Executive Team

Executive Leadership Team

The Executive Leadership Team manages the day-to-day activities with the association. This team includes the President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer, Marketing/Sponsorships, and Executive Director.

Leslie Peterson

Leslie Peterson

Leslie Peterson has cultivated a deep knowledge of the title and escrow industry through 22 years of hands-on experience. After 8 years of working at various title companies, she opened Charger Title Insurance Agency, Inc. 2006 and is the sole owner. She works with a wide variety of clients, from hard money lenders, to investors, to first time home buyers and basic refinances. Leslie is known for her attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile for the client.

When not hard at work on her client’s files she’s busy investing in her own rental portfolio. She started investing in real estate in 2001 and has 14 Doors. She has done seller carry transactions, hard money loans, and traditional financing. Her personal investing experience just adds to her vast knowledge in the title industry.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, riding at the sand dunes and sitting by a campfire. No matter which hat she’s wearing, her motto is simple – life is about the little things. Contact Leslie at email leslie@chargertitle.com Phone 801-830-7529


Derek Smart

Derek Smart
Vice President

I am very fortunate to have been involved with real estate since I was born. My family owns a lot of land throughout the valley that we farm, hold and develop. Currently we are working on 3 projects to develop about 50 acres of land in both residential and commercial real estate. I read Rich Dad Poor Dad while finishing my business degrees at Utah State University. It helped me realize the importance of cash flow, and tax planning. After reading it I purchased an owner occupied 4 plex. We recently had our 2nd little baby girl, and as things return to normal we will purchase a single family home, and another income property using a rate and term refi strategy early 2017.


Alan Walker

Alan Walker

Alan Walker started his real estate career as a buy & hold investor, purchasing a single family home and duplex within a month of each other. He quickly transitioned to a full-time realtor, picking up 4 rentals in a year. He works heavily with investors and also does flips throughout Utah.



Matthew J. Atkinson

Matt Atkinson started his career in real estate 14 years ago and has been investing for the last 12 years. He purchased his first investment property in 2004, a single-family home through a short sale, which is a rental unit he still owns today. However, he over-improved the property, spent too much money on the renovation, and mismanaged his tenants. Throughout this process he learned the struggle of having a full-time job and being a landlord, and how to effectively utilize other industry professionals to improve his investing.

Matt credits this experience with getting him addicted to local real estate investing and now owns dozens of rental properties personally and with partners. He has accumulated 25,500 hours experience – nearly 7 years round the clock – and has personally invested over $1.87 million dollars in rehabbing rental properties since 2004, and an additional $2.25 million on flip properties since 2008.

After making only $500 on his first flip project, he reevaluated the strategies others were using and learned how to effectively buy the property, get the most bang for his buck during the remodel, and how to price the home for the quickest and most profitable return. In 2015, Matt and his team added wholesaling to their repertoire and sold 32 homes to other investors. He has been the President of UVREIA for 4 years, a board member of SLREIA since 2010, a member of NAHREP for 2 years, and is member of UAMP.

Contact Matt at email matkinson@intercaplending.com Phone 801-671-9367


Ben Lakey

Ben Lakey
Membership Chair

Bio coming soon.





Erik Hammond

Erik Hammond
Social Media

Erik Hammond is the founder and chief marketer at The Orange Stack, a social media marketing company founded in 2016 that focuses on the real estate agent. Starting his career in the commercial construction arena he’s kept a constant focus on real estate for over 20 years now.

His desire to help real estate agents succeed coupled with an attraction to technology led him to social media marketing, an up and coming area that’s constantly changing. Today, at The Orange Stack, he leads a team of copywriters, designers, developers and ad strategists in building the personal brand for professionals in the real estate industry.

“With billions of users, I believe social media is the next frontier when it comes to building a personal brand online. People buy you, not the product you are selling.”

Today, he splits his time between The Orange Stack and a family of three beautiful girls along with his wife and business partner, all right here in sunny San Diego, California.


Ashlie Henrie

Ashlie Henrie
Executive Director

Many of you have met Ashlie as she had assisted UVREIA in the past. She is excited to be back with UVREIA, and is ready to help build and grow the organization.

She has a background in the Real Estate industry. She currently holds an Escrow license. However her main focus is on her family.

Ashlie is a mom of three children who are her world, and celebrated 10 years of marriage to the love of her life. She is passionate about people, and her day job also includes helping women find confidence and growth as personal fitness, and nutrition coach.

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