Meet Our Team

 The Why Behind ROVE Partners

Matt joined NAI Business Properties in September 2009 and became an owner in June of 2012. Prior to joining NAI, Matt brokered commercial transactions that included investment, office, and industrial properties within Yellowstone County since 2004.

Throughout his time at NAI Business Properties Matt saw the opportunity and the need for a more comprehensive approach to commercial real estate. From the beginning, Matt did valuation work for clients as a way to hone his skills and provide a service for banks and individuals. In 2012 Matt began Montana Commercial Management. By 2018, his team had grown to 6 team members and hasn’t stopped growing since then. Thus, the inception of ROVE Partners.

ROVE Partners exists to provide every client with the very best commercial real estate experience. The integration of Brokerage, Management, Valuation, and Development addresses the full life cycle of a property ensuring the property value is maximized for cash flow, planning, or disposition.

Matt Robertson

ROVE Partners Team

Brokerage Team

Matt Robertson

Matt Robertson

CEO

Office: 406.294.6308

Cell: 406.671.1158

mrobertson@naibusinessproperties.com

Matt Robertson

CEO

Matt’s process driven approach and keen market insight has assisted clients in consistently capturing unseen revenue for their assets. Investors, owners, and buyers appreciate Matt’s passion for the industry and personal approach, which has helped him develop long-term relationships as a trusted advisor and consultant. Matt joined NAI Business Properties in September 2009 and became an owner in June of 2012. Prior to joining NAI, Matt brokered commercial transactions since 2004. Matt has taken the lead in developing a strong presence in the office, industrial and investment market as well as pioneering a commercial management and valuation division.

Haley Vannatta

Haley Vannatta

Broker

Office: 406.294.6317

Cell: 406.672.1443

hvannatta@naibusinessproperties.com

Haley Vannatta

Broker

Haley grew up on a farm in Wyoming and later attended Northwest College then graduated from MSUB in 2020 with a degree in Business Administration. She spent 20 years in the marketing and advertising world before selling her business and jumping feet first into commercial real estate in 2018. Haley values the opportunity to help maximize real estate assets and lease negotiations! As a small business owner for 13 years she has unique insight into the challenges and frustrations business owners face. She loves working with people to help them achieve their business goals.

Zach Robbins

Zach Robbins

Commercial Sales Agent & Legacy Advisor

Zach Robbins

Commercial Sales Agent & Legacy Advisor

Zach is a third generation Montanan born and raised in the Billings area. Zach earned a Mass Communication, English, and master’s in education degrees from Montana State University-Billings. He worked in education teaching at the college level as well as the high school level before deciding to move into the private sector. Zach worked as a financial advisor for a year and a half before making the transition to real estate. Since 2004 Zach has been brokering deals and investing in his own real estate portfolio by utilizing the 1031 exchange process, thus making it an easy conversion to real estate.

Valuation Team

Ben Rose

Ben Rose

Evaluations Director

Office: 406.294.6305

brose@naibusinessproperties.com

Ben Rose

Evaluations Director

Ben Rose joined NAI Business Properties in 2018 as a Real Estate Analyst. Ben works on all aspects of completing property evaluations throughout Montana. Since joining the team, he has completed hundreds of commercial, agricultural, and residential evaluations. Prior to joining NAI, Ben was previously a Commercial Loan Officer administrating SBA loans in many different markets. Ben, a Montana native, is a graduate from Rocky Mountain College.

Brenda McNaney

Brenda McNaney

Appraisal Director

Office: 406.894.2639

bmcnaney@rovevaluations.com

Brenda McNaney

Appraisal Director

Brenda attended Montana State University in Bozeman and Billings where she graduated with a Business Finance degree in 2008. Starting in 2007 Brenda held various positions in commercial lending including credit analyst and commercial lender. From 2011 - 2019 Brenda began her work in valuation services with Western Security Bank. This consisted of extensive appraisal reviews of all property types including retail, office, industrial, agriculture, subdivisions, land, residential, and special use properties.

In 2019, Brenda earned the Appraisal Institute General Review Specialist Designation (AI-GRS), becoming the first person in Montana to do so. The following year, she joined NAI Business Properties as a real estate analyst, conducting numerous evaluations of different property types across Montana. In November 2020, Brenda partnered with Dave Thomas of Thomas Appraisal Services, and she received her Certified General Appraiser license through this collaboration.

Ben McMaster

Ben McMaster

Evaluations Analyst

Ben McMaster

Real Estate Analyst

Ben joined our team in January 2022. Ben is a Montana native and grew up in Huntley, Montana. Ben is a graduate of Billings, Montana State University where he earned his degree in History. Ben comes to our team with a background in sales and management. In his free time, you’ll find him hiking, camping, fishing, watching football, or hanging out with friends and family.

Elli Petrik

Elli Petrik

Evaluation Analyst

Elli Petrik

Real Estate Analyst

Elli joined NAI Business Properties in October 2020 as a Real Estate Analyst. Elli has assisted in completing commercial, agricultural, and residential property evaluations throughout the state of Montana. Originally from Michigan, Elli graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and moved to Montana shortly after to begin working at NAI. Most recently, Elli has transitioned to staying at home full-time with her daughter, Harper, while continuing to work for the valuations department.

Management Team

Stephanie Nelson

Stephanie Nelson

Management Director

Stephanie Nelson

Management Director

Stephanie joined the Rove Partners team in 2021 when she relocated back to her hometown of Billings. As Management Director, Stephanie oversees all Rove Management operations and is responsible for the portfolio’s financial performance, leasing, budgeting & reporting, project management, and client, tenant and vendor relations. She is passionate about delivering an exceptional experience for owners and tenants alike, all with an eye toward finding opportunities to maximize the value of assets in her care. Prior to joining Rove Management, Stephanie spent over 11 years working for a regional investment and development company in the Puget Sound and has experience in multiple facets of commercial real estate, including investment, development, leasing and operations. Stephanie holds a BA in Business Administration from Linfield University and she is currently a CPM Candidate.

Steve Nitz

Steve Nitz

President

Steve Nitz  

President

Graduated with a BS in Construction Engineering Technology from Montana State University, and immediately went into the US Air Force.  After 8 years he left the military, received a Master's Degree in Public Administration, and went into property management.  After 27 years of leading management operations, he is switching from the day to day property management to focusing on project management.

Aaron Hefty

Aaron Hefty

Self Storage & Facilities Manager

Aaron Hefty

Self-Storage and Facilities Manager

Aaron specializes in the management of self-storage facilities, as well as providing facilities support and guidance to the broader portfolio. Aaron started with Rove Management in early 2022 and quickly became the resident expert in self-storage management and operations. Aaron is BOMI Certified in Air Handling, Water Treatment Plumbing Systems, as well as Energy Management and Controls. Aaron is a gifted problem solver with a penchant for taking care of details to ensure all facility operations are running smoothly!

Barclay Fagg

Barclay Fagg

Property Manager

Barclay Fagg

Barclay joined the Rove team as a property manager in March of 2024. Prior to making the transition to commercial property management, Barclay worked in residential property management, and also held positions as an assistant branch manager at Enterprise and an internship with Edward Jones. This combined background prepared her well to manage the financials and property needs of her portfolio – Barclay excels providing excellent customer service and thorough and complete follow through to exceed client and tenant expectations! Barclay holds a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from the University of Puget Sound.

Amber Wilson

Amber Wilson

Accounting & Operations Manager

Amber Wilson

Accounting and Operations Manager

After joining the management team in 2021, Amber quickly assumed oversight of all of the accounting functions for the team. Amber is the point person for all Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, as well as monthly reporting. Amber brings a keen focus on customer service and a passion for precision to her role! She holds an accounting certificate from Cornell University.

Jackie Kindsfather

Jackie Kindsfather

Accounting & Operations Assistant

Jackie Kindfather

Accounting and Operations Assistant

Jackie joined EPSI in 2016 as an administrative assistant. She brought with her over 20 years of experience in residential property management, including lease administration. Jackie currently assists with all aspects of accounting and day-to-day operations for Rove Management’s portfolio, and her excellent attention to detail helps ensure smooth operations across the board!

Seth Kraft

Seth Kraft

Assistant Property Manager

Seth Kraft

Assistant Property Manager

Seth is the first point of contact for his portfolio of properties, handling all tenant requests, vendor coordination and lease compliance and administration. A native of the Billings/Laurel area, Seth joined the team in 2022 with a background in banking - he brings strong communication and problem solving skills, helping to ensure that all of our tenant and client needs are met and exceeded!

Bre Marino

Bre Marino

Accounting & Operations Assistant

Bre Marino

Bre joined the Rove team as the Accounting and Operations Assistant in March 2024. Bre has background in both banking as well as veterinary medicine – her diverse background experience gives her a keen appreciation for details that she brings to the Rove AP/AR processes, ensuring timely and accurate payment processing for our tenants and clients, and streamlined operations all around!

Management Maintenance Team

Derick Becktold

Derick Becktold

Maintenance Supervisor

Derrick Becktold

Maintenance Supervisor

Derrick oversees the Rove Management facilities team, including technician oversight & training, set up and maintenance of preventative maintenance schedules for the managed portfolio, property troubleshooting, capital project oversight, and new facility onboarding. Derrick joined the maintenance team in 2006.

Charlie Elston

Charlie Elston

Senior Chief Maintenance Technician

Charlie Elston

Senior Chief Maintenance Technician 

Charlie joined the maintenance team in 1996. He has experience with all building systems and is passionate about helping preserve and enhance the useful life of all equipment in his care! Charlie is a licensed boiler engineer and brings particular expertise in all things mechanical.

Matt Munson

Matt Munson

Chief Maintenance Technician

Matt Munson

Chief Maintenance Technician

Matt is the resident expert in all things related to HVAC - he joined the team in 1993, and has been honing his expertise ever since! 

Blake Heiser

Blake Heiser

Senior Maintenance Technician

Blake Heiser

Senior Maintenance Technician

Blake came on board in 2010 and currently focuses on a portfolio of medical office, office, and retail properties. Blake is an expert problem solver and takes great pride in proactively looking for ways to better the properties in his care.

Shawn Cox

Shawn Cox

Maintenance Technician

Shawn Cox

Maintenance Technician

Shawn joined the maintenance team in 2019 - he is the point person for a portfolio of properties and is always looking for cost effective solutions to best serve his clients and properties!

Chris Gauslow

Chris Gauslow

Maintenance Technician

Chris Gauslow

Maintenance Technician

Chris joined the maintenance team in 2023. Chris bring an extensive background in various maintenance related trades, including several years working in apartment complex maintenance.

Fred Lubke

Fred Lubke

Maintenance Manager Helena

 Fred Lubke

Maintenance Manager, Helena

Fred brings decades of property maintenance experience to his role caring for Rove’s Helena portfolio. Fred is experienced in all facts of general maintenance, HVAC, electrical, and plumbing and brings a wealth of Helena connections and vendor relationships to our assignment.

Operations and Finance

Katie Robertson

Katie Robertson

Consulting & Sales Agent

Office: 406.894.2641

Cell: 406.231.5277

krobertson@rovepartners.com

 

Katie Robertson

Job Position

Katie takes her love for business, real estate, and systems combining them all to run projects smoothly and efficiently. Katie’s education includes degrees in Business Administration and Office Management from Montana Tech and the University of Montana. Katie was born and raised in Montana and has managed her own rental portfolio since 2010. With a background in accounting, property management, and business consulting/marketing she added real estate licensee to her repertoire in 2019. Katie has worked alongside NAI’s Matt Robertson since 2013.

Aubyn Anderson

Aubyn Anderson

Operations Manager & Marketing Coordinator

Office: 406.894.2641

aanderson@rovepartners.com

Aubyn Anderson

Operations

Aubyn joined our team in August 2022. Aubyn grew up in Rapid City and came to Billings to pursue her education while playing volleyball at Rocky Mountain College. Aubyn holds a masters in Educational Administration Leadership from RMC.  With a background in teaching for the past 5 years, she also has experience in administration and leadership. She comes to our team offering up fun, order, and systems. When not at the office you’ll find her spending time with her husband, Bobby, who teaches and is the head basketball coach at Lockwood High School. You will also find her cuddling her son, Bronson, and three goldendoodles. 

Andy Megorden

Andy Megorden

Accounting Manager

Office: 406.894.2641

amegorden@rovepartners.com

Andy Megorden

Accounting Manager

Andy joined our team in May of 2023. A Montana native, he was born and raised in Billings and earned degrees in Accounting and Finance from Montana State University in Bozeman. He spent 5 years working in public accounting at both the local and international level, specializing in construction and private equity. Andy assists leadership in decision making by providing accurate financials and creating financial forecasts for our team. Outside of work, you’ll find him on the river, camping, or bird hunting all around Montana.

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