Meet the Team
Shannon Lee – Realtor
Originally a Native of Vermont, Shannon started her Real Estate career in 1991 at Smugglers’ Notch Resort where she excelled in resort income property and fractional interest sales. As a long time seasonal visitor to Utah, Shannon fell in love with the Park City area and its lifestyle and moved to Park City in 1993 when she accepted an executive position within Marriott’s Vacation Club International division. Shannon spent 10 years with the Marriott Corporation; primarily in Sales and Management, specializing in corporate sales.
As her family started to grow Shannon took a sabbatical from sales and management to raise her two children while they were young. She became very involved with volunteering on their school Boards, enjoyed various Parent Student Teacher Organization positions and helped found the Summit County National Charity League Chapter.
Shannon feels at home with Summit Sotheby’s International Realty because she resonates with their passion to go beyond the extraordinary. She is committed to bring her listing clientele the best exposure and would welcome the opportunity to explain how. Her experience and success within the Park City market, combined with her enthusiasm and knowledge makes her a valuable asset to her clientele. Shannon is active and knowledgeable in all areas of Deer Valley, Park City, Heber City, Midway and East Salt Lake real estate areas, including both Buyer and Seller representation. Her specialized focus, however, is on investment and rental income property. Shannon enjoys sharing her knowledge of the Park City real estate market as well as of what the Summit County lifestyle has to offer families who may want to make Park City their home.
Shannon is active in community events including being a founding member of the Summit County National Charity League. She enjoys a full schedule of community involvement. As an avid skier and golfer, Shannon feels fortunate to live and work in such a beautiful place. When she isn’t sharing her real estate expertise with clients, she enjoys family time spent with her two children.
Shannon is a member of the Park City board of Realtors® as well as the Wasatch Front Regional board. Call her today and let her enthusiasm and expertise help you find the perfect mountain home or investment property.
Thomas Wright – Partner, President, Principal Broker
Thomas Wright was born and raised in Utah. During high school, Thomas was selected to be a United States Senate Page by Senator Orrin Hatch and former Senator Jake Garn. He then graduated from Quince Orchard High School in the Washington D.C. metro area. In 1997, he graduated from the University of Utah with two Bachelor of Art degrees: Marketing and Russian.
In 2008, Thomas was invited to become an owner and now serves as the President and Principal Broker of Summit Sotheby’s International Realty after the prestigious firm of Lewis Wolcott & Dornbush Real Estate became affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty. Since that time, the company has grown its gross yearly sales volume through aggressive recruiting and strategic planning from $135 million in 2008 to $1 billion in 2013.
Prior to joining Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, he was a top-producing sales agent with Prudential Utah Real Estate, served as the marketing director for Coldwell Banker Premier Realty, and was a partner of one of the largest real estate photography companies in the United States. During this time, Thomas was responsible for the marketing initiatives for several hundred real estate agents in offices all across the state of Utah. He also implemented many innovative and successful real estate marketing strategies and ventures that have influenced the residential real estate brokerage industry across the country and co-authored two patents related to online lead generation. Thomas has used his background to speak to large and small groups nationally about lead generation, effective management of leads, innovative sales techniques, social media and web site creation.
Thomas took full advantage of the skiing at Park City Mountain Resort as he grew up in the 1970s and as a member of Glenwild Country Club in Park City, he knows what Park City has to offer. Thomas enjoys traveling the world, which has included a three-week safari in Africa, a two-week golf excursion to Scotland, an Arctic Circle fishing adventure for Northern Pike and a six-week stay with his family in southern France.
Thomas is a civically minded citizen and has been elected and appointed to serve on several key organizations in the community. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the United Way, which serves Salt Lake, Summit and Davis Counties and was recently recognized with one of the organization’s highest honors for its efforts to dramatically change the delivery of early education in Utah. He also served as the Chairman of the Utah Republican Party, the Salt Lake County Republican Party and was a member of the Republican National Committee (RNC). In 2012, Thomas cast all of Utah’s 40 votes for Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention.
Thomas was married to Caroline Wright in 1998 and together, they have three daughters and one son. Caroline was raised in Newport Beach, California and holds a Masters Degree in Education from Pepperdine University. She is also a fluent Spanish speaker.
DAVE JOHNSON – MANAGING BROKER
A native of Salt Lake City, David received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Utah and began his very diverse real estate career by working as a sales agent. The technical side of the real estate business quickly captured his interest and he decided to attend law school, focusing on real estate and contract law. After graduating from law school, David worked as a lobbyist in Washington, D.C. before returning to real estate and forming and managing a title insurance and escrow agency. Those years provided him with in-depth experience through hundreds of complicated real estate closings.
David was next appointed Director of the Utah Division of Real Estate. He began by restructuring state-wide real estate education programs for real estate agents and brokers. He also implemented the adoption and revision of numerous new standardized real estate forms for use throughout the State of Utah. In 1987, David took his experience in real estate sales, title insurance and escrow, and real estate brokerage regulation, and applied it to private law practice with an emphasis in real estate and real estate brokerage law. He served as general counsel to the Utah Association of Realtors® and to the Park City Board of Realtors®. Based upon the real estate education programs he initiated at the Utah Division of Real Estate, David is one of the most highly recognized real estate instructors in the State of Utah.
TIFFANY FOX – VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING
Beginning her journey in Atlanta Georgia, Tiffany is a product of her never ending passion toward all things creative. Growing up surrounded by powerful mentors, some of Atlanta’s most brilliant artistic minds, it didn’t take long for Tiffany to start negotiating her own contracts and putting her creative touches on projects for brands worldwide.
After graduating from The University of Georgia, where she proudly served the Dawgs as a cheerleader, Tiffany immediately dove into selling and managing marketing solutions that included commercial print, point of sale, fixtures, art and video production. Seeing an opportunity to build her own business, Tiffany packed her bags and headed to California, where her work ethic and creativity afforded opportunities to travel and work internationally.
Upon returning to LA after working in Beijing’s fashion industry, Tiffany knew that it was time to fulfill a life-long dream of living near the slopes. Realizing that Park City was the perfect combination of professional opportunity and mountain living, she once again packed her bags, this time, headed to the snow. In the summer of 2013 she became the of Director of Marketing for Park City Television, where she would spend the next two and a half years managing everything from social media strategy to web development, show and commercial production to Sundance Film Festival content logistics.
In the spring of 2016, Tiffany joined the Summit Sotheby’s International Realty team, bringing her award winning creative talents to Utah’s vanguard real estate firm. Her goal is simple: continually position the Summit Sotheby’s International Realty brand through innovation, hard work and passion.
SHARON GARFIELD – VICE PRESIDENT, ACCOUNTING
Sharon was born and raised on a ranch in Lost Creek, Utah, where the value of hard work was instilled in her from a very early age. Helping on the farm, riding horses, and racing dirt bikes equaled living the true country dream.
Sharon’s real estate career began at the early age of 16, when she was an assistant to four top producing real estate agents. Having obtained her graduating credits early, she gained experience while on a work release program. After high school, Sharon obtained her real estate license and began working for a real estate brokerage in Park City, Utah, while also attending business management classes. She was originally hired as an assistant to a group of top producing agents, but was quickly promoted to Listing Coordinator and then Transaction Coordinator. Sharon’s ability to quickly master any position and to produce outstanding results resulted in her promotion as Accounting Manager for the brokerage. When that brokerage was acquired by Summit Sotheby’s International Realty, Sharon’s excellent people skills and knowledge, combined with her willingness to work hard, proved invaluable in her current position. Her loyalty, dependably and outstanding performance has earned her the trust of many.
Sharon married her high school sweetheart, Scott, and they reside in Coalville, Utah. Sharon’s true passion for life is being a mother and she and her husband have two beautiful girls, Kennedy and Everly.