Our Company Leadership
the paul ash management team
TOGETHER, spanning three generations the firm has relied upon a select group of diligent professionals who are highly trained, motivated, and dedicated to the success of our customers and investors.
Paul Ash enjoyed an honored reputation in the real estate development and asset management community for over five decades . His innovative financial and marketing decisions were responsible for the success of our company’s value added approach to asset management. A member of the University of Arizona Class of ’52 and a former world class athlete , Paul’s multifaceted background included wholesale and retail sales experience. Perhaps the most important thing that Paul Ash offered during his career was his personal integrity and expertise in preserving and enhancing our corporate and partnership assets over the years of his leadership. Paul Ash’s word was his bond . He was an astute buyer. A skillful manager . And a fair seller. We will miss his energy, vitality, and abilities to successfully develop , acquire and manage all types of properties. Paul Ash was the major force behind the firm and has left his legacy to the Paul Ash Management staff as they tackle new challenge in the years and decades to follow.
Bruce Ash, President/CEO, is a Certified Property Manager (CPM) and a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management. The CPM designation is awarded to professional property managers who have distinguished themselves by their experience, education, and ethical conduct. Bruce’s substantial training and fresh, new approach to the challenges of asset management have made him a valuable asset to our firm. He is a 1975 graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in Real Estate and Finance. Mr. Ash has served on the board of many local and national boards and is a community leader as a volunteer activist.
Michael Ash joined the company in 2008 and manages a portfolio that includes retail, commercial, medical and industrial properties as well as several corporate owners associations. Mike has always put an emphasis on customer service and takes pride in his ability to quickly find a solution to any situation that arises at a property. Mike serves on the Board of Directors at the Jewish Community Center and is dedicated to his family, his business and the Tucson community in general.
Chief Financial Officer, Natalie Kujawa, was raised in Tucson and attended the University of Arizona. After graduating, Natalie earned her CPA certification working for a national accounting firm in which she specialized in the hospitality and real estate industries. Her public accounting work included audit, tax, and consulting work. Natalie has been in her current position with Paul Ash Management since 2006. She is extremely service-oriented. Her first priority is always the client.
Barbara Daoust, Senior Vice President – Community Association Director oversees the management of associations and is responsible for supervising the association managers.
Barbara moved to the Tucson area over nine years ago from New Jersey with her husband Gary and two children, Joseph and Jennifer. She brings to Paul Ash over 30 years of property management experience which entails working with developers during the initial creation of the association, managing an exclusive recreation community in the Poconos, overseeing the operation of property management companies, establishing training and development programs for employees, auditing properties for compliance, and assisting in the transition of properties from developer to homeowner control.
Barbara also has 11 years of municipal government experience, and a strong financial background. She served as Budget Officer for the City of Plainfield, N.J. where she was responsible for the development and monitoring of the budget and was part of the management team that negotiated contract terms with four labor unions. She also served in the capacity of Assistant Village Manager for the Village of Ridgewood, N.J. where she was responsible for human resources, employment training and development, and the supervision of facility maintenance.
Barbara has her CMCA (Certified Manager of Community Association) AMS (Association Management Specialist) and PCAM (Professional Community Association Management) designations. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University and a Master degree in Public Administration from New York University.
Barbara has rolled up her sleeves using her extensive experience to assist our boards and managers in solving everyday problems. Please do not hesitate to contact her just to say “hi” or to discuss any issue you may have; her door is always open.
Jena Carpenter joined our team in February 2018 as Senior Community Manager. Jena has 13-years of experience within the community management industry and has previous experience in the real estate and hospitality industries. Jena takes pride in being a servant leader and putting the needs of the clients first with A+ customer service.
Jena holds her CMCA (Certified Manager of Community Association), AMS (Association Management Specialist) and PCAM (Professional Community Association Management) Designations. She also served on the Southern Arizona Chapter of Community Associations Institute (SoAZ-CAI) board of directors beginning in 2010 through 2016 and as chapter president from 2012-2014, and continues serving as a delegate for the Arizona CAI Legislative Action Committee.
Jena has spent her 13-years with the industry developing a high sense of professionalism, extensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of community management and is excited to provide the same service to the clientele at Paul Ash Management. She has extensive knowledge in developing communities, transition from developer to homeowner control, condominium management, state legislation, policy governance, financial and reserve funding for communities, as well as many years with master-planned communities.
Jena Carpenter moved to Arizona in 2000 from Colorado. Jena is happily married to her husband Mark and have a blended family with seven beautiful children ranging from 11 to 38, and ten grandchildren.
Commercial Property Manager, Darci Rodriguez, first joined the company in 2000 and has been involved in many aspects of property management for over 18 years. She began her career in conventional multifamily property management and later transitioned to the commercial side of property management. She currently manages a portfolio that includes retail, commercial, medical, industrial and several corporate owners associations for both institutional and private owners. She has received several property management designations, (ARM, COS, MORS) and became a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) in 2004. Originally from the Midwest, Darci moved to Tucson at a very young age and considers herself a Tucson “Native”.
Danielle Morris is a Community Association Manager on our team who has a passion for customer service and is dedicated to the communities she works with. A Southern California native, Danielle graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in Civil Engineering but found her calling in HOA management after a career change in 2010 when she relocated to Arizona. She is a member of the Community Association Institute and is a Certified Manager of Community Associations (CMCA)
Leslie Schaefer joined Paul Ash Management Company November 2018 as our newest Community Association Manager. She has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry in Tucson, starting her career in the civil engineering field and moving into land acquisition and development with national homebuilders, as well as working with appraisals, and apartment management. Leslie also worked in social services before transitioning her career into real estate and community management.
Leslie holds her CMCA (Certified Manager of Community Association), AMS (Association Management Specialist), as well as a current real estate salesperson license with the Arizona Department of Real Estate. Leslie currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Southern Arizona Chapter of Community Association Institute (SoAZ-CAI) and is a member of the SoAZCAI Membership Committee. Leslie is also a Board Member for Aviva Children’s Services, a non-profit organization providing services to children in foster care in Pima County.
With Leslie’s diverse background, she understands and can easily adapt to meet the needs of the clients she works with. Leslie has three sons she is incredibly proud of, and three beautiful granddaughters ages 1, 7 and 8.
Community Association Manager Raylyn Winckler joined Paul Ash Management Company in 2019, however she has been in the HOA industry since 2003. She is a native Tucsonan with an agricultural background. Raylyn has three children and three grandchildren as well as three horses. She and her significant other love to travel throughout Arizona to find little hidden paradises, attend festivals, concerts and just to be outdoors. They both volunteer at a local charity organization that raises money for good causes like the Diamond Children’s Research Center and Special Olympics, as well as addressing local needs with children, Veterans and low-income families.
Raylyn is a problem solver, she enjoys helping people and making a difference. She firmly believes that customer service is the most important part of our industry.
Martin Chavez joined our team as a Community Association Manager in 2019. He is a bi-lingual Tucson native with over two decades of experience in management, construction and customer service. Licensed by the Arizona Department of Real Estate, he also has an ARM (Accredited Residential Manager) certification with the Institute of Real Estate Management and is currently a member of the Community Associations Institute. He began his career in property management as a manager, then area supervisor and became a Designated Broker for a local firm. He eventually moved on to the New Home Building Industry where he worked for a national builder as a Senior Homecare Representative. His diverse experience gives him the insight and knowledge to provide our customers with an outstanding experience and service. His hobbies include; tennis, mountain biking, cycling, golf, billiards, hiking and loves to travel. He has also volunteered with the NJTL a USTA Foundation that helps children develop skills both on the court and in the classroom.