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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.

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There’s power in a great team
Meet some of the many individuals who make Summit Vista the great place it is.
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.

Tineka Hardwrick

Tineka Hardwrick serves as the Associate Executive Director overseeing the day-to-day administrative and operational functions of Summit Vista, including HR, Facilities, Housekeeping and IT.

With over 24 years of experience, 15 years as a healthcare executive, Tineka has great insight into company management and operations. Before assuming the Associate Executive Director role, she served as the Director of HR working with Summit Vista’s champion workforce. She earned her Master of Arts in Organizational Management degree and two national HR certifications. Her education and experience have allowed her to build an expertise in operations and her dedication and passion give her a certain edge that is highly sought-after for businesses in many sectors.

Christy Still

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

With more than 17 years of experience working within senior communities, Christy 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. She has worked in several capacities serving older adults over the past 20 years including counseling, case management, program development, as well as hospice work.

David Polakoff

David serves as the Director of Culinary. He is responsible for the food service and operations for each of the restaurants at Summit Vista, including overseeing menu offerings and staffing. With over 20 years working in hospitality and culinary, David boasts experience working as the executive chef at One Barrel American Bistro and Wine Bar, as well as the restaurant general manager for Windcrest.

He earned his culinary degree from Ivytech in Indianapolis, Indiana and his Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from Ball State University. He was also fortunate to complete an internship in France where he worked at several high-end French establishments, including the Paul Bocuse in Lyon.

Richelle Gaiter

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

Richelle is a 30-year Air Force veteran with both active duty and reserve status. She has a mixed background in medicine, leadership, education design and instruction. She has worked as a primary care manager and a Public Health Deployments provider for the active duty and most recently came from working as a Locums provider mostly in family/internal medicine. She employs humor, hugs and common sense when engaging with her patients and most people she connects with. She has come to Summit Vista with plans to transition her experiences, continue to provide the excellent community life culture that is already established and further refine and add more health and wellness lifestyle experiences. She has a master’s in education and instructional design from Utah State University and a master’s in physician assistant studies from the University of Utah.

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.

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.

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