The Team

 

Adam Purser, Project Developer 

Adam is a Charlotte native, a licensed general contractor and the co-founder of My Niche Apartments, a brand founded on its passion for innovative design and rooted in its quest for superior customer service. Adam is a project developer at My Niche and its chief creative officer, who believes in having a good time while doing what he loves. Prior to founding My Niche, Adam lived in Jackson, Wyoming where he enjoyed a career as a professional snowboarder/mountain bum. When not at the My Niche world headquarters, Adam spends his time with his wife, Courtney, daughter, Blake and their two labs, Beau and Lola, who all share his love for soul music, coffee, barbeque, traveling, and spending as much time as possible outdoors.

Jack Levinson, Senior Vice President 

Jack has been with Lat Purser & Associates for 32 years and co-leads the multifamily division with responsibilities including development, acquisitions and overseeing performance of assets.  Prior to focusing on multifamily, Jack’s tenure has included Director of the Retail Brokerage Department and development of shopping centers, mixed-use and free standing retail.  Fun fact about Jack… early in his career at LPA Jack amassed 3 speeding tickets in a short time frame driving around the Southeast leasing retail centers.  The company offered to pay for an attorney in hopes Jack would not lose his license and continue to do his job.  Jack serves on the Board of Temple Beth El in Charlotte as the Immediate Past President and is on the Board for the Department of Academics and Student Affairs at NC State University. Outside of My Niche Apartments, Jack and his wife, Alison, are determined to visit every new brewery in Charlotte and Asheville. Jack and Alison have two daughters, Abby and Kate.

Jay Rawls, Director of Multifamily Management

Jay is a South Carolina native who has spent his entire career managing residential and commercial assets throughout the southeast. Previously, Jay led the retail property management team at Delhaize America, after serving as Regional Director at Ram Real Estate and PRG Real Estate, where he was responsible for multifamily property operations throughout the Carolinas and Georgia. Jay has been directly involved in the management of over 15,000 residential units, from lease ups to repositions, in addition to nearly 4-million feet of commercial space. He is focused on optimizing property value by fully understanding each market and providing the best possible resident experience. Jay has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wofford and holds several professional designations, including Certified Apartment Manager (CAM), Certified Property Manager (CPM), and NC Real Estate Broker. In his free time, Jay enjoys traveling with his wife, Ashley, along the Carolina coast, appreciating culinary arts, and exploring Lake Wylie by boat or jet ski.

Kayla Dugger, Brand Manager 

Kayla joined the My Niche Apartments team in 2017 with over 5 years of project management experience and marketing account management experience. Kayla helps develop and direct strategic marketing efforts designed to drive traffic to properties. She also works with the property management teams to develop and execute branding and marketing strategies and campaigns, both digital and print. Prior to joining My Niche Apartments, Kayla helped clients with branding, SEM outreach, and content marketing at Straight North, and later as a co-owner of Ready at 7 and on a freelance basis. Kayla later co-founded Hygge Coworking in Charlotte, where she helped develop it's identity and market the business. 

Michele Goodwin, Regional Property Manager

Michele is a Raleigh native with over 20 years in the apartment industry, previously holding multi-site management roles at Summit Properties and Phllips Development. Michele has also worked in corporate housing as an industry vendor with CORT Furniture. Michele's current portfolio consists of properties in NC, SC, and GA. She brings a positive and fun-loving attitude to the team, and she's committed to providing exceptional customer service to residents. There is no doubt you will always find Michele with a smile on her face.

Tracy Garlinghouse, Senior Portfolio Supervisor

Tracy is responsible for a portfolio of assets within the Charlotte area, in addition to leading a leasing team that travels around the Queen City. Tracy has been with My Niche Apartments for 5 years, beginning as a Property Manager at 29 North in Hickory. Tracy has worked in the industry for 23 yeras, and holds her CAM and CAPS designations, in addition to being a licensed NC Broker-In-Charge. She previously held property management roles with Trammell Crow and Delphi Development, an Asheville-based developer. Tracy has handled multiple projects from pre-development stage through lease-up and stabilization. In her spare time, Tracy enjoys spending time with her husband John, three children Liam, Ethan and Abigail and a super silly Bernese Mountain Dog name Poppy.

Lindsey Walczak, Property Management

Lindsey handles assets within the Charlotte portfolio at My Niche Apartments. Lindsey is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University, where she received a Bachelor’s in Psychology, as well as a graduate of South Dakota State University, where she received a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. With over eight years of experience in Property Management, Lindsey previously worked as a Property Manager in Rapid City, South Dakota and an Assistant Property Manager in Mooresville, North Carolina. She is excited to be working in the Charlotte market with the My Niche team. Outside of work, Lindsey enjoys traveling the world with her husband, Janusz, having visited over 30 countries thus far. They also love exploring the surrounding states with their Australian Shepherd, Hannah. She is also an active equestrian, competing throughout the state with her two horses, Atticus & Porky. A self-proclaimed foodie, you’ll likely spot her dining all over Charlotte!  

Auburn Morrow, Multi-Site Specialist

Auburn is responsible for leasing within the Charlotte portfolio at My Niche Apartments. Auburn has over 5 years experience in property management and joined our team in June of 2017. She previously was an assistant property manager and a resident relations specialist. Auburn enjoys establishing relationships with our residents and assisting them in their day to day needs. She'd love to show you around Charlotte!

Ivan Gravely, Director of Maintenance

Ivan has been a part of multifamily property management for ten years, since moving to Charlotte. He has been a service manager for five new property lease ups. Prior to moving to Charlotte he and his wife were successsful owners and operators of American Eagle Maintenance and Contracting Inc. with a sub didvisions American Eagle Sign Company. Ivans has held a West Virginia GC License and Specialty License as well as a Virginia Class C Contractors License. Ivan offers over thirty years' of experience across diverse industries. When not working Ivan enjoys spending time with him family and adding to his twenty six years of volunteer services with the Boy Scouts of America.