Executive Committee

Chris Borden

Chris Borden

President & Treasurer

First and foremost proud father, grandfather, and husband who have now been married 25 years, have 3 wonderful kids and an amazing Grandson. I am originally from Hawai’i where he was President of the second largest retail food chain, and Vice President and CMO of its parent company. I have over 27 years of experience specializing in operational, financial, and marketing strategies. During my executive tenure I have had the opportunity to work with an extremely talented and dedicated team. We have experienced consistent growth with most years attaining mid double digit net profit growth. We have received several awards and honors from the state of Hawaii, have been featured in several national magazines, and in 2019 named top 10 employers in Hawaii by Forbes.
In 2021 my wife and I decided to leave the W2 way of life, moving from Hawai’i to Utah (to be closer to our kids and grandson) where they founded and manage Family Tree Landmark Investments, a family owned business that is committed to serving others. We are hyper focused on adding value where we can, with emphasis on helping facilitate home ownership for those who are unable to attain traditional financing. Our business has also segmented out to private money lending as well as diversified larger commercial asset classes, where we are able to deploy our partners capital to realize double digit returns. Our debt investments allow for slightly more liquidy and ensure that the capital is collateralized, while our equity investments will allow for higher risk adjusted potential returns.

E-mail chrisb@ftlinvests.com

Phone  (385) 422-1887


Lisa Moore

Vice President

Lisa Field Moore has been investing in real estate since 2017. Her and her husband, Jon, own 7 multi family properties in Utah and Colorado. She has her Bachelors degree in Finance and an MBA. She worked as a Financial Analyst for 15 years before retiring from the W2 world in December 2021 to focus her time in real estate investing. When she isn't working on their real estate portfolio, she spends her time traveling and in the mountains skiing, snowmobiling, hiking, backpacking, and dirt biking.



Harmonie Borden

Membership Chair

Harmonie’s passion for helping others and relentless work ethic led her into a 13 year career doing case work for the US Military. During that time she was able to build her skill set in teaching, exploring, and providing resources to our service members and their families. As her contract with the military slowly ended, Harmonie soon realized she’d freed her time to continue focusing on what’s most important to her; family. Going into the real estate industry was perfect for her! Not only is she a Real Estate Sales Agent she is a Full-Time Investor who understands both spectrums. In a short period of time Harmonie has become diverse in Real Estate Investing; having buy & holds, Commercial Real Estate  (Syndications), Private Money Lender and helping others become home owners. In addition to having a strong work ethic, Harmonie enjoys the thrill of adventure. When she isn’t helping her community, you can find Harmonie nose-deep in adventure. Whether it’s going on road trips, fishing, or riding her Harley, you’ll never fail to see the sparkle in her eye when she’s able to explore.

Phone: (385) 422-1577




Peter Ledger


Peter is a seasoned real estate investor and entrepreneur who started his career in the Real Estate Industry in 2016 in Cleveland, OH. He is primarily a house flipper but is widely experienced in wholesaling, seller finance deals, marketing, systems, automation, and managing. Peter's passion is to help people, teams, and businesses level up and grow. He is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experience to help others achieve success in the real estate industry. He is a strong believer in the power of education and as the President of the Utah REIA he works to educate and connect real estate investors in the state.


Phone: (330) 321-7291


Stacey Chaffin

Women In Real Estate Chair

Stacy Chaffin is a dynamic and accomplished professional with a diverse background. She started her career as a scientist, but later transitioned into the role of a dedicated mother. In addition, she has excelled in the world of real estate as both a successful realtor and a savvy investor. She is passionate about her work and is dedicated to empowering women in the field of real estate. Her role in this area is pivotal to the growth and development of the industry.



Diego Adrián Báez Jiménez

Latino Community Chair

Hey this is Diego Baez, I have been a real estate investor for almost 2 years. My dad Norberto Baez and I started this journey when I was only 17 years old and have done 18 deals in this 20 months. The beginning wasn't easy I was still in high school playing varsity soccer and swimming and didn't had any clue about real estate lol.

In this 18 deals we have done fix & flip, money lending, general contractor and wholesale. We know how important connections are, helping others without expecting nothing is return is wholesome.

There's a phrase my dad says a lot (in Spanish because he doesn't speaks english) but the phrase is that "If you don't live to serve, you don't serve to live"

We are excited to begin this amazing chapter in our live, meet with a lot of people, help others as much as possible.

E-mail: diegodibru16@outlook.com


Jamie Lillie

Sponsorship Chair

Jamie has a diverse background in Real Estate and Property Management. She started her career in property management, she has managed and helped set-up systems for single family, multi-family and commercial properties. Her career in property management is what interested her in pursuing a career in real estate! In her career in real estate, she has worked as an agent, wholesaler and in acquisitions. Jamie also owns two small businesses, Tasks By J, a virtual assistant company and J and J Property Services, a cleaning and home staging company, both based out of Utah. Outside of working Jamie is very active and enjoys being outdoors, traveling and creating memories with her 15-year-old son, significant other and two bonus children. 

E-mail: jamie@taskbyj.com

Phone: 385-490-4101


Andrea Butler


Andrea started in the real estate world as a leasing assistant at ZCMI Mall in 2001. She was instrumentalin getting the Cheesecake Factory as a tenant because she sent them their first invitation to “Come to the Table” at what was then the NEW City Creek Center! Andrea’s next move was to the residential side and she became the leasing assistant for The Brigham Apartments, 1 st Avenue Homes, Eagle Gate Apartments and The Gateway Condominiums. She performed this role for three years.Her family has always been at the heart of her vision for her life and she took her role as a Mom seriously. She moved with her family back east and put her time to raising her two young boys. She returned to Utah in 2011. She started her own residential cleaning business where she managed 30clients a month and ran for the mayor of Midvale City!She connected with an old friend in August of 2017 which resulted in a role with Jeff Breglio’s law firmas his legal assistant. When Jeff opened REI Title, LLC, it was a natural transition to become a full time escrow officer at REI Title. Now she uses her experience with investors and agents to protect their most important assets – their homes and investments! She is excited for the opportunity to serve on the Utah REIA Board!

E-mail andrea@reititle.net



Jeremy Brand

Technology Chair

Jeremy, first and foremost, prioritizes his role as a dedicated father and husband. In his professional life, he thrives as a real estate entrepreneur, driven by the mission of assisting others. Holding licenses in real estate, mortgage, and general contracting, Jeremy collaborates with a diverse clientele, including buyers, sellers, borrowers, and homeowners facing challenges. Engaged in a spectrum of activities such as rehabilitation, wholesaling, and land development and construction, he is actively contributing to the growth of his enterprise. Dedicated to supporting both novice and seasoned real estate investors and entrepreneurs, Jeremy is always accessible to share his expertise and engage in collaborative ventures.

E-mail: jeremy@jbrandrealty.com 

Phone(801) 205-9777

Rebecca Jensen

Meetup Coordinator

Rebecca Jensen is an accomplished sales and marketing professional who has leveraged networking to achieve great results. She has built strong relationships with clients across multiple industries with her Win-Win approach. Rebecca has a collaborative spirit and lives by the motto “How you do anything is how you do everything”.
Rebecca joined Jeff Rappaport in 2014 after a career with Skywest Airlines, Worldmark Resorts and ESPN Talk Radio. She immersed herself in learning and development with multiple boot camps and mastermind groups. The knowledge imparted on Rebecca by Jeff and these other leading Real Estate professionals was so impactful that she was anxious to pay it forward. In addition to helping run and organize two monthly Meet-ups for Utah REIA, Rebecca created the mastermind group W.I.N. (Women Investing Now).
Rebecca’s professional drive comes from her greatest gift and accomplishment, her daughter Isabel. Together they enjoy golfing, hiking, skiing, bicycling and the beach.

With networking and mentorship as the keys to her success, Rebecca looks forward to connecting with everyone at the UT REIA monthly meetings and the Utah Investor and Wholesale Meetups.

E-mail: rebecca@weofferoptions.com 

Phone(801) 865-4167


Roger Jacobsen

Networking Luncheon Chair

Roger bought his first flip at age 22. As a carpet cleaner he realized that the cost to pay contractors to do all the work on his house would cost too much, so he decided to get "into" construction. Roger became a Concrete mason, then moved into Ironworking, Finish Carpentry, Cabinet Install, Cabinet Building, Framing, Wood Siding, and finally became a contractor in 2001. He has specialized in high-end Finish Carpentry and Remodeling since. He has worked on The McCune Mansion, Jon Huntman Jr's house, the Largest and Longest Houseboat in Utah and many other awesome projects. Roger bought his first Buy-and-Hold in 2011 and still owns it and 2 others. Roger became a RE Agent in 2016 and works under Randall Wall at Equity Real Estate. Roger is becoming a Wholesaler and is Loving that more than any of his other "jobs." Roger is a member of UtahREIA, UVREIA and SLREIA. Roger loves helping people with ALL their questions and needs.


Phone(801) 694-0564

Tracey May

Membership Committee

Investor and Mortgage Broker at NEXA Mortgage with 25 years’ experience Tracey May has worked at both of Utah's big credit unions and decided to branch out on her own as a Mortgage Broker in 2021 realizing the big potential for growth and access to some of the best loan programs the industry has to offer. With over 180 lenders and niche investor programs such as Non-QM, DSCR, 1099, Self Employed Borrowers, Bank Statement Loans and all the conventional loan programs available she is helping more people become homeowners and teaching them how to leverage real estate and become investors. Passionate about creative financing for investors she’s had the opportunity as a wholesaler and investor to negotiate many seller financing deals for her clients and investors. Whether you are a short-term investor, flipper or a buy and hold investor at some point you will need long term financing and knowing the mortgage guidelines is crucial to planning your exit strategy. Having a Mortgage Broker in your corner who knows the ins and outs of the industry is key to structuring a deal that’s right for you.This year Tracey May will be taking a more active role in Utah REIA, welcoming new members and being part of the team kicking off Utah Women's Real Estate Investor Association - Utah WREIA (Sponsored by Utah REIA) As a real estate investor and dog lover, she has rescued and rehabilitated 70 dogs and over 25 homes. So, if you're looking for a someone who is knowledgeable, passionate, and enthusiastic look no further!


Phone(801) 867-7000


Cole Lantz

Membership Committee

Not only does Cole invest in real estate, he's also a real estate agent. Over the years he has built a successful real estate business here in Utah, which is growing rapidly due to his hard work and his naturally driven nature. He has worked hard and sacrificed in order to be a passionate advocate for each of his clients... Cole has earned the trust of many. He strives to be a source of confidence and up-to-date information in the real estate industry. With 10 years of experience in real estate investing, Cole knows the ins and outs of the market and is well equipped to support fellow entrepreneurs as he continues to work toward his own goals.

E-mail: colelantzrealtor@gmail.com

Phone(801) 441-9881

Christina Moser

Women in Real Estate Committee

Christina is a licensed Escrow Officer with GT Title Services. She has worked in the title industry for twelve years and has been employed with GT Title Services since 2012. She regularly assists her clients with completing a wide variety of residential and commercial real estate transactions, including land acquisitions and development, new construction, fix and flip transactions, refinances, buy-sell closings, and short-sales.   As an Escrow Officer,
Christina strives to provide the highest quality of services to her clients. She enjoys being part of team with her clients and likes to help others succeed. Before working in the title industry, she was a mortgage broker for 15 years and a part owner of a home building company for 10 years. She brings this past real estate related experience to bear in her role as an escrow officer. She is a part of the SLREIA board and is building relationships that last a lifetime.

E-mail: Christina@gttitle.net


Norberto Baez

Latino Community Committee

I am a happy husband and proud father of a family fulfilling one of the dreams of my life, I have lived with the philosophy of always helping others, since I am convinced that the sun rises for everyone, my standard phrase is: ( THE ONE WHO DOES NOT LIVE TO SERVE DOES NOT SERVE TO LIVE) which I have instilled in my children along with my wife.

I started in the real estate business in Mexico in 2005, working in a financial company in the real estate area for 5 years in charge of looking for houses for the awarded clients. In January 2021 we started "TEAM BAEZ" with my son Diego, with the support of my wife Silvia and my other son Bruno, in the dazzling real estate business and counting so far with 18 deals between fix and flip, investments in residential, making repairs for other colleagues and Wholesaller. We started with my wife (who is a designer) and children the "DiBru" staging business, setting up the first ones in our own deals, so we got to know each other and have been growing it.

Objectives: To help more people and inspire them through our history, let them know that we Latinos can also do great things in this medium, with quality, ethics and professionalism. We can bring great value to the community since I am a faithful believer that talent and intelligence do not depend on nationality, age or gender.

E-mail: nor.baez@outlook.com


Jon Moore

Latino Community Committee

Jon Moore has been investing in real estate since 2004. He went on a 2 year Spanish speaking mission and kept current with the language by owning and operating a painting and rental business. He has his Bachelors degree in Manufacturing Engineering. He no longer runs the painting business and focuses his time building his rental portfolio with his wife, Lisa Field Moore. Together they own 7 multi family properties.

E-mail: moorsky@gmail.com

Phone(801) 243-2717

Jorge Vargas

Latino Community Committee

I began investing in real estate back in December 2011. I came to Utah in August 2011. I was introduced to Monica McQueen and the McQueen team. I just wanted to purchase a single-family home at that time. But, Monica insisted that I was young and I had the time to grow a good real estate portfolio here in Utah. She found me a super deal on a duplex in Salt Lake City in December of 2011. In a blink of an eye, I became a duplex owner. I quickly learn how to remodel one side and rent the other side then, move to the other side and finish that side. I also quickly learn how to deal with tenants. The very next year Monica called me and said "are you ready for another one?" I was not ready! But, somehow I became a fourplex owner. Thanks to Monica I was buying about 2 properties per year. In 2015 my son was born and I had acquired 12 doors at this time. I was working full-time and keeping up with the maintenance of all 12 rental units. It was hard because I was not spending time with my son.  I had a property manager that was doing "OK." Suddenly I notice I was making twice more per month on the rental income than my job so it was a no-brainer to quit my job and just focus on the 12 doors and at the same time I become a stay home dad. I also got my real estate license. I still have a goal to hit 20 doors. 

E-mail: jv_x5@yahoo.com

Phone(801) 513-8412

Rebecca Belnap

Government Actions Liaison

Rebecca Belnap is a loan officer with Castle & Cooke Mortgage, LLC.  She has been a real estate investor since 1999. Before getting degrees in Accounting and Business Management, she taught a Finance Lab class at UVU where she developed a love of educating people about their finances.  Since then she has been a consumer credit counselor, Realtor, managed rental properties, owned a kitchen cabinet business, and has switched from flipping homes to mostly buy and holds.

Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 adult daughters.  Her hobbies include home remodeling, writing fiction, cooking, helping at her weight loss club TOPS, and running.  One of her proudest moments was finishing her first half marathon.


Phone(801) 400-6426


Shane Hakala

Home Depot Benefits Expert

 I started working with an investor out of Ogden back in 1996 as a "grunt" I help with over 30 projects over a 2 year time span, After asking him to "show me the ropes" he stopped having me work on projects with him and I moved onto other opportunities outside of investing but the bug has always been with me. Late 2014 after 15 years with Greyhound bus lines I was out of work. In April 2016 with the support of my wife Christina we created Soarin Home LLC and started investing. As a company we have completed one full fix and flip and a handful of smaller construction jobs. We are always looking for wholesale or fix and flip deals. We plan on adding buy and holds to our portfolio soon.


Phone(801) 413-361


Geoff Dearing

President Emeritus

Geoff has been in real estate for over 20 years. He began by buying a duplex, and has worked on hundreds of deals and millions of dollars worth of real estate since. He has coached with gurus like Robert Kiyosaki and Carleton Sheets. Geoff has extensive experience with real estate investments specializing in commercial and residential cash-flow property. He has taught these concepts to thousands of students all over the world! He currently invests in storage units, apartment complexes, SFH's, and development. He created the Utah Real Estate Investor's Association in 2013 and was the president from 2013 to 2022.  He lives in the greater Salt Lake area with his wife Rebecca and son Lucas. Feel free to contact him at 801-232-9500 or gwdearing@yahoo.com if you would like help finding or selling real estate!

Geoff is a licensed real estate broker with Return Real Estate, Inc.

E-mail: gwdearing@yahoo.com

Phone: (801) 232-9500


Rebecca Dearing

Board Member Emeritus

Rebecca and her husband Geoff started the REIA in 2013 in response to a need for a Utah Chapter of the National REIA.
As Rebecca held experience from managing memberships, marketing, and events for 3 different Chambers of Commerce since 2003 - she was up for the task of organizing and implementing a structure for which the Utah REIA could thrive as the Executive Director from 2013 to 2022.
With her hard work the Utah REIA surpassed 850 members, held 7 Annual Expos, 12 Biannual Workshops, more than 92 Monthly Meetings, sponsored more than 65 Meetups.
Rebecca is natural at networking and is always eager to share referrals.  
Rebecca lives with her husband of almost 20 years, Geoff, along with their toddler son, Lucas, in West Jordan, Utah.
In her free time, Rebecca loves to power tumble and trampoline as well as figure skate on the adult competitive circuit for United States Figure Skating.


Phone(801) 647-8862

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