"Transition from a traveling position to being the Community Manager at Aspen’s largest property has allowed me to build a team that I can continue to watch and help grow within different roles at Aspen."
Any Community Manager can attest that you must be a jack of all trades in this role; from rent collection efforts, to developing a marketing strategy and calendar, no two days look alike! However, each day begins and ends with a focus on supporting the Leasing and Marketing Agents achieve personal and property goals. I strive to ensure that each Leasing Agent is fully trained on the “Aspen Way” to maximize our leasing potential, and to effectively manage the administrative side of the property. Additionally, I partner with the Foreman, who is responsible for any and all maintenance activities, to ensure that both our customer service for maintenance requests and timelines for apartment availability are in line.
Coming from a retail background, I loved the challenge of an ever-changing environment but hated the long, sporadic hours, working nights, and every weekend. With my role as a Manager in Training, I was able to keep the ever-changing, challenging role but welcome more stable hours, not to mention the additional benefits you can never receive at a traditional desk job! I began as a Traveling Manager and worked multiple properties from coast to coast. Eventually I decided that an equally challenging endeavor would be to put down roots and feel real ownership of a community, which can only truly be found when you are not anticipating the next move. I was offered to become the Community Manager of Aspen’s second largest asset, and like my career, finally have the property well routed in the community to hit new growth. While there, I was able to recruit and help train a fantastic team with a focus on building enough bench strength that everyone was prepared to step into their next role, whenever that would come. My success there brought about another opportunity I could not pass up–moving to Naples, Florida to manage the largest asset that Aspen owns! Once again, I have set forth on recruiting and training an amazing team of “Aspenites,” who will one day without a doubt be able to step up a fulfill any role or challenge Aspen has for them!