Meet Our Team
Partner/Residential & Commercial Broker Associate
Brooke has been a bookkeeper for Alpine Companies since 2016. She grew up in Tulare, a small town in northeastern South Dakota and attended Augustana University. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and worked as a nurse for 12 years before joining Team Alpine! Brooke and her husband, Eric, have four children. She enjoys spending time with her family, attending her children’s many activities, being outdoors, and traveling.
Property Manager/Vendor Coordinator
Eric Kerkvliet is one of the founders of the Alpine Companies, where he acts as General Counsel, as well as the Responsible Broker for Alpine Commercial and Alpine Residential. Eric enjoys overseeing the legal and financial aspects of the Alpine Companies.
Eric is also an attorney with Equity Law Firm, PLLC, where he is licensed to practice in South Dakota and Iowa. A native of northwest Iowa, Eric attended Augustana University and earned his law degree, with honors, from the University of South Dakota in 2006. Eric was a judicial clerk for the First Judicial Circuit and was in private practice for more than thirteen years with Lynn, Jackson, Shultz & Lebrun, P.C. before founding Equity Law Firm. Eric has been practicing as an attorney since 2007 and focuses his practice on all aspects of real estate, including representing syndicators in drafting the appropriate documents for raising money through private placements.
Eric and his wife, Brooke, have four children, and he enjoys golfing and attending his children’s many school and sporting events.
Partner/Residential and Commercial Broker Associate
Lydia joined Alpine Property Management as a Property Manager in 2017, she also serves as Human Resources Director for Alpine Companies.
Her career in property management began in 2001 working with income-based housing, later expanding into market rate properties. Her HR career was launched when she joined the Alpine team. She has been a member of the Society for Human Resources since 2018 and is a member of the Sioux Falls SE-SHERM chapter. She is pleased to have earned her SHRM-CP (Certified Professional) qualification in June 2020.
Lydia is active in the business community as well as professional organizations. She is a long-time member of the South Dakota Multi-Housing Association, serves as a member of their education committee and is currently serving as the Vice-Chairperson of the SDMHA Board. She is a co-founder and member of the South Dakota Real Estate Investment Association of Sioux Falls. She also served on the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce Small Business Committee for several years.
Lydia grew up in South Dakota graduating from Riggs High School in Pierre. She studied at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota graduating with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Human Relations.
Outside of her business and investment interests, Lydia enjoys serving on her church’s worship tech team and spending time with family. She also enjoys the Sioux Falls music scene including the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and is a fan of Mixed Martial Arts.