""If you’re the smartest person in the room you're in the wrong room." Aspen surrounds you with best people in the industry that want nothing more than to see you succeed. I honestly feel lucky to be able to work with such amazing mentors that have given me all the tools I needed to build a truly rewarding career. I couldn't imagine working for any other company, they really do treat you like family!"
As the Foreman at Preserve at Alafia, I work with my Property Manager and District Managers daily to find ways to improve the Aspen experience for the residents in our community, while also maintaining the highest property standards in the industry. The most rewarding part of my position is to hire, train, and develop teammates to grow with Aspen and reach their potential.
I first heard about Aspen through my father, who was the Lowes account specialist servicing the Aspen properties in Las Vegas. At the time, I worked in an industry with no growth potential, despite my hard work, and needed a change. I didn’t have much experience in property management, but Aspen took a chance on me as an entry level carpenter at a new start-up property in Las Vegas. The Foreman took me under his wing and gave me all the tools I would need to be successful in our industry with Aspen. After eight months of hard work and dedication I was promoted to Assistant Foreman where I worked alongside the Foreman, District, and National Trainer to hone and develop the skills I would need to take the next step. Four months later I was promoted to Foreman at the largest Aspen property in Las Vegas, where I transitioned the community from start-up to stabilized, mentored my own staff, and trained my replacement. My promotion to Foreman of Aspen’s largest Luxury property in Florida has afforded me the opportunity to work with even more amazing mentors, who I learn from every day. In only two years Aspen has completely changed my life and I'm so grateful they took a chance on a young kid that was just looking for opportunity to show his potential. Aspen made it clear from the start that with enough hard work and dedication the sky is the limit and I know my story with Aspen is just beginning.