Roger is a 30-plus-year veteran of resort real estate, having created a legacy of high quality, responsible resort development projects in some of the most sought-after natural environments in the world. He is well-known within the industry for taking projects from the idea stage, through entitlement to completion, while maintaining the company's reputation, honest budgeting, team loyalty and the respect of the community.As a previous partner with Colorado-based East West Partners, Roger served as Managing Partner and President of Three Sisters Mountain Village, a $3 billion, 2,000-acre resort in the Canadian Rockies. Prior to that he was Managing Partner for EWP's Tahoe Mountain Resorts in North Lake Tahoe, California, where he started from scratch and developed $3.5 billion of real estate projects near Lake Tahoe, including The Village at Northstar, The Highlands, Old Greenwood, Gray's Crossing and Tahoe Mountain Club. His big-picture vision made EWP first in what has become a widespread renaissance in North Lake Tahoe.
Before joining East West Partners, Roger was President and CEO of Sugarbush Ski Resort in Vermont, served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of Vail Associates in Colorado, and was a founding executive of Beaver Creek Resort.Roger's educational background is in aeronautical engineering and he is passionate about technology. When he's not creating great real estate projects, he serves as owner and driver for Lessman Racing, Inc., a design, fabrication and operations company established to set a new land speed record for wheel-driven autos operating on alternative fuel.
Formed in 2009, Click, LLC is a real estate development, sales and marketing, and investment group.
Over the years I have been privileged to have a lot of help from friends and professionals that has allowed me to pursue my dream of racing at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats. Following is a list of those that have helped in one way or the other. I will try to update the list as my memory allows. There is no particular order, just a random recollection.
-Davis and Candy Dunn
-Hoot Gibson and Cathy Tanges
-Ellis Farias and Diane
-David and Ellen Ferguson
Design and engineering for the vehicle began in September 1992, with specific goals for aerodynamic loading (downloading), drag and other aerodynamic requirements. Preliminary wind tunnel testing was successfully completed at the University of Michigan wind tunnel facility and all design parameters were met or surpassed.
Engine: Single engine, large-block Ford V-8, 572 cubic inch displacement, turbocharged
Fuel: Compressed natural gas
Transmission: 5 Speed planetary-type, air shifted
Drive Train: All wheel drive, 1:1 ratio, custom design case, electronic traction control
Wheels: Modular 16 x 6 aluminum
Tires: 24 inch diameter special Bonneville LSR tires, spun tested to 750 MPH
Chassis: Tube frame/carbon fiber composite, suspension with +/- one inch travel
Body: Carbon fiber/Kevlar® composite
Brakes: Single rear disc, three parachutes
Weight: 3,800 pounds, "wet" with driver
Dimensions: Approximate, not including vertical stabilizer, 32 inches wide by 26 inches high (34 inches at top of cockpit) by 29 feet long. Frontal area is 7.25 square feet.