About Us

Valley Community Management (VCM) has been owned and operated by the Surnamer family for more than 40 years. Currently, in the second generation of ownership, VCM’s caring and dedicated staff are committed to providing professionally run property management to all of our residents. Our residents are proud to call our communities home and we plan to keep it that way!

The Lehigh Valley is one of the fastest-growing regions in the Northeast. Our mission is to continue to provide secure, stable and desirable housing to options to Lehigh Valley residents seeking to take advantage of the employment and economic boom in the area, while still maintaining affordable housing.

Where you live should bring you security and stability, not surprises. What you’ve worked for and whom you care for should be in the hands of people you trust. When you’ve done your duty, your community should be managed by professionals who do theirs. We hope you’ll choose one of the VCM family of properties to call home!

Our Team

Jared Surnamer
Jared Surnamer
President

Jared Surnamer is a second-generation community owner/operator born and raised in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He grew up around manufactured housing, learning community operation, and attending industry meetings from an early age. Shortly after graduating from New York University’s Stern School of Business in 2009, Jared returned home to apply his formal education to the 30-year-old family-run business. To further his understanding of the housing product, Jared obtained a degree in Construction Management from Lehigh Carbon Community College in 2015.

Jared earned his Accredited Community Manager designation from the Manufactured Housing Educational Institute and his Manufactured Housing Manager designation from EducateMHC as continuing education in the field. In 2018 Jared was elected to the state board of the Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Association, where he currently serves as the Eastern Regional Director. Jared firmly believes manufactured housing provides a valuable service to society and that it can and should continue to be presented in new and different ways to benefit both the industry and the general public

Zenora Surnamer
Zenora Surnamer

Zenora Surnamer was a part of the Surnamer family’s initial acquisition of Whispering Hollow North and South Mobile Home Parks in the 1980s. Over the years, she developed a keen sense of business intuition and helped to transform the communities into beautiful, safe, stable, and desirable places to call home. As Zenora grew in her role, she came to direct nearly every aspect of operations including community management and sales. She developed long-lasting relationships with a great roster of vendors and fellow operators while also maintaining years of active engagement with the Pennsylvania Manufactured Housing Association. Through these experiences, she became a seasoned expert in on-site property management. Her hard work and dedication to the success of the business laid the groundwork for further expansion when the second generation came into the fold in the mid-oughts. As the company grows, Zenora continues to be involved with the day-to-day management of operations. She has also taken on oversight and guidance for the growing team. As the industry continues to change and mature, Zenora remains firm in her belief that manufactured housing should continue to be affordable for today’s homebuyers.

Angel de Jesus
Angel de Jesus
Regional Manager

Angel de Jesus began her real estate career as an administrative assistant and leasing consultant with a property management company. This is where she discovered her love of property management and decided to focus her career in this area. Her experience as a property manager includes the management of a 46-unit section 42 tax credit residential property, a multi-site portfolio that included 4 commercial office buildings, and a newly constructed 96-unit apartment complex. Just prior to joining Valley Community Management, Angel was overseeing the management of a 248-unit apartment complex Phillipsburg, NJ. In addition to being a licensed Notary and Vehicle Salesperson, she also holds a PA Real Estate Salesperson license.

Charlie Lafevre
Charlie Lafevre
Maintenance

Charlie LaFevre joined Valley Community Management in early 2019. He brings with him over twenty years of experience in Manufactured Housing. Across his varied career in MH, he has served as a maintenance manager as well as a community manager. Charlie also holds his HUD Installer license. A long-time automotive enthusiast, Charlie enjoys attending local car shows in his free time. He also enjoys writing poetry and smoking meat.

Jake Cooper
Jake Cooper
Company Administrator

Jake Cooper is an experienced administrator who recently moved to Pennsylvania from Baltimore, Maryland. With over seven years as an administrator in an entrepreneurial setting, Jake has experience working on a wide variety of projects spanning many industries. At Valley Community Management, Jake is working closely with both upper management and the property management team to help streamline administrative processes within the company and improve service to all of our residents and vendors.

In his free time, Jake enjoys playing strategy games with friends, attending concerts, and playing with his dogs, Dolce and Oliver.

Jessica Gilbert
Jessica Gilbert
Assistant Property Manager

Jessica Gilbert is part of the property management team, mostly focusing on our Whispering Hollow South and Hanover Landing communities. She has years of experience in customer service and in apartment rentals as a leasing associate. She also has her license in real estate. In her free time, Jess loves going to flea markets, hanging out with her dog, Karma, and her two-legged cat, Lieutenant Dan. Her favorite things consist of Polaroid cameras, office supplies, and retro/vintage items.

Siani Ozoa
Siani Ozoa
Assistant Property Manager

Siani Ozoa is part of our property management team. She focuses mainly on our Hamilton Village, Holly Park Court, Boulevard, and Andel communities. She brings along with her an extensive background in management and customer service. She holds strong leadership skills that allow her to excel in daily duties. Siani is dedicated to learning and expanding her skill sets through property management. She works hands-on within our team to better the experience of residents while maintaining company standards. She is excited to be further educated on Manufactured Housing in our communities. In her free time, she enjoys keeping busy while trying new things and spending time with her two daughters and husband.

Emmalee Loch
Emmalee Loch
Assistant Property Manager

Emmalee Loch has years of experience in marketing and administration which helps her to excel in her position as administrative assistant, as well as with management of the office social media and home sale marketing. Soon, she will be transitioning into an assistant property management position within the company where she will work hands-on with the property management team. She is a licensed Vehicle Sales agent and cannot wait to grow further in her career with Valley Community Management.

Emmalee has her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Cedar Crest College, and is part of the International English Honor Society: Sigma Tau Delta. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her son, go hiking, read, write, paint, and go on day trip adventures around the area with her husband.

After one year with VCM, Emmalee has made the move to the Assistant Property Manager position where she will focus mainly on our Glencrest and Heidelberg Acres communities.

Calah Opie
Calah Opie
Administrative Assistant
Originally from Yorba Linda, CA, Calah joined our VCM family in March of 2022 after moving to PA from Phoenix, AZ in September 2021. Calah has almost a decade of experience in childcare and child development along with many years in the administrative field. She has bounced around from nanny to preschool teacher to mental/behavioral health admin to primary care admin, and has finally found a great fit here at VCM. Calah is very excited to continue to grow in her position and profession here.

 

In her free time, Calah loves to be at home with her husband and her cat, Tonks and she Facetime’s with her parents frequently back in Arizona. Calah also love concerts, weekend getaways with her husband, and going antique shopping.