All About Us

The Story:

Downtown Dwellings founders, Mark Brown and Jill Judy are dedicated to purchasing distressed buildings in the heart of the historic areas of downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. They thoughtfully restore each property, restoring the architectural features while adding modern elements and conveniences. 
 

“We believe that by preserving these wonderful historic properties, both homes and commercial buildings, and creating in them quality living space for today’s lifestyle makes our community a better place.” Jill Judy, co-owner.

 

Each apartment is unique; each building has a character all its own. The company has restored and created apartment homes and urban lofts from hundred-year-old houses, school buildings, even a former church. The neighborhoods as well have their own special character, with some among quiet, shade-lined streets, others nearer to the bustle of downtown.

 

“Downtown Dwellings offers more than a place to live. It is all

about community, and neighbors, and saving these beautiful old neighborhoods. We invite you to become part of it.”

– Mark Brown, co-owner.

Haley Shelton

Haley was born and raised in Little Rock.  Though she's left a few times for a change of pace, she has always considered Little Rock home.  She joins the Downtown Dwellings team after a career in Food & Beverage Management, concert promoting, venue management, and nonprofits.  She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Nonprofit Professional Studies and Cultural Anthropology programs.  She loves dining out at Little Rock's wonderful eateries with friends and loves the performing arts.  She is excited to be a part of restoration work in her favorite city and feels like this is her most important work yet.  

Kwaibena Foreman

Kwaibena was born and raised in Helena, AR, but currently lives in Jacksonville, AR.  He joins us after working for 15 years with the Little Rock Job Corps.  There he served as the Social Development and Maintenance Manager.  KB loves to spend his off-time riding his motorcycle in the summer and working on restoring old cars! 

Jennifer Scriva

Jennifer was born and raised just north of Pittsburgh, Pa in Beaver County, but currently resides in Sherwood, AR.  She joins the Downtown Dwellings team after working in the aviation community where she worked at her father’s flight school (yes, Jennifer is a pilot!), and was a trainer and tutor for the local college’s aviation program.  She was also a trainer at a pharmacy.  Jennifer has 2 dogs, Poppy and Sophie, a cat named Marco, and “a dashingly handsome, yet humble fiancé named Matt, “ if he doesn’t say so himself… She is excited to join the Downtown Dwellings team and to see what buildings they transform next.

Monica Lloyd

We are pleased and fortunate to welcome Monica as one of our newest members of the Downtown Dwellings team. With six years of experience in dispatch and maintenance, Monica’s skill-set makes her a perfect fit in a company that loves historic buildings. 

Monica has been married for 8 years and she and her wife have two wonderful sons- Noah, 8 and Bently, 2. As a native Arkansan that grew up in North Little Rock, she and her family are avid campers and boaters and enjoy vacationing together; partaking in all things outdoors. As if raising two young boys isn’t enough, she also has 5 fur babies: dogs Sassy, Sonny, Zeus, Charleigh, and a cat named Foo Foo. Monica loves learning new skills, meeting new people, and helping others. She thinks downtown Little Rock is a beautiful place with lots of rich history and she appreciates the interesting people and events our town has to offer.

Donna Gathright

Donna is a Little Rock native and is passionate about the historic downtown area. She herself is a downtown resident! Donna has been in real estate and property management for over 14 years. She enjoys playing tennis and traveling. You may see her walking around the downtown area with Lucy, her chocolate lab. She says to be sure to stop and say “hello” if you see her.  Some of her favorite downtown restaurants include Copper Grill & Bruno's Little Italy and of course, Loblolly for ice cream! Donna’s favorite part of her job is helping people find their perfect homes.

Meet the Team

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