My story with Gables began as a resident. I was living at a Gables property and was approached by the staff there about interviewing. It was a perfect fit for me that offered the opportunity for advancement and great benefits for my new family. So, in February 2006, I began my career as a leasing professional in Bethesda, Maryland. Soon after I was promoted to Assistant Community Manager, and then only nine months later I was promoted to Community Manager at a property in Chevy Chase. Eight months later I was back in Bethesda managing two properties. I was there for ten months and then asked to manage a lease up in Arlington, Virginia. The experience was awesome and extremely fast paced—we completed the lease up in six months. It was also a lot of fun doing outreach marketing events, and having all eyes on us! I stayed in Arlington until February 2010, at that time I moved to Augusta where unfortunately Gables did not have any communities. I started back at Gables in the beginning of 2011in Atlanta as the Community Manager for Gables Rock Springs and Gables Sheridan. In August of 2012 the announcement was made that there was an opening for a Learning & Development Manager at the DC corporate office. I had always wanted to go into training with Gables having a sales training background with a previous company. I applied for the position and after a few weeks was selected.