Our team

Haythem Dawlett

Partner
Haythem Dawlett is the Founder and Principal of Austin, Texas-based development company Legend Communities where he leads its Texas operations.
Dawlett’s experience in the industry spans over two decades, specializing in the development, construction and sales of single family residential, multi-family and associated commercial, self-storage and marina projects in Texas, California and Colorado.

JOHN SCARDINO

Partner
John Scardino is the founder and principal of JHS, LLC of California, and affiliate companies Western Pacific Land Group, and Texas-based Legend Communities.
Scardino began his career as a licensed attorney in 1983 in Washington and California, before entering the development field in 1985. Over the past 25 years he has specialized in real estate acquisition, construction, sales, leasing and syndication for diverse single family residential, multi-family and associated commercial projects in the central coast of California, as well as Central Texas.

SUSAN CRAWFORD

CPA, CFO / Controller

Bill Hayes

Chief Operating Officer

Randy Hughes

Texas Regional Construction Manager

Grant Dawlett

Pre-Development Manager

Jennifer Langlois

Personal Assistant to Haythem Dawlett / Commercial Property Manager

Kristin Deloney

Senior Real Estate Manager

Ben Gonzales

Development Project Manager

Rhiannan Oxos

Project Controller

Becky Hernandez

Accounting Assistant

Rick Schmalz

Purchasing Manager

Cynthia Galloway

Project Coordinator

Sally Hilton

Senior Accountant

Maya Walls

Project Accountant

Staci Wimbush

Director of Marketing/Residential Sales & Marketing Director, Realtor

Pierce Dawlett

Project Accountant

HAYTHEM DAWLETT
Partner
Haythem Dawlett is the Founder and Principal of Austin, Texas-based development company Legend Communities where he leads its Texas operations.
Dawlett’s experience in the industry spans over two decades, specializing in the development, construction and sales of single family residential, multi-family and associated commercial, self storage and marina projects in Texas, California and Colorado.
Whether for entry-level, move-up or highend custom homes, as well as small to midsize commercial projects, Dawlett has built a reputation for quality construction, unmatched service and critical attention to detail throughout the development process. He is personally invested in all elements of the project, from planning and development through the construction and marketing phases, resulting in over $1.8 billion in sales.
Dawlett’s development companies and projects have earned recognition from a number of well-regarded local and national industry associations including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Association of Home Builders and the City of Austin Green Builder Program.
Dawlett is highly active in the Central Texas community, with an emphasis on supporting Lake Travis civic, business, education and sports initiatives. His activities have contributed to the growth and enhancement of facilities and programs involving the Lake Travis Education Foundation, Lake Travis Elementary, Lake Travis High School, Lakeway Heritage Center and Lake Travis Library. Dawlett currently serves on the board of TexArts, and is involved with other non-profit organizations including Any Baby Can, A World for Children and Green Santa, among others.
John Scardino
Partner
John Scardino is the founder and principal of JHS, LLC of California, and affiliate companies Western Pacific Land Group, and Texas-based Legend Communities.
Scardino began his career as a licensed attorney in 1983 in Washington and California, before entering the development field in 1985. Over the past 25 years he has specialized in real estate acquisition, construction, sales, leasing and syndication for diverse single family residential, multi-family and associated commercial projects in the central coast of California, as well as Central Texas.
Scardino has acquired, planned, developed or constructed over $1.8 billion of real estate since joining the industry, with an emphasis on recreational, master planned residential and mixed use communities featuring lake and golf course amenities, as well as retail, office and multipurpose commercial projects.
Scardino’s development companies and projects have earned recognition from a number of well-regarded local and national industry associations including the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Urban Land Institute (ULI), National Association of Home Builders and the City of Austin Green Builder Program.
Scardino invests his time and resources in causes that bring him a very different type of satisfaction than business dealings. He is committed to supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs, as well as over 25 separate children’s charities such as Maldonado Youth Center, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Nipomo Community Center that provide an avenue for children to better themselves and achieve their goals.
SUSAN CRAWFORD
CPA, CFO / Controller

Susan Crawford joined Legend Communities in 2007. Susan oversees all aspects of finance, administration, analysis, and information technology. She has over 30 years of experience in the financial sector including more than 20 years in the real estate industry.

Susan previously worked with both national and regional real estate development and land management companies in the large Texas markets in Houston and Austin, overseeing the financial aspects of new acquisition, development, construction and amenity operations.

BILL HAYES
Chief Operating Officer
Bill Hayes joined Legend Communities in 2015. Bill oversees all aspects of residential and commercial acquisition, development and construction. He has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry.
Before joining Legend Communities, Bill was Division President of Scott Felder Homes, a regional homebuilding company, where he managed the startup of both the Austin and San Antonio Divisions. Prior to that he was Vice President of Operations at Newmark Homes.
Randy Hughes
TEXAS REGIONAL CONSTRUCTION MANAGER

Randy Hughes has overseen construction projects of Legend Communities since 1994. He is involved in all aspects of the planning, permitting, building and warranting of developments. 

Prior to joining the company, he worked for over two decades in management positions for other local builders and his own companies in Texas and Oregon. Hughes has completed hundreds of successful single and multi-family residential and commercial projects.
Grant Dawlett
Pre-Development Manager
Grant Dawlett joined the Legend Communities team in 2020 as Pre-Development Manager after graduating from the University of Texas with a degree in Economics and Business. Grant oversees the pre-development aspects of current commercial and residential projects including single family, multi-family, marinas/resort, and mixed-use developments.
Additionally, Grant plays an active role in facilitating the growth of the Legend Communities’ portfolio – including the acquisition, due diligence, and entitlements of future projects.
JENNIFER LANGLOIS
Personal Assistant to Haythem Dawlett / Commercial Property Manager
Jennifer Langlois joined Legend Communities in 2009, bringing over a decade of real estate industry experience to her position as personal assistant to Haythem Dawlett and property manager for the company’s commercial real estate properties.
Prior to Legend Communities, she was a custom operations manager for Legacy International Resort Properties, and has also served as an executive assistant for Austin Premiere Properties and as a leasing consultant for Falconhead Apartments.
Kristin Deloney
Senior Real Estate Manager

Kristin Deloney joined Legend Communities in 2008 with over 20 years of business and real estate industry experience in the Texas, California, Nevada and New Mexico markets. Kristin most recently worked for Crescent Communities LLC, where she was a senior community coordinator and worked on Crescent’s various Texas development projects.

She also worked with SWD Communities, Lake Las Vegas and Deloney Newkirk Fine Art. Kristin oversees many aspects of Legend Communities’ various businesses, including HOA setup and administration for our communities, real estate contract negotiation and administration. Kristin is also a licensed real estate agent and REALTOR® with Rough Hollow Realty, where she is the broker’s delegated supervisor and the Director of Business Operations.
Ben Gonzales
Development Project Manager

Ben Gonzales joined Legend Communities in 2022 as part of our land planning, development and construction team. Ben brings over 25 years’ of experience in Real Estate development and construction experience. Prior to joining Legend Communities, Ben was a residential development contractor, home builder and land development consultant. Over the last two decades, he has completed dozens of residential, multi-family and commercial development projects.

Rhiannan Oxos
Project Controller

Rhiannan Oxos joined Legend Communities in 2013 as a Senior Accountant and advanced to the Project Controller role in 2016. After overseeing the general accounting for the marina and land development companies managed by Legend Communities as Project Controller, Rhi transitioned into the Project Controller role for homebuilding operations and Tuscan Village Horseshoe Bay in 2021. There, she manages the accounting, financial reporting, systems administration, and purchasing integration for Tuscan Village and LTX Homes. Rhi has a broad base of knowledge across many financial and administrative facets of the Legend Communities organization.

Becky Hernandez
Accounting Assistant
Becky Hernandez joined the Legend Communities team in 2014. Becky handles office administrative and support duties for Legend Communities. She is responsible for accounts payable processing, entry and check runs for our Marina/Yacht Club operations and assisting with our commercial property management.
She brings over five years’ experience in office management, with two of those years being in the Real Estate Industry.
Rick Schmalz
Purchasing Manager
Rick Schmalz joined Legend Communities team in 2009, bringing over 20 years of residential building experience in both single and multi-family construction. Rick works on various projects including Tuscan Village and Lakeridge at Rough Hollow. He is responsible for all phases of construction from permitting, construction and the warranty process. Prior to joining the company, he worked for other local builders and also in the Chicago Illinois market.
Cynthia Galloway
Project Coordinator
Cynthia Galloway joined Legend Communities in 2016 as a Purchasing Coordinator. She plays a vital role in pricing and acquiring materials and options for the residential communities in Lakeway and beyond. Cynthia brings a background that includes many years in the healthcare industry. During this period she cultivated the organizational skills necessary for purchasing in the construction field. She has been an integral part of an expanding and exciting team.
Sally Hilton
Senior Accountant
Sally Hilton joined Legend Communities as a Senior Accountant in 2022. Sally has over 25 years of accounting experience in the healthcare industry. Sally oversees the accounting for Rough Hollow Yacht Club, Cove Harbor Yacht Club and Boathouse Resort, and HSD Tiki Holdings.
Maya Walls
Project Accountant
Maya Walls joined the Legend Communities team in 2022. She is responsible for accounts payable processing, invoice entry and check runs for LTX Homes II, Tuscan Village Summit Rock, and Golden Bear accounting operations. She brings over 15 years’ experience in accounts payable and accounting operations, with over 7 years of supervisory experience.
Staci Wimbush
Director of Marketing/Residential Sales & Marketing Director, Realtor
Staci Wimbush joined the Legends Communities team in 2022, after 10 years working with Legacy International Resort Properties assigned to Legends Communities as VP Sales and Marketing. She brings over 15 years of home building and real estate industry experience and 25 years of Sales and Business Development in positions with Club Corporation of America and International Conference Resorts.