The Trailside Story - Our Team

Retreat with us to the beauty of the Northwest and the comfort of a Trailside Home.

Established in 2011, Trailside Homes is owned and operated by locals – taking full advantage of the outdoor lifestyle. We treat every relationship with the personal attention you’d expect from a friend of the family.

We are an authentic Pacific Northwest homebuilder and real estate brokerage specializing in building and selling homes in communities designed for people who love the outdoor lifestyle. Trailside Homes seek to create homes and communities, which enhance every aspect of a person’s life by connecting people to the outdoors.

Like many who own a home in the area, we also have roots in the city. We understand the pursuit of work/life balance and the desire for a home that combines modern convenience with the privacy and intimacy of a wooded retreat.

We invite you to explore the places we love and the communities we have designed and built or the beauty of Suncadia Resort, where we are a featured builder.  Explore our newest home designs and custom home services and decide for yourself if we can bring you closer to what you love.

A team that knows what it means to be home.

Collectively, our team has called the area “home” for hundreds of years. We are real estate experts, development specialists, craftsmen, architects, landscape and interior designers. Perhaps most of all, we are outdoor enthusiasts. If you are ready to own or build your perfect mountain retreat, we are eager to show you around.

Sean Northrop, Trailside Homes Founder & CEO

Sean has worked in real estate development and place-making since 1993. He is passionate about the outdoor lifestyle and sharing it with others. Sean’s is a visionary leader – having assembled a team of like-minded individuals with skills and talents that span the spectrum of home and land development, architecture, interior and landscape design – and more. He is a creative, flexible and collaborative partner who is truly invested in delivering your dream of the perfect mountain retreat. Away from the office, Sean is a voracious reader who names hiking and snowmobiling among his favorites.

Jennifer Ewart, Trailside Real Estate Designated & Managing Broker, Trailside Homes Director of Special Projects

Jennifer has worked in real estate since 1999 with experience in residential, land and timber acquisitions, as well as home and land development. She directs a team of associates who represent Trailside Homes including everything from land and custom homes, to new construction, move-in-ready, spec and resale. A longtime resident of the area, Jennifer enjoys hiking, biking, snowmobiling and great wine with good friends.

Jonathan Oquist, Trailside Homes Director of Construction

Jonathan is a third generation home builder and brings over 15 years of experience to the Trailside Homes team. In addition to his construction experience, Jonathan also brings years of experience of AutoCad drafting. Jonathan’s favorite local spot is in the remote backcountry of the upper Teanaway valley.

Billy Pritchett, Trailside Homes Superintendent

Billy is an enthusiastic team member with a diverse set of growing skills from high-accuracy in mathematical measurements to stamina in the field. Billy has been working in construction since he graduated high school in Quincy, Washington. He also holds a B.S in Biology from Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Originally from California, Billy spends his free time fishing, camping and enjoying snow sports.



Kevin Breinholt, Trailside Homes Senior Superintendent

Kevin has more than 14 years of diverse construction experience working as an area superintendent and project manager, overseeing multiple developments from land development to occupancy. His career in construction began early as a residential framer and progressed all the way to owning his own general contracting firm. Born and raised in Orem, Utah, Kevin has a B.S. in Construction Management from Brigham Young University. In his free time, Kevin enjoys to golf.

We live by one motto; Adventure Outside, as one of the largest independent community and home builders in the Pacific Northwest. Homes are built to enrich a person's life through every element by connecting them to the outdoors. The Trailside Homes team is passionate about family and community by sharing life with outdoor experiences. Learn more about why home is from Coast to Cascades.