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Our Team

Lauren Booker

Community Manager

Lauren is a native of West Point, Georgia, a small town on the Chattahoochee River, which separates Alabama and Georgia. She graduated from Garner Senior High School and attended college at Southern Union in Alabama. Soon after having her daughter Ava, Lauren returned to North Carolina to be closer to her family, and in 2018 welcomed her second daughter, Olivia. Lauren has been with Abberly Place since 2008 and takes pride in helping folks find the perfect apartment to call home! Lauren was awarded the 2009 Leasing Consultant of the Year, was a recipient of the Team Spirit Award in 2011, the Collaborative Spirit Award in 2015, and Manager of the Year in 2021.

K.C. Bogdan

Assistant Community Manager

K.C. joined the Abberly Place Team as the Assistant Community Manager in May 2020. She moved to Raleigh from Pullman, WA where she worked for Washington State University Housing. Prior to that, K.C. worked in housing, non-profit and hospitality in Minneapolis, MN, so she brings a wealth of experience to her role at Abberly Place! When asked what she enjoys most about her job, K.C. stated helping future residents find their perfect apartment home and helping them get settled in brings her great satisfaction. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, hiking in the mountains and watching cooking shows... even though she isn't much of a cook!

Tina Hart

Accounts Administrator

Tina Hart, Accounts Administrator, joined the Abberly Place in 2018. She brings with her over 10 years’ experience in residential apartment management having served as Assistant Manager with her previous company. She has lived in the Raleigh area for over 12 years and has a passion for anything that is related to outdoor activities. Tina is looking forward to enhancing the living experience for all our residents with her superb customer service skills and compassionate spirit.

Matt Williams

Senior Leasing Consultant

Matthew was born and raised in the small town of Four Oaks, NC. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, and Minors in Business Administration, Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Management, and Health. Matthew’s diverse career background has enabled him to develop excellent skills in customer service, management, sales and marketing. He joined the Abberly Place Team in 2012 and calls Abberly Place home! He is an honored recipient of the Team Spirit and Lateral Service awards, and was awarded Leasing Consultant of the Year in 2021. In his spare time, Matthew enjoys sports, being outdoors, and working out.

Deborah O’Brien

Leasing Consultant

Deborah has lived in the Triangle area since 1984. She has always been in the sales industry and has worked in the apartment industry for the past 12 years. Deborah loves assisting visitors in finding their perfect apartment home and strives to exceed the expectations of applicants and residents. Outside work, her interests are reading, re-decorating and caring for the family dog, Buster the Rotti. Deborah’s passion is helping her husband with ministry and event planning for the Adult Seniors at Richland Creek Community Church.

Carie LeRoux

Leasing Consultant

Carie LeRoux joined the Abberly Place Team in October 2021. Prior to joining HHHunt, she worked at Garner High School for 12 years in the administration office. Originally from Orlando, Florida, Carie was raised in Puerto Rico. She is outgoing and is excited about helping people find the perfect home sweet home. She enjoys giving back and being part of a group that makes a difference. In her spare time, Carie enjoys spending time with her loved ones, watching movies, and traveling.

Layton Smith

Leasing Consultant

Layton joined the Abberly Place Team in August 2022 when she relocated to Garner from Easley, SC, where she was a nanny for three children, was a barista at a local coffee shop, and helped launch a coffee shop food truck! She loves HHHunt’s Brand Promises and helping folks find their new home. Layton is the third child of six and loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys the outdoors and her favorite hobby is fishing!

Spencer Gitter

Service Manager

Spencer, a native of New York City, moved to North Carolina in 2004 and in June 2021 joined the Abberly Place Team as our Service Manager. Spencer has been in the multifamily industry since 2007 and worked in pest control for 15 years before that. He is a National Certified Pool Operator, Wake County Certified Pool Operator, and has his Universal CFC License. He is excited to be here for our team and our residents! When Spencer isn’t working he enjoys being outdoors, hiking, and he is a huge reptile enthusiast.

Branden Summerall

Assistant Service Manager

A native of Florida, Branden moved to North Carolina in 2007, and in May 2021 joined the Abberly Place Team as our Assistant Service Manager. He has worked in the maintenance field since 2008 and holds both his National and Wake County Certified Pool Operator licenses, and his CFC Universal and OSHA certifications. When he’s not working, Branden enjoys spending time with his beautiful fiancé and wonderful daughter.

Greg Poole


Greg a Raleigh, North Carolina native, joined the Abberly Place Team as our Groundskeeper in May 2021. He has worked in grounds maintenance since 2016, and prior to that was in the construction industry for over 40 years, including construction of apartment communities. In his spare time, Greg enjoys spending time with his family and working on projects around the house. His favorite place to vacation is Surf City.

Paul Dudley

Service Technician

Paul grew up in Upstate New York and has lived in North Carolina since 2006. Prior to joining the Abberly Place Team in 2016, he owned his own painting and wood working business for over 20 years and still enjoys the pursuit of both during his off time. He is a Certified Pool Operator and enjoys serving the Abberly Place residents and putting his amazing skills to work! In recognition of his can-do attitude, Paul was awarded the 2017 Collaborative Spirit Award and Service Technician of the Year in 2021. Paul loves spending time with his family and doing anything outdoors. One of his favorite hobbies is playing the drums.

John Pombo

Service Technician

Originally from Long Island, New York, John and his lovely wife of over 30 years moved to Garner in 2001. He has worked in property management since 2012, and joined the Abberly Place Team in July 2022. John is excited to be part of the team and is eager to assist our residents! In his free time he enjoys playing pool and darts, mini golf and eating at new restaurants, but most of all he loves spending him with his daughter, two grandchildren Rambo and Roxy, and his seven cats.