December 12, 2017    Jennifer Norton, CCAM, CMCA    Employee Spotlight

Meet our new General Manager of Travata Club.

Lesley Millender-Irwin met Margo Crummack at a speaking engagement and instinctively knew her own positive personality would meld well with our company culture.

“Margo shared with me her great feedback regarding my presentation at the CAI Orange County Regional Chapter Symposium. In the back of my mind, I thought ‘I want to work with Margo and Crummack Huseby.’”

Then Lesley did what anyone would do in 2017, she reached out to Margo via social media. Months later, Lesley is now General Manager of The Travata Club, facilitating operations for the residents of this new, exclusive, gated 55+ community.

For the past 17+ years, Lesley has been known for juggling many tasks under pressure for master communities, and known for making the second round on the TV show, “Master Chef”—twice! While she keeps mastering her culinary skills by perfecting the perfect chewy but cake chocolate brownie, she’s still creating incredible social ideas for the residents of Travata in Irvine, “I’m a ‘Jill of all trades’ and make it my business to learn about everything, every day. You never know when you will have to roll up your sleeves.”

Her expertise is in the senior living communities and she’s eager to make her mark on behalf of Crummack Huseby, developing long-term relationships with the residents and help build a fun, active lifestyle for her community. Lesley stated, “Being on the ground-floor of a community opens the door of opportunity to create a tight-knit and engaging community atmosphere.” One of her extra touch points is implementing a "Meet the Manager,” a bi-monthly, community meeting to welcome Travata homeowners in a casual setting to listen and share thoughts or issues about building the best community possible. The bonus...Lesley brings homemade baked goods!

With an onsite office at Travata, Lesley is eager to be hands-on once again. She’s accustomed to being the face of the community she manages and welcomes the adventure and challenges that this new community may bring, “The key to making a harmonious community is to seek out who needs assistance and provide them with service that exceeds expectations.”

Five Fun Facts about Lesley:

  1. She baked cookies for the Grand Opening of Travata and they were snapped up in minutes with attendees begging for more.
  2. As an avid southern comfort food cook and baker, her signature dish is Spicy Sweet Southern Wings.
  3. She loves comic books.
  4. Although she loves living in Long Beach, her dream would be an office in the Maldives.
  5. In order to overcome her shyness, she engages in public speaking.

Welcome to the team, Lesley! 



Crummack Huseby Property Management was awarded “Best Places to Work” three years in a row by the Orange County Business Journal and Best Companies Group. They have added value to communities throughout Southern California by working with HOAs, homebuilders, and land developers through their collaborative and customized approach. Their personalized philosophy to community management has allowed them to successfully discover and develop one-of-a-kind programs for new and existing communities.



Travata is a masterfully planned community within the Villages of Irvine, developed by CalAtlantic Homes. Its timeless design and quality craftsmanship is consistent with its long-term view and pride of ownership.

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