Company WINTER 2021
Our Team
Zach Morse and family
Zach Morse Owner/Broker
Zach Morse is the Owner for Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty. Zach has been directly involved in high-end property sales in excess of $300M over the past 14 years, and has an intimate knowledge of active and private residential, ranch, and recreational properties in the region. Zach was recognized by the Wall Street Journal/Real Trends among the top 250 real estate brokers in the US by Sales Volume for 2016 and ranked #5 in Colorado in Real Trends “Americas Best Real Estate Agents.” Known for his positive attitude and “win-win” mentality, and solid reputation among his colleagues, clients and other professionals in the real estate industry, Zach is the top choice for Buyers and Sellers who want high quality representation, to smooth the sales process and maximize value. On his days off, Zach takes full advantage of the Durango area by going snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, boating, hunting, fishing, and playing golf.
970.391.2600 | [email protected]
Kim Penny and family
Kim Penny Managing Broker
Kim Penny is the Managing Broker for Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty in Durango, CO. She grew up in Lawrence, Kansas and attended the University of Nebraska on an athletic scholarship. Kim and her husband Jon moved to Durango in 2002 and she has been a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker since 2005. In 2008, Kim was named one of Realtor Magazine’s 30 Under 30, and in 2009 was among the top 5 producers in the Durango area. In 2013, Kim and Jon welcomed twin girls and moved back to Durango to raise their family. She joined the Legacy Properties West – Sotheby’s International Realty office upon her return. In her free time, Kim enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking and spending time outside with her family. She is honored to be a part of the Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty team.
970.759.3820 | [email protected]
Rob Littfin and family
Rob Littfin Broker Associate
Rob Littfin’s real estate career spans 30 years. He came to Durango in 1984 from the Denver area to attend Fort Lewis College and obtain his BA Degree in Business. He moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, and was influenced by his father, a retired executive with Pulte Homes Corporation, to enter real estate. Although the real estate market was hot, so too was the weather, and he and his wife decided to move back to the cooler temps and lifestyle that Durango offered to raise a family. Rob’s past and current affiliations include Residence International, Christies Great Estates, Classic Properties International, “Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, an International Network of Brokers representing Luxury Properties Worldwide, and Rob moved his license to Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty four years ago and couldn’t be more excited to continue his carrier with Durango’s finest Real estate firm.
970.749.8526 | [email protected]
Kelly Kniffin and company
Kelly Kniffin Broker Associate
Kelly has been a full time Durango Realtor since 2004. Kelly is consistently a top producing sales agent in La Plata County as she and her team provide excellent customer service and care. Kelly’s pre-listing consulting and quality marketing produce excellent results for her sellers. As Kelly and her family relocated from San Diego to Durango she understands how to help other families make the move and is enthusiastic to share her Durango community experience. Kelly is known for her knowledge in the golf course communities and focuses on the resort lifestyle; she has helped many realize their dreams of relocation or finding a second home in Durango. Approaching real estate as the demanding full-time job that it is, Kelly’s success is based on a combination of in-depth marketing knowledge, experience, determination, and most importantly, her genuine concern for the needs of her clients.
970.749.3867 | [email protected]
Katie Sturm and friends
Katie Sturm Broker Associate
Katie Sturm is a top agent in her market in Durango, Colorado, having earned numerous sales awards and distinctions in her career. She thoroughly loves all aspects of the real estate field and enthusiastically enjoys sharing her personal expertise with clients to help them meet their objectives. She is an avid investor of real estate herself, having formed many investment partnerships to purchase and sell income property – fix and flip single family homes, foreclosed property, apartment buildings, ministorage units, and has also general contracted several homes. Before pursuing her passion in the real estate market, eventually becoming a full time Realtor in 2005, Katie enjoyed a successful career as a top salesperson in the technical sales field in Washington DC and Denver, Colorado. She holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering from Virginia Tech and George Mason University.
970.799.3975 | [email protected]
Melissa Mayer and family
Melissa Mayer Broker Associate
Melissa is a Durango native and brings experience and knowledge of the area to all of her clients. The moment you sit down and talk with Melissa, she makes you feel comfortable and confident. Melissa is a highly motivated, positive, honest and hard-working person. Melissa was born and raised in Durango and attended Fort Lewis College. Prior to practicing real estate, Melissa worked in sales for a local and national company. During this time, she was able to start investing in real estate and that is when she found her passion. After deciding to pursue real estate, she realized the value of understanding the loan process as well as the sales process. She worked as a mortgage broker for over 3 years before obtaining her real estate license in 2005. In her free time, she can be found riding her bike on the trails or roads surrounding Durango. She has been a volunteer coach for DEVO, Durango’s junior development mountain bike organization for several years.
970.759.1892 | [email protected]
Maile King and family
Maile King Broker Associate
Maile King has lived in Durango since 2005 when she moved from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to attend Fort Lewis College. Maile graduated from Fort Lewis in 2007 with a business degree. She has been working in real estate in the Durango area since 2008, and enjoys working with both buyers and sellers as their trusted real estate advisor with the Durango Mountain Home team. Maile’s fresh perspective and current knowledge of industry guidelines and standards are evident in her business operations. She prides herself on her diligence and communication, both key in a successful real estate transaction. The Durango Mountain Home team’s mission is to service all of your buying, selling, and investment needs. Maile and her husband Ricky are grateful to be able to call such an amazing place home. They enjoy all that Durango has to offer: a great community, a variety of outdoor activities, beautiful surroundings, and so much more.
970.946.3237 | [email protected]
Brittany McCoy and family
Brittany McCoy Broker Associate
Brittany is a true Durango local! She moved to Durango when she was a teenager and attended Durango High School and Fort Lewis College, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Business with a Minor in Spanish. After college, she pursued her passion of customer service where she worked as a Homeowner’s Field Adjuster for State Farm Insurance for seven years. Brittany specializes in serving the Durango community and surrounding areas as a residential buyer’s and seller’s agent. Brittany will use her valuable knowledge of our community to find your forever home.
970.946.3238 | [email protected]
Julee Glynn and family
Julee Glynn Broker Associate
Julee is a native of Colorado and has been in the real estate industry since 1997. She enjoys working with both sellers and buyers to help them move into the next phase of their life. Julee’s experience consists of not only helping sellers sell their current properties, buyers, whether new, or local transition out or into a property in our beautiful southwest area. She also has extensive experience in land development and new construction working with many quality home builders in the Durango area. By just simply listening to the wants and needs of customers has allowed Julee to not only meet her client’s needs and wants but she has also gained many new friendships along the way. Her upbeat personality, respect for her clients and communication skills has allowed her to provide excellent customer service to her clients. She enjoys playing golf, boating and spending time with her growing family.
970.749.8587 | [email protected]
Michael Davis and friends
Michael Davis Broker Associate
Mike Davis is a Real Estate Representative who has dedicated himself to assisting those who dream of living the Durango, Colorado lifestyle. Mike moved to Durango from upstate New York over 25 years ago with the same dream and lived it ever since. After graduating from Fort Lewis College with a business degree, he entered the field of Real Estate and has been successfully selling for over 18 years. Mike began his career with Prudential Realty in Durango and later as Prudential’s exclusive representative for Tamarron Resort at the Glacier Club. In 2009 he accepted his dream position representing those folks interested in owning a part of the resort lifestyle, selling for Durango Mountain Realty. Mike recently (2018) moved his license to Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty and couldn’t be more excited and proud to join Durango’s finest Real estate firm.
970.759.4959 | [email protected]
Kim Cofman and family
Kim Cofman Broker Associate
The idea of home was a transient one to Kim until she discovered Durango 21 years ago. Born in Montreal to Dutch parents, she grew up in Portugal and lived in Miami, London and Tokyo before meeting her husband in Zimbabwe and moving to Namibia. Many years of living out of a backpack in all kinds of real estate—from grass huts to palaces—fed her fascination with what home means to different people, and for the last decade as a Realtor she’s been using that experience, along with her Bachelor of Science in Communications and International Relations from FIU in Miami, to help hundreds of clients home in on their dreams. When she’s not practicing her passion for real estate, spending time with her husband and two daughters, hiking, biking or skiing, you can usually find her with her head in a book, enjoying the company of friends or playing ice hockey.
970.769.9347 | [email protected]
Lindsay Lafferty and family
Lindsay Lafferty Broker Associate
Lindsay Lafferty began her professional real estate career in 2006 as a licensed broker assistant here in Durango. Lindsay assisted in the managing and marketing of listings, as well as, supporting the Broker with their Buyer’s needs. Lindsay also has extensive experience in the title industry; she worked for North American Title Company in Denver for two years and Land Title Guarantee Company in Durango for 5 years. Lindsay moved to the Durango area in 2004 after graduating from Colorado State University with a degree in Speech Communication. Her husband, Cale, is the Owner of Custom-Built Inc., a successful construction company operating in Durango. Lindsay enjoys spending time with her three boys Brody, Parker and Carson. Confidently, Lindsay brings her title experience, construction background, mortgage lending, and real estate know-how, to assist buyers or sellers in attaining their ultimate goal.
970.317.5759 | [email protected]
Lesley Gannon-Meiering holding a bike
Lesley Gannon-Meiering Broker Associate
Spend any time in Durango and, before long, you’re likely to return Lesley’s warm smile. That’s because she’s simply everywhere serving on community boards, tutoring at the elementary school, climbing peaks for charity and making friends at every turn. A 40 year Durango resident and full-time broker, Lesley helps families, relocating professionals, retirees and elders throughout the Durango Area. Warm and gracious, Lesley sets people at ease the minute she enters the room. Blessed with the gift of being a good listener, Lesley puts her heart, intellect and substantial community connections into finding you a home you will love. She uses those same skills to locate enthusiastic buyers for listed properties. Lesley and her husband, Bob, raised five sons, three of which started businesses in Durango. The quintessential home-and-hearth person, Lesley often raises money for local charities.
970.759.3888 | [email protected]
Andy Langefels and family
Andy Langefels Broker Associate
Andy is a dedicated and knowledgeable Durango Real Estate Agent that will provide you with the highly specialized information to assist you in making the best decisions regarding your real estate purchase. I was raised in Durango and spent 11 years in Durango’s retail and tourism market before transitioning into real estate. Andy has been a top agent in Durango and is well respected with his colleagues. Andy truly enjoys his job. Andy encompasses the combination of unique market-knowledge and excellent negotiating skills that enable him to provide you the best services to receive an optimal price for any property you plan to buy or sell. Continuing education is key to staying on top of serving clients. As a real estate expert in the Durango area, Andy can provide you with helpful insights about the area and will show you why Durango living is truly something to be desired.
970.946.3539 | [email protected]
Cathy Craig and friends
Cathy Craig Broker Associate
As a southwest Colorado native growing up on a guest ranch, Cathy lived adventures and experiences that most kids only dream about. Not only did this cement her love for the outdoors, but by virtue of hosting families from all corners of the globe, she understood at an early age the true meaning of customer service. Cathy formed the real estate brokerage at Durango Mountain Resort. As the Vice President and managing broker of Durango Mountain Realty, she was dedicated to helping her clients realize their second home dreams through knowledge, expertise and premier customer service. In 2013 Cathy joined Legacy Properties West, the top luxury real estate brokerage in southwest Colorado. She has served on various boards in the community. Cathy loves all facets of the outdoors, but tends to spend most of her time road biking, mountain biking, skiing, hiking and paddling her lake kayak. She is the mother of 3 grown children.
970.749.3986 | [email protected]
Wendy Barney and friend
Wendy Barney Broker Associate
Wendy has been a dedicated team member and partner with top producing broker, Kelly Kniffin since 2016. Wendy’s success lies in her innate understanding of individual needs and her love of helping others. Whether buying or selling, her attention to detail throughout the process and her ability to provide the highest level of customer service lift our team to the highest level. Through Kelly’s mentorship and ongoing education, Wendy continues to grow her expertise and passion for helping clients navigate the exciting process of buying or selling their home. Personally, Wendy is extraordinarily active in the Durango community. She currently serves on the Board of the Community Foundation serving Southwest Colorado, and volunteers her time to many non-profits. Her love of Durango and her excitement to share her knowledge and experience with others make working together a joy!
970.880.0430 | [email protected]
Dave Peterson and family
Dave Peterson Broker Associate
Dave brings both passion and a deep sense of responsibility to his role as a Durango area Realtor. He sees himself not as a sales person, but as a professional who guides his clients through the major life event of buying or selling a home. Dave lives and works by the motto: ‘Don’t worry, I’ll take care of it.’ His clients soon learn that whether it’s a problem to be solved or a detail to be handled, they can count on him to do just that. When you add Dave’s patience and his genuine liking for people to the mix, you get a combination that leaves clients knowing that they have a friend and a protector as well as a guide. He’s built a loyal following by always listening first to fully understand his client’s wants and needs; making sure they understand both the process and the significance of each decision they make and each document they sign; putting their best interests ahead of making a sale; and being available and responsive to them 24 hours a day.
480.980.0404 | [email protected]
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Cheryl Schlabach Broker Associate
Cheryl is personal and detail oriented producing quick results. She is an excellent listener and effective negotiator. Keeping you informed of your transaction every step of the way. Cheryl has been a Durango resident since 1976. She was a Cum Laude Graduate of Fort Lewis College, School of Business. She is a mother of three children all raised in Durango, so she has extensive knowledge about schools, sports, local activities, weather and other things that make Durango such a wonderful place to live! 21 Years of Busy real estate experience!
970.759.3888 | [email protected]
Danielle Enea and family
Danielle Enea Broker Associate
Danielle Enea’s success can be summed up in three words: Personality, Presentation & Perfectionism. Clients love working with Danielle not just because of her superior service and results. They are drawn to her vibrant nature, vast market knowledge and contagious passion that make her a stand-out in her field. Danielle has sold luxurious properties throughout Durango, and serves a diverse clientele. Her style, service and results keep clients happy, loyal, and always coming back. Personality. Danielle, originally from the East Coast, knows how to find dream homes for all types of clients; and she does so with utmost knowledge, finesse, dedication, and humor. Presentation. Danielle is married to a luxury home builder and is an architecture and historic-home lover, and member of the Durango Arts Center and the Durango Women’s Resource Center. Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband and their three young children.
970.946.3773 | [email protected]
Kayden Hyson and friends
Kayden Hyson Broker Associate
Born and raised in Durango, Kayden is a fourth-generation resident. Kayden graduated from Durango High School and attended Fort Lewis College where he received a Bachelor’s in Business. As a young child, Kayden lived in Southern California where his father, Cole, played professional baseball for the San Diego Padres Organization. When the family returned home to Durango, Kayden grew up on his grandparents’ cattle ranch just south of Lemon Dam where he learned the principles of hard work and determination. At a young age, Kayden quickly inherited the habits of being a contributing member of the Durango community. Kayden’s business focus includes residential homes, townhouses, condominiums, luxury homes and homesite, farm and ranch, residential new construction and development. On his free time, Kayden enjoys golfing, and traveling. Kayden knows and loves Southwest Colorado.
970.799.2539 | [email protected]