Robert P. Dunn
As president of Landmark Development Services Company, Bob has over 25 years of real estate development experience, specializing in large scale mixed-use and sports & entertainment facilities. Bob is responsible for managing the strategic planning, design, development, financing, construction, marketing and operations of major mixed-use and entertainment projects throughout the United States, he is currently leading the ONE Central mixed-use development project in Chicago, Illinois. He is also the owner of the Edgewater Hotel (Madison, WI), Red Crown Lodge (Arbor Vitae, WI) and other real estate interests.
Pete Helland, Jr.
As managing partner of Stand Rock Hospitality, Pete has over 35 years of experience in the tourism, hospitality and entertainment industry. He co-founded the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort in Wisconsin Dells in 1994 which today is now known as the largest waterpark resort in the U.S. He served as the resort’s first general manager, provided oversight for all development phases of the property, and currently serves on its Board of Directors. He is also the Managing Partner of the popular Wilderness at the Smokies property in Eastern Tennessee which opened in 2008. Prior to starting the Wilderness, Mr. Helland was appointed by Governor Tommy Thompson to work in the Department of Administration’s Finance Department. Mr. Helland graduated from Yale University in 1988 and earned an MBA in Real Estate from the University of Wisconsin School of Business in 1994. He currently is serving his second term on the State of Wisconsin Governor’s Council on Tourism after being appointed by Governor Scott Walker.
Joining Landmark Development Services Company over 22 years ago, Stuart brings 30 years of real estate development experience, specializing in large scale mixed-use and sports & entertainment facilities, plus hospitality projects. He is responsible for managing the design, development, financing, construction, marketing and operations of major mixed-use and entertainment projects throughout the United States. Extensive development experience including Lambeau Field for the Green Bay Packers, Allentown Entertainment District, Greektown Casino and multiple hotel projects.
As a partner in Landmark Development Services Company, Rob brings over 25 years of real estate development experience, specializing in large scale mixed-use and sports & entertainment facilities. He is responsible for managing the design, development, financing, construction, marketing and operations of major mixed-use and entertainment projects throughout the United States. Rob’s extensive development experience including Essentia Health, U.S. Bank Stadium, MetLife Stadium, Allentown Entertainment District, and other major league sports venues.
Tim has more than 30 years of hands-on experience in the tourism industry and several family businesses. Notably, Mr. Gantz served 18 years as the owner of America’s largest outdoor public admission waterpark, Noah’s Ark, before selling the company to Palace Entertainment in 2012. In his role, Mr. Gantz oversees operations, expansion and development for Stand Rock Hospitality’s portfolio of owned and/or managed hotel and resort properties. He formerly served as Chairman and was on the Board of Directors of the World Waterpark Association and was recently inducted into the World Waterpark Association’s Hall of Fame.
Mr. Helland has over 30 years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry. In his role, Mr. Helland is involved in the overall successful operations of all Stand Rock Hospitality owned and/or managed hotel, resort and entertainment properties. By the age of 29, Mr. Helland had co-developed and operated the successful Dells enterprise, Crazy King Ludwig’s Adventure Park. Additionally, he helped develop and manage his family’s attractions, Pirates Cove Adventure Golf and Riverview Boat Line. Mr. Helland is very active in the community and has served six years on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Dells Visitor and Convention Bureau.
Tim brings more than 20 years of experience in tourism and hospitality development and business administration to his role as a Partner of Stand Rock Hospitality. He is involved in the successful operations, acquisitions, expansion and development for the company’s portfolio of owned and/or managed hotel and waterpark resort properties and personally oversaw the on-site construction of the entire Wilderness at the Smokies project. He is a graduate from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas’ William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration.