The Providence Development Team
As CEO/Owner of Providence Development, LLC and a founding owner of Blackridge Companies, LLC, Bryan Klein has directly overseen the development and operations of over $800 million in successful residential and commercial development projects in thirteen states. With overriding goals of high quality, superior performance and asset retention, project types include ground-up development of apartment communities, hotels, multi-tenant commercial, and master planned communities. Bryan is an active member of Young Presidents Organization and actively promotes small business leadership through a variety of director positions and mentorship.
Nicole Warwood oversees all aspects of investment and loan administration, investment analysis, investor and lender relations as well as performing new investment due diligence, underwriting and asset management for Providence Development. Prior to joining Providence, Nicole enjoyed a very successful 15-year career in the financial industry where she specialized in financing a variety of large and complex real estate investment and development projects around the country. Nicole has her Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University in Business Finance and Economics. Outside of work, Nicole volunteers her time to the local Cancer Support Community serving as its Treasurer for the past two years.
Devon Lange is the financial controller for Providence Development and is responsible for the financial reporting, forecasting, analysis, and asset management required to drive the company’s business strategy. Devon holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado Boulder and a master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Colorado Denver and is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 6 years of experience in the public accounting industry.
Jake Ehresmann oversees the design, development, and the construction of hotels, mixed use buildings, multifamily communities, and master-planned community projects from concept to opening for Providence Development. Prior to joining Providence, Jake enjoyed a 15-year career managing construction of projects ranging from high-end custom residential homes, multi-family, hospitality, and healthcare. Jake has a Bachelor of Science degree from Montana State University in Construction Engineering and Technology with accreditations in Storm Water Pollution, LEED AP, BD+C, and Building Information Modeling.
Parker Lange is the development manager for Providence Development providing comprehensive project management from site selection and concept design to land use entitlement/permitting. Parker brings experience ranging from multi-family brokerage to development management of a wide range of commercial and residential projects through feasibility, entitlements, permitting and design. He works closely with all stakeholders in every step of the process to ensure project success from concept to opening. Parker has his Bachelor of Science from the University of Colorado Boulder in Business Finance and Economics, along with his Real Estate Certification.
Jakim Ricketts is the Portfolio Associate for Providence Development providing supporting expertise on portfolio financials, investor relations, and credit management. Jakim holds a bachelor’s in Finance from Tabor College and master’s degree in Business Innovation and Management from Montana State University. In his free time, Jakim enjoys hunting, fishing, and backpacking around Montana.
Gabby Klein is the Project Assistant for Providence Development. Following her Valedictorian graduation, Gabby embarked on a journey pursuing a major in Business Administration with a concentration on Real Estate Finance and a minor in Real Property Development at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Gabby’s educational background and previous internship experience contributes to her understanding of Financial & Managerial Accounting, Real Property Development, Legal Responsibilities of Businesses and Business Statistics. Gabby has earned the distinction of being on the Dean’s List for six quarters and proudly serves as the Vice President of the Real Estate Club at Cal Poly. In her free time, you will find Gabby outdoors hiking, skiing, surfing or playing sports.
Wendy Benge is the executive assistant and office administrator for Providence Development. Prior to joining Providence, Wendy enjoyed a 12-year career in hospitality and project management. Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from San Francisco State University, is Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. In her free time, Wendy enjoys Montana with her two husky puppies.