I originally moved to Crested Butte in 1984 to work for Crested Butte Mountain Resort as a Lift Op. Living and working in a ski resort was a dream I had had since 1976 when I went on a High School ski trip to Keystone, Copper Mountain and Vail; the mountains called my name and after graduating from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, I moved to Colorado. Ending up in Crested Butte was a result of the Crested Butte Mountain Ski Resort coming to the University of Minnesota-Duluth to recruit college students to come out and work for the winter; they found us housing and gave us a job.
After my first ski season in Crested Butte, I moved to Breckenridge, Colorado and worked at the Shirt Off My Back t-shirt and gift shop. That led me to becoming a Manufacturers’ Sales Rep for souvenir apparel and gifts for 17 years. I had the opportunity to travel throughout many other ski towns and national parks in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana and I am happy to call Crested Butte my home. In my travels I have not found any other place like Crested Butte.
I have been working in real estate representing Buyers and Sellers since 2004. It is very easy to sell Crested Butte, the lifestyle and surroundings pretty much speak for themselves. I enjoy helping people find a dream home or vacant land to build their dream home.
My personal real estate experience includes purchasing a home site in Mt. Crested Butte and building my dream home and then selling the property. I have had the Buyer perspective; the patience of going through the construction process and the Seller perspective. The knowledge I received has been beneficial in understanding what Buyers and Sellers go through emotionally and financially; I will be your rock while you while we move through the process.
Education is important to me and I enjoy learning more about the real estate profession as it changes year to year. I have earned the following Realtor Designations:
GRI-Graduate Realtor Institute
RSPS-Resort & Second Home Property Specialist designation
SFR-Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource
SRES-Senior Real Estate Specialist
CNE-Certified Negotiation Expert
I have also completed the Keller Williams BOLD course and attended Keller Williams Family Reunion educational conference.
Recently I was elected to the Gunnison County Association of Realtors Board of Directors and look forward to serving my fellow Realtors. And in the past I served on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Committee. Gunnison County Association of Realtors is now a part of the Colorado Real Estate Network (CREN) and they manage our property listings.
In my spare time I enjoy Downhill and Telemark Skiing, Hiking, Jewelry making and volunteering for various groups around the county. My favorite organization to volunteer for is the local radio station-KBUT Bingo events.