Jay, Managing Partner

Jay’s family ownership of Savage Mill began in 1950. He placed the Mill on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974 and began a 13 year process of renovating and transforming the 175,000 sq. ft. complex in 1984 and his company, AJ Properties has managed the Mill ever since. Jay has extensive experience in development, renovation and management in many types of real estate but his passion has always been focused on cultivating and supporting small businesses and their growth.

Donna, Vice President of AJ Properties

I joined the team in 1988 with a background of finance and construction. I grew up in a historic house and love working on unique properties and figuring out the best way to handle situations. The Mill of course is a wonderful one of a kind and requires lots of unique solutions. I enjoy working with our tenants and contractors to provide the best for us and our wonderful tenants.

Adam, Leasing & Business Development

Adam’s passion for both business and design are evident when showing space to prospective tenants at the Mill. He began his career in marketing and advertising, eventually leading to partnership in a successful retail business, still in operation today. He later applied his unique abilities to construction management and the sale of residential real estate. Today, Adam uses his experience and creativity to help business owners find the perfect home for their business.

Erin, Director of Operations

Erin spent her childhood exploring historic properties with her father and cares deeply about their preservation and reinvention. She works passionately to build and support Savage Mill’s strong and vibrant community.

Genny, Accountant

Genny graduated Salisbury University in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and has been working for AJ Properties since 2016. She grew up just down the road in Mount Airy and recently got married during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mike, Maintenance Manager

Mike was born and raised in Savage and has a three-year-old daughter who loves to help her dad with projects and aspires to follow in his footsteps. Coming from 4 generations of carpenters, he graduated from Lincoln College of Technology with a concentration in Automotive Technology. As our Maintenance Manager, he knows the buildings backwards and forwards, inside and out.

Julie, Director of Marketing and Communications

Julie came here as a child almost every weekend and it has been a dream of hers to work here someday. Working with small businesses is a passion of hers and she loves the mission of Savage Mill! You may have even seen her puppy Hamish in a few of our marketing efforts.

Marty, Historian and Guide

Marty Schoppert is a 26 year veteran of the Howard County Police Department as well as a retired certified U.S. Army instructor. He loves history and researching local ghost stories.

Hamish, President of Canine Relations

Hamish comes to work with his mom every Friday and loves visiting the shops and the visitors of the Mill. He loves the fact that he can go inside and take a nap by her desk while she works.

Logan, Maintenance Technician

Logan has been coming to Savage Mill ever since he was a teen. He first was with us as a server from Rams Head and he loved the history of Savage Mill so much he stayed with us as a Maintenance Technician. If you hear the bell ringing, it’s probably Logan!

Dylan, Maintenance Technician

Dylan was born in New York and moved down to Maryland 4 years ago. He went to Hammond High and studied construction management. He loves that there is never a dull day of work at Savage Mill.

Zul, Maintenance Technician

Zul has been with us for almost 15 years. He is a single father and loves interacting with our tenants to make sure they have everything they need.

George, Environmental Services Technician

Previously in the military, George comes to us with an eye for detail. He makes sure that all of our buildings are spick and span for our tenants and visitors!