Who We Are

Meet Your Team

Our team includes some of the most knowledgeable and experienced land development professionals around. These recognized leaders have helped Blue Fern become one of the largest developers in Washington state, and they’re powering our growing success across the country.

Ben Paulus
Chief Executive Officer

Michelle Branley
Chief Operating Officer

Max Chappron
Chief Financial Officer

John Graves
Chief Acquisitions Officer

Chas Peterson

Chas Peterson
Manager of Acquisitions

Anna Drumheller
Entitlement manager

Decision makers for decision makers.

With an executive team that’s working 24/7, and professionals at every level empowered to make decisions, there’s never a delay getting answers. This kind of access not only increases the profitability of a project; it makes logistics a lot easier.

Sized for success.

Smaller than some development companies, Blue Fern offers partners the best of both worlds: a close-knit team of highly-experienced professionals, laser-focused on your needs—and a lean, nimble organization that can keep your project moving. No corporate runaround. No cookie-cutter strategies that might minimize your deal.  

Our construction experience pays off.

We work closely with our affiliate company Teak Construction, taking into account a full range of construction considerations for every client and opportunity. Knowing what it takes to build on a given lot gives us a sharper understanding about what’s needed to develop it, and allows us to create a more strategic, executable deal that brings more value for everyone involved.