Get to Know Our Dedicated HR Team

We’re united by the common goal of helping people improve their lives and we wholeheartedly believe that applies to our employees. You’ll work in a positive and supportive family-owned environment. And you’ll get to live, work and play in one of the most desirable regions in the country.

We want you to consider being part of our even more exciting future! Get to know our HR team!

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Tashara Carmichael

Vice President of Human Resources, PHR and SHRM-CP

Tashara continually pursues growth, development, professional and educational opportunities for all members of the Neal Communities team. With over 20 years of success in Human Resources, she brings a wealth of expertise in the areas of Strategy and Implementation, Leadership Development, Employee Engagement, Organizational Development, Talent Acquisition, Coaching and Career Development, Employee Relations, Performance Management and Coaching, and Compensation and Benefits. Attending both UNH and Eckerd College, Tashara’s passion for Human Resources is centered in fostering collaboration, achieving solutions and furthering our business mission, vision and goals.

Tashara’s insights for a Job Seeker: “I’m thankful you’re interested in an opportunity to work for the Neal organization! Every employee at Neal Communities is a Brand Ambassador, responsible for maintaining the highest possible customer and employee satisfaction. By working together to uphold our vision, values and mission, we continually honor our roots, and the legacy formed more than four decades ago. This is truly an organization that cares about its employees, acts with integrity and values trust and respect. If you’re interested in growing and developing in your professional career, then Neal Communities is the place to do it. I look forward to connecting with you.”

Sarah Downes

Recruiting and Development Specialist

Sarah joined the HR Team at Neal Communities in 2016 with over 15 years of recruiting experience. She is a dedicated and goal-oriented recruitment professional that loves working in Human Resources. Doing the right thing, honesty and follow through are her strongest skills. Sarah attended college in the North Georgia mountains and relocated to Florida in 2002.

Sarah’s insights for a Job Seeker: “Neal takes immense pride in recruiting only the best candidates, so you should expect a rigorous application and screening process that can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks. It is my job to help navigate you through that process, ensuring you understand every step in the process, our culture and our company. I look forward to connecting with you during your application!”

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Katherine Bondurant

Payroll & Benefits Specialist

Katie Joined Neal Communities in 2023 with over 10 years of payroll and administrative office experience. Her responsibilities include: payroll processing, organizing employee benefits programs, and ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations.  She enjoys being a team player and delivering great customer service. Additionally, Katie holds an associate degree in computer science.

Katie’s insights for a Job Seeker: “One of life’s most significant decisions is where you will spend your working hours.  At Neal Communities, we place a premium on employee satisfaction and well-being.  Our extensive benefits package not only promotes a better work-life balance but also fosters overall job fulfillment. Choosing to work at Neal can make all the difference, as it truly matters where you work!”

Bryanna Cote

Human Resources Assistant

Bryanna joined Neal Communities in 2023 passionately seeking to expand her knowledge in Human Resources. As a young professional in her career, she is drawn to Human Resources for its wide variety of topics and opportunities to build connections with colleagues.  She is enjoys helping the team with various tasks and onboarding our new hires.

Bryanna’s insights for a Job Seeker: “As important as it is for candidates to pick the right employer, it is equally important for employers to pick the right candidate.  Whether you are in the interview stage, or celebrating your years of service, Neal Communities continues to emphasize dedication, professionalism, and a strong work culture.  All things that will promote positive relationships with fellow employees and the community alike. As one of your first points of contact arriving at Neal, I will be there to welcome you with a smile and guide you in the right direction!”

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