The Executive Team

Red Ledges developers, Tony Burns and Nolan Archibald are top Fortune 500 businessmen with first-hand knowledge and expertise in developing and running successful businesses. With deep roots in the Heber Valley, these are men with a vested interest in being great stewards of the 2,000 acres that were acquired over a 33-year period with 27 different transactions. Together, these friends and business partners are the heart and soul of Red Ledges.

Red Ledges grew from an inspired vision. One that included dedication and trust based on years of commitment and generations of personal family history. 

M. Anthony Burns

Managing Owner

M. Anthony Burns, managing owner of Red Ledges, is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of Ryder System, Inc., a FORTUNE 500® commercial transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions company. Raised in Mesquite, Nev., M. Anthony earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of California – Berkeley.

M. Anthony presently serves on the Board of Directors of Pfizer Inc. and Huntsman Corporation and is a life trustee of the University of Miami Board of Trustees. Formerly he served on the boards of directors of Stanley Black & Decker, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., and J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Nolan D. Archibald


Nolan D. Archibald, Co-Owner of Red Ledges, is Executive Chairman of the Board of Stanley Black & Decker, a $13 billion diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions, electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. Born in Ogden, Utah, Nolan was an All-American basketball player at Dixie State College and an Academic All American at Weber State University.

Board Member of Huntsman Chemical, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Brunswick.
Former Board Member of ITT Corporation.

Mitchel Burns


Mitchel A. Burns, Chief Operating Officer of Red Ledges, oversees property and club operations for the private mountain community. His focus is on the strategic development plan, including real estate and amenity expansion efforts. Mitchel also manages the sales and marketing teams as well as important partner relationships with Jack Nicklaus, Jim McLean, Troon Golf, Cliff Drysdale and the St. Regis Deer Valley®.

Prior to his integral role at Red Ledges, Mitchel managed development projects in Mesquite, Nevada, for Burns Holdings, the parent company of Red Ledges. He oversaw the construction of a movie theater complex complete with restaurant sites along with the redevelopment of a truck stop and cafe site.

Earlier in his career, Mitchel worked for more than 15 years in the computer software industry. Most recently, Mitchel was instrumental in bringing to market Inrix’s real-time and predictive traffic information system, which is used by leading navigation and traffic solution providers such as Cobra, BMW, MapQuest and TCS.

Mitchel was also part of the Pacific Edge Software team that designed and developed a leading portfolio management solution used by Fortune 500 companies to monitor and manage all aspects of a company’s initiative. In addition, he worked for IMG and established and managed the firm’s Seattle office, which provided customized software and training services for Microsoft and other clients. Mitchel earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University.

Todd Cates


Todd R. Cates is the Chief Financial Officer for Red Ledges. He leads finance and government relations for the community. He spent nearly 10 years with Fidelity Investments in different positions after attending Brigham Young University.

As insurance coordinator for the Southeast Florida area for Fidelity, he oversaw a 368% increase in business and was named “Insurance Coordinator of the Year” for the nation. He has also worked in other positions of management and finance. Todd is currently living in Heber City, Utah, with his wife, Sulayma, and their daughter and three sons.

Bill Houghton

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Bill came to Red Ledges via the community’s partnership with the developers of the famed Kiawah Island community, where he was the SVP of Marketing from 2013 to 2017. Previously, he was President of Savannah’s Landings Company, the largest community-owned real estate firm in America, where he had been engaged to restructure operations, marketing, and sales and to manage their 26 full-time agents. His first foray into the luxury destination community industry was his eight years at Georgia’s Reynolds Lake Oconee, where as Chief Marketing Officer he helped to drive over 2,000 real estate sales. Bill is originally from the Philadelphia area, where he earned his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Rex McGuire

Vice President of Operations – Construction

Rex McGuire leads the Red Ledges Construction team as a home building professional with over 20 years of construction, development and operations experience. Some of his experience includes; construction management, land planning and development, product development, customer service and green building technology.

Rex has spent his career defining home building excellence with private and public home builders throughout California, Nevada, and Utah.  He combines industry expertise with a strong history of success to deliver an exceptional home building experience for every Red Ledges property owner.

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