CAREERS

"I'm continually impressed with the excellence of the National Office's service. They respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and provide the resources I need for practically any situation. They equip me to do my job well, and I'm grateful for each of them!" -Jackie Ratzlaff, Regional Operations Director - Mid Atlantic Region

Executive Leadership

Who drives our organization strategy? Our Executive Leadership team does! Our Executive Leadership team - or EL for short - is committed to serving Apartment Life with the vision, integrity and ceaseless dedication that is required to lead an organization with excellence. They are a fun-loving team of passionate leaders from a variety of backgrounds who are united in building a sustainable organization that remains fresh and relevant while also delivering exceptional results. Click on a member of the team to learn more.

Stan Dobbs

CEO
Bio

BIOGRAPHY

Stan Dobbs
CEO
Stan Dobbs is the founder and Chief Executive Officer for Apartment Life. After a career in the computer industry, Stan attended seminary in Fort Worth Texas and developed a passion for serving apartment communities while on staff at a church. Seeing the apartment industry's need for help in creating real community, Stan launched Apartment Life in 2000 with the support of several apartment industry executives, many of whom serve on the Board of Directors. Stan lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area with his wife Vicky. They have four children - Amelia, Aaron, Elliott, and Graham.

Kelly 'KC' Jones

COO
Bio

BIOGRAPHY

Kelly 'KC' Jones
COO
Kelly, also known as KC, is an industrial engineer at heart. With a background in consulting for Accenture, Kelly loves to redesign processes and create software automation to maximize efficiency and effectiveness. She graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2000 with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering & Management and in 2005 with a M.S. in Engineering & Technology Management. Kelly and her husband, Brian, live in a small mountain town in Colorado. They enjoy skiing / snowboarding, hiking, and visiting places with great golf courses.

Pete Kelly

President
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BIOGRAPHY

Pete Kelly
President
Pete joined Apartment Life after spending 24 years working at Cru. During his tenure there, he served as Executive Director of Leadership Development and Executive Director of Fund Development. Over the years Pete has worked with college students at Oklahoma State University and the University of Arkansas. Two years after Hurricane Katrina, he moved his family to New Orleans to work with college students and help with the city’s rebuilding efforts. Pete graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1991. He and his wife, Chanin, got engaged while serving with Cru in Estonia, and they have two children, Anna Kate and Jack. His hobbies include triathlons, listening to audio books, dating his wife, playing with his kids, and grilling in the backyard.

Pete Wayman

CFO
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BIOGRAPHY

Pete Wayman
CFO
Pete has over 30 years of executive leadership in the HR Outsourcing field. He has been the CFO, COO, and CEO of industry market leaders. He has started/sold companies and pioneered a service delivery concept that resulted in operating over 100 service centers across the globe. Peter has been in full–time ministry for the past two years with Gospel-based evangelical ministries. He has a 30–year track record of evangelical church leadership and is currently serving in his seventh year as elder at Irving Bible Church in the Dallas metro area. Peter has been married for almost 40 years to his college sweetheart, whose degree and work experience are in nursery and kindergarten education. They have two adult daughters and three grandchildren.

Board of Directors

Stan Dobbs

CEO
Apartment Life

Keith Dunkin

Real Page, Inc.

Todd Farrell

President
LMC

Rick Graf

President, Partner
Pinnacle Living

Randall Knutson

Faith Bible Church - DeSoto

Ernest & Julia Martin

Attorney
Haynes and Boone

Paul Mints

Pastor
The Community at Lake Ridge

Donna Summers

Vice President
Gables Residential

Jerry Wilkinson

Chairman
Wilkinson Real Estate Advisors

Ron Witten

President
Witten Advisors