Jonna Smith, Owner

Jonna Smith began her career in property management with JPI, a national multifamily organization with an annual production of over $900 million. Starting as an on-site leasing professional, Jonna diligently worked her way into a property manager position. From there Jonna joined the corporate office, playing a strategic role in leadership and heading up various human resource operations while developing an expertise in recruitment and staffing.

It was her passion for matching the right candidate with the right company that led her to leave the progressive JPI to found peoplezest. Jonna has chosen to serve the multifamily industry with a concentration in property management, capitalizing on her thorough understanding of on-site and mid to senior level management positions. Her extensive resources and in-depth knowledge of the industry ensure that finding the right candidate is not a matter of chance.

Over her career, Jonna has personally been involved in hiring over 2000 employees. She looks forward to finding your next great hire!

Past titles held at JPI:
-Vice President, Communications Career Management Program and Payroll
-Vice President, Communications and Strategic Staffing
-Vice President, People Development and Staffing
-Director, Associate Development and Communications
-Director of Recruiting and Employee Relations
-Divisional Leader PeopleWorks



Mary Martin, Digital Media Director

Mary Martin has over eight years of experience in marketing and graphic design. She began her career in Central Florida in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industry, providing marketing, public relations and presentation support. Mary then transitioned to the non-profit sector as Marketing Manager for the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) in Alachua, FL.

Mary moved with her husband and son to Dallas, Texas in 2013 where she began consulting for non-profit organizations and socially conscious small businesses.