Employee Spotlight: Shana Osborne

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Name: Shana Osborne

Job Title: Assistant Property Manager

Property: Shaker Square

1.) How long have you been with Homestead?: 7 Fantastic Years

2.) What were you doing before Homestead?: I was at University Village.

3.) Where are you originally from?: Ironton, Ohio.

5.) What are your two favorite hobbies?: Irish Step Dancing and Reading.

6.) What would you most like to tell your 13 year old self?: I would tell myself to not let the mean kids get to me. And that being “weird” is actually a childish way of saying that you are a “unique individual.”

7.) If you could have coffee with three people, dead or alive, who would it be? My granny, because I didn’t get enough time with her and she is the reason I drink coffee. Also, my brother, Chris, and Walt Disney.

8.) Who is the most famous person you have ever met?: Matt Lauer, and it wasn’t a great experience.

9.) What is your dream vacation?: To travel all around the United States to visit all of the National Parks, and all of the odd side road attractions, like the World’s Largest Frying Pan and the Cabazon Dinosaurs.

10.) What is the one thing, you can’t live without?: Pizza.

11.) What is your proudest moment at HA/HU? Hosting the Ben Franklin Kick-Off Party this year! Watching the entire HA team that was at the party, laughing as they played the “Saran Wrap Game.”

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Angie’s Corner: Enjoy the small prizes.

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Most of us miss out on life’s big prizes. The Pulitzer, The Nobel, Oscars, The World Cup. But, we’re all eligible for life’s smaller prizes… a pat on the back, a kiss behind the ear, a four-pound bass, a full moon, an empty parking space, a crackling fire, a great meal, a glorious sunset, hot soup, a cold beer.

Angie Tsitouris is the Director of First Impressions at Homestead. Each month she will share a little life wisdom.

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Meet the New Homestead U VP of Operations

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Holly Golebiowski, VP of Operations for Homestead U

Holly joins the team as the VP of Operations for Homestead U. She is a graduate of Tiffin University with a BA in Business Administration. She is from the village of New Riegel, Ohio, that is small in size, but known throughout the state for their BBQ Ribs. The village was so small that they did not field a high school football team and there were 32 people in her graduating class!

Holly has over 17 years of industry experience.  In her career, she has served in the full spectrum of operating roles, including several on-site and corporate management positions with such organizations as Peak Campus Management, College Park Communities, the student housing division of GMH Communities Trust (NYSE: GCT), and Dinerstein Companies.

In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband on their boat. When not on the boat she is typically spending time with one of her 7 brothers or 2 sisters that she is very close with.

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Employee Spotlight: Kelly Yarter

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Name: Kelly Yarter

Job Title: Leasing Consultant

Property: The Ranch at Star Pass

1.) How long have you been with Homestead?: Almost 3 years.

2.) What were you doing before Homestead?: Working in aviation.

3.) Where are you originally from?: Odessa, TX. Home of Friday Night Lights!

5.) What are your two favorite hobbies?: Crafts and garage sale shopping.

6.) What would you most like to tell your 13 year old self?: “Trust your instincts.”

7.) If you could have coffee with three people, dead or alive, who would it be? Jesus, my late grandma, Georgia, and John Wayne.

8.) Who is the most famous person you have ever met?: I’ll pick Sydney Pollack, because we actually became friends.

9.) What is your dream vacation?: Dubai and stay in the Burj Al Arab.

10.) What is the one thing, you can’t live without?: My lipstick/balm.

11.) What is your proudest moment at HA/HU? A dad came in as his son was moving out, to thank me for being here for him. He gave me a thank you card with a Cold Stone Creamery gift card inside.

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Angie’s Corner: Carpe Diem

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Appreciate the small things and be present in the moment. What do I mean? Well, it seems today, younger people are about immediate gratification. Instead, why not appreciate every small moment? We don’t get to stay on this crazy, wonderful planet forever and the greatest pleasure can be found in the most mundane of activities. Instead of sending a text, pick up the phone and call someone. Call your mother or best friend, have a conversation about nothing in particular. Those are the moments to hold onto.

Angie Tsitouris is the Director of First Impressions at Homestead. Each month she will share a little life wisdom.

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2017 Race for the Cure • Donna & Cheryl’s Crusaders

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Homestead America HVAC Training

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Our very own Brandon Bradley, Maintenance Supervisor for Shaker Square, put together an HVAC training class for the HA maintenance team. They learned quite a bit including transitioning from R22 to 427A and 410A. Michael Fisher helped with the 410A training. Afterward lunch was sponsored by Chadwell Supply and invited all Maintenance Supervisors and Community Managers.

 

 

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