Meet The Team

  • Principal

    Jared S. Smith

    Mr. Smith is a co-founder of Pennbridge Capital and one of the firm's principals. Prior to starting Pennbridge Capital, Mr. Smith worked for various investment groups focusing on real estate acquisitions and development. While at Starwood Capital Group, a real estate opportunity fund based in Greenwich, CT, he participated in the underwriting of over one billion dollars of multi-tenant properties across asset classes.

    While working for Brighton Corporation and Hawkins-Smith Management, Mr. Smith developed retail shopping centers, focusing predominantly on the procurement and entitlement of land for future Walgreens' pharmacy stores and other retailers. Mr. Smith has worked for other notable firms such as Salomon Smith Barney's Real Estate Investment Banking Group in New York City, where he participated in corporate debt and equity issuances, and Grosvenor International Limited in Washington D.C., concentrating on the development of office parks in the mid-Atlantic region.

    Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, graduating magna cum laude, and a Master of Science in Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Principal

    Thomas W. Lewis, III

    Mr. Lewis is a co-founder of Pennbridge Capital and one of the firm's principals.  Prior to starting Pennbridge Capital, Mr. Lewis was a Vice President with W.P. Carey & Co., LLC, a real estate investment firm headquartered in New York City and the largest provider of sale-leaseback financing in the nation.  While at W.P. Carey, Mr. Lewis was responsible for asset dispositions, lease and debt workouts, analyzing/underwriting the credit profile of potential tenants, property financing, tenant bankruptcy workouts, lease restructuring, and asset re-leasing for more than one and a half billion dollars of assets under management.  Additionally, Mr. Lewis dealt with complex environmental issues, negotiating redevelopment plans for obsolete assets, and structuring and implementing financial and operational covenants.  Prior to his experience with W.P. Carey, Mr. Lewis worked in the Investment Management Division of Goldman Sachs.

    Mr. Lewis was educated at Brigham Young University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Mr. Lewis is a licensed real estate broker in Utah.

  • Vice President of Operations

    Mike Webster

    Mike Webster is the Vice President of Operations for Pennbridge Lodging.  Prior to starting with Pennbridge Capital in December 2013, Mr. Webster worked for various hotel management companies as an executive hotel leader.  Most recently, Mr. Webster served as Vice President of Operations for Ocean Park Hotels, Inc., in San Luis Obispo, CA.   In this role Mr. Webster was responsible for operations of eight hotels with annual revenues exceeding $33,000,000, which included Marriott hotels, Hilton hotels, IHG hotels and a Best Western hotel.   Many of the hotels in portfolio ranked as market leaders on online review sites, guest satisfaction, team member satisfaction, and Revpar. 

    Mr. Webster has a strong foundation in hospitality management while working for notable management companies including Tharaldson Management Inc. as the General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Lubbock, TX and as the General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Las Vegas, NV, as well as Ocean Park Hotels, Inc.  Mr. Webster holds an Associate of Science degree from Dixie State College in St. George, UT and also attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX.

    Mr. Webster loves living in Highland, UT with his wife and three children where he can pursue his passion for the outdoors.  Snow Skiing the greatest snow on earth in the winter and taking in the picturesque beauty of Lake Powell in the summer are two of his favorite outdoor activities. 

  • Controller

    Sharon Urrutia, CPA

    Ms. Urrutia, Corporate Controller of Pennbridge Lodging has over 25 years of accounting, finance and executive management experience.  As Corporate Controller, Ms. Urrutia is responsible for the accounting, internal control and financial operations of the hotels managed by Pennbridge Lodging.

    Prior to joining Pennbridge Lodging, Ms. Urrutia was the President of Somerset Pacific, a specialized property management company with over 50 properties in 11 states.  She has directed accounting and operational departments, structured staffing levels to maximize organizational efficiency and profitability, implemented strategic plans and objectives and successfully oversaw the turn-around of several distressed properties. 

    Ms. Urrutia graduated from Boise State University with a BBA in Accounting and obtained her CPA designation in 1991. 

  • Staff Accountant

    Jason Payne

    As a Staff Accountant Mr. Payne is responsible for accounts payable, bank reconciliations, financial statement review and other accounting responsibilities for the hotels managed by Pennbridge Lodging.  He has been in the accounting field for over four years and received his Bachelors of Accounting from Boise State University in May 2013.  Prior to joining Pennbridge Lodging Mr. Payne worked for Jitasa, an accounting firm working exclusively with non-profit clients throughout the United States.  Jason has a passion for the outdoors and everything sports related, especially football and baseball. 

  • General Manager

    Mark Stoddard

    Mark Stoddard has been in the hospitality field since 2003.  After working in retail management he started with hotels in Park City, Utah at the Park City Marriott where he held several management positions.  Mark graduated from the University of Utah in 2007 and moved to St. George to work as a manager at the Courtyard by Marriott.  He took his first General Manager position in St. George at the Wingate by Wyndham.   After two years at the Wingate he moved to Utah County as General Manager of the Springhill Suites by Marriott in Lehi.

    Mr. Stoddard has been with Pennbridge Lodging since 2014 as the General Manager at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Orem, Utah.  With Pennbridge, Mark had the opportunity to open the new Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Provo/Orem in 2016.  With the new hotel opening he accepted the position of Dual-Property General Manager over both hotels.  In 2017 he also oversaw the renovation of the TownePlace Suites.

    Mr. Stoddard is passionate about hospitality and customer service.  He enjoys the opportunity to interact with the staff and guests of his busy Orem hotels.  Mark lives in Orem with his wife and three children.  He and his family love to explore.  They enjoy being outdoors and they take full advantage of all the wonderful hiking and camping that is so readily accessible throughout Utah.  As much as they love their home state, they also take as many opportunities as possible to travel and see the rest of the world.

  • Director of Sales

    Abby Lyman

    Abby Lyman has worked in hospitality sales since 2014, when she joined the Pennbridge family. Since 2014, she has assisted in the opening of two Pennbridge properties, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites of Murray and the Fairfield Inn & Suites of Orem. She is currently the Director of Sales over both the TownePlace Suites by Marriott and the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott of Orem, Utah.  As the Director of Sales, she oversees all corporate accounts, group sales and event space. 

    Prior to joining Pennbridge Lodging, Ms. Lyman worked in Minor League Baseball for 4 years. Starting out as a media relations intern, Abby transitioned into management positions, eventually becoming the general manager for the Seattle Mariners Single-A team in Pulaski, Virginia.

    Ms. Lyman graduated from Brigham Young University in 2010 with a degree in Public Relations. She is an avid tennis and baseball enthusiast. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her nephews, reading and traveling to her favorite vacation spot, New York City.

  • General Manager

    Curtis Hansen

    Curtis Hansen is the General Manager of the Fairfield Inn Marriott Twin Falls.  Mr. Hansen was the Opening General Manager of the award-winning property in Twin Falls.  During his tenure as General Manager, the Fairfield Marriott has received both the Gold and Silver Circle awards from Marriott, the Community Ignitor Award 2015, 2014 Rookie Business of the Year, and 4 Year running top hotel, Readers’ Choice for the Magic Valley.  Mr. Hansen was also named the Pennbridge Lodging 2015 General Manager of the Year.

    Prior to starting with Pennbridge Lodging in February 2014, Mr. Hansen worked for various hotel management companies as General Manager and Area Manager.  Most recently, Mr. Hansen worked for White Lodging, managing the Courtyard Marriott Grand Junction Colorado and previously the Springhill Suites Salt Lake City Airport. 

    Mr. Hansen has over 18 years working in hospitality management and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Hospitality Management from Utah Valley University in 2005.  He has worked under many flags most notably, Hilton, Choice Hotels, Hampton, Best Western and Marriott. 

  • Sales Manager

    Jeremy Heward

    Jeremy Heward is the Sales Manager for the Fairfield Inn & Suites Twin Falls by Marriott. He started his hotel sales career in 2016. With his help, the Fairfield Inn has become the top performing hotel in in the Twin Falls market.  Mr. Heward loves to work with others by filling their needs with the product he represents. He worked in jewelry sales for two years, first with Schuback Jewelers in 1998 where he was the top sales person for three months, and then Samuels Jewelers in 2008. Mr. Heward worked for nearly 15 years with Gem State Paper & Supply as a delivery driver who assisted in sales from 1998 to 2012. Jeremy graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelors of Business Administration in 2016. 

  • General Manager

    Aimee Tylor

    As General Manager of the newly constructed upscale, urban Marriott Residence Inn Boise City Center, Aimee Tylor loves, loves, loves being in downtown Boise.  With close to three decades in hotel management, Tylor’s experience divides almost equally between national branded hotels and local Boise independent- the Grove Hotel.  Her extensive Hilton & Marriott brand systems and standards experience have made her a success at building high performing teams in fast paced guest service environments throughout the US.

    Having worked in hotels in Idaho, Washington, Colorado and North Carolina, Tylor brings well-rounded industry experience to the company. Her hotel resume includes Hilton’s Hampton and DoubleTree brands, Marriott’s Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites & Fairfield Inn. Tylor worked for both larger management companies such as InterMountain Management, Rim Hospitality, and WCC and smaller owner/operators such as SCIO and Block 22, LLC.

    Tylor currently holds board member positions on both the TV Lodging Assn board and the Boise Convention & Visitors Bureau board. She holds A Bachelor’s of Science from University of Idaho.

  • Director of Sales

    Carol Burgard

    Carol Burgard was educated at the University of Maryland studying abroad while stationed in Japan.  Her travels brought her to Boise where she studied Dental and worked with a Pediatric Dentistry in 2010 where she specialized in oral surgery and orthodontics.  This is where she discovered her passion to serve and crossed over to the hospitality field. Prior to joining the Pennbridge Lodging team, Ms. Burgard was with Raymond Management Group working for a Hilton hotel in Boise where she was the Sales Manager from 2014-2016.  She consistently passed corporate sales thresholds and developed and implemented marketing and sales plans based on demand segments to maximize revenue.  In May 2016 she became the Assistant General Manager for the Hilton hotel and was responsible for Guest Service, Profit Management, Human Resources, Asset Management, Safety/Security, and Administrative Operations.  She managed a team of 15 direct reports and enjoyed growing and coaching each of them.

    Ms. Burgard recently joined Pennbridge Lodging in August of 2017 as the Director of Sales for the Residence Inn Boise Downtown/City Center – Marriott where she oversees activities related to sales making her primary goal to ensure guests are satisfied and seek continuing business for the organization.  She plans and directs sales force activities to maximize profit from all segments of the market, assists in directing the management staff in meeting sales objectives and goals and is responsible for maximizing the potential sales volume of all segments of the market.  She is tasked with ensuring the hotel meets revenue goals in areas such as room rentals and meeting space, and food and beverage. Carol enjoys movies, time with family and friends and Fall weather.