At StoneRiver Company, we recognize the immense value our team brings to our success. We take pride in our team and celebrate their accomplishments every day. We are delighted to share their stories with the world, so stay tuned for our monthly employee highlights. We hope you enjoy getting to know our exceptional team!
This month’s featured employee is Rabecca Lenhart.
Rabecca was nominated for the Employee Spotlight due to her positive and light-hearted spirit. Her positive energy is contagious, and she has the ability to make the residents laugh. She always ensures that the residents feel heard, respected, and confident that their concerns are being addressed. She works as the glue to the Vital office, bridging the gap between management, maintenance, and the office team. She is always ready to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Furthermore, she is great at acknowledging mistakes and working towards a solution while keeping everyone laughing. Rabecca is the perfect fit for her position due to her professionalism and excellent customer service skills.
What is your role at StoneRiver, and how long have you been a part of the team?
As the assistant property manager at Vital at Springbrook, I take pride in maintaining strong relationships with residents and ensuring the community runs smoothly. I started my journey with StoneRiver in 2020 as a leasing consultant at The Village at Westland Cove and rejoined the team when The Ridge at Hamilton Crossing was acquired. I was most recently promoted to assistant property manager at Vital in March 2023. The recognition of being selected twice for employee of the month has been a humbling experience, and I am grateful for the opportunity to continue growing with the company.
What’s your ideal way to spend your weekends?
As a girl who enjoys spending her weekends at home, I take pleasure in cleaning and organizing, and one of my hidden talents is cooking. On my free days, I also like to go shopping; however, nothing beats spending quality time with my family and dog.
I also have a passion for refurbishing old furniture and giving it a new lease on life. Overall, I find joy in the simple things in life and cherish the moments I spend with my loved ones.
If you had to pick one age to be permanently, which age would you choose?
I can’t help but think that my current age of 28 would be the ideal age for me. At this age, I feel like I am young enough to be considered youthful and energetic yet old enough to have gained a certain level of respect and wisdom. I believe that being 28 years old is the perfect balance between youth and maturity, and I wouldn’t mind staying at this age forever.
What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
The best advice I have ever received came from my mom, who told me to unapologetically be myself no matter what life throws my way. Looking back, if I could have a conversation with my younger self, I would tell her to stop worrying about what everyone thinks of me and to stop trying to please everyone. After all, it’s impossible to please everyone, and it’s much more important to be authentic and true to oneself.
If you could write a book about your life, what would the title be and why?
If I were to write a book about my life, I would title it “A Bit Hectic but Fun.” From fun adventures to unexpected challenges, I have always found a way to enjoy the journey. According to my close friends, they would describe me as a wild, funny, and caring person.
What’s a mistake you made early on in your career, and what did you learn from it?
One mistake I made early in my career was not asking enough questions. Even if something isn’t listed in your job description, it’s important to ask “why?” and clarify things. Never stay quiet if you don’t understand something. My advice to anyone just starting out is to never stop learning and always ask for help if you don’t know how to do something. The more knowledge and experience you gain, the better you will become.
What led you to this career?
I used to work in construction project management, dealing with new constructions and properties. Although I enjoyed it, I missed interacting with people on a more regular basis and using my personality to excel at my job. Since switching to my current career, I take pride in successfully leasing three communities and assisting other communities in achieving success.
What’s one thing that surprised you about working at StoneRiver?
I really appreciate how caring everyone is at StoneRiver. Regardless of their role, everyone is very personable, and I feel like StoneRiver values me as an individual. I’m excited about the opportunity to grow and take on new challenges within the company. I hope to make StoneRiver a long-term career for myself.