Key Players

Charlie Brush, Co-President/ Owner 
Charlie Brush has long-standing experience and expertise in real estate development, construction, brokerage, low income housing, and rental management. A 1969 graduate of Middlebury College with a BA in Economics, he is a past president and board member of the Homebuilders Association of Northern Vermont, and was selected Builder of the Year by the Association in 1999. Mr. Brush is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Vermont and has been involved in many real estate transactions since 1975. Mr. Brush’s focus is property acquisition, permitting, property management, marketing, and leasing.

When not working with Summit, Mr. Brush serves as the President of the Kelly Brush Foundation and sits on the Board of Directors at Green Mountain Valley School. He spends his free time biking, skiing, and playing golf.

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John Giebink, Co-President/ Owner
A 1977 graduate of Middlebury College with a BA and High Honors in Economics, Mr. Giebink has over 25 years of experience in designing and constructing a wide variety of projects- from luxury single family homes to residential housing developments containing several hundred units. Over the past ten years, Mr. Giebink has been responsible for the successful award of twelve LIHTC project allocations. Mr. Giebink is primarily responsible for all financial and legal affairs for the various companies owned by Mr. Brush and Mr. Giebink, and for oversight of design, permitting and construction of their projects.

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Chris Boffa, Vice President, Director of Operations & Environmental Awareness
Mr. Boffa began working for Summit affiliate, Green Mountain Development Group, in 1991 as Chief On-Site Construction Manager. During the last 20 years, Mr. Boffa has acquired construction management experience involving luxury homes, single and multi-family developments, and over one million square feet of residential senior housing communities. Complex bidding, budget development and performance, contract negotiation and execution, design review, construction management and final project occupancy are just a sample of Mr. Boffa’s skill set in construction management.

With the inception of Summit Property Management in 2003, Mr. Boffa has shifted his focus toward post-construction management, including day-to-day operations, capital needs projects, and long-term property maintenance. As a regular attendee of the Efficiency Vermont “Better Building” Conference, Mr. Boffa is continually evaluating cost-effective, efficiency projects focused primarily on investment returns and sustainability.

Mr. Boffa is an honors graduate of the University of New Hampshire and currently lives in Charlotte, VT with his wife and two boys. He coaches his two young sons’ pee-wee football team and is an avid cyclist.

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John Hunt, Executive General Manager

Mr. Hunt has over 25 years of property management experience, including 15 years in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit field. Prior to joining Summit, Mr. Hunt was the Chief Operating Officer of Coburn & Feeley Property Management Company. Today, Mr. Hunt is responsible for managing the day to day operations of Summit’s portfolio of 930 housing units. His duties include hiring and oversight of all Summit staff, review of financial performance of each community, as well as communications with all regulatory agencies and the ownership of each property.

Mr. Hunt is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and the Leadership Champlain program. Mr. Hunt holds residential salesperson’s licenses in both Vermont & New Hampshire and received his Executive National Compliance Professional designation from the Elizabeth Moreland Housing Credit College in 2002. He currently lives in South Burlington, VT with his wife and two kids.

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Stacey Morrissey, Chief Financial Officer
A graduate of Champlain College with a degree in accounting, Stacey has 23 years of experience in real estate accounting. She is responsible for the accounting functions for all of Summit’s projects including budget, financial statement and annual audit preparation and review. Prior to joining Summit, she was accounting manager for Coburn & Feeley Property Management.

Stacey lives in South Burlington with her family. She loves to be in the mountains hiking, reading, creating craft projects and spending time with her friends and family.

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Thomas Getz Jr., Director of Development & General Counsel

Tom Getz joined Green Mountain Development Group from the law firm Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer in Burlington, where his legal practice focused on environmental and land use law and business litigation. Tom also practiced in San Diego, Calif. in the litigation and environmental departments of the multinational law firm Latham & Watkins and at a small litigation firm in Jackson, Wyo.

Tom is a graduate of the University of Vermont and the University of Virginia School of Law. He was recently appointed by Gov. Peter Shumlin as member of the District #4 Environmental Commission.

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Lindsay Brush Getz, Director of Marketing & Development
After graduating from Middlebury College in 2007, Lindsay moved to Jackson Hole WY and began learning the real estate trade under an established Broker/Owner at Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates. After two years at the firm, she decided to move back to her home state of Vermont and joined Summit Property Management Group.

Bringing her strong marketing skills to Summit, Lindsay is the point-person for all new management clients.  As of 2014, she has brought in 175 units of third party management and continues to pursue new business.  She is also the Marketing guru for all properties managed by Summit and continues to develop fresh marketing strategies and maintain high occupancy levels.

Lindsay lives with her husband and golden retriever in Burlington, VT. She enjoys both the mountains and the lake, and is an avid fan of New England’s professional sports teams.

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Maria Hallam, Director of Compliance Monitoring
Maria Hallam is responsible for all Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) and regulatory compliance at Summit’s properties. This includes Rural Development 515 units, the HOME program, and project-based Section 8 units. Maria has 26 years of experience in the property management business in Vermont, New Hampshire, New York, and Massachusetts including numerous years managing multi-family properties with government assisted programs. Her work includes processing initial and annual tenant certifications, preparing compliance reports, administering the LIHTC software and communicating with the various regulatory agencies.

Prior to her current compliance responsibilities, Maria was the site manager for the Pines Senior Living Community and managed various commercial and residential properties for Coburn & Feeley Property Management Co., Before moving to Vermont , Maria spent five years as a site manager for Weston Associates in Boston, MA and two years as a property manager with Progressive Management in Boston, MA. Maria is a graduate of Bentley College with a BS degree in Marketing Management.

Maria resides in Fayston, VT with her husband and two children. Maria is an avid skier, biker, and runner and has coached the “Girls on the Run” program and the “Winter Sports” program at the Fayston School for many years.

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Andrea Tieso, Compliance Specialist

Andrea joined the Summit team in 2014.  She has worked in the property management industry since 1990 and brings with her a vast affordable housing background.  Most recently, she worked as a Property Manager for the Astra Companies specializing in short-term furnished corporate rentals in Burlington, VT.  Before moving to Vermont in 1996, Andrea spent ten years with Maloney Properties, Inc. in Boston, MA as their Compliance Specialist for the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. Prior to joining Maloney Properties, Inc., Andrea managed several market rate and assisted properties for the Corcoran Management Company in the metropolitan Boston area.

Andrea graduated from the University of Massachusetts with a BA in Design/Marketing. She resides in Charlotte, VT with her husband, three children and standard poodles.  Andrea enjoys restoring her sailboat, cooking, and spending time outdoors.

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Catherine Bughman, Director of Operations, Evergreen Advantage
Catherine began as one of Summit Property Management Group’s community managers, managing the Pines Senior Living Community. After managing the Pines for eight years, Catherine was ready for a new challenge. In 2008, she transitioned to Operations Manager at Summit’s subsidiary company, Evergreen Advantage, a telephone and cable television provider where she oversees all services offered to our senior housing properties. Other parts of her job include accounts payable for all properties and training new community managers in our property management software MRI.

Prior to joining Summit Property Management Group, Catherine was the District Business Manager for the Great Lakes District of Cray Research in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She also spent three years in the advertising field as a media buyer for McCann-Erickson in San Francisco and J. Walter Thompson in Washington, D.C.
Catherine graduated Magna Cum Laude from Trinity College as a non-traditional student and served on the Vermont Real Estate Commission as a public member from 1997 to 1998. She enjoys gardening in addition to taking long walks and snow shoeing with her black lab, Livvy. Although she has lived in Burlington since 1989, Catherine continues to cheer for her hometown team, the Pittsburgh Steelers!

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Hannah Williams, Marketing, Leasing and Operations Associate

Hannah joined the Summit group in the spring of 2014.  She grew up in Rochester, NY and Graduated from St. Lawrence University with a degree in History in 2012.  She moved to Vermont after college and taught History at the Mount Mansfield Ski Academy while coaching ski racing at Stowe.  She moved to Burlington in 2014 and coached girls lacrosse at Colchester High School before joining the team at the Summit Mountain Management group.