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Our Staff & Leadership

Under the leadership of Rodney F. Emery, CEO of Steadfast Companies, SMC has assembled a team of skilled professionals who bring a combined total of more than 100 years of property management experience to SMC.

Our property management professionals strive to prevent problems rather than just solving them. Our holistic approach provides a strong foundation of property management fundamentals and guidelines to create stability, as well as a sense of community and comfort for our residents.

Guided by both our corporate mission and Core Values, Steadfast is a loyal advocate of numerous community outreach organizations that provide a diverse range of housing and social services to the children and families residing in the communities we do business.

Team Members
  • Rodney F. Emery

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Emery is the founder of Steadfast Companies and is responsible for the corporate vision and overall guidance of Steadfast. He has been engaged in ...

  • Dinesh Davar

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Davar is responsible for overall accounting and finance operations, including all reporting, budgeting and treasury functions for Steadfast Compan...

  • Ana Marie del Rio

    Chief Legal Officer

    Ms. del Rio manages the company’s corporate services group, including legal, compliance, risk management, human resources, information technology and ...

  • Thomas Fischer

    Senior Vice President, Multifamily Acquisitions

    Tom Fischer handles the acquisition and disposition of our affordable multifamily portfolio. Since joining Steadfast Companies in 2015, he has worked ...

  • Sara Sprankles

    Director of Property Management

    Sara Sprankles has been with Steadfast Companies since 2005 and currently serves as the Director, Property Management, responsible for the management ...

  • Gary Gregory

    Director of Operational Initiatives

    Gary Gregory leads the strategic initiatives for the property management group including standard operating procedures, systems, vendors and roll outs...

  • Ella Rooney

    Marketing Manager

    Ella Rooney joined Steadfast in 2012 and currently serves as the Marketing Manager. She oversees and supports the onsite and corporate teams with soci...

  • Glen Vaughan

    Training & Development Manager

    Originally from South Africa, Glen has worked in the multifamily and hospitality industry since 2006. After 10 years of management experience in the L...

  • Chris Hernandez

    Senior Regional Manager

    Chris Hernandez joined Steadfast in 2001 as an Assistant Community Manager. Chris has held many positions in the multi-family industry over his 25+ ye...

  • Dakotah Mazza

    Regional Manager

    Dakotah Mazza joined Steadfast in 2021 and serves as Regional Manager in Nashville, Tennessee. Prior to joining Steadfast, Dakotah was the onsite Comm...

  • Rachel Martinez

    Regional Manager

    Rachel Martinez joined Steadfast in 2022 as Regional Manager in Dallas, Texas. Rachel has worked in the property management industry for over 19 years...

  • Bridgette Gibson

    District Manager

    Bridgette Marie Gibson joined Steadfast in 2015 and serves as a District Manager in Boise, Idaho. With sixteen years of experience working in the prop...

  • Robert Perry

    Regional Facilities Manager

    Robert joined Steadfast in July of 2020 and currently serves as Regional Facilities Manager. Robert started with Steadfast as Roving Maintenance Techn...

  • Laura Wallis

    Senior Property Coordinator

    Laura started in the multifamily industry in 2011, serving onsite community operations before moving into the corporate office as a District Coordinat...