My Background

Crested Butte Historic Big Mine

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Sothebys International Realty – 2008 to present

I joined the Sotheby’s family the same day the Crested Butte arm of the company, Benson Sotheby’s International Realty, was founded. Benson Sotheby’s specializes in the sales and marketing of resort and ranch real estate in the Western Colorado markets of Crested Butte and Gunnison County. I call Crested Butte and the Upper East River Valley home but I have also represented listings in Lake City and Hinsdale Colorado and in the Powderhorn Valley. My real estate practice includes Crested Butte ski resort homes, land and condos and historic in-town homes, ranches and some commercial real estate. One of my favorite things to do is to sell rural Crested Butte ranch and large acreage properties and fishing and hunting properties throughout Gunnison County including the Ohio Creek Valley.

EagleBrooke Realty – 2006-2008

EagleBrooke Realty was an independent real estate firm located in downtown Crested Butte. Much of the firm’s listings were located at Buckhorn Ranch, a 220-acre development just past the Crested Butte Country Club on Brush Creek Road. The “small shop” atmosphere reminded me a bit of my California technology days. We were on our own at EagleBrooke and used guerilla-style marketing tactics to compete with the larger, franchise real estate firms in Crested Butte.

Powderhorn Group – 2000-2006

Powderhorn Group provided business and technology consulting services to a diverse group of small to mid-size companies in a variety of industries. Clients included Crested Butte’s Matchstick Productions. During my time with Powderhorn, I led many real estate firms and their agents onto the Internet for the first time, providing strategic sales, marketing and business development consulting services. The impact I had on my real estate clients and the success they enjoyed inspired me to become a realtor myself.

Daewoo Telecom Ltd – 1999

Prior to “living the dream” in Crested Butte, I cut my teeth in the world of high technology. While at Daewoo Telecom, I provided business development and product design leadership for Daewoo’s 1st generation, vehicle navigation and telematic products and services.

Liikkuva Systems International – 1995-1998

Prior to my time with Daewoo Telecom, I served as Sr. Vice President for Liikkuva Systems International. Liikkuva pioneered the research and development of various vehicle navigation, GPS satellite tracking and telematic technologies. I managed the company’s global business development and product marketing initiatives. Liikkuva Systems International was successfully acquired by Motorola in 1999.

Volunteering and Such

Sponsor- Crested Butte Junior Nordic Team
We have over 70 local children participating in nordic skiing in Crested Butte. Most are recreational level skiers experiencing nordic skiing for the first time, some kids have moved up to the jr. race team and the newly formed biathlon team.


Sponsor – Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation
The Crested Butte Snowsports Foundation continues the tradition of snow sports in the Gunnison Valley by promoting and supporting youth athletes of all levels.


Sponsor – Living Journeys
Living Journeys provides financial assistance, emotional support and enrichment programs to Gunnison Valley residents affected by cancer.