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As Utah’s first Life Plan Community, the spotlight is on us to deliver a retirement experience unlike any other. But that undertaking extends well beyond simply offering quality apartment homes in an inviting community. Our mission is to help you successfully write your next chapters with us by providing the peace of mind you desire in retirement with the freedom to actively pursue the passions you crave in life.

We’re confident you’ll find Summit Vista to be a vibrant village of opportunity and possibility that not only meets your needs—but exceeds your expectations, as well.

There’s power in a great team
Meet some of the many individuals who make Summit Vista the great place it is.
Executive Director & CEO
Mark Erickson

Mark Erickson serves as the managing director at Summit Vista, overseeing every aspect of community operation, including quality of service, amenities, care, and programming.

With over 15 years of experience leading large-scale retirement communities throughout his career, Mark has been instrumental in helping more than 20,000 older adults across the country enjoy the benefits and innovation of the Life Plan Community lifestyle. He also successfully managed one of the country’s largest senior living providers, as well as assisted in the development of senior housing and healthcare entities overseas.

Director of Sales & CMO
Kelly Ornberg

Kelly Ornberg works as the director of sales and marketing where she directs all sales efforts, as well as represents Summit Vista to the community and surrounding area.

With more than 15 years of experience working within senior communities, Kelly has been fortunate to assist thousands of people in their search for the perfect retirement living environment and is inspired by the enriching lifestyle Summit Vista has to offer. Her skill and dedication have made her a trusted leader within the community and industry.

Associate Executive Director
Marcus Cordova

Marcus Cordova assists in the management of all general community operations, as well as oversees the culinary arts team, restaurants, and food services.

A fifth-generation Colorado native, Marcus boasts over 25 years of experience in the food industry. He began his career as an apprentice, working under several exceptional chefs before opening his first restaurant in Monte Vista, Colorado. Marcus is also the owner and chef of a catering company, chef de cuisine in a Denver area country club, executive chef and general manager of a specialty food market in Evergreen, and food/beverage director and executive chef for a large retirement company.

Director or Human Resources
Tineka Hardwrick

Tineka Hardwrick is responsible for implementing human resources management strategies that enable Summit Vista to recruit, train, and retain Summit Vista’s champion workforce.

In her 22 years working in this capacity, Tineka has received two national HR certifications, Senior professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP), and has extensive experience working as an HR executive in Healthcare, as well as the automotive, education, and customer service industries. Her dedication and passion give her a certain edge that is highly sought after for small businesses in many sectors.

Director of General Services
Ryan Walsh

Ryan Walsh is responsible for the general direction of all departmental services, as well as provides support to other areas within the community.

Building on a 20-year career in finance, operations, and nonprofit administration, Ryan is no stranger to the many different functions and responsibilities included in business management. He asserts a remarkable ability to successfully tackle everything from organizational planning to operational issues. Prior to working in his current position, Ryan also served as Summit Vista’s director of finance.

Director of Community Life
Raquel Braithwaite

Rachael Braithwaite is responsible for organizing and facilitating all community health and wellness services with a focus on improving quality of life.

With over 20 years of healthcare experience under her belt, Raquel has maintained a range of expertise within the field by working with Fortune 100 companies, as well as nonprofit and small business. As an innovator, she has developed and directed a comprehensive healing arts program, while leading initiatives and inspiring new approaches through team building, coaching, and mentoring. Raquel often speaks regionally and nationally on topics including, end-of-life care, leadership, marketing/business development, and the healing arts.

Director of Finance
Garrett Long

Garrett Long serves as the director of finance, managing the variety of financial activities required to keep Summit Vista running smoothly.

Garrett joined the Summit Vista team in May of 2019 as a financial analyst, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge in modeling, capital markets, and finance experience. Prior to that, he was a vice president in the Debt Capital Markets Group at ABN AMRO. Garrett is proud of his Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy, as well as his Master of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gardner Company

Kem Gardner, the company’s founder, is also head of one of Utah’s premier real estate design, development, and construction firms. In addition to being a highly respected businessman and community developer, Kem is also one of Utah’s most generous philanthropists.

iStar Inc.

iStar is a publicly traded company (NYSE: STAR) and a fiscally strong leader in real estate investment with more than 20 years of history and total transaction volume exceeding $35 billion. Karl Frey, executive vice president of Land and Development at iStar, has played a critical role in bringing this one-of-a-kind retirement lifestyle concepts to Utah.

Solamere Capital

Solamere Capital is a collection of families and influential business leaders leveraging their broad networks and industry expertise to invest strategic capital. The firm was founded by Tagg Romney, Eric Scheuermann, and Spencer Zwick with Mitt Romney serving as chairman of the Executive Partner Group.

Discover a revolutionary way to retire

Learn how Summit Vista can change everything you’ve ever heard about retirement living by requesting your free Information Kit today.