Our Team

Summit Property Management Team

Aaron Gingerelli

  • President
  • Licensed Property Manager - MPM®, RMP®, CCIM-C
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker - Supervising Broker Endorsement Holder
  • Member National Association of Realtors
  • Member Montana Organization of Realtors
  • Member Missoula Organization of Realtors
  • 2009 President - Western Montana Chapter National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM)
  • 2011 Co-Chair - NW Regional NARPM Conference Planning Committee
  • 2014-2016 NARPM National Finance Committee Member
  • Lead-Based Paint Renovator Certificate Holder
  • Mount Sentinel Little League Volunteer Head Coach & Team Manager

Aaron is a native Missoulian and started Summit Property Management in 2005. Initially he was managing around twenty investment units and performing all of the functions related to the business, from answering the phones and processing applications to leasing, bookkeeping and hands-on maintenance. Aaron and his team now lease, manage and perform maintenance on nine hundred plus residential and commercial units including single family homes & apartments, home owner's associations and several hundred thousand sq. ft. of office, retail & industrial space.

Aaron holds a degree in History from the University of Montana, is a Licensed Property Manager, a Licensed Real Estate Broker and a Member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) where he holds both the Residential Management Professional (RMP) and Master Property Manager (MPM) designations & is a member of the CCIM Institute (Certified Commercial Investment Member) where he is a candidate for the CCIM designation. Aaron served as President of the Western Montana Chapter of NARPM in 2009 and served on the National NARPM Finance Committee from 2014-2016. He has managed and owned commercial and residential investment property since 1999 and loves the challenges, opportunities and relationships formed in the Real Estate business.

In his free time, Aaron enjoys cycling, hiking, motorcycling, boating, skiing, reading, cooking, coaching and spending time outdoors with his family and friends.

Chira Gingerelli-Hegg

  • Vice President
  • Licensed Property Manager since 2005
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent
  • Member - Western Montana Chapter National Association of Residential Property Managers since 2007
  • Member - National Association of Realtors
  • Member - Missoula Organization of Realtors
  • Member - Missoula Business Women's Network since 2008
  • Member - Sustainable Business Council since 2010
  • Treasurer - Western Montana Chapter NARPM 2011 & 2012
  • Membership Coordinator - Western Montana Chapter NARPM 2017 & 2018

Chira is a Missoula native and has been with Summit Property Management since the beginning of 2006. Chira obtained her property management license early in 2005 and had been exposed to the real estate management industry for many years prior through family owned investment management.

Chira is currently the Vice President of Summit Property Management and has owned rental property since 2004.

Chira is a proud mother of two beautiful children. She loves being a mom and spending time with her wonderful family and friends. Chira also loves traveling and has spent several years in Australia, California and Hawaii enjoying the oceans. Reestablished in Montana, she spends time hiking, gardening, cooking and playing at Flathead lake.

Christine Dye

  • Accounting Manager
  • Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable
  • Payroll

Christine has an Associate Degree in Accounting and over 20 years of accounting and bookkeeping experience. She is also the Treasurer for her church.

Christine is a transplant from Pennsylvania who relocated to Missoula with her family in July of 2009 to be closer to Glacier National Park and Yellowstone and all of the beautiful places that the northwest has to offer. She enjoys attending all of the local cultural and sporting events. Go Griz!

Christine’s interests include being very active in her church, spending time with her family, and walking their 90 lb. Australian Cattle dog, Alfred.

Robin Poiré

  • Licensed Property Manager
  • Member - Western Montana Chapter National Association of Residential Property Managers

Robin is a third generation Montanan and joined our team in April of 2013. She began working in property management in 1995 and obtained her property management license in 2004.

Robin and her husband have enjoyed spending time together renovating their home in Missoula and their lake front property on Flathead Lake, which they continue to enjoy sharing with family and friends.

Chastie Willes

  • Licensed Property Manager
  • Member - Western Montana Chapter National Association of Residential Property Managers

Chastie moved to Missoula in 2008 from Idaho. She has 2 children who keep her busy when she is not at work. She enjoys spending time with her children, friends and traveling to see family in Idaho. When she is not at work she is out camping, hiking, reading, or just enjoying all the activities that Missoula has to offer.

Chastie received her Property Manager license in January of 2011 and like to help people find a place that fits their needs.

Kari Wafstet

  • Licensed Property Manager
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent
  • Member - Western Montana Chapter National Association of Residential Property Managers
  • Member - National Association of Realtors
  • Member - Missoula Organization of Realtors

Kari has Minnesota roots and is a transplant to Montana when she moved to the state in 2012. She graduated from University of Wisconsin – River Falls with her Bachelor’s in Business Administration - Management. Kari has been with Summit Property Management since 2014 and received her Property Management license soon after being hired. Since then, she has obtained her Real Estate license and is finding new learning opportunities in that field.

Glacier National Park is her favorite place to spend time with her family. She is active in the community with her role as a foster/adoptive parent.

Mercedes Price

  • Licensed Property Manager
  • Executive Assistant
  • Commercial Property Management Assistant
  • Member - Western Montana Chapter National Association of Residential Property Managers

Mercedes was born and raised in Montana. She spent 3 years in the Bakken Oil Field where she decided to pursue a career in property management. She relocated back to Missoula and joined the Summit Property Management Team knowing it would be a great place to further her career.

In her spare time she likes to take her dogs to the barkpark, spend time on the folf course, go camping and swimming as well as spend time with her family and friends.

Kurt Krug

  • Licensed Property Manager
  • Member - Western Montana Chapter National Association of Residential Property Managers

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Kurt is a 25 year naturalized Montanan. He attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison, studying English Literature, and for many years worked in the art-house film and concert community in downtown Missoula. Now he helps people find housing instead of entertainment, but is glad to still be working closely with many MIssoulians.

In his spare time, Kurt writes and is learning basic computer programming. He enjoys games of many different kinds, taking hikes with his wife of 20 years and taking care of his four, furry, feline children.

Jade Peterson

  • Licensed Property Manager
  • Member - Western Montana Chapter National Association of Residential Property Managers

Originally from Washington state Jade moved to Montana in 2005 to attend Rocky Mountain College in Billings, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in sociology in 2009. She has lived in multiple towns across Montana and found her way to Missoula in June of 2015. When not at work Jade enjoys anything outside from hiking, biking, skiing, camping and traveling to new places.

Kayla Granlund

  • Maintenance Coordinator

Kayla moved to Missoula in 2010 to attend college at the University of Montana, she graduated in 2016 with a bachelor degree in media arts. Kayla loves spending time with her husband Allen and their 3 dogs (Mollie, Lucy and Mickey). They enjoy hiking, exploring the hot springs and floating the river. Kayla doesn't have any children, however she would like to start a family when the time is right.

Clare Weiler

  • Licensed Assistant Property Manager

Clare moved to Missoula from Connecticut in 2008, after over a decade of visiting the family-friendly town made her fall in love with the area and want to raise her family here. She later studied Business Management, Entrepreneurship, and Entertainment Management at the University of Montana, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree and 2 Certificates in just 3 years. Having already worked extensively in the complementary fields of customer service and marketing, Clare recently set her sights on property management and housing accessibility.

In her free time, Clare loves to spend time with her 9-year-old son and their cats. She also enjoys playing Magic (a tabletop card game) and singing along to her acoustic guitar or the car radio. Passionate about both entrepreneurship and sustainability, Clare is also working to create pocket neighborhoods of quality tiny homes to offer a unique and affordable home-ownership option in the Missoula area, through her housing project Bonsai Communities.

Karly Becker

  • Licensed Property Manager

Karly is a native Missoulian who brings over 10 years of property management experience to our Summit team. She earned her experience in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, gaining industry knowledge and a passion for helping people find suitable housing. While in the Twin Cities Karly earned her Associate of Art's degree from Saint Paul College and intends to complete her Bachelor's degree in Psychology.

Now back in Missoula, Karly has earned her Property Manager license and is re-establishing herself in her home town. She is looking forward to discovering good hiking trails, enjoying a few rounds of disc golf, and spending time with friends and family.

Michael Falkner

  • Customer Service Representative

Michael raised his family in southeast Idaho and moved to Missoula in 2010. His family was instantly enamored by the community and the sense of togetherness that all the downtown events bring. His previous work was in cultural resource management and archaeology. Michael attended Idaho State University and holds degrees in Anthropology, and a Minor in American Indian Studies.

Together, with his significant other, he enjoys watching their adult children progress on their paths in life. In his spare time he enjoys walking with his partner and their dog Annie, playing guitar, and replicating stone tools. His family hopes to grow deep roots in Missoula, and loves the nearby outdoor opportunities the greater Missoula area affords.

Peak Maintenance Team

Tera Satake

  • Cleaning Specialist

Ron Helms

  • Maintenance Technician

Ben Boatwright

  • Maintenance Technician

Shelley Thomas

  • Cleaning Specialist

Shelby Hawkins

  • Cleaning Specialist

Shelby was born in Charleston, SC. She has worked in the cleaning industry going on 7 years. Her favorite place to clean are bathrooms. Her hobbies include spending as much time as possible with her beautiful kids, hiking, softball and taking drives in the mountains!

Steve Cutting

  • Maintenance Technician

Alex Keith

  • Maintenance Technician

Alex grew up in Western Washington before meeting his wife in Southern California while competing as, and coaching, collegiate athletes as well as attaining an MBA and Bachelors in chemistry. After his wife graduated, the two of them decided to pack up and start a new life here in Missoula in the spring of 2017. Alex has grown up in his father’s construction business and has taken many of the handyman skills he has learned with him to help fund going to school and now utilizing them here in Missoula. Alex likes to hike with his wife and two dogs, Keiko and Mali, smoke meat and fish, weightlift, and enjoys calling Montana home.

Chance Schenk

  • Maintenance Technician

Thom Nobile

  • Maintenance Technician

Thom was born in Glendale CA. He is the father of three, grandfather of six, and married to his best friend Michelle. He has ten plus years of Military service. He also has 35 years of maintenance related experience including 5 years retail of building materials. His bobbies and interests include hunting, fishing, camping, boating, 4 wheeling and wood working. He enjoys spending time with his family.

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Summit Property Management, Inc.
800 Kensington Ste. 112
Missoula, MT 59801

Ph: (406) 549-3929
Fax: (406) 829-6644

Monday through Friday
9:00am to 5:00pm

Mission Statement: To provide the highest quality property management service with the greatest degree of reliability to our valued clients, tenants and residents. Summit Property Management will consistently operate in a professional, fair and ethical manner.

Vision Statement: To become the most widely respected and frequently chosen provider of property management and related services.

Values: Honesty. Integrity. Reliability. Professionalism.

NARPM Equal Housing Opportunity