Team Aspire



Diane Lawson

Diane brings over 35 years of property management experience to Aspire Asset Management. Through the years she has learned that property management is not ‘rocket science”, thus she has developed a back to basics management style.  Diane strives to develop and maintain long term relationships with her clients through consistent and transparent communications. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge with those entering the industry as well as her associates.

Diane has completed classes for her ARM, CAPS and CPM designations. She is an active member of NAA, TAA, and SAAA, where she served multiple terms as a board member and committee chair. She has management experience in Texas, Colorado and Utah.

Diane’s favorite part of her job is to take a non-performing asset, work with the onsite team members to develop a strategy and then motivate them to achieve established goals and objectives that result in a well-operated property that provided the client with an overall improved asset that provides consistent, long term returns.

Her current goals for Aspire are to find exceptional people who are committed to high standards and continued growth and development; build a strong, committed team that can work to make our properties successful and have fun doing it!

When Diane is not working, you will find her enjoying the simple things in life. She loves to cook for her friends and family, garden and especially spoil her two young grandsons, Beau and Cooper!


Debra Major

Debra has been in the property management industry for over 30 years and brings a wealth of knowledge to Aspire Asset Management. She is driven by success and understands what it takes to improve the performance of an asset. Debra’s client relationships are of the utmost importance to her. She has maintained these relationships through being transparent and her strong foundation of integrity and honesty. Debra manages all her clients’ assets as if they were her own.

Debra is an active member of SAAA, TAA and NAA and has obtained her Texas Real Estate License. Through attending countless seminars, classes, webinars and meeting groups Debra understands the ins and outs of the industry and how to make things happen.

Debra enjoys working with associates, colleagues and vendors alike and finding the best of the best to join the Aspire team.  She shops vendors and contractors continuously to find the most cost effective and qualified solutions for her clients.

Her aspirations for Aspire are to have the best teams in place at each asset by employing outstanding, dedicated, success driven people who enjoy the smile on a clients’ face!

Outside of work, Debra enjoys spending time with her friends, her daughter Jordan, family and outdoor activities.  She enjoys hiking, going to beaches and lakes, wine touring and traveling as much as possible. She also loves playing and spoiling her adopted dog “Nala”.


Julie Skinner

As Aspire’s accountant, Julie is dedicated and driven to provide the necessity of accuracy and timeliness to every aspect of monthly reporting and daily duties that ensure the highest level of service to all of Aspire’s clients, tenants and associates.

Having spent over 30 years in healthcare administration, she is pleased to bring the talent honed there to property management. She has extensive experience in accounts payable/receivable and account reconciliation. While in healthcare, Julie managed every aspect of medical office administration from accounting management, insurance collection, and personnel.

Julie enjoys the outdoors, grilling, gardening and, as a life-long dog lover, spending time with her “woman’s best friend” Gambino, who is a Chihuahua-Jack Russell mix.