As a 5th generation native of SW Colorado, I have utilized my ranching background along with my appetite to explore our vast wilderness to gain a knowledge of the area that few Durango brokers attain. With 10 years experience in real estate, first as a development specialist working on two beautiful large working ranches with the end goal of creating a wildlife friendly neighborhood with privacy yet convenience for the end user. These two successful ranches were the beginning of many eco-friendly projects in my background.
In 1999, I joined the ranks of the general real estate arena maintaining my focus on land, however, gaining experience with residential and commercial opportunities. In 2005 and 2006 I earned the “Salesperson of the Year” for The Wells Group, the largest producing office in SW Colorado.
I am also committed to my family and community life. As lifelong Christians, my family enjoys the opportunities & solitude that the mountains of SW Colorado provide. My wife, Dr. Jenni, is a Professor of Education at Fort Lewis College in Durango. Her life goal is to create better teachers in our society that have an understanding and tolerance for children that English is a 2nd language. Being raised in Caracas, Venezuela, Jenni has experienced the challenges firsthand and is now working on her 3rd book regarding childhood education. We have two young daughters, Thalia and Karina, two dogs (Jojo and Max), four horses and a mule.
I currently serve as President of the Fort Lewis College Booster Club. Having been a Quarterback for Fort Lewis College in the early 90’s and played professional football in Europe, I have a passion to assist the student athletes that endure so much for their sports and studies. I also serve on the Fort Lewis College Foundation Executive Board and previously served on the President’s Advisory Board on Hispanic Affairs. I volunteer for the Colorado Mounted Rangers and assist in Search & Rescue via horseback in the deep wilderness of the area. I will be beginning a new volunteer endeavor as a member of the Mercy Hospital Board. My greatest passion, however, is to hunt and fish. I spend more than my share exploring the several million acres of national forest our area has to offer and will barely scratch the surface in my lifetime!