Leadership Profiles – Only Epic Holdings


Jason Mittman, CCIM & SEC


Jason is passionate about family, friends, the outdoors, commercial real estate, public speaking, and business coaching. He is a competitive athlete and a mountaineer.

He is a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker, CCIM, Society of Exchange Counselors (SEC) Member, and holds a degree in business from U.T.S.A. Jason has over 25 years of Real Estate expertise including analysis, sourcing, development, construction, leasing, finance, acquisition, disposition, and brokerage. Mittman has invested in, owned and developed across the spectrum of real estate including medical office, multi-family, multi-tenant retail, land, hospitality, & single tenant assets.

Jason has worked on complex commercial transactions with a variety of issues including entitlement, environmental, lease, finance, cross-easement, eminent domain, foreclosure, defeasance, development, and re-development. Jason has negotiated difficult leases, development and construction, as well as building purchases and sales with a long list of companies.  Jason has invested in real estate in Texas, Colorado, Utah, Ohio, Michigan, and Tennessee.

Jason philanthropic is focused on the issues of children: poverty, literacy, and physical and mental health.  He is passionate about giving thought provoking presentations and leadership workshops. He has spoken to a variety of audiences from Chambers of Commerce, Schools, to fortune 500 companies on the topic of “Applying lessons from the world’s most brutal races.”

Jason has served on a variety of boards and committees including the US-Israel Science and Technology Foundation, International Technology and Trade Network, The Young Survival Coalition, PESOMEX, Anti-Defamation League, the San Marcos School Bond Committee, Camp Young Judea, and is currently on the board of governors of the Society of Exchange Counselors.

Ronald F Barnes CPA

Chief Financial Officer

CPA in public accounting for over 40 years. Started career in 1972 and retired from public accounting at the end of 2015. During that time served as Managing Partner for his CPA firm for over 20 years.

Obtained Series 65 securities license in 2001 and now works part time providing financial consultation, investment advice, and retirement planning.  

Retired Colonel from the U.S. Army with 32 years of service. Awarded the Legion of Merit for his service.

Served as an Ambassador for the Army Reserves for 9 years. This is an appointment out of Washington and carries a military protocol equivalent of Major General.

Practiced Taekwondo for over 25 years, achieving the rank of 5th degree black belt. Much of this time was spent in an instructor role as well as a student.               

In addition, Ron has been active in numerous civic and community organizations, becoming President of many of them. He has been named a Kentucky Colonel by two different KY Governors; and appointed a Sagamore of the Wabash by the Governor of Indiana. This is to name just two of the many awards received. Ron currently serves on the Board of Advisors: for Indiana University Southeast, and for Norton Clark Memorial Hospital. Ron is also on the Executive Board of the Lincoln Heritage Council of Boy Scouts of America.

Justin McElfish

Director Of Construction

Justin is a licensed contractor and is currently Director of Construction and Maintenance for Only Epic Holdings, bringing 16 years of Construction Management, Logistics, and Operational Process experience. He currently oversees all development, new construction, commercial buildouts, and maintenance of properties nationwide.

Justin began his career with Centex Homes in the fast-paced, production homes marked in Washington D.C. He spent 4 years in the multi-family new construction world, culminating in his role as Senior Project Manager of an $80 million condo and townhome development. With the fall of the housing market in 2008, Justin transitioned into the transportation industry for the nation’s largest waste hauling company.

He worked his way from Operations Manager to District Manager to Operational Improvements and Logistics Manager for the Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, and Arkansas area. In his role, Justin worked to implement streamlined processes through technology, operational management, and routing logistics for 21 hauling locations and over 2,000 hauling routes. Most recently, before joining Only Epic, Justin has been the owner of a high-end building and remodeling company in the Louisville, Kentucky area and serves on the Board of Directors for the local Home Builders’ Association.

Sam Jewett

Operations Manager

As Operations Manager of Only Epic Holdings, Sam’s passion for organization and
efficiency are met with the challenge of juggling financial, property management, and
marketing tasks. He brings years of experience in property management, sales, operations, and litigation defense. Sam graduated from The University of Denver with a BA in Political Science.