About Us

Photography and video production is our passion!  While searching for a new home one of the founders of Spotlight Home Tours was struck by how poorly homes were being visually represented.  We know it can be done better.  A love for photography and video production runs deep throughout our company including the management, accounting, marketing and editing departments. We were founded with a personal passion for good imagery and presenting properties in the best light possible.  Our commitment is to share this passion with everyone, which is why we strive to provide the highest quality imaging services in the country while keeping it affordable and attainable.  

Ownership Group

Bret Peterson - Owner
Bret Peterson
CEO & Partner

Management Team

“Ben
Ben Lawhorn
Video Production Manager
“Randy
Randy Shankula
Director Of Photography
“Miranda
Miranda Kimberlin
Editing Manager
Jeff Sylvester - Graphic Design
Jeff Sylvester
Graphic Art Manager
Eric Crawford - Sales Manager
Eric Crawford
Director of Marketing/Sales

Corporate Office

Amanda Maher - Executive Assistant
Amanda Maher
Executive Assistant
Tyrell Masterson - Scheduling
Tyrell Masterson
Scheduling
Cynthia Westfall - Scheduling
Cynthia Westfall
Scheduling
“Madi
Madi Hayes
Concierge Marketing Assistant
Simone Tilley - Editing
Simone Tilley
Editing
“Steven
Steven Miller
Editing
“Tanner
Tanner Shahan
Editing
Melissa Worthen - Editing
Melissa Worthen
Editing
“Gabi
Gabi Savchuk
Video Production
“Heather
Heather Morley
Tour Coordinator
Sheri Peterson - Accounting
Sheri Peterson
Accounting
Eileen Valdez - Accounting
Eileen Valdez
Accounting
“Son
Son Duong
Developer
Kariann Haskell - Editing

Kariann Haskell

Editing

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Miranda Kimberlin - Editing

Miranda Kimberlin

Editing

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Ashley Burge

Affiliate Liaison

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Tyrell Masterson - Customer Service

Tyrell Masterson

Customer Service

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Ben Lawhorn - Video Production

Ben Lawhorn

Video Production

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Kyle Wilcox - Video Production

Kyle Wilcox

Video Production

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Isil Hessick - Video Production and Editing

Isil Hessick

Video Production and Editing

Film major, storyteller, mom. Takes great pride in her editing, re-editing and re-reediting and… Loves coffee, dark chocolate and humor if possible all at the same time. Has a slight accent. Known to forcefully feed her co-workers and sometimes total strangers. When not editing, looking for her son's socks, picking up small legos from the most unlikely places, negotiating with her daughter at dinner time, homework time or pretty much any other time, she actually writes.

A human. Being.

Bret Peterson

Bret Peterson

Owner

While looking to purchase a new home, Bret and his wife quickly learned that if they did not find a listing that included photos they did not want to waste time searching. One of the homes they did decide to take a look at had a photo tour online but was so poorly photographed that when they did get out to seeing the house they were surprised at how the photos had misrepresented the home. Bret had been shooting photography since he was 17 and the light went off, he started Spotlight Home Tours in 2003 and has been creating the best photos and videos offered to the Real Estate market ever since. While not spending time at Spotlight Bret spends time with his wife and family in Utah enjoying hobbies like Fishing, Camping and of course Photography.

Simone Tilley

Simone Tilley

Editing

Bio coming soon...

Will Merfalen

William Merfalen

Web Development

William is an integral part of the Spotlight team, bringing in 5+ years of professional web development experience. His analytical mind and capability for creative problem solving make him a valued member here at Spotlight. Born and raised in sunny San Diego, his personal life reflects that of an introvert as he codes not only at work but also at home over the weekends and at nights. He just loves code that much. :)

Chris Oakley

Chris Oakley

Editing

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Chris Oakley

Jonathon Holmgren

Editing

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Melissa Worthen

Melissa Worthen

Editing

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Tyler Beck

Tyler Beck

Video Production Manager

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Amanda Maher

Amanda Maher

Affiliate Coordinator

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Chris Lee

Customer Service

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Phil Lloyd

Phil Lloyd

Office Manager

Phil is the Controller/Office Manager for Spotlight Home Tours. He has a professional background in cost accounting and office management in both home-building and commercial construction. Living in Salt Lake his entire life and being an avid skier and outdoors man, he has always had a love and appreciation for great photography. When the opportunity was presented to him, he was thrilled to become a part of the Spotlight team and contribute his experiences to promote the success of the company.

Briana Mallory

Briana Mallory

Managing Assistant

Briana is the Affiliate Liaison and Executive Assistant for the ownership group with Spotlight Home Tours. She has an extensive background in real estate and has a firm understanding of what an agents needs are. Briana enjoys the energetic and creative atmosphere at Spotlight and is excited to be a part of the growth and success of the company. Briana has traveled a lot and lived in 5 different states, but with hobbies like skiing, hiking and camping Utah seems to be a great fit for her. She also love spending time with her family and two dogs.

Amy Hunter

Amy Hunter

Photo Production Manager

Bio coming soon...

Jacob Kerr

Jacob Kerr

Web Development

Jacob has been working in the web design, development and internet marketing field for over tens years. With an extensive background as the lead web design and development engineer at some of Utah's most prestigious web design firms Jacob has has developed a strong set of skills. With Spotlight and Jacob's insatiable hunger for the technological incline Spotlight is consistently improving their online and offline operations. Jacob loves all forms of art whether it's cooking Italian food, designing and developing new concepts, pushing a new market or just simply going for a hike and listening to music he does it all with a smile on his face.

Alex Linsley

Alex Linsley

Scheduling

Alex has been employed at Spotlight Home Tours as a scheduling coordinator for a little over a year. She is currently attending the University of Utah and is planning on graduating in Decemeber with a degree in Strategic Communications. In her spare time she loves being with her friends and family, as well as volunteering at the Best Friends Animal Shelter.

Teisha Ahlstrom

Teisha Ahlstrom

Scheduling

Bio coming soon...

Eileen Valdez

Eileen Valdez

Accounting

I was born in Chicago IL , raised in Denver CO and I am a big fan of the Denver Broncos!!! I have an identical twin sister. I came to work for Spotlight Home tours in June of 2011. I enjoy working with people. I enjoy spending time with my children.

Sheri Peterson

Sheri Peterson

Accounting

Sheri is Bret Peterson's mother so she has had a natural passion for the company since she first heard about the idea and concept. She worked in the automobile industry as a controller/office manager for 26 years, and after long dedicated hours and stressful situations she loves being part of the Spotlight today as a member of the Accounting Department today. Sheri is amazed by the work of our photographers and editors and enjoys watching the Video and Cinematic Tours. Outside of work She enjoys spending time with grandchildren and being crafty.

Josh Rushton

Josh Rushton

Editing

Bio coming soon...

Heather Morley

Heather Morley

Tour Coordinator

Heather has been employed with Spotlight Home Tours since 2007. She appreciates architecture, and as Spotlight's Tour Coordinator, enjoys viewing the amazing properties showcased through Spotlight's website. She is a Utah native and attended school at Weber State University, USU and SLCC. Heather is a jack of all trades and has many hobbies which include photography, cooking, music, hiking, family history research, arts & crafts, crochet/knitting, gardening, piano, guitar and biking. She grew up in a small town and prefers the country life, but loves to travel and see other parts of the world. She has an affinity for the vintage world, so has often been referred to as an "old soul" who was born in the wrong era.