Shawn Davis Akins Employee Spotlight

Superior Performance in Art, Photography
and Property Management!

Sometimes things just go together. After all, creativity and an eye for detail are traits most of us use every day. But it would be wrong to assume those same qualities have nothing to do with work. That’s where Shawn comes in.

Starting with Lewis Apartment Communities in late 2015 as a Community Director at Linden Court Apartments in Rialto, California, Shawn jumped right in and brought those talents to her new team. The same creativity and eye for detail she applies to her photography and art, she devoted to her community and management style. It wasn’t long before that kind of work ethic lead to a promotion and a larger community. She now manages Jamboree Apartments in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

We talked Shawn into putting down the lease agreements, the budget paperwork—and her camera—just long enough to learn more about her.

Let’s meet Shawn…


What's your role on the Lewis team?

I am the Community Director of Jamboree.  I am in charge of the overall operations of the property.  I make sure our residents have a superior experience living at our community and the employees are given all the tools they need to make it happen. 


What are you most passionate about in your career?

The thing I love most is being able to mentor and teach others.  I get excited when employees that work with me get promoted.  If I taught them one thing that benefits them for their career, I feel like I made an impact. 


What do you for fun when you're not at work?

I am definitely into the arts.  I do photography in my free time.  I mostly do portraits of dancers and other artists.   I also enjoy theatre and performance arts.


What is one recent project you're most proud of?

I am mostly proud of the clubhouse and leasing office renovation at Jamboree.  I really enjoyed it seeing it start from bare walls to what it is today.  I am proud to be a part of the process. 


What keeps you coming to work at Lewis?

I love working at Lewis for the friendships I have made here.  I like the culture and how we all celebrate and uplift each other. It is a very motivating place to work.  Also, I enjoy knowing I work for a reputable company and I am proud to say I work for LEWIS and everyone know exactly what that name represents in the community.