Don’t let perfection get in the way of progress.”

– Peyton Smith, Acquisition & Disposition

The Black Kanyon Team

Jared Gass​

Jared joined the Black Kanyon team in December of 2021. He underwent a transition from the role of attorney at Black Kanyon to his present position as General Counsel. Jared demonstrates a meticulous approach to deal negotiations, places a strong emphasis on cultivating positive investor relations, and consistently ensures the delivery of high-level drafting and exceptional legal representation.

Peyton Smith​

Peyton Smith founded Black Kanyon in 2020. Peyton leads the Acquisition and Disposition processes at Black Kanyon. His daily enterprise is focused on increased growth and creative solutions.

Matt Schreiber​

Matt joined the Black Kanyon team in November of 2021. He currently holds the position of Finance , where he is responsible for everything finance for our entities. He is accountable for the financials, reporting, and investor funds management for all of the real estate and businesses we own.​

Raygen Randall​

Raygen joined the Black Kanyon team in May 2023 and holds the position of Project Manager. He assists with the real estate portfolio with a primary focus on assessing property value and overseeing the capital expenditure associated with each asset. Raygen also manages Black Kanyon's aviation sector, diligently coordinating flights and overseeing aircraft maintenance operations.​

EJ Drake​

EJ joined the Black Kanyon team in July of 2020 and has served several roles since. He holds the role of COO & Asset Manager and oversees all business operations. EJ is passionate about pushing people to reach their unknown potential, and ensuring assets are optimized to their full potential.

Our Story

Black Kanyon was created in 2020 as a way to capture both sides of the businesses we operate. We are a private equity company that purchases real estate and companies across a variety of industries.

Our Home

we occupy 7,200 sq ft on the 3rd floor of 502 main avenue, lake norden, sd 57248.

Core Focus

To Provide Life Changing Opportunity For Our People

Core Values


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

Humbly Confident

No Arrogance, Know Your Stuff, Be Vulnerable

Team Player

Make Other People Better, Selfless, Active Listening, Hungry


Make the Best of Everything, Positive Vibes