Meet the Royale Team





Royale Vacation Rentals is staffed by both onsite and offsite employees all working together to ensure you have the finest team looking out for your best interest, rather if it is a vacation or property management. Royale is a growing vacation rental and real estate brokerage that thrives on excellence in service, effective communication, hard work,


Royale Vacation Rentals is part of Royale Real Estate, which has been breaking sale records around the desert. If you are looking to buy, sell, or are interested in a long-term lease – Royale has someone excited to start the journey with you. 


Gabe values the client relationship above all else and is praised by his clients for his integrity, competency & negotiation skills. He took a risk and after the market crash in ’08 quit his job to begin Royale Vacation Rentals. Today, RVR is one of the valley’s leading rental companies managing approx. 80 properties.   In 2016, Gabe launched Royale Real Estate making one comprehensive luxury real estate solution. Gabe believes that success is not just about profitable businesses, it includes thriving relationships, spiritual wholeness, mental clarity, physical wellness, and emotional balance. Gabe achieves this by setting goals & giving back.


After struggling with infertility for nearly 4 years, Gabe and his wife went through Invitro Fertilization with one of the valley’s best specialists.  Nine months later, their first daughter, Miracle Joy was born.  Because of their fertility struggles, they adopted their second child, Selah Janae, from the Florida Department of Children and Families.  Their third daughter, Zyon Grace, was all a surprise and a welcomed blessing. Gabe, his wife, Shawnine, and their beautiful three girls reside in La Quinta.  When not selling real estate, spending time with his family or giving back through his local church, Gabe enjoys golfing our beautiful valley courses and hiking our spectacular mountains – including completing the famous “Palms to Pines” hike.

Katie joined the team in 2017, she has worked in vacation rentals since 2012. Katie is known for her exceptional customer service, it has been said that you can hear her smiling through the phone. She has been very diligent to create a workspace that is both functional and forward-moving. She takes pride in her work and it shows on all levels.


Katie is our director of client services, she oversees the team to ensure that your vacation is handled with the utmost professionalism.  Katie always puts her best foot forward to create an amazing and memorable vacation experience for all our guests.



Katie resides in Indio with the love of her life, Eric, and their son Danny! This terrific trio spends their time enjoying life to the fullest and taking in all the desert has to offer as well as weekend trips up the mountain.

Wendy joined the team in 2020 and is known for getting things done. She has the ability to multitask many projects at once while managing each one with the care and concern that it deserves. She is always ready to help another team member out and stay until the job is done. Wendy is one of the most dedicated people you will ever meet.


Wendy is our Maintenance & Housekeeping Coordinator; she is efficient in running all work orders for each of our homes in a seamless and organized manner. She ensures that your vacation rental is ready for your arrival without issue while being the first line of defense in resolving any issue that may arise during your stay.



Wendy loves our desert and exploring it like it’s the first time. She spends her time off with family and friends hitting all the local spots for the best food and entertainment. Wendy is passionate about growth and leadership and continues learning new skills and cultivating new hobbies. 

Steve brightens our office with his sunny disposition. He is always ready to jump in and help wherever he can. Steve is our Client Service Assistant. He has many hats to wear throughout the day from administrative duties to helping our clients book their vacations.  



Steve’s professional background is built on hospitality and service which has propelled him into his position with Royale. Steve diligently works to create the best vacation experience for all our guests.


When not working, Steve enjoys being the life of the party. Being social, networking, and exploring the valley are his favorite things to do.  He loves hosting dinner parties and cocktail parties and providing his friends with a memorable evening. When dining out, you can find him at many of our Mexican or Chinese restaurants in the desert, Casa Mendoza being his favorite.