ABOUT US

THE MINDS AT THE CORE

Brian Bahr

FOUNDER

Brandon Loveridge

PRESIDENT

Carlos Valdez

CONTROLLER

Bruce Peele

OWNER OPERATOR
(GK Florida)

Kirk Johnston

VP OF OPERATIONS

Dave Morrison

SENIOR PLANNER

Doug Shonk

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Scott Wearren

OWNER OPERATOR (Interlude Residential)

Tim Marten

PROJECT MANAGER

Trev Smith

PROJECT MANAGER

Paul Krueger

PROJECT MANAGER

Josh Soderborg

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

Jennifer Cooper

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

Patrick Miller

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

Brian Bahr

FOUNDER

Brandon Loveridge

PRESIDENT

Carlos Valdez

CONTROLLER

Doug Shonk

STAFF ACCOUNTANT

Bruce Peele

OWNER OPERATOR
(GK Florida)

Scott Wearren

OWNER OPERATOR
(Interlude Residential)

Kirk Johnston

VP OF OPERATIONS

Tim Marten

PROJECT MANAGER

Josh Soderborg

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

Trev Smith

PROJECT MANAGER

Jennifer Cooper

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

Paul Krueger

PROJECT MANAGER

Patrick Miller

ASSISTANT PROJECT MANAGER

Dave Morrison

SENIOR PLANNER

Brian Bahr

Founder

Brian founded homebuilder Challenger Homes in 2000 and later its current owner The Challenger Group, the 51st largest homebuilder in 2022 according to Builder 100.

Brian is also the founder of Goodwin Knight, wholly owned by The Challenger Group, which is a dedicated multifamily developer and operator with nearly 2,000 units under development in 2023 across 13 projects. Prior to 2023, Goodwin Knight, and its predecessor, had successfully completed seven multifamily projects, six of which have been sold. Before founding Challenger Homes, Mr. Bahr was employed as regional manager with Colorado & Santa Fe Land Company with responsibilities involving supervision of property management, leasing, maintenance and construction activities for its commercial properties in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Mr. Bahr is actively involved in church and other nonprofit volunteer organizations. Mr. Bahr graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in accountancy and M.S. in accountancy and information systems. .

Brandon Loveridge

President

Brandon has over 20 years of experience in Finance and Real Estate. Prior to being named the President of Goodwin Knight in January 2023 he was the CFO of The Challenger Group.

Brandon joined Challenger in early 2022 after working at Charles Schwab for over six years where he was the CFO for the Ultra-High Networth Division and the leader of the corporate-wide Resolution and Recovery Program and other substantial projects including Libor Transition. Prior to Schwab, Brandon served at the FDIC for seven years where he was the Chief of Resolution Planning for Regional Banks.

Additionally, he sold failing banks across the country during The Great Financial Crisis. Before his FDIC service Brandon was a Director of Loan Originations at GE Capital for five years where he led or participated in the financing of over $700 million of direct loans and underwrote over $1 billion of real estate transactions as a member of GE’s Global Valuation Team.

Brandon is a CFA Charterholder, has an MBA from the University of Connecticut, and a B.S. in economics from Brigham Young University. He is thankful husband and a father of six children and is a happy volunteer in their many and varied activities.

Carlos Valdez

Controller

Carlos joined the Challenger Group as the Controller for Key Structures LLC in May of 2022 after owning and operating a tax and accounting practice for over eight years. Prior to operating his own practice, Carlos worked in the internal audit departments at UDR Inc, four years, and Rocky Mountain Health Plan, two years. Carlos accepted the position as Controller for Goodwin Knight in June 2023. Carlos is a Colorado CPA, and he has a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Colorado – Colorado Springs. He is a thankful husband and a father of five children.

Bruce Peele

Owner Operator - GK Florida

Bruce has over 30 years of experience in homebuilding and commercial development across the United States with a focus on Colorado beginning in the late 1990’s. His multi-family experience includes feasibility, underwriting, planning, finance, development, and management of over 3,000 mid-rise condominiums, apartment communities and townhomes. His experience also includes structured finance, management, and sale of over 3,500 residential lots in master planned residential and mixed-use developments located in the southeastern United States and Colorado.

Bruce joined The Challenger Group in 2016 as CFO and assumed the senior role with Goodwin Knight as its of VP-Commercial Development in 2017 guiding the financing and eventual construction of its first communities. Bruce served at the President of Goodwin Knight from 2018 until December 2022. In 2023 he moved to Florida and is founder and Owner Operator of the GK Florida business. He has volunteered on various charitable boards, enjoys traveling and the outdoors. Bruce received his BS in Commerce and Accounting from DePaul University in Chicago, IL.

Kirk Johnston

VP Operations

A Colorado native, Kirk Joined Goodwin Knight in February of 2023 bringing a wealth of construction experience to the group. With over thirty years of experience, he has managed over two billion dollars worth of construction as a contractor and owner’s representative. Kirk came to us from Montana where he managed the two largest commercial/residential projects in the state’s history. Kirk has completed projects in Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Montana. Kirk has never settled on his laurels as he continues to find ways to improve quality.

He has several accolades in his resume including President of the SCBA, Graduate Leadership Boulder, Town of Dillon Planning and Zoning Commissioner, AGC of Colorado Safety Committee, AGC Gold Hardhat Award, AGC Project of the Year for projects over forty million dollars, several charity fundraising events, Board Member on The Village at Empire Pass DRB and SCBA Builder of the Year 2000. Known for his moral values and integrity, Kirk’s strength for leading people and teams in achieving exceptional results will benefit all our projects. Kirk holds a BS in Construction Management from Colorado State University.

Kirk and his wife Terri have six children currently spread throughout the United States. When not working Kirk can most likely be found fly fishing somewhere between Colorado and Montana.

Dave Morrison

Senior Planner

Dave joined Goodwin Knight in May 2020 bringing a wealth of planning experience to the team. For over 25 years Dave has practiced as a landscape architect and planner in both the private and public sectors. Over the course of his professional career, Dave has owned and operated a landscape architecture and planning firm managing a wide range of projects, including residential, institutional, commercial, and industrial projects.


Since joining the Goodwin Knight team, Dave has been responsible for identifying and evaluating potential properties for both the cottages and apartment developments. Responsibilities include preparing project layouts and density studies to determine the feasibility of a project, preparing proforma evaluations, and preparing due diligence documents.

Once it is determined that a project is feasible, Dave is responsible for preparing the project scope of services necessary to bring a project to a construction document level of completion, including the coordination of the consulting teams, overseeing the entitlement process and
construction document completion, and coordinating the hand-off of the project to the Goodwin Knight construction manager.

Dave and his wife Cindy have lived in the Colorado Springs area since 2000. They have a son and daughter. Cindy and Dave enjoy traveling the southwest and have visited several National Parks during their 31 years of marriage.

Education:
B.F.A. – 1973, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
M.L.A. – 1991, Master of Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture and Planning, University of Colorado at Denver, Denver, Colorado
State of Colorado Registered Landscape Architect – No. 449

Doug Shonk

Staff Accountant

Doug joined Goodwin Knight in August 2023 and supports the company’s construction accounting needs. He came from the world of rock and roll, acting as the Accounting Manager for a live concert and dinner theatre company with multiple venues in Southern California. Fun fact, he collects antique beer cans.

Scott Wearren

Owner Operator - Interlude Residential

Scott has over 20 years experience in all facets of real estate development. He has provided pre construction and project management services on more than $600 million of construction projects as well as provided stakeholder representation for over $650 million in development deals that included approximately 1,224 multifamily units, over 125 master planned residential lots, 750,000 sf of office/healthcare, 350,000 sf of retail/mixed-use, and over a 1,000 acres of land.
Raised in Clanton, Alabama, he was often put to work on construction projects in his youth. Scott loves the teamwork aspect of this business. A natural organizer, he excels at coordinating the many elements required to get deals done and is passionate about finding better ways to deliver results. Known for his drive and integrity, Scott focuses on quality as well as efficiency so that deals stand the test of time.

Scott and his wife, Natalie, live in Homewood, Alabama and have three children, Mason, Tucker, and Annie. Outside of work, Scott can be found enjoying the outdoors, at the lake, on a golf course, or most likely these days, on a ball field supporting his children.

Civically, he is an active member of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church and F3 Birmingham while having served the United Way of Central Alabama, Big Brother Big Sisters, March of Dimes and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the past.

Tim Marten

Project Manager

Tim joined the Goodwin Knight team in December 2022 as an Assistant Project Manager. In April 2023, he moved into the Project Manager position to oversee some of the Cottage projects. Tim has over 25 years in the construction industry. His career started in the excavation industry, from operating heavy equipment to managing company day to day operations. After 18 years of excavation work, Tim moved into the role of project management at a local Colorado Springs home builder. He was responsible for excavations, foundations, and all dirt activities. Tim brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the construction and operation side of Goodwin Knight to help streamline existing and future projects.

Trevit Smith

Project Manager

Trevit has over 30 years of management experience. He began his working career in his pre-teens with his family’s fitness equipment manufacturing business and later took over ownership and successfully ran the business for 10 years, supplying fitness equipment to many NFL and college football teams. Trevit has five years of experience as a plant manager, overseeing 50 plus employees for one of eastern Pennsylvania’s largest manufacturers of steel fabricated highway products. In 2004, Trevit moved back to his home state of Colorado and began his residential construction career overseeing framing crews in Colorado Springs. This opportunity led to the role of managing construction for local builders such as Campbell Homes, John Laing Homes, Richmond American Homes, Century Commercial Builders, Reunion Homes, and Aspen View Homes. As Director of Construction Trevit was responsible for ensuring quality home deliveries to over 400 families per year. Trevit joined Goodwin Knight in December 2022.

Paul Krueger

Project Manager

Paul joined Goodwin Knight as Project Manager in April 2023. Prior to his move to Colorado, Paul was an executive with Worthe Real Estate Group in Southern California for more than twenty years, a full-service real estate acquisition, development, and management company. His primary responsibilities included predevelopment activities, market research, site evaluation and acquisition, design team assembly and coordination, agency relations, entitlement and permitting, construction and property management, leasing, financing, and dispositions.

Before joining Worthe, Paul began his career in the public sector with the Cities of Cypress, Bakersfield and later with City of Burbank. During his ten years with the City of Burbank, he was involved in all aspects of commercial and multifamily real estate including management of two separate redevelopment project areas, negotiated tax sharing agreements, completed acquisitions/condemnations, administered economic marketing program for business recruitment and retention, managed entitlement requests, and project management for several key public/private development projects.

Paul holds a Master of Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree in City and Regional Planning from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. He is a licensed real estate broker in both Colorado and California.

Josh Soderborg

Assistant Project Manager

Josh Soderborg joined the Goodwin Knight team in February of 2023. Josh studied mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University – Idaho. He worked designing mechanical systems for both commercial and residential construction. He then moved to the world of remodeling. Working the last few years as a project superintendent remodeling projects varying from small home remodels to larger commercial remodels. This job has brought Josh back home to the great state of Colorado where he grew up.

Jennifer Cooper

Assistant Project Manager

Jennifer joined Goodwin Knight as an Assistant Project Manager in April of 2023 bringing 20+ years of a diverse background in the homebuilding industry.  Starting her career with a local supplier this allowed Jennifer to establish a foundation in the building industry understanding the importance that all roles play in delivering a high-quality product.  While the industry was experiencing some of its toughest times in 2007, Jennifer switched gears and worked for the Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency with a continued focus on planning and processes.  Although this experience was rewarding and educational, it wasn’t the industry that she grew to love.  Taking the skills developed from those experiences, Jennifer has held numerous Management roles with a local builder and continues to thrive on ensuring processes, communication, integrity, and positive culture experiences is top notch for both internal and external customers.  Outside of the professional realm, Jennifer is an adventurous spirit who finds joy in numerous outdoors activities and music.  As a devoted parent of two, Jennifer has called Colorado Springs home since 1994, embracing the sense of community and natural beauty the area offers. 

Patrick Miller

Assistant Project Manager

Patrick joined Goodwin Knight in August of 2022. Prior to that he spent nearly 20 years as a golf professional here in Colorado Springs. After that he joined the family masonry business where he helped complete numerous projects in the area working both in the field and in the office. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family and friends and can probably be found on the golf course.