A.J. Schaeffer

Chief Legal Officer

AJ is an entrepreneur and investor focused on profitable businesses and exceptional leaders with the potential to positively transform their industries and communities. A.J. serves as Managing Member of Tufco Flooring, Co-founder of Diatom Aviation LLC, and Managing Member of Culture Index Cincinnati LLC. Earlier in his career, A.J. led business development in a startup pharmaceutical venture and was the youngest elected Partner in a regional law firm where he worked closely with the late Wm. T. Robinson III, President of the American Bar Association.

A.J. earned his J.D. from the University of Kentucky and graduated summa cum laude as a St. Thomas More Fellow with a B.A. in Economics and History from Thomas More University’s James Graham Brown Honors Program. A.J. has served a multitude of non-profit and civic organizations as Board Chair. He presently serves as a Trustee on the Boards of St. Elizabeth Healthcare and Thomas More University.

A.J. lives with his wife Erin Schaeffer, DNP, and their four children on the family’s farm in Burlington, Kentucky. When not working or serving the community, the Schaeffers are playing sports or getting their hands dirty baling hay and tending cattle.

Our Mission

Safe & Clean Communities

We create and nurture communities that reflect the pride of homeownership. From paved roads and driveways to walkable sidewalks and streetlights, our neighborhoods bring families together.

Affordable Home Ownership

Whether a first-time home owner or a solution for retirement, brightSTAR Communities provide a variety of options to make your dreams a reality. Explore our properties and find a home that fits your needs.

Conveniently Located

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