Star City Six – Leah States
The Mirada (www.themirada.com) is an apartment community in South Lincoln that opened in June of 2016. It is owned and managed by Krueger Development (www.kruegerdevelopment.com). Leah States is the Property Manager at The Mirada.
Tell us a little about your business.
In short, we have the most luxurious apartments and amenities around! Residents have access to an indoor/outdoor convertible swimming pool with a hot tub and fireplace, gym, movie theater room, game room and underground parking.
How did you get started in the business?
A good friend of mine, Christina Melgoza, who currently works for Krueger Development, told me about the open position. I saw an opportunity to get into a career that was completely new to me and I have grown so much in it already thus far.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
I came into this company having no property management experience. After only 2 months I was entrusted with my own community to lease and manage.
Tell us a little about your family.
My husband, Jason, and I met at Hastings College and have been married for 6 1/2 years. We have a 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son who keep us on our toes. We are also parents to a 7-month-old Mini Goldendoodle, Charlie.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
My husband had a serious medical diagnosis and major procedure done in 2015 that completely changed the path our lives were going down. But we’ve overcome it together and are now back home, closer to family and friends, and loving life.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I enjoy sitting on the couch with a hot cup of coffee watching sappy love movies on Hallmark!
What is the most unique or interesting thing about you that most people probably don’t know?
I have had 4 knee surgeries in the span of 3 years and still enjoy playing volleyball twice a week.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
If you could choose only one descriptive word to be remembered as, what would it be?
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
Sometimes I’d really like to become invisible.
Which talent would you most like to have?
I wish I could sing. Singing in the shower and car don’t count!
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
I would love to be a photographer and travel the world.
What is your favorite book or the last good book you read?
Anything by Nicholas Sparks.
What is your favorite TV show?
All of the Chicagos – Med, PD, and Fire!
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
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