Debra Spohn
Debra SpohnPresident
With over 25 years of multi-family property industry experience, Debra brings a wealth of experience to Peak Living. Her experience includes time as Vice President of WLA, Inc.; a Newport Beach based real estate investment firm where she converted over 800 units into condominiums, repositioned assets, as an owner of a small boutique property management company, and as Senior Vice President at Cottonwood Residential. Over the last ten years at Cottonwood, Debra was instrumental in building the property management operations platform from approximately 2,500 units to a high of 35,000 units in 23 states. Debra is a licensed Utah broker, holds a CPM designation, and is a member of the National Organization of Professional Women.
Kelianne Crapo
Kelianne CrapoExecutive VP
Kelianne Crapo is Senior Vice President of Property Operations at Peak Living, LLC. She was formerly an Asset Manager at Peak Capital Partners overseeing asset performance and management operations for the firm’s properties in Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Kelianne brings an extensive background in property management and on-site operations. She began her career in 2001 as a leasing agent for BRE in Orem, Utah, and quickly progressed to Regional Manager, responsible for on-site operations, extensive capital projects and property renovations. Throughout her career, she has worked on all types of multi-family properties – from wholly-owned to fee-managed assets, covering all property types and asset classes, including more than six years of experience managing both conventional and affordable HUD properties. She has been responsible for the successful leasing of multiple properties and been instrumental in successful transactions for owners resulting in positive returns on their investments. Kelianne has worked for numerous local and national property management companies including BRE, RK Properties, Millwood Management and Alliance Residential Company. Kelianne holds a bachelor’s degree in health sciences from Brigham Young University and is a former board member of the Utah Apartment Association where she continues to serve on committees.
Kathy Felix
Kathy FelixRegional Vice President
Kathy Felix is a Regional Manager for Peak Living for the Florida area. Kathy has been in the Multi-Family Industry for 24 years and brings a wealth of experience including knowledge of various market, Acquisitions, Dispositions, Leadership, onboarding new talent and strategically supporting effective operations. She has held leadership positions throughout her career including Regional Vice President, Regional and Area Manager for Cottonwood Residential, AIMCO, College Park Communities (GMH) and Morgan Properties. Her responsibilities have included managing up to thirteen apartment communities as a Regional Manager to fifty-eight apartments communities as a Regional Vice President. Kathy holds a PMIC License for the State of South Carolina and is an IREM Associate Member.
Annette Folch
Annette FolchDirector of Operations
I have been fortunate to work with a wide variety of multi-family operators and markets over the past 25 years. During this time I have had the opportunity to work with many great companies such as the Cottonwood Residential, Related Companies, Greystar and most recently Peak Living. I have been able to use this experience to perfect a management style that I have successfully applied to many management scenarios including developing operational platforms, educational programs, on-boarding initiatives, marketing strategies for lease ups to repositioning assets. My greatest strength is my drive for success, building of successful management teams and proven operational excellence.
Dan Schwendiman
Dan SchwendimanController
Mr. Schwendiman is the Portfolio Controller at Peak Living and joined the firm in May 2015.As Portfolio Controller, Dan is primarily responsible for the accounting and financial reporting at Peak Living and for the properties it manages. Prior to Peak Living, Dan was the Portfolio Controller at Cottonwood Residential, a privately held REIT, where he became proficient in the property and multi-family industry. Dan also worked as the VP of Finance with The Accend Group, a firm specializing in strategic and tactical backing for early to high growth staged start-up companies, where he prepared business and financial models for companies undergoing efforts to raise capital. Mr. Schwendiman also spent three years with a regional CPA firm and four years with Deloitte working in the Assurance and Advisory Business Services.

Dan holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University. He received a Masters of Accountancy from Keller Graduate School of Management.

John Edwards
John EdwardsDatabase Director
John Edwards joined Peak Capital’s Partners in July of 2015 and maintains their Database and Yardi Software used to manage their properties. Yardi is the largest Property Management Software Company in the world and it is used at Peak’s properties and Corporate Office. With his 24 years of Property Management Experience he is able to add support to all areas of Peak’s property management needs. He received his Certified Apartment Manager designation from the National Apartment Association in 1997. Mr. Edwards begin his career in 1992 with NALS Property Management as a Property Bookkeeper and worked his way to up Property Manager and started training users to use the Yardi software. In 2007 he started working as a Database Administrator for Cottonwood Residential, one of the nation’s top 50 Property Management Companies and was promoted to Director of Database Operations. After Joining Peak Capital Partners he quickly got the database up and running and continues to make improvements in the software and procedures. He has also help start two subsidiary companies with Peak, helping to improve the income of Peak Capital Partners.
Aaron Grennon
Aaron GrennonDirector of Maintenance and Capital Projects
Aaron has 15 years’ experience in the multifamily industry and has worked with Allied Group and Prometheus. During the last eight years with Apartment Management Consultants (AMC, LLC), Aaron was part of the company’s growth from 20,000 units to just over 90,000 units today. Aaron brings a unique view to this new role because of his experience in both management and maintenance positions. His varied experience is invaluable in that he understands how maintenance and capital improvements affect the day-to-day performance and operations of each asset. He has managed projects in over 30 markets across the nation, including re-positioning of distressed properties, renovating interiors of more than 10,000 units, managing millions of dollars in capital improvements, aiding in asset evaluations and investigations, managing ground up construction of new builds and adding units to existing properties. He has also specialized in managing insurance claims as large as $12,000,000.00, with many claims beginning with deploying disaster teams to secure and assess the situation and ending with the necessary follow through to minimize loss and risk for asset ownership.
Stacy Walton
Stacy WaltonRegional Manager
Stacy Walton is Regional Manager at Peak Living, LLC over the Utah market. Stacy has a long tenure in property management with on-site operations, training and mentoring. She began her career in 1988 as a leasing agent for Robertson Properties in Southern California. She and quickly progressed to Community Manager responsible for on-site operations and property performance and was over several communities in the Sothern California Market. Her experience includes on–site manager of HUD community in 2010 and 2011 at Pinnacle Southtowne in South Jordan Utah, wholly- owned to fee managed communities. She was successful on several lease up communities in Utah, California, and Downtown Seattle Markets with over 19 years’ experience on–site, as a Regional Trainer and Regional Manager. Stacy has worked for numerous local and national property management companies including Robertson Properties, Pacesetter Homes, RPM Company, BRE Properties, and Alliance Residential Company.
Rebbecca Gutierrez
Rebbecca GutierrezRegional Manager
Rebecca Gutierrez is a Regional Manager for Peak Living in the state of Utah. Rebecca started with Peak Capital Partners as an Asset Manager and quickly transitioned into a Regional Manager role with Peak Living in September 2014. Using her 17 years of property management experience, Rebecca’s current role includes directly oversees all residential property operations, including budgets, cash flow forecasting, management and marketing.
Rebecca began her career in 1998 as a leasing agent for Thompson Michie Communities in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she quickly moved up to Manager. By 2007, Rebecca was working for Horizon Investment/Cornerstone Residential in Bountiful, Utah as a Community Service Director and within one year became Vice President, where she oversaw properties consisting of commercial retail space, pad sites, new construction lease-ups, conventional units, LIHTC units and senior communities. Her background also includes managing Condo associations and overseeing 100 single-family homes at one time. Rebecca holds her Accredited Residential Manager degree from the Institute of Real Estate Management.
Jennifer Watkins
Jennifer WatkinsRegional Manager
Jennifer joined Peak Living adding her 19 years of property management experience to the company. As a Regional Manager, she is responsible for all facets of residential properties, including preparation of annual budgets, financial cash flow forecasting, profit and loss statements, management and marketing plans.

Before joining Peak Living, Jennifer served as General Manager for Irvine Apartment Management Company where she served as the co-chair of the incentive compensation committee with the acting President of the company. She advanced to greater responsibilities with the Stratus Real Estate where she served as a Regional Manager overseeing a portfolio of 1,200 units and seven assets during her tenure there. After the acquisition of Status to another company Jennifer moved on to AIMCO for three years until she decided to relocate her family in 2007 to Colorado where she took on the role of Regional Manager with Riverstone Residential Group overseeing 1,900 units and a portfolio of eight assets before joining Alliance residential as a Regional Manager overseeing 2,700 units and a portfolio of eight assets.

Jennifers diverse management roles give her extensive experience in new construction, affordable housing, challenged properties, and stabilized assets.

Jennifer attended California State University Fullerton and is a Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) through the NAA.

Jennifer lives by the motto “Work hard play hard”

Audrie Bixler
Audrie BixlerRegional Manager
Audrie Bixler is the Regional Manager for the Peak Living Kansas/Missouri portfolio. Audrie joined Peak Living in April 2015. The majority of Audrie’s 17 years of property management experience consists of managing affordable/tax-credit communities. Audrie also has extensive experience overseeing large historical community rehabs and assets under new construction.

Audrie has earned her Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) certificate and is a Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS). She also is a chapter member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).

Sue Dawson
Sue DawsonRegional Manager
Sue Dawson is a Regional Manager for Peak Living for the Orlando/Daytona area of Florida. Sue joined Peak Living in October, 2016, bringing with her 28 years of property management experience. She has held positions in both the administrative and service fields within the industry for both owner and third-party managed conventional properties, ranging from individual private ownership to large public REITs.

Before joining Peak Living, Sue was a Regional Manager at Harbor Group Management, where she oversaw portfolios in various markets in Florida, North Carolina and Maryland, consisting of more than 3,300 units. Sue attended Southeast Missouri State University, is a Notary Public and is a Certified Apartment Portfolio Supervisor (CAPS) as awarded by the National Apartment Association.

Jenny Gleason
Jenny GleasonRegional Manager
Jenny Gleason is a Regional Manager for Peak Living for the Nashville area. Jenny has been in the Multi-Family Industry for over 20 years. She started as a leasing consultant for an owner managed company where she broke every leasing record in only a few months. She was then quickly promoted and her career in Property Management took off from there. Jenny has a vast knowledge ranging from new construction, student housing, multi-site, renovations, lease ups and condominium conversions. She has strong leadership skills, experience in acquisitions, project management and a proven record of driving financial growth. She has received awards ranging from Best Clubhouse, Best Model, Most Improved Property From Takeover, Spotlight award, Move In award for successfully moving in 500 residents in a single day and Manager of The Year.
Shelley Miracle
Shelley MiracleRegional Manager
Shelley Miracle is the Regional Manager for the Peak Living Northern Florida Portfolio, supervising assets in Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Pensacola.

Shelley joined Peak Living in September, 2016, with over twenty-five years of regional multi-site experience. Before joining Peak Living, Shelley served as Regional Manager for Equity Residential, Waterton Residential and Archstone Communities.
Shelley has worked primarily with market rate assets in several major markets in the East and Midwest regions of the country. Her experience includes garden style, mid-rise and high-rise assets with retail. She also has experience in affordable housing both in Florida and the DC Metro area. Shelley’s diverse management experience in multiple market markets gives her extensive experience in new construction, lease ups, acquisitions, renovations, capital improvements, asset preservation and all facets of multi-family property management.

Shelley attended the University of South Florida, and is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) through the Institute of Real Estate Management. Shelley previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Nashville Apartment Association and the Lexington Apartment Association. She also served as a member of the Board of Directors for IREM Chapter #71 in Nashville.

Emma Hamilton
Emma HamiltonRegional Manager
Emma has experience in both affordable and conventional property management in Utah, Washington and Oregon. Her property management experience has earned her the respect and loyalty because she is a trusted leader who faces problems with confidence and assurance, inspires visions of future success, leads by example and she shows a sincere interest in employees and the solution to their problems.

Emma keeps alert to changes in market trends and she responds quickly to changing market conditions. She concentrates on increasing resident satisfaction and employee retention.

Emma’s experience dates back to 2009 where she started her career in Utah. Through the years she has received many awards and has been recognized by the Utah Apartment Association, Riverstone Residential, Windsor Communities and Cottonwood Residential.

Emma’s goal is to implement her knowledge while building a strong team of talented individuals who will provide a better living experience for residents by offering superb customer service.

Brandie Mejia
Brandie MejiaRegional Manager
Brandie Mejia began her career in 2007 as a Leasing Agent for Sagebrush Capital Management in Gastonia, North Carolina. Brandie quickly made her way to Property Manager in 2008 where she received several certificates for great customer service, maintaining the highest renewal percentage throughout the company and her continual growth in NOI. In 2012 when Cottonwood Residential took over management of the portfolio. Brandie’s talents where quickly noticed and she was promoted to Area Manager where she oversaw two of the largest most challenging properties. Brandie has a record of taking on any challenge with determination and increasing income, lowering expenses all while building her team. Brandie comes to us from Drucker and Falk where she has spent the last year successfully overseeing a half a million dollar renovation project and bringing her current property from a class D property to a class B.

Danielle Lawrence
Danielle LawrenceRegional Manager
Danielle Lawrence began her career in 2006 for Concord Management, in Southfield, Michigan. Danielle was promoted to Community Director in 2009, receiving several awards for high occupancy, low turnover, as well as year over year NOI growth. In 2014, when Peak Capital purchased the property, Danielle was promoted to Area Manager, overseeing three additional properties throughout the state of Michigan. As the portfolio grew, Danielle was promoted to District Manager, overseeing several properties throughout Michigan, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. Danielle has experience with LIHTC, Section 8, Market Rate, as well as Student Housing.
Judith Strong
Judith Strong Regional Manager
Judith Strong joined Peak Living in April 2017 and currently oversees properties in Georgia and Florida. She wholeheartedly believes that team building is a necessity to a property’s success and that leading by example is the first step. Judith brings experience from working for REIT’s and also Fee management. She has worked with multiple asset types including garden style, mid-rise and hise-rise with retail. Additionally, she’s worked with new construction assets as well as stabilized and value-add properties.
Judith began her career in property management at Post Properties in 1998, starting as a Leasing Consultant. She was promoted quickly and made her mark by becoming the youngest Property Manager at Post Properties, during her tenure. Judith made the move to RAM Partners in 2004, where she had great success as a Property Manager, winning Turn-Around Property of the Year, Property of the Year on two occasions in addition to multiple monthly awards. She was promoted to Area Vice President and worked in several markets throughout her tenure with RAM Partners, LLC . Judith earned her Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) from the National Apartment Association in 2010. She previously served on the Board of Directors with the Greater Nashville Apartment Association and earned the Association’s Professional Service Award in 2013.

Lacey Ellis
Lacey EllisRegional Manager
Lacey Ellis has been in property management for 16 years, starting as a leasing agent. After college she transitioned into a corporate training role before moving back onsite as a Community Manager. She historically has held positions from Manager up to Multi-Site Manager in her career. Lacey joined Peak Living when Peak Capital purchased The Orleans at Walnut Grove in Cordova, TN where she had recently finished the lease up of the property. Recently she has taken on a Senior Manager role within Peak Living overseeing the lease up of The Charleston as well. WE look forward to seeing Lacey continue to grow and advance the Memphis portfolio and elevate our talent and operations with her strong skills and attention to detail. Lacey hold her Accredited Residential Manager (ARM) certification and is currently working on her Certified Property Manager (CPM) designation.
Lena Lawson
Lena Lawson Regional Manager
Lena Lawson started out in Property Management in Farmington NM in 1999 as a part time Assistant Manager for Monarch Properties and ended employment there in 2000. Lena went back into the multi-family housing industry in 2008 and worked as an onsite manager for Capstone Real Estate Services and in 2011 transitioned to JL Gray as on onsite manager. Lena was promoted to Asset Manager in 2012 – 2017 for JL Gray in NM, Colorado and Arizona overseeing a total of 25 properties.

Lena has obtained many accreditations including: HCCP, COS, HCM-R, HCM-H and her NM Real Estate License. Lena studied legal studies at San Juan College finishing in 2007 and has extensive compliance experience with LIHTC, HUD Section 8,and Rural Development programs as well as strong leasing skills in the conventional market. Lena is also the Membership Ambassador for Norther New Mexico for the New Mexico Apartment Association and is active with the Apartment Association. Lena was nominated for Rural Development Site Manager of the year in 2012 and 2013 and won most improved Rural Development property in 2014 for Colorado.

Stacey Roylance
Stacey RoylanceDatabase Manager
Stacey Roylance has been in the industry for 7 plus years. She originally started as a leasing agent and worked her way to an Assistant Manager role quickly. With her strong sense of operations and software programs she took the opportunity to join Peak Living in a more corporate role where she could utilize her onsite experience effectively. She was instrumental in the transitions of 15 plus assets while employed as the Yardi Specialist/Transition Specialist role at Peak Living. With her attention to detail and strong knowledge of Yardi systems she transitioned to the role of Database Manager to ensure effective and smooth transitions now totaling close to 15,000 units.