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Guardian Gold Award Winners

Training, recognition, and fun at the 2023 Guardian Leadership Conference

Last week our team gathered in Portland for the 2023 Guardian Leadership Conference. For two days, our team spent time together to learn and celebrate the past year.

We were in person for the first time since 2020, and you could feel the excitement in the air amongst all the chatter, hugs, and smiles. Check out the photo gallery below to see all the happy faces!

The team enjoyed training opportunities in Yardi RightSource and Yardi CRM, fair housing, security, leasing, social media, maintenance tools, branding, and resident services. In particular, folks loved the Thinking Like an Owner session, presented by our very own VP of Operations, Hollie Forsman.

We are so grateful to our partners who took the time and resources to present or sponsor raffle prizes for our team!

Celebrating Guardian's Successes

In addition to the training opportunities, the Leadership Conference is a time to celebrate the prior year's accomplishments and successes. We recognize our Top Shops, Best in Class Resident Survey winners, and Maintenance Employees of the Year throughout the year and were thrilled to recognize these winners again at the conference.

We are also proud to recognize the following team members for their achievements in 2022:

Guardian Gold Award Winners

Peer-nominated, our Guardian Gold Awards celebrate those that have gone above and beyond their duties in the past year. We had 72 individuals nominated by their peers for consideration this year. The selection committee reviewed the 130 submissions that came in and considered the following, as appropriate for the award: occupancy record, financial management, shops and survey scores, certification completions, and work order completion rate.

Congratulations to our 2022 Guardian Gold Award Winners!

  • Tori Gawlinski - Rookie of the Year, Home Support
  • Paul Moorman - Rookie of the Year, Maintenance
  • Sean Baker - Rookie of the Year, Property Management
  • Jennifer Wallace - Above & Beyond, Home Support
  • Tyler Hazel - Above & Beyond, Maintenance
  • Kevin Burke - Above & Beyond, Property Management
  • Macey Tucker - Chief Closer, Community
  • Ashley Ingram - Chief Closer, Regional
  • Creekside Village, Art Gallery Open House - Resident Event of the Year
  • Country Run - Most Improved Team
  • Vlad Mukhin - Department Lead of the Year
  • Travis Jones - Maintenance Tech of the Year, less than 100 units
  • Doug Hatcher - Maintenance Tech of the Year, more than 100 units
  • Don Harkins - Maintenance Lead of the Year
  • Leah Fox-Lewis - ILF Director of the Year
  • Kayla Jamieson - Affordable Manager of the Year, less than 100 units
  • Alyssa Scevers - Affordable Manager of the Year, more than 100 units
  • Chelsea Fredricksen - Conventional Manager of the Year

Additional Recognition

This year, we had several additional awards and award categories to recognize, including two surprise awards:

  • Kevin Webb - Most PMIs Completed
  • Jessica Swanson - Guardian Champion

Maintenance Shop Contest Winners

Less than 100 units

1st place - Sunrise Estates

2nd place - Aspen Ridge

More than 100 units

1st place - WestTown on 8th

2nd place - Park Avenue West

SOCi Awards

Cypress Point - Most Posts

Quail Run - Top Engagement Rate

Years of Service

Guardian is proud of the tenure of our team members! Congratulations to the individuals below who met Years of Service milestones in 2022:

30 Years of Service

  • David Seid

15 Years of Service

  • Loren Bell

10 Years of Service

  • Cherie Hughley
  • Duane Dodgson
  • James McKinnon III
  • James Stark
  • Juan Lucio
  • Julie Mallonee
  • Kevin Burke
  • Lacey Bowman
  • LanDiem Bui
  • Levi Curran
  • Miro Uchytil
  • Sandra Ledsema
  • Shannon McHardy
  • Sharon Rodriguez
  • Teresa Engle
  • Vladimir Mukhin
  • Warren Blanchard

5 Years of Service

  • Chris Baltazar
  • Gabriella Santiago
  • Kimberly Brammer
  • Nick Mower
  • Tammy Hubbard
  • Tim Ostapa
  • Weston Barrett

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