Meet Our Team
Management Maintenance


John Neal

John E. Neal is the Director of Property Operations at Great Eastern Management Company. He graduated from Mary Washington College with a B.S. in Psychology and played varsity tennis for four years. John has held positions on the Blue Ridge Apartment Council (BRAC) as both Chair and Vice Chair. He is also a current member of Places29 Hydraulic Road Community Advisory Committee (CAC), is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson (VA), and a Certified Apartment Manager (CAM). John and his wife have two energetic children whom they love to spend every possible moment with.


Jimmi Rowland

Jimmi Rowland joined Great Eastern Management Company in 2017 after thirteen years working locally in property management. Jimmi serves as the Regional Property Manager for the residential division of the company. He is responsible for the day to day operations of the Great Eastern portfolio of over 600 residential units in the Charlottesville and Harrisonburg markets. His knowledge of the Charlottesville area, combined with his excellent customer service skills and leadership capabilities, make him a perfect fit for the position.

Jimmi earned a bachelor's degree in history and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Virginia. He is a lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and enjoys all kinds of sports. He is a world traveler, but also loves exploring the amazing vineyards Virginia has to offer.


Emily Mooney

Emily Mooney is the Marketing Director for Great Eastern Management Company. She is a local to the Charlottesville area, but graduated from Pennsylvania State University. When moving back to the area, Emily came to Great Eastern while on the post-college job hunt, falling in love with the property management industry and the family-like environment of the company. With a background in marketing and business, Great Eastern was the perfect fit! She loves coffee, hiking, and her Australian Cattle Dog, Jack.


Brooke Thacker

Brooke Thacker started work for Great Eastern Management Company in 2013 as a Leasing Consultant and in 2016 she was promoted to the Leasing Manager for Westgate & Tarleton Square Apartments.

She is a native of Charlottesville and graduated from Albemarle High School. She and her husband enjoy spending time with their two girls, playing outside, taking them to the park and Friday night family dates.


Brooklynn Cooper

Brooklynn Cooper is the newest member of the Great Eastern Family and has joined us as a Leasing Consultant! Brooklynn graduated from William Monroe Highschool in 2020. She has lived in the Greene County and Charlottesville area her entire life and loves it! When Brooklynn is not at work, she likes to spend time with her family, friends, and her Australian shepherd, Legacy. She also spends her free time doing anything car related!


Ruth Alvarado

Ruth Alvarado has worked for Great Eastern Management Company as a part-time leasing consultant since 2001. She was born in Guatemala, where she lived until 1999, when she moved to Charlottesville with her husband and three sons. Ruth works full time at CFA Institute, in the Credentialing Department. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her three grown children when possible. Ruth has recently taken a few Project Management courses, and received the CAPM® and PMP® designations from the Project Management Institute.


Ron San Miguel

Ron San Miguel is the Maintenance Supervisor for Great Eastern Management Company. He has a combined 20 years' experience. His career in property management began in Maryland where he was a Maintenance Technician for 8 years and then started his career with Great Eastern as Maintenance Technician and in 2018 he was promoted as the Maintenance Supervisor for all Charlottesville Great Eastern properties.

When he isn't working, he like to keep his cars in shape and cleaned, collects watches (specialty g-shocks), spending time with his dog and watching Coming to America, which is his all-time favorite movie.


Nathan 'Mo' Simmons

Nathan Simmons (Mo) is a Maintenance Technician who started his career with Great Eastern Management Company in 1995 at Colony Hilton in Newport News. When Great Eastern decided to sell this community, Mo was offered to transfer to our Charlottesville properties. He gladly accepted, packed up his wife, two sons and a daughter and left the waters of Newport News to the hills and mountains of Charlottesville.

When he isn't working he likes spending time with his two adopted children and twin grandsons.


Andrien Johnson

Andrien Johnson is a Maintenance Technician who started working in the tech field at a young age in 2011. He obtained his Tech 1 certification and in 2012 he obtained his Tech 2 certification. He went to school from 2013-2015 for his electrical certification. He has worked in the maintenance field since 2013 and joined Great Eastern Management Company in 2017.

He loves spending time with his children and family.


Matthew 'Boggie' Batten

Matthew Batten (Boggie) is a Maintenance Technician. His interest in maintenance began at 14 years old while working for his family's construction company. After building several hundred homes over the course of 20 years while working for a contractor, he came to Great Eastern Management Company in 2014. He was crucial part of the installation of plumbing at Barclay Place and Westgate Apartments when they were first built.

The best thing about his life has been raising his two children and watching them grow up.


Roland Poindexter

Roland Poindexter started his career with Great Eastern Management Company 26 years ago as the Janitorial Technician. He was promoted to a Maintenance Technician after 4 years. Roland is our go to guy if you need help with anything and he always has a smile on his face. His favorite saying is "I am here till 4:30."

He was born and raised in Albemarle County, played football for Albemarle High School. Roland has been married to his lovely wife for 21 years. His favorite pastime is hosting party bus trips to different casinos.


Mike Cobbs

Mike Cobbs joined Great Eastern Management Company in April 2014 as a Maintenance Technician. He has been in the maintenance field for 18 years. Mike, is primarily the maintenance technician for our residential properties located downtown and our commercial spaces.

Mike is the proud father of two boys and one girl. In his spare time he like to go four wheeling and dirt bike riding/jumping and raising his chickens.