About Our Team

Grant Collard


Grant is a co-founder and partner at Redstone Residential and serves as CEO. His responsibilities include business development as well as overseeing the financial operations of the company’s portfolio. Since 2009, Grant has grown Redstone from 1,000 to over 8,000 beds of student housing, and has underwritten over $290mm in closed student housing acquisitions. Grant is a graduate of the BYU Marriott School of Management, where he studied Finance. Grant holds a real estate broker license in the States of Utah and Washington.

Jake Jarman

Chief Operating Officer

Jake is Chief Operating Officer at Redstone Residential. As a widely respected customer service and customer experience guru, his primary responsibilities include overseeing the company’s sales activities and ensuring successful leasing at the company’s portfolio properties. Prior to his time at Redstone, Jake was president of a manufacturing company who marketed their products through online sales. Jake has also worked as a licensed Massage Therapist and enjoys helping people feel and be their best.

J. Gaylun Smith


Gaylun is a co-founder and partner at Redstone Residential and serves as President. Gaylun brings 40 years of “on the ground” management experience to Redstone Residential. He began his career in the property management industry as a maintenance manager in 1976, as a college student. Since then, Gaylun has owned and operated thousands of beds of student housing and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. Gaylun graduated from BYU with a degree in Finance. He holds a Utah real estate broker license.

Eric Berg

Portfolio Manager

Eric is a Portfolio Manager at Redstone Residential. Eric has been working in the Property Management industry for the past 8 years. He began working part-time as a maintenance technician while getting his education at Brigham Young University. Since that time he has gained experience at every level of property management. He is currently a portfolio manager who oversees various properties in several states. Eric’s experience with the different levels of property management has given him a well-rounded background and the ability to give guidance concerning the different issues that property managers are presented with on a daily basis. Eric’s hands-on experience gives him a unique perspective that ensures the success of the properties in his portfolio. Eric currently manages a portfolio of over 2000 student housing beds, 100 market-rate multi-family units, and 350,000 square feet of shopping centers.

Donetta Knight

Portfolio Manager

Donetta Brings nearly 40 years of experience in student housing to Redstone Residential, Inc. Donetta manages a portfolio of several of our UVU and BYU properties.

Marissa Litel

Human Resources & Systems Coordinator

Marissa has served at almost every position imaginable (still hasn’t tried maintenance!) at Redstone Residential. While she currently oversees HR and is our internal systems expert, she started at Redstone in 2009 as a Community Assistant. Since then, she has been property manager of a 700 bed, Class-A student housing development. Most recently, she was a property accountant in Redstone’s accounting department. Marissa has significant front-line experience working on-site at student housing developments, and enjoys training staff and assisting in sovling problems to give managers the tools they need to be successful. Marissa is a graduate of Utah Valley University where she studied Business Management and Mathematics.

Ashley Wood

Director of Leasing

Ashley Wood is our Director of Leasing.

Michael Collard


Michael is serves as a Property Accountant at Redstone Residential. Over the last four years Michael has provided back end support to go with Redstone Residential’s growth with the implementation of new accounting systems, new payroll systems and a modernization of the companies benefits program. Michael oversees accounting functions for 11 properties in Redston’es portfolio.

Stephany Downing

Property Controller

Stephany Downing is the Property Controller at Redstone Residential. Her main areas of focus include supervision of production of financial statements for Redstone’s portfolio on a monthly basis. Stephany graduated with a B.S. in Accounting at Utah Valley University and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix.

Bryton Wood

Director of Marketing

Bryton Wood is Redstone’s Director of Marketing.