Laz Ayala has been a Rogue Valley resident and real estate entrepreneur for over 35 years. He started his real estate career as a broker in 1988 and has been developing and building for over 25 years. During this time, he has been involved with various development projects in Southern Oregon.
Laz is an active civic leader and has served on various Boards and committees, including Heart of Medford Association and La Clinica.
He believes in supporting organizations and projects that benefit the community and has been a financial supporter of Kids Unlimited, Rogue Valley YMCA, and SOU Academia Latina. Laz is a member of the Medford Rogue Rotary Club.
Dave DeCarlow is a 4th generation Rogue Valley resident with strong ties to Southern Oregon’s unique cultural and economic environment. With his extensive family background in home building, he has worked in various aspects of construction for over 45 years.
In the early 1980′s Dave formed Silverstone Construction, Inc., and over the years has been involved in foundations, framing, finish carpentry, and more recently project management. Because his earliest construction experience was “hands-on” he has developed a thorough understanding of all aspects of the construction process. Most of Dave’s work has been on single-family residences, although he has also been involved in both multi-family units and commercial buildings.
Dave and his wife Linda own Silverstone Construction, Inc. and are members of the Jackson County Homebuilders Association. Dave has a formal education in mathematics and physics.
In 2012, Dave began working with Laz Ayala and Mark Knox leading to the recent formation of KDA Homes.
Dave has been a long time volunteer for Boys Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity, and the United Methodist Church. He believes strongly in the value of volunteer participation and has supported many community organizations including CASA, Kids Unlimited, Maslow Project and the Dunn House.
Mark Knox has lived in Ashland for the past 27 years and is a founding partner of KDA Homes. He is a Land Use Planner with a solid understanding of Oregon’s comprehensive land-use laws and has an extensive background working with the Rogue Valley’s various municipal governments.
Mark was a Land Use Planner for the City of Ashland for 13 years and the Planning Director for the City of Talent for five years. He has consulted on numerous projects throughout the Valley consisting of residential subdivisions, mixed-use developments, and commercial centers. Mark has always been passionate about integrating human scale components and natural features into project planning in order to enhance the livability, sustainability, and experience.
Mark and his wife Nora have been married for over 30 years and have raised two daughters, Madison and Olivia, both of whom attended college in Oregon. He is involved in various volunteer organizations including the Ashland Rotary Club, Bear Creek Greenway Foundation Board, and the Ashland Parks Foundation Board.
Linda DeCarlow is a long time resident of the Rogue Valley with many family and business ties to the area. She has a specialized degree in management from the University of Oregon and has worked in various aspects of the financial and homebuilding industries for over 40 years.
In the 1970s, Linda began working in the banking industry where she worked her way up to being named the Operations Officer in a large locally owned bank. After the birth of her son in the 1980s, she assumed the position of Chief Financial Officer at Southern Oregon Head Start where she oversaw an expansion that resulted in tripling the number of children served in Southern Oregon, as well as a budget of over $10,000,000.
Linda has been a volunteer in various organizations such as Boy Scouts of America & the First United Methodist Church. She and Dave both believe in the power of volunteerism in the community and have provided support for many local agencies in the valley.