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Meet the Team

Get to know the dedicated and dynamic individuals who make our company's success a reality.

Meet the Team

Get to know the dedicated and dynamic individuals who make our company's success a reality.


Tom Stapley

Tom Stapley is a leader and advocate for manufactured housing. With a career spanning over 17 years in the manufactured housing industry, Tom is committed to building welcoming, safe and well-maintained communities for individuals and families to call home. Tom is an executive founder and the President of Roots Management, which emerged from the merger of Treehouse Communities and Vineyards Communities. Today, Roots is one of the premier companies in the manufactured home industry, operating over 241 communities across 24 states. Tom co-founded Treehouse Group Companies in 2006 and he has been the driving force in helping Treehouse grow and succeed to become a top manufactured housing provider. His leadership is anchored in a commitment to building teams and empowering people. He is dedicated to cultivating opportunities for individuals, families, and entire communities and to creating safe, friendly, and opportunity-rich environments. Tom also co-founded Invitation Homes in 2012, a venture that has grown into the largest single-family rental home company in the United States. With over 80,000 homes in its portfolio, Invitation Homes has reshaped the landscape of single-family rentals. As the President of Roots Management Group, Tom continues to lead with a vision to provide quality housing opportunities for individuals and families.

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Shaun Huxford

Shaun Huxford is a seasoned executive with a wealth of experience in Operations and management. As the Executive Vice President at Roots Management Group, Shaun is pivotal in steering the company toward success through strategic leadership and operational execution.

Shaun’s journey in the Manufactured Housing (MH) space began in 1986 as he paid his way through college at University of Washington by transporting and setting homes. He then embarked on his entrepreneurial path by becoming the owner and Managing Partner of a company supplying materials to the MH industry while earning his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

Over the next 15 years, Shaun started, turned-around and successfully grew several MH supply based companies. One of Shaun’s most valuable growing opportunities came next when he was asked to help navigate the largest privately held MH Manufacturer through the Great Recession. This included providing over 50,000 FEMA Cottages after the Katrina hurricane and overcoming an F4 tornado that struck the business’s campus.

As Chief Operations Officer at Roots Management Group, Shaun Huxford brings his expertise to the forefront. His executive leadership, strategic planning, and operations management background positions him as a critical asset in the company's pursuit of excellence. As Shaun continues to make significant contributions to the success of Roots Management Group, his journey serves as an inspiration to aspiring professionals and a testament to the impact of visionary leadership in the corporate landscape.

David Bragg, Roots Management Group's Professional Chief Strategy Officer

David Bragg

Serving as CFO, Dave leads the Accounting, Tax, A/P, and Treasury functions, as well as Capital Markets, Portfolio Management, Data, and IT. Upon joining Roots in late-’22, Dave initially led the Investment function and served as Chief Strategy Officer. Before joining Roots in late '22, Dave served as Co-Head of Strategic Research at Green Street, the preeminent provider of actionable commercial real estate research, data, analytics, news, and advisory services in the United States and Europe. The team's research informed property investors’ decision-making process across real estate sectors and metro areas in the public and private markets. Previously, he led Green Street’s residential team encompassing the apartment, single-family rental, student housing, manufactured housing, and self-storage sectors. Prior to joining Green Street, Dave developed and led the REIT research effort at Zelman & Associates and was a member of Institutional Investor’s top-ranked REIT research team at ISI Group and Merrill Lynch. Dave is a Global Governing Trustee of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and recently served as Chair of the Technology and Real Estate Council. Dave holds a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University, a Master of Arts in International Business from the University of Florida, and a Master of Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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EVP Operations

Corey D. Wikstrom

Corey D. Wikstrom is a seasoned executive with a distinguished career in the Manufactured Housing and RV industry.

Corey’s journey in the industry is marked by his exceptional performance in various leadership roles. As former Senior Vice President of Operations at Roots Management Group, at that time the company saw significant improvements in operational efficiency.

Before joining Roots Management Group, Corey was the Chief Operating Officer at Three Pillar Communities. Here he drove the company’s success and was instrumental in the organization’s remarkable growth.

Corey's educational background in Business Administration and Marketing, combined with his extensive experience, makes him an asset to Roots Management Group. His ability to build winning teams, lead operations, and drive growth and efficiency has been consistently demonstrated throughout his career.

Eric Blum, Roots Management Group's Hardworking Chief Legal Officer

Eric Blum

With nearly 20 years of experience as a corporate attorney with significant experience in real estate, private equity, corporate governance, capital markets and mergers & acquisitions, Eric currently serves as our Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, leading the teams responsible for all legal matters and risk management. He previously served as COO of OZ Impact Funds (the investment arm of Vineyards Management Group) from February 2019 until the merger of OZ and Vineyards into Roots in August 2021, when Eric assumed his current role. He previously worked as an associate at Greenberg Traurig in Las Vegas, Nevada, where his principal practice areas were mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate finance and corporate governance.