Our Team

Gilda Zaragoza

Principal | Managing Broker

"Real Estate is an asset that you can feel, touch, and be passionate about.”
Gilda Zaragoza likes to tear things down and build them back up. For a living. We’re talking about houses.

Building. Buying. Selling. Dealing. Investing. The whole package.

Gilda is fast becoming an influencer in the Denver Real Estate market and is working on developing an amazing team of individuals who share her enthusiastic entrepreneurial spirit and vision.

Gilda didn’t set out to be in the Real Estate Industry.

After graduating from New York University (NYU) she went to work in the world of high finance for BlackRock.

While she excelled in the Management Group working with Institutional and International investors, her heart just wasn’t in it. But she did take her love for numbers with her when she left.

Gilda wanted to be part of something more tangible, and she found her passion in Real Estate.

She enrolled in the University of Denver (DU) for her graduate studies earning her MS in Real Estate and Construction Management. During her studies she did her first “scrape” – turning an old home into a magnificent, modern duplex and hasn’t looked back since.

She has created a niche for Invalesco as a “Development and Realty Boutique.”

Gilda is on the founding board of the Young Leaders Council of the Metro Denver Home Building Association. She is also a Certified New Homes Sales Professional.

Angie Sudberry

Managing Broker | Mentor Extraordinaire

Angie was inspired to start a career in real estate out of her joy in helping others. Angie has worked as a full-service real estate broker since 2000 and has worked through the varying market cycles since then, deepening her knowledge of the real estate industry with every challenge that comes her way. Angie’s extensive years in real estate, passion for helping others and innate patience makes her the perfect Mentor for new advisors joining Invalesco.  She works with advisors one-on-one through their first transactions guiding them every step of the way to ensure a consistent client experience and growth for our advisors.

Olivia Hamman-Godden

Director of Marketing

Olivia Hamman-Godden is an accomplished marketing professional with over 15 years of experience, specializing in real estate. With a decade of focused expertise in real estate marketing, she has made significant contributions to the industry's growth and success. Throughout her career, Olivia has demonstrated a keen understanding of regional nuances and market trends in major cities such as Chicago, San Francisco, and Denver. Her strategic approach and creative vision have consistently driven successful campaigns, elevating the visibility and engagement of her clients' properties. Olivia's commitment to excellence and innovation continues to set the standard in real estate marketing.

Kim Bontrager

Education & Event Curator

Kim Bontrager is head of Team Development at Invalesco Real Estate. In this role, Kim identifies and fosters relationships with Advisors that embody Invalesco’s core values of expertise and collaboration. Additionally, Kim designs a robust and enriching education and event curriculum for our team that is ever-evolving. Through this program, our Advisors stay at the forefront of the Real Estate industry.

Since 2005, Kim Bontrager has been working in sales, consulting, and business development in the Real Estate, Title Insurance, and Financial Services Industry. Her designations over the past 13 years include licenses for her Series 6, Series 63, Life Insurance, Title Insurance, Real Estate, and Notary. While earning these designations over the years, she also worked in inside sales, outside sales, in a virtual sales role, as well as held key roles in networking and professional groups.

Her extensive training in sales includes working with and consulting hundreds of professionals in the real estate, lending, banking, and the financial services industry. Kim has a dynamic outlook and perspective for best practices in business through real world experiences. She brings this expertise to Invalesco to establish our core team and provide them the correct tools to continue to thrive.

Priscilla Negreanu

Developer & Project Liaison

Priscilla Negreanu is Invalesco’s Developer & Project Liaison. In this role, she is often the first point of contact for our builder and developer clients. She is a business connector, CU Denver Alumna, and former advertising sales executive.

Priscilla started her career in the advertising industry working with Fortune 500 companies, including Tribune Media and Comcast Spotlight, where she sold and managed multi-million-dollar advertising solutions across multiple platforms including broadcast, cable, digital, and strategic partnerships to both local and national businesses.

Priscilla got her feet wet in the real estate industry, as an advertising sales executive, when she noticed a challenge for commercial real estate developers to promote their initiatives and developments to Colorado communities.

As a result, Priscilla worked one-on-one with developers in creating nationally recognized campaigns that focused on bringing people to new developments across the state, including office, residential, retail, and restaurant spaces.

Since leaving the advertising industry, Priscilla focuses on building profitable business relationships with companies in the construction and homebuilding industry. Priscilla has secured hundreds of partnerships with respected companies and leaders responsible for the continued growth of Colorado’s infrastructure.

Priscilla is an active member of the Denver Metro Home Builders Association and serves as a Basics Team Foundation business and life skills coach dedicated to coaching, teaching, and mentoring Denver's homeless population.

Jackie Aguilar

Office Manager

Jackie grew up in Denver where she was Valedictorian of her graduating class at Jefferson High School and then attended CU Boulder. She has been working in the Real Estate industry for several years and is very familiar with the processes involved in all facets of real estate transactions. Her resourcefulness and positivity keep all of our projects and transactions running smoothly. Her extensive experience supporting successful real estate teams has been a tremendous asset, as she supports Invalesco Advisors in operating and growing their business.

Melissa Cruz

Advisor Coach

Melissa is an established Realtor and pillar in her community. Melissa began her Realtor career in 2016 shortly after she relocated to St. Augustine from New Jersey.

Finding her passion in real estate and continuing her education, Melissa earned her broker’s license in 2018. Since then, she has continued to grow, learn, and progress in Real Estate obtaining GRI designation in 2019, which is also when she began mentoring other agents. From there she went on to become a coach in 2020. She has set herself apart as a coach and mentor, sharing her passion with others. Melissa was Director at her BOR in 2021, served as Secretary in 2022, and has served as an Education Committee member for over 3 years.

Today, Melissa is one of the owning partners of Game Changer Realty in Jacksonville, Florida and is an Impact Coach with The Locker Room Real Estate Coaching Company. She recently relocated to Denver, Colorado where she is excited to continue her journey and mission to improve the real estate industry.

While there is much to say about her professional career, Melissa is devoted to her family. She is a wife and mom of two amazing children. She was a Girl Scout Troop Leader for three years, loves learning, puzzles, music, traveling, and cooking. As a family, they enjoy opportunities to volunteer and serve their community.

Jill Blacksmith

Event Mixologist

Meet Jill Blacksmith, the talented mixologist behind every Invalesco event. With a dynamic personality and an exceptional knack for crafting unforgettable cocktails, Jill brings a unique flair to our gatherings. Her creativity and expertise make her a joy to work with, and she is an indispensable part of our event team. Whether she's mixing up classic favorites or inventing new concoctions, Jill ensures every Invalesco event is a memorable experience.