Summit Rock Communities LLC.


Morris D. Jaffe


Morris D. Jaffe, Jr’s business success over the past 30 years includes real estate investment and development, energy exploration and production, aviation modifications, trading and leasing. His real estate portfolio includes development and management of a plethora of real estate, including: land tracts, ranches, industrial properties, retail properties, office buildings, hotel and hospitality projects in San Antonio, Austin and Horseshoe Bay, Texas. Mr. Jaffe’s energy contribution is vast. He was as a principle and sponsor of several oil and gas exploration projects with several major oil companies. His latest ventures involve aviation where Mr. Jaffe has over twenty years’ experience and earned worldwide recognition from notable clients including: Gordon and Ann Getty (Getty Oil), Marvin Davis (Davis Energy), the King of Thailand, Donald Trump and the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. The formation of Jetran International in 2002 was a milestone for Jaffe; establishing a combined fleet of nearly 100 B737’s, DC-9’s and MD-80’s, along with 75 spare jet engines and an extensive spare parts inventory. Jetran is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.  Mr. Jaffe is active in overseeing the Resorts development and operations.


Ron Lynn Mitchell

Vice President / Developer

Ron Mitchell has served as the Vice Chairman of Horseshoe Bay Resort since 2004 as well as President since 2012. He is also the President of Summit Rock Communities and President of Horseshoe Bay Resort Realty. Mr. Mitchell started his tenure with Horseshoe Bay Resort as the Sales and Marketing Director in the 1970s. Since that time, Mr. Mitchell has played a critical role in leading Horseshoe Bay Resort into prominence as one of the nation’s most successful private clubs and destination resorts. Mr. Mitchell spearheaded numerous development projects for Horseshoe Bay Resort and managed many key elements of resort operations from 1979-2004. Outside of the Resort, Mr. Mitchell currently serves as Vice Chairman on the Board of Regents for the Texas State University System. He was appointed by Governor Perry to fulfill this esteemed role that represents nine intuitions of higher education across Texas.  Mr. Mitchell is also a recent recipient of the Marble Falls Lake LBJ lifetime achievement Award and Outstanding Citizen.


Brad Crouse

Chief Financial Officer

Brad Crouse has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Summit Rock Communities LLC since January of 2012. As CFO, Mr. Crouse oversees the financial operations for development, strategic planning, cash flow analyses and banking relations. Prior to his arrival at Horseshoe Bay Resort, Mr. Crouse fulfilled successful tenures as Vice President-Controller at La Quinta Country Club, LDD Desert Development, a subsidiary of Lowe Destination Development and Lennar Homes, where he served that organization for nearly 15 years. Mr. Crouse is a graduate of North Dakota State University and a member of the Desert Hospitality Accountants Association.