Rent The Backyard was founded on the idea that owning a home in California has gotten too expensive (well, duh). We exist to help people better use their property. We are making life more affordable in California and backyards everywhere prettier too :)

We're active in the greater Bay Area


Palo Alto

Redwood City

San Jose


Daly City


Mountain View

San Francisco

Santa Cruz


& More


Brian Bakerman

co-founder & CEO

Brian Bakerman is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rent the Backyard. Previously, he worked in product management at MongoDB and in software development at Apple. Brian studied Electrical & Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University.

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Spencer Burleigh

co-founder & CFO

Spencer Burleigh is the co-founder and Chief Financial Officer of Rent the Backyard. Previously, he worked in machine learning at UnitedHealth Group and founded an e-commerce business. Spencer studied Statistics & Machine Learning at Carnegie Mellon University.

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