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Kem Gardner, the company’s founder, also heads 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 is a fiscally strong leader in real estate investment – a publicly traded company (NYSE: STAR) 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 to Utah.


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, and Mitt Romney serves as Chairman of the Executive Partner Group.




Managing Director


Managing Director Mark Erickson brings to Summit Vista 15+ years of experience in leading large-scale retirement communities. Mark has helped more than 20,000 older adults across the country enjoy the innovative Life Plan Community lifestyle and he was instrumental in developing and managing one of the country’s largest senior living providers. During his prominent career, Mark has also helped develop senior housing and healthcare entities overseas.

Kelly Ornberg

Director of Sales & Marketing

Kelly Ornberg

Kelly Ornberg brings 15 years of experience in senior community marketing to Summit Vista. During that time, she has helped thousands of older adults across the country find the right Life Plan Community. A seasoned and compassionate senior marketing specialist, Kelly takes great pride in her ability to match seniors with the right retirement living environment. Her skill and dedication has made her a trusted leader for startup sales and marketing, sales team recruitment, training, and motivation.

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