Our Executive Team
Our unique management style of intentionally focusing on Management 101 helps us perform to what's most important: Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Along with Western States Lodging and Management's (www.wslm.biz) 25 years of experience in hospitality management, we have adopted ways to build community and reduce turnover which effectively grows NOI...resulting in lasting property values.
Travis Baker — VP of Operations
Travis has been in the apartment industry since 2002. From 2013-2017, he was a regional manager at Alliance and supervised 8 to 12 properties at a time. In addition, he has worked with AMC, Riverstone, Metric, BRE (a major national REIT), and Thompson Michie. Travis is currently serving on the UAA Board of Directors as a Vice-Chair. Some of Travis’ certificates and awards include; 2011 Winner of the Utah Apartment Association (UAA) Manager of the year (250+ units), 2015 Winner of the UAA Supervisor (Regional Manager) of the Year, National Apartment Association CAM Designation, and CPM Certificate from IREM (International Real Estate Management), and has extensive HUD experience including being the Regional Manager of Eaglewood Lofts on Phase I and II from 2013 - 2016.
Bryson Miles— Director of Marketing and Business Development
With a Masters degree in Real Estate Development from the University of Utah, Bryson understands the importance that professional, high-quality marketing provides to an apartment community. Bryson specializes in online ILS account management, web design, graphic design, photography, and video production. Bryson oversees all budgeting and monthly financial reviews of Nxt’s management portfolio and can provide complimentary budgets for future projects.
Heidi Llewellyn — Regional Manager
Heidi joined Nxt Property Management in July 2018 as a Regional Manager. She has 13 years of experience in both self-managed and 3rd party management. Before joining Nxt, she worked for Goldmark Property Management and Alliance Residential. Driven by a passion for property management, she prides herself on leading on-site teams by providing the best support, tools, and resources they need to be successful with everyday operations and owner expectations.
Shae Dearden — Regional Manager
Shae is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Technical Sales from Weber State University. She joined the multi-family industry in 2009 with AMC and later with Alliance Residential before joining Nxt Property Management. She is currently a CPM candidate with IREM.
Joel Todd — Director of Facilities
Joel has been in the apartment industry since 2002 working as a groundskeeper, maintenance technician, and maintenance supervisor. Joel has managed maintenance on sites ranging from 10 – 330 units. With a degree in business management, Joel has the skills to lead, direct, and oversee all facility and maintenance operations for Nxt Property Management’s portfolio.
Other certifications include HVAC/EPA/RMGA, CPO, and Commercial Pesticide Applicator.
Natalie Zimmerman — Corporate Trainer
With over 25 years in property management, Natalie has worked with major PM companies in multiple states. Her experience in property management and software programs has helped to produce high-quality training programs that have supported Nxt’s high performing teams. She is a graduate of Kaplan University and has been trained and certified in Entrata, One Site, Real Page, Yardi, and AIM. She has been nominated for awards by the UAA for Best Renovations and Assistant Manager of the year.
Mike Gamble — Operations Manager
Mike has been in property management for over ten years and obtained his Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of Utah. As part of the administration team, he works closely with our banking relations and our accounting team, as well as the regionals to maintain daily operations of all sites under management.