You can predict the future if you create it.”

– Peyton Smith, Visionary

Our Story

Black Kanyon, LLC is a holdings company that came into existence in February of 2020. It was created to hold our operating businesses, as well as real estate assets. Our small team works a number of roles in each of our operating companies.

Our Team


Peyton Smith


Peyton fills the Visionary role with his daily activities focused on Acquisition & Disposition. He has been self employed since 2012. Peyton focuses on growth and creative solutions.

EJ Drake

Asset Manager

EJ joined the team in July of 2020 and has served several roles since. He is full time Asset & Project Manager. EJ makes the business operate smoothly on the day to day.
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Jalayna Haug

Executive Assistant

Jalayna has filled the role of Executive Assistant since starting in July of 2019. She also fills a marketing role in the companies. Jalayna works to increase productivity of the executive team.

Matt Schreiber

Operations Analyst

Since joining the team in the November of 2021, Matt has filled the role of Operations Analyst. He specializes in underwriting deals and analyzing current property financials.

Jared Gass

General Counsel & CIO

Jared transitioned from our attorney to our General Counsel in December of 2021. He works on deal negotiations, drafting & legal representation as well as investor relations.

MaKenna Hallstrom

Admin Assistant

MaKenna joined the team in March of 2022. Filling the roll of Admin Assistant, she assists in Office Operations & Management.

Hilary Rossow

Executive Assistant

Hilary started December of 2022. She is Executive Assistant to the CIO & General Counsel. Her days are spent on scheduling, investor communications, and optimizing efficiency.

Core Focus

To Provide Opportunity for Employees, Investors, and Strategic Partners

Core Values


Don’t Give Up, Find a Way, Embrace the Suck

Humbly Confident

No Arrogance, Know Your Stuff, Be Vulnerable

Team Player

Make the Best of Everything, Positive Vibes


Make Other People Better, Selfless, Active Listening