Key Players

Charlie Brush, Co-President/ Owner 

CBrushharlie 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. Charlie is a licensed real estate broker in the State of Vermont and has been involved in many real estate transactions since 1975. Charlie’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
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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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Thomas Getz Jr., Chief Executive Officer

TomTom 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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Chris Boffa, Vice President, Director of Construction Management

ChrisChris began working for Summit affiliate, Green Mountain Development Group, in 1991 as Chief On-Site Construction Manager. During the last 25 years, Chris 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 Chris’s skill set in construction management.

With the inception of Summit Property Management in 2004, Chris 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, Chris 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, Director of Property Management & Compliance

JohnJohn has over 30 years of property management experience, including 20 years in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit field. Prior to joining Summit, John was the Chief Operating Officer of Coburn & Feeley Property Management Company. Today, John is responsible for managing the day to day operations of Summit’s portfolio of 1100 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.

John is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and the Leadership Champlain program. John 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, Director of Finance

StaceyA graduate of Champlain College with a degree in accounting, Stacey has 28 years of experience in real estate accounting. Prior to joining Summit, she was the accounting manager for Coburn & Feeley Property Management. She currently manages over 40 different entities for the various real estate investments. Her duties include budgeting, cash flow management and projection, accounts receivable and payable, general ledger review and analysis, monthly financial statement reporting to owners and investors. She also works directly with the auditors and tax accountants at year end.

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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Lindsay Brush Getz, Director of Operations

lindsayLindsay first joined the real estate world as a Real Estate Salesperson in Jackson Hole, Wyo. In 2011, Lindsay moved back to her home state of Vermont and began working with the Summit team. Lindsay plays an integral part in the strategic planning, operations, hiring, budgeting, and overall management of Summit and its affiliate companies.  She is the point-person for all new management clients and has brought in 175 units of third party management since 2013.  She has spear-headed the lease-up effort for two brand new buildings over the last few years, including a 62 unit senior building which included LIHTC, HOME, and Market rate apartments which was recently recognized by the National Home Builders Association as one of the Best of 55+ Housing in the country for 2015.

Lindsay graduated from Middlebury College in 2007 with a degree in Economics. She has her real estate license, as well as extensive knowledge of many of the state and federal affordable housing programs.

Lindsay lives with her husband, two boys, Griffin & Sully, and golden retriever in South 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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Catherine Bughman, Operations Manager, Evergreen Advantage
CatherineCatherine 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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Andrea Tieso, Compliance Officer

AndreaAndrea 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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Hannah Williams, Assistant Director of Operations
HannahHannah 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 and girls lacrosse at Colchester High School.

She currently leases and manages Packard Lofts in the Burlington area. She also plays a big part in the operations at Summit and works closely with Summit’s Community Managers to help develop new marketing and operational strategies.

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Tammy Masse, Finance and Accounting Associate

TammyTammy joined Summit in July of 2016. She has over 15 years of experience in Accounting including Accounts Payable, Receivables, General Ledger, and Financial Statement Analysis. Most recently she was the Staff Accountant at the Franklin Country Home Health Agency in St. Albans. As the Finance and Accounting Associate at Summit, she works closely with the Director of Finance.

Tammy is a native Vermonter as well as a graduate of Champlain College. She received her Associates Degree in Business in 1991. She since has returned to Champlain to complete her Bachelor’s in Accounting, graduation in 2012.

She resides in Milton with her wife, three cats and dog, Ember. She loves to play ice hockey, run, hike and cheer on her beloved Boston Red Sox.