Meet Our Team
Having been raised in the world of real estate, you could say it was only natural for Brian to follow in his family’s footsteps and continue holding the torch of passion for the real estate industry, ignited by multiple generations.
Since his early career, Brian has always been heavily involved in all aspects of real estate. In fact, over the past 20 years, he has done everything from residential to commercial to fractional ownership. At this point in his career, he knows that rather than just buying or selling a home or piece of property, his clients are looking for a way to create a legacy to share with their most intimate circles. That’s why, partnering with the vision of Summit and its development plans of Powder Mountain was a perfect fit.
Brian is known for his ability to listen and understand his clients’ needs, allowing him to continuously deliver above and beyond their goals and expectations. His personable and professional character allow him to build and maintain solid relationships, which explains why his business has grown mostly from referrals and repeat clients.
With Brian’s experience, he could work anywhere in the world and has chosen to be a part of Powder Mountain, where the vision is to develop a community of change and higher thought. Which is why he and his team work tirelessly to create not just development, but a community of peace, a community of serenity, and a community of like-minded individuals that seek a higher consciousness.
Courtney has been a full-time Sales Manager for nearly 15 years. She has overseen thousands of transactions and managed hundreds of agents at offices in California, Nevada and Utah. She has experience in a wide range of real estate matters and boasts intimate knowledge of multiple markets. She is results-driven and has a deep-rooted belief in systems, accountability and compliance. Where Courtney’s real passion lies is knowing her hard work helps individuals own their own piece of heaven in the serenity of the mountains.
Courtney prides herself in being extremely detail-oriented. She takes honesty and candor very seriously and strongly believes in always “doing the right thing.” This guiding principle is one of the many facets that have made Courtney one of the most experienced and well-regarded sales managers in the business.
Gary S. Derck
Gary has served as CEO of Summit Powder Mountain since July 2018, overseeing all aspects of resort operations and real estate development of this 10,000 +/- acre year-round resort community in Eden, Utah. Gary and his Mountainsprings, LLC consulting company have overseen community development, second/vacation home product development, acquisition/disposition and strategic operating initiatives for some of the top mountain resorts in the US. These resorts include Purgatory Resort/Durango Mountain Resort community in Durango, CO, Kirkwood Mountain Resort community in South Lake Tahoe, CA, and Angel Fire Resort in Angel Fire, NM. Gary has also been involved in strategic operational initiatives and development/redevelopment of Caneel Bay, USVI, and Taos Ski Valley, in Taos, NM. He served for 16 years as the CEO of Purgatory Resort/Durango Mountain Resort and for 8 years as the CEO of Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Gary has secured approvals and led the operations and development of over 2500 new resort residences and 400,000 sf of commercial space in one of the largest and most comprehensive resort community portfolios in the ski industry. He has pioneered innovative solutions in resort/second home product, club & master association amenity structures, environmental programs, entitlements & approvals, system-built construction, financing, operational models and organizational structures. Previously, Gary served as CEO/General Manager of Loeb Enterprises, LLC, a master-planned community developer based in Reno, Nevada, which developed Coyote Springs (a 42,000-acre, mixed-use golf community near Las Vegas) and Wingfield Springs (a 1600-acre golf community in Reno). He was also the Director of Development at EDAW (now AECOM), one of the largest and most experienced development consulting firms in the United States based in San Francisco, CA. He began his career as a Vice President with EDSA in Fort Lauderdale, FL.