Talent Development | Culture and Engagement | Human Resource Management

An eternal optimist, Suzanne has a unique ability to see the bright side of almost any situation. Her career is focused on her two passions – community and leadership. She values compassion, kindness, integrity, and beauty. The color yellow brightens her day. She has a thing for animals and their welfare.


Jennifer A. Barefoot

Brand and Messaging | Marketing Communications Strategy | Delivery Tools and Systems

Jennifer is an experience junkie, especially for new and shared experiences. Her career has been dedicated to storytelling and mission-driven work. She values trust, integrity, and commitment. The color orange makes her happy. She has an addiction to health and fitness and also to lip balm.


Todd Hornback

Key Partnerships | Business Development | Public Affairs

Todd is on a journey to expand, in all its forms. His work has focused on people and purpose, believing that we all shape our own experiences. He values humor, thoughtfulness, and kindness. The color sky blue gets him going. A live music nut, he wishes he’d had front row seats to Woodstock.


Chadwick W. Reed, PCAM, CMCA, AMS

Company Operations | Corporate Governance | Financial, Legal, and Risk Management

Chad’s favorite place in the world is right next to his beautiful wife, Brenda. His work has focused on community management, specifically the operations side of the business. He values kindness, strength, honesty, and knowledge. He loves the versatility of the color graphite. Chad is passionate about creating opportunities and is inspired by stories of people pursuing their dreams.

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Hector Inzunza
superintendent, Landscape & facilities | eastmark

Amenity Operations | Landscape Maintenance | Pool Management 

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Brennan Knapp
superintendent, Landscape & facilities | Inspiration 

Amenity Operations | Landscape Maintenance | Pool Management 

Brennan appreciates direct communication and strives to do things correctly and justly. He enjoys working with people, and has a talent for befriending them quickly. Brennan values honesty, trustworthiness, loyalty, hard work, and having fun. An introvert, steel blue is the color that best reflects his level-headed approach to life and his observant approach to people and his surroundings.

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Jamie Lyons
Coordinator, Landscape & facilities | verrado

Amenity & Landscape Maintenance 


Scott Rowan
Director, Community Asset Management
ISA Cert Arborist, Municipal Spc, TRAQ, WE-1515 AM

Amenity & Landscape Strategy and Operations | Tree Specialist | Design Review

Scott is inspired by the fear of failure. As our in-house arborist, it’s no surprise that forests make him smile and that he’d be a green crayon if he had his pick from the box. He loves baseball and cares deeply for our environment. Hailing from Michigan, his favorite place is the Upper Peninsula of his home state. Scott values integrity, intelligence, and wisdom.


Jesse St Clair
Manager, Community Assets | Verrado

Amenity Operations | Landscape Maintenance | Pool Management

Jesse has a thing for nature. It's why his favorite color is green, the coolest thing he's ever worked on was building a cabin with friends, his favorite place in the world are the White Mountains near Greer, AZ, and his favorite tradition is early spring trout fishing at Big Lake, AZ. He values honesty and humor, and is inspired by his family and his faith.

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Mark Weeden
Manager, facilities | kissing tree

Amenity Operations & Maintenance


JoAnne Bell
MANAGER, Communications, COLORADO

Brand and Messaging | Marketing Communications Strategy | Delivery Tools and Systems

JoAnne has a passion for gardening and an appreciation for good design. She values honesty, humor, optimism, and new beginnings - which explains why she'd be the spring green crayon in the box. That thing that always makes her smile: her kid holding her hand (she has three). Birthday scavenger hunts and pristine beaches are some of her most favorite.


Kathryn Ellingson
Director, Communications

Brand and Messaging | Marketing Communications Strategy | Delivery Tools and Systems

Kate’s favorite place is her parent’s lake home in Minnesota. Better yet, being at the lake home with her two boys. With a career path that started in wedding planning, she has keen eye for design and great organizational skills. She appreciates loyalty, intelligence, and humor. The color malachite green is her go-to. A Minnesota fan through and through, she enjoys going to the Minnesota v. Nebraska football game each year.

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Abigail Spong
Communications Coordinator

Brand and Messaging | Customer Service

Abigail is an avid podcast listener, devoted cat mom to her rescued son Oliver, and an interior design enthusiast. She values honesty, passion, and willingness to collaborate! Her favorite color is yellow, which reflects her goal to always be a bright, positive light for others. If you want to score brownie points with Abigail, share a new artist or your favorite curated playlist with her.


Gus Brown
Manager, Community Programs | Verrado

Amenity Operations | Rec Programs & Partnerships | Ambassador Management

Gus knows how to “roll with the punches” and in fact, that’s his motto in life. He is passionate about his family and inspired by his wife who always maintains her composure. His favorite spot in the world is Disneyland and hearing his kids laugh always makes him smile. He values people talking straight and truthful. Gus defines himself as neutral, so beige is his favorite color.


Ana Feyereisen
Manager, Amenity Experience | Eastmark

Amenity Operations | Amenity Programs & Partnerships | Ambassador Management

Ana left her extended family and her home country for love. There is nothing more important than time with her family. She is especially passionate about her sons and is focused on living a good life, serving as an example to her boys. She values integrity, honesty, and a sense of humor. Ana’s favorite color is red. She’s still working on her “Bucket List.” And she makes a mean – and spicy – homemade salsa.

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Jenn Hand
Manager, Community Engagement | the lakes at centerra

Community Programs & Activities | Signature Events | Amenity Programs & Operations 

Jenn's love of adventure includes moving to Thailand at age 22 and working for a mobile dental clinic in Ecuador. In addition to adventure, she has a love of yoga and meditation - it's her daily practice to start her days this way. Jenn values connection, authenticity and freedom. A master of asking questions and lover of brownies, she would be a blend of the pink and purple crayons. No one should have to pick just one color.


Christine Jakupovic
Manager, Community Engagement | INSPIRATION

Community Programs & Activities | Signature Events | Amenity Programs | Ambassador Management

Christine loves working with people who love where they live. She’s passionate about her family and is inspired by her mom. The coolest project she’s ever worked on was building the engagement program from the ground up for Victory at Verrado. Her motto: “everything happens for a reason.” If she were a crayon, she would be yellow because it is bright and cheerful. Christine values honesty and kindness.


Karen Klein
Director, Community Engagement | BASELINE & CENTERRA 

Programs & Events | Operations & Governance | Public Affairs

Karen’s super power is remembering the names of obscure actors, so don’t challenge her to Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon. She loves the beach and watching her two corgis, Dexter and George, chase each other. A cancer survivor, she is passionate about time with family and friends and lives by the words: “Do your best, and forget the rest.” She values a positive attitude, is inspired by Michelle Obama, loves to visit Rocky Point, and counts blue-green as her favorite color in the crayon box.


Stephanie Madden
manager, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT | eastmark

Volunteer Programs | Signature Events | Communications

Stephanie loves doing anything outdoors – from running around her Eastmark neighborhood or paddle boarding at Canyon Lake. On her bucket list: she hopes to travel to all 50 states, run the NYC marathon, and take a hot air balloon ride. She’s inspired by seeing random acts of human kindness; she is passionate about protecting the environment. Her favorite color is aqua because it reminds her of the Caribbean sea. Stephanie values people who are loyal, supportive, and confident.


Rhiannon Miett
Manager, Community Engagement | aLAMAR & VERRADO

Leadership & Volunteer Programs | Signature Events | Ambassador Management

Rhiannon is inspired by people who face challenges, and even with the odds stacked against them, they push forward. Marley Park residents concur that the coolest thing she has ever worked on was the Alice in Wonderland Boo Bash. Rhiannon enjoys making memories with her family, including her chosen family in our communities. She values humor, honesty, integrity, compassion, loyalty, and courage. Purple pizazz is her color because it is happy, energetic and bright, just like her dogs when they greet her at the end of the day.


Kimberly Crowther Miller
Director, Community Engagement | ALAMAR & Eastmark

Leadership & Volunteer Programs | Operations & Governance | Public Affairs

Kimberly is passionate about being a mom and she is committed to raising her son to be a good person. She has a long career in community building and finds inspiration in the stories of our residents. In fact, the highlight of her career has been shaping the unique life at Eastmark. She values humor, honesty, accountability, and respect of time. Yellow is the color that makes her smile, as does watching children play.


Katherine Prusinski
Director, Community Engagement | Verrado & Victory at verrado

Leadership & Volunteer Programs | Operations & Governance | Public Affairs

Kat is equally passionate about seeing people succeed and thrive as she is about the University of Oklahoma football team. With a knack for asking the right questions, her career has focused on business strategy and leadership development. She values laughter, integrity, honesty, and loyalty. Kat is drawn to bold colors – particularly red or orange – because of the energy they exude. Her favorite tradition is decorating for Christmas, so much so that she’s had to build a special closet to hold all her decorations.


Monica Wolf

Programs, Events & Activities | Operations & Governance | Public Affairs 

Monica is an entrepreneur and social engineer. She's inspired by people who do good things and is inspired by her husband and her kitties. The coolest things she's ever done - other than owning her own business - was volunteering at a Spartan Kids race. She values humor, confidence and authenticity. Her motto, "Do or do not. There is no try." If she were a color, it would be Goldenrod because it reminds her of C3P0.

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Kevin Wilson
Director, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT | Kissing Tree

Programs, Events & Activities | Operations & Governance | Public Affairs 

Kevin is both a multi-sport athlete and a beach bum. He knows how to motivate and move as well as how to be still and relax. A proud University of West Florida and Auburn fan, his super-power is energy. That comes with the territory of being a father of teenage children and co-creator to active adults. Kevin appreciates patient, trusting, and lighthearted people, and he believes a kind word and a helping hand can go a long way.

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Veronica Escobedo
Accounting associate


Veronica is a super-mom of two toddlers and a pre-teen. She prides herself in her patient and compassionate qualities and appreciates honesty, understanding and integrity. Veronica is most inspired by success stories from others because they motivate her to accomplish her own goals. If you want to score extra brownie points with Veronica, surprise her with good ol’ candy bar!


Patsy Fawcett
MANAGER, Accounting


Being terrified of water didn’t stop Patsy from learning to SCUBA. She dreams of traveling the world and would love to have been able to attend a classical symphony orchestra composed and performed by Bach, Grieg, Mozart, or Beethoven. She values honesty, integrity, respectfulness, compassion, acceptance, and humor. She likes the color Caribbean green because of its nod to beautiful beaches near vast blue seas.

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Lori Hiatt
Accounting associate

Accounts Receivable

Lori is married to her best friend - she and her husband started dating at age 15:)- and recently moved back to Arizona because as she puts it, "you don't have to shovel sunshine." She's been accused of being way too happy at 7 AM, which is why yellow is the color that best reflects her extroverted personality. She values honesty, integrity, compassion, and commitment. In fact, if you want to win brownie points with Lori, you will take responsibility for your actions and you'll deliver when you say you'll do something in the timeline you committed.


Andrew Long
Director, Finance

Budgeting | Financial Reporting & Modeling

Andrew has lived in Venezuela and counts Barcelona, Spain as his favorite place in the world. He studied business and Spanish in college, and has a knack for sports trivia. One day he hopes to score front row seats to see Ben Howard, preferably in the UK. He values kindness, humor, and being genuine.  Seeing people reconnect at the airport makes him smile. An Oregon fan with a passion for Ducks football, his favorite color is green because it reminds him of the Pacific Northwest.


Darrell Mead, CPA
Director, Accounting

Accounting Systems & Processes

Darryl is inspired by his wife and his sons, who he describes as truly awesome people. His favorite tradition is his annual birthday trip to Vegas – he plays a mean game of cards. And his favorite place in the word is a beach, any beach. Darryl thinks life is too short to stay mad. He values honesty and humility, and he likes the color green because he likes, and works with, money.

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Matt Schuster
Senior Accountant


Matt enjoys cycling, trying new foods (his reason for travel), and camping with his wife and dog. The color that best reflects his personality is blue because it’s peaceful and tranquil. Matt’s super-power is enthusiasm. He values honesty, empathy, and a sense of humor in others.


Al Semmler
Senior Accountant


Passionate about the truth, Al is inspired by nature, particularly mountains. In fact, a beautiful sunset over mountains makes him smile. So too does his wife, the best gift he ever received. He values honesty, hard work, humor, perseverance, and knowing when to be quiet. The color yellow is his favorite because it’s bright.


Jennifer Wressell
Accounting associate

Accounts Payable

Born in Michigan, Jennifer lived in five different states before calling Arizona home. Passionate about her family, dogs, and sports, she values humor and loyalty and enjoys reading in her downtime. Jennifer hopes to one day build a home from the ground up. The color blue is her favorite because of its versitility.


Vanessa Anaya
Administrative Assistant

Company Administration | Community Operations Coordination

Vanessa's life motto is, "Live every day like your last." She's passionate about her family – she calls her children her best gift, and her husband and grandparents her inspiration. Spending time with her grandparents in their California home always brings a smile to her face. Vanessa values honesty and she likes the color purple because it reminds her of her mom.

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Lisa Bradley
Manager, community operations | inspiration metro district

Operations | Governance | Financial, Legal, and Risk Management

A fan of old school hip hop and her kids with both two and four legs, Lisa is inspired by her oldest daughter. Hearing people belly laugh always makes her smile and making Christmas tamales is her favorite tradition. Lisa values honesty, compassion, and humor. A Colorado native, she loves cruising mountain trails in her jeep. She'd be the red crayon - the steady crayon that cannot be ignored.


Jennifer Gill
Manager, community operations | Hilltop club at inspiration

Operations | Governance | Financial, Legal, and Risk Management

A Colorado super-fan, her favorite place is beside a creek in the mountains...and if it's fall, better yet. A passionate landscape photographer, beautiful sunsets and sunrises put a smile on her face, as does hiking and traveling back roads. Jennifer values honesty and authenticity. A Nebraska transplant, she loves the color green and is inspired by her three grown children.


Tonee Garcia
Manager, CommERCIAL Operations | BASELINE & Centerra

Commercial Operations | Governance | Standards

Tonee is inspired by her mother, the strongest woman she has ever known. Her favorite tradition is sharing gratitude and a good meal at Thanksgiving. A Northern Colorado native, she enjoys challenging herself and spending time with her grandson Zayn. She values honesty, loyalty, commitment, and selflessness. She’d be the silver crayon in the box because it's shiny, and why not.


Kendell Johnson
coordinator, Community Operations | Inspiration Metro District

Operations | Governance | Standards

Both a Colorado native and a native to America via bloodline (aka, Native American Indian), Kendell is inspired by kindness in the face of adversity. She has a talent for accurately imitating people...and dancing. Kendell values honesty and the ability to find the funny and the light - there's always light. She likes the color red because it is pretty and bold. And she likes to mix things up - she never brings the same potluck dish, she creates mottos on the fly, and her tradition is to change up the tradition.

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Skyler Jewell
MANAGER, Community Operations | KISSING TREE

Community Operations | Governance | Compliance

Skyler coins himself as an introvert whose energy only recharges through personal time and reflection. He values directness, sincerity, and purpose in the workplace. He also secretly enjoys handling finances and budgets. Purple is the color that best reflects Skyler’s personality because it embodies confidence, strength, fun, and calmness.


Tabatha Long, PCAM, CMCA, AMS
Vice President, Community Operations

Community Operations | Governance | Financial, Legal, and Risk Management

The best gift that Tabatha has received was a surprise from her husband – tickets to an Adele concert at Madison Square Garden. Her career has been dedicated to efficiently and effectively managing community operations. In fact, one of her proudest moments was completing her PCAM. She values humor, thoughtfulness, honesty, and loyalty. A Michigan State fan, Spartan green is her absolute favorite color.


Celeste Lyrae
MANAGER, Community Operations | LAKES AT CENTERRA

Operations | Governance | Financial, Legal, and Risk Management

A nature lover, Celeste enjoys all things outdoors including hiking, camping, kayaking, bicycling and scuba diving. She grew up in a Coast Guard family that moved a lot, so she's highly adaptable and comfortable with change. Celeste values honesty and she is passionate about living life to the fullest. Someday she hopes to travel to Portugal and Iceland.


Haley Rowan
Coordinator, Community Operations 

Community Operations | Compliance | Design Review

Haley’s life motto is, “life’s what you make it!” That's what drives her passion to positively impact people, and her drive for happiness. She enjoys fitness, meeting new people, and traveling to new places. Haley is inspired by her son, Greyson. She dreams of having front row seats to Coachella someday, the color yellow brings her joy, and she values honesty, humor, and passion.


Ashley Saucedo
manager, Community Operations | Eastmark

Community Operations | Governance | Compliance

Ashley is passionate about self-expression, especially expression through literature and art. In fact, her favorite place is Florence, Italy. She also hopes that one day she’ll read all the books in her home library. She is inspired by her kids and values loyalty and honesty. She likes the color blue because it is tranquil and reminds her of the beach.


Rachele Stock
Coordinator, Community Operations | VERRADO & Victory at verrado

Community Operations | Compliance

Rachele is easy going and hardworking, which is why it's fitting that her motto is, "You do you." She is proud of her career working for the civilian side of law enforcement, and for the judicial branch of Maricopa County Superior Court. She has a passion for improving people, places, and things (and we love that!). The best gift she ever received was a surprise trip to Disneyland; just-bloomed flowers make her smile; and crafting makes her happy. In fact, glitter is her favorite "color."

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Wendy Stofa
Coordinator, Community Operations | VERRADO & Victory at verrado

Community Operations | Compliance



Rebecca Zieber
Manager, Community Operations | vERRADO & VICTORY AT VERRADO

Community Operations | Governance | Compliance

Hailing from Nova Scotia, which also happens to be her favorite place in the world, along with New Orleans, Rebecca is an avid reader with a taste for adventure. Cave diving in Mexico is the most adventurous thing she’s done, and the slope stability surveys on the continental shelf are the coolest thing she has ever worked on. She is inspired by her friends and values humor and empathy. The brightest color of the bunch, yellow is her top pick.

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Cherrie Wright
coordinator, Community Operations | eastmark

Community Operations | Compliance

Cherrie and her family moved from Oahu, HI two years ago in search of better opportunities. Mom to three children, it is her "mom-sense" that she defines as her super power...that just knowing what her children need and when they need it. She values understanding, transparency, being supportive and a team player. Cherrie prefers calm and open communication. The color blue best reflects her because it's calm. It doesn't hurt that it reminds her of the ocean waves.