After graduating from Business School, Robert worked in multi-family development for a regional developer, then as a broker at Marcus and Millichap for 6 years, and in various roles at Summerfield.
He has been with Summerfield for just over 20 years. Robert works with the executive team to develop company goals, strategy, process, and oversees the company’s day-to-day operation.
When not working you can find him spending quality time with his family, being active, and serving in his community.
Crystal Hillier, CPA
Director of Accounting
Upon graduating with an accounting degree Crystal has spent 15 years in professional accounting concentrated in the real estate industry. Her specific experiences include property management, brokerage, real estate development, and construction. She also has experience with debt restructures, refinancing, and corporate mergers.
She has been with Summerfield for 4 years and currently oversees all financial reporting. She plays a significant role in the development of policy, procedures, internal controls, and that our technology systems are integrated and functioning.
Crystal has two young children and enjoys the outdoors. When she is not working you can find her boating, camping, or snowboarding with her family and friends depending on the season.
Director of Marketing
Travis possesses a degree in Marketing during and after which he worked on Microsoft’s Bing search engine to improve paid search results and for Reebok conducting market research.
He and his team help develop and implement all corporate branding and promotional strategies along with supporting property-specific marketing activity. Travis began with Summerfield as a marketing assistant, has been with the company for 9 years, and now runs the marketing division.
Travis lives in the greater Seattle area with his wife, dog, and cat. They enjoy socializing with friends, exploring new places and are huge Seattle sports fans.
Business Development Manager
Danielle followed an unconventional career path from an MA in Anthropology to building a business as a lifestyle entrepreneur.
In 2021, Danielle joined the Summerfield team and currently holds the title of Business Development Manager. Besides her professional background as a TEDx speaker, marketing consultant, newspaper columnist, and contributing writer to both print and online magazines, Danielle also brings to the table expertise in new media.
In her free time, Danielle enjoys exploring the Northern Virginia wine country, maintains an active yoga practice, and hopes to run a 9-minute mile before her next birthday.
Director of Human Resources
Catherine has multiple degrees has worked in various HR roles that required a strong understanding of recruitment, hiring, benefits/payroll administration, employee counseling, disciplinary procedure, and regulatory compliance.
She has been with Summerfield for over 3 years and is responsible for human resource and benefits inquiries; develop, recommend, implement and administer company-wide HR policy in order to achieve business goals.
When not working she serves as the Secretary for her local search and rescue council, volunteers with her county symphony, is an avid golfer, hiker, and yoga enthusiast.
Director of IT Services
Nate completed a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Prior to working at Summerfield, he held positions in data analysis and technical support, most recently working for a consulting company specializing in automated residential property valuation.
A Summerfield employee for over 6 years, Nate initially worked in research services and over time transitioned into the IT department. Experienced in systems and database administration as well as desktop hardware and software support, he and his team manage the corporate-level IT systems and software-as-a-service platforms used at properties under management. They are responsible for equipment procurement and initial setup of office hardware and software at new management contracts as well as ongoing support and maintenance of the equipment and software necessary to ensure smooth day-to-day operations on site.
Outside of work, Nate enjoys playing the bagpipes, tinkering with electronic and computing projects, biking, and generally exploring everything the outdoors has to offer.