

Philip has been with Bennington Properties since 2017. His job lies in making sure everything in our world works as it should. Philip comes to Bennington Properties from the Edgewood Townhouse Association in Eugene.

"I love the constant problem solving to make sure our guests have the best stay possible!”

Philip was born and raised in Corvallis, OR by a single mother who worked in law enforcement for 25 years. As a child, he enjoyed playing on his grandparents’ 11-acre farm. The big trees and multiple barns provided endless opportunities for discovery.

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Tiffani Nelson, Lead Property Services Coordinator

Tiffani, has worked at Bennington Properties since 2014, working as an Inspector for a short period before coming into the office and working with the Property Services Team. Before starting at Bennington, Tiffani has worked at the Sunriver Resort, in the village, and also at the Sunriver airport as a wing runner for the glider planes at Sunriver Soaring. Tiffani moved to Twin Falls, Idaho in April of 2019 to be closer to family and continues to work for Bennington remotely.

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Samantha Georgi, Property Services Coordinator

Sam joined Bennington Properties in 2018. She worked in Guest and Owner Services for a year before joining the Property Services team. She’s lived in Oregon for six years. Sam ended up in Bend because Central Oregon reminds her of her small hometown of Chester, California, but with more amenities and ready access to endless outdoor explorations by foot, bike, or kayak. When she decided to relocate from Southern Oregon a few years ago, she felt like it was the right fit.

Sam’s only child is her “dogter,” Ginger, an 12-year old Lab, Boxer, and Staffordshire mix.

Sam’s favorite childhood memory is when her Mom used to tow her and her brother in a sled behind their Suburban on unpaved roads in the winter, which may have kicked off her love of the outdoors!

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Jim Roberts, Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician Jim Roberts has been with Bennington Properties since 2005. He is responsible for ensuring that every home’s upkeep is on par with Bennington Properties’ standards. Jim uses his wealth of knowledge in home building, welding, mechanics and computers each week.

Jim is originally from Eugene, Oregon. He grew up with an older brother and a younger sister. Like him, they are married with kids and dogs. When he was younger, Jim took both art classes and mechanics classes. He moved to La Pine to be with his with his wife, who was housekeeper here.

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Joe Gentle, Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technician Joe Gentle began working at Bennington Properties in February of 2016. Joe brings a lifetime of construction experience, as well as a lifetime in Oregon, with him.

“I think the best part of working for this company, especially coming from a corporation, is the family atmosphere and having an owner who is hands-on and cares about his employees as much as he cares about the clientele.”

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Massey Tonge, Maintenance Technician

Massey, a maintenance technician, grew up in New Jersey and during his childhood, his family would take month-long trips to various parts of the United States. He loved spending time with his family and being able to see new places. He ended up in Central Oregon when his parents retired, and he has found a love for the area. His favorite days consist of taking his boat to Wikiup Reservoir with his family and helping his grandchildren learn and grow. With experience in the construction and fabrication industry, he is ready to take care of any maintenance needs you may have.  

Shane Robinson, Maintenance Technician

Shane, a maintenance technician, has the experience to handle any maintenance needs that may arise at Bennington Properties. He has experience in the construction and plumbing industry and he was an ironworker for over 20 years. He grew up in Alamo, California and went on to attend Diablo Valley College. During his time in California, he enjoyed taking rafting trips down the south fork of the American River. Now that he lives in Central Oregon, he enjoys golfing with his son and spending time with his family. If you are looking to have some fun in Central Oregon, Shane recommends golfing, fishing, and skiing.

Mike Schmitt, Maintenance Technician

Mike, a maintenance technician, joined the Bennington Property team in 2019 after 13 years working in Sunriver within the maintenance industry. His wife has been with us for several years and during that time, Mike came to admire the family orientated nature of Bennington Properties. He has contributed to the team atmosphere by being willing to help out wherever he can, but most of the time you’ll find him fixing things within the homes to ensure a wonderful guest experience.

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