Aaron is a born and raised Chicagoan who was drawn to the outdoor life at an early age. He’s spent a great deal of time traveling in Canada as well as the western & northern United States to feed the need to be in the great outdoors. He first saw Durango in all its beauty in 1990 on one of his many cross-country motorcycle tours. He instantly knew that this was the place where he would someday live life to the fullest.
In 1996, after a very successful career in the fine dining side of the Chicago restaurant scene, he made the switch from the hustle and bustle of big city life…to the charming small-town energy of Durango. Aaron continued to enjoy great success in the Durango restaurant scene, soon becoming widely considered one of the best Bar Operators and Mixologists in the Four Corners Area. Aaron’s 25 plus years providing the benchmark in great service for fine dining clients has prepared him well for a career in real estate. Aaron now works with his beautiful wife (and fellow real estate broker) Sherry Exum-Peterson as a team here at the Wells Group.
When not helping people fulfill their dreams of “the perfect life” in Durango you can find Aaron enjoying the many recreational opportunities of the area with his wife and their dogs. These activities are predominantly outdoors and include fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, motorcycling, four wheeling, camping in the backcountry and bow hunting. Aaron is a hands-on and involved member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks as well as many outdoor conservation groups such as Trout Unlimited and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
As a 21-year resident of Durango, Aaron is very tuned into the mountain lifestyle. His firsthand knowledge coupled years of experience in the real estate industry of his wife Sherry, make Aaron and Sherry Exum-Peterson the best choice to assist you with all your real estate needs here in the Southwest Colorado area. After helping his wife Sherry raise two (now grown) children here in Durango, Aaron has a firm grasp on how special life in the Rockies truly is and his passion for the area is infectious!
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