Sales Team

Sales Team

Quality service starts with quality people.


Susan Knowles

Sales Manager, Multihousing Division

Susan began her career in the apartment industry in 1989 working for the Arizona Multihousing Association. She left the AMA in 1994, accepting a position with Globe Furniture Rentals as an Account Manager. In 1997 she joined the J.R. McDade multihousing team and was promoted to Sales Manager 5 years later. Susan is married, has a son; Matt, a step-daughter; Kayla and as many pets as her husband will allow. Contact Susan >


Jamie Wenck

Account Representative

Jamie has been in the apartment industry since 2001. Prior to joining J.R. McDade she worked for one of the largest fee management firms in Arizona. Jamie began her apartment career on site and was promoted to a Yardi Trainer position based out of the corporate office. With strong property management experience she joined the sales team at J.R. McDade in 2010. Jamie also holds a real estate license, she is married and has a pug named Hefner. Jamie, her husband Todd and Hefner reside in Gilbert. Contact Jamie >


Paul Shell

Account Representative

Prior to joining J.R. McDade Paul was the Shipping and Receiving Supervisor for The Marriott at Desert Ridge. There he managed daily operations and tradeshow events. His prior experience includes Franchise Operations Manager of a national specialty packing and shipping company dealing with high value art and computer systems. Paul decided he wanted to try a completely different industry and applied with J.R. McDade as an Account Representative. He now runs one of the largest territories in the multihousing division. Contact Paul >

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Tyler Newman

Account Representative

Since moving to Arizona in 2003, Tyler has worked several service and management positions in the food and beverage industry. Tyler attended Northern Arizona University, graduating with a bachelor degree in criminal justice. After graduating in 2012, Tyler started his sales career working for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Tyler is looking forward to his new career path and learning all the multihousing industry has to offer. Contact Tyler >


Jenna Lassen

Account Representative

Jenna is an Arizona native and graduated from Arizona State University in 2007 with a degree in Business and Mass Communication.  Post grad she started her sales career working for a medical device sales company.  She joined the J.R. McDade team as an Account Executive in 2009 and held this position until 2014.  After spending some quality time with her son, Jenna returned to J.R. McDade as the Director of Marketing in 2015.  She currently resides in Chandler with her husband and son.  Contact Jenna >


Maria Barsch

Account Representative

Prior to moving to Arizona in 2011, Maria lived in Switzerland for 2 years with her husband and 2 daughters. Maria has over 10 years’ experience in the apartment and new home sales industries. Maria began her apartment career on site, she has worked in multi-housing as well as student housing. Maria joined the sales team at J.R. McDade in 2016. Maria currently resides in Chandler with her husband. She enjoys travelling and spending time with her family. Contact Maria >


Reed Gasperon

Account Representative

Reed is new to the apartment industry but has prior experience with customer service and sales. Reed began working for Discount Tire Co. for a period of five years and did everything from changing tires, to sales. He then moved onto the health food industry and was promoted to Store Manager nine months after beginning his new career. Reed earned his undergrad in Communication and one day hopes to finish with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing. Reed is enjoying his new career path with J.R. McDade and gaining as much knowledge as he can. Contact Reed >


Felipe Vargas

Account Representative

Felipe has lived in Tucson most of his life. He has spent 13 years in the food and beverage industry and several years in the produce industry. There he was responsible for quality produce and customer service for the PGA Tour Accenture Match Play Championship tournament at Dove Mountain. Felipe has held several positions in management and as a new Account Representative for J.R. McDade he prides himself on customer service. Felipe has four children and 3 grandchildren by marriage. He is also an assistant softball coach at Catalina Foothills High School in Tucson. Contact Felipe >

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