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Kris

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As your full-time Resort expert, my objective is to bring decades of real estate experience and important market insight to you. In addition to being your local market specialist, I am happy to share my favorite places to hike, paddle-board, golf, shop, dine and have a night out. With a full-service, personal and focused market approach, you can be assured that I’ve got you covered. I know this resort area like no other, and am so fortunate to live in it too! Please be sure to call or stop by the office next time you’re up this way!

As a kid growing up in the Northeast Heights of Albuquerque,  Durango became a popular and easy destination for family vacations.  Beginning in the early 1970’s, my parents, 3 sisters and I enjoyed summer camping and fishing at Molas Lake and long weekend ski trips at Purgatory. My parents (and us girls!) fell in love with the area – and soon after they invested in their first piece of property along Lime Creek Road just north of Purgatory.  Over the years,  they also owned a condo at Silverpick, and then purchased a lake-front property,  1 mile south of the ski area,  where they eventually built their dream home and retired. 

After high school I attended NMSU in Las Cruces where I studied humanities and math. After 2 years, I began to miss home, and especially my trips to the cooler climate and mountains of Durango. It never occurred to me that I could live and thrive in a favorite vacation destination, and decided to give it a try. Excited and determined, I packed up my ’77 Scout and headed north – Durango or bust. The best move I ever made! I completed continuing education at Fort Lewis College, and began my “new” ski resort lifestyle and career in real estate.

I have two amazing children who were born and raised in the north county where they too have thrived in the splendor of our mountain community and the endless recreation we have been blessed to enjoy right outside our front door.   My daughter Ryann obtained her B.S. in Chemistry from CSU in Fort Collins, CO and as a post-baccalaureate student,  she is applying her education to support human health,  currently employed at Los Alamos National Labs.   My son Ian is a DHS graduate who participated in extra-curricular clubs, specifically to explore his passion for the culinary arts -  including an opportunity to work alongside the best Chef(s) in Durango at the exclusive Electra Lake Boat House.  He is soon to pursue continued education at a National Park in the northwest.  Living in the beautiful San Juans has certainly had a positive impact on both my career path and that of my children – as well as our personal growth, gratitude, motivation and inspiration behind our passions to succeed and make a difference in our community.

I am so grateful and blessed to live in such an inspiring community, doing what I love most, sharing that appreciation with great friends, family and clients I have maintained strong relationships with over the years. This is home…. And, I look forward to working with you in finding your next home too.

CAREER HISTORY: 

  • Office Manager/Assistant to Broker for Needles Real Estate – introduction to Real Estate, including all aspects of property management, owner relations, and Trust account reconciliations (1992-1994)
  • Obtained my Associate’s Degree/Colorado real estate license to transition into full-time Broker Associate with Needles Real Estate (1994-2008)
  • Broker for a development real estate firm at the ski area (2008-2011)
  • Merged with Wells Group to (re) open the Needles Square office, to best represent all segments of the real estate market at Purgatory and all of north-county (2011 – PRESENT)

CHARITIES AND AFFILIATIONS: 

  • Realtor™  since 1994
  • Durango Area Association of Realtors (past service on Ethics Committee)
  • Certificate of completion of the NAR Resort and Second Home Market Course
  • Columbine Children’s Fund
  • Adaptive Sports Ski Association
  • La Plata County Humane Society
  • Hospice Care (Mercy)
  • CODY Foundation
  • La Plata Search and Rescue
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters

I will continue to specialize in resale properties, existing neighborhoods, as well as new development product available. In addition to cabins, water-front locations, condos, ski-in/ski-out, and vacant land, I may also assist with commercial/development property through local and international referral networks.

I look forward to having a long and successful partnership with both newcomers to the area as well as current owners and businesses in this community. I appreciate all the return and referral business and will continue to bring decades of real estate experience and knowledge to the table, ensuring a seamless buying and selling process to my customers and clients.

Thank you for your time and consideration – I look forward to working with you.

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