Carol's loves, after her husband, have always been traveling and meeting people. It is true that she has never met a stranger. Her life has followed that path since she left Milwaukee to attend the University of Wisconsin, study in London, travel through Europe and Australia, and teach in Wisconsin and Fort Lauderdale.
An adventure lover, she accepted a job as a chef/first mate on a charter yacht based in St. Thomas, then continued working on larger corporate and private yachts along the East Coast from Florida to Massachusetts. However, she had a passion for the mountains, so she moved to Steamboat in 1985. She spent her first decade in Steamboat in various hospitality and banking industry positions including as a restaurant manager, manager of the Steamboat Bed and Breakfast, and reservations manager of a local property management company. Interestingly, all her jobs involved being with people, listening to them, and developing solutions while giving her the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, to travel to over 35 countries, and live for a few months in Canberra, Australia, with her husband.
She got her Broker's license in 1995 and sold real estate while also acting as a corporate representative and registered agent in Colorado for a Missouri corporation that had Steamboat properties in nightly rental with five different property management companies. Because of her experience in this highly competitive market, Carol is uniquely qualified to service clients who are interested in property that could double as a second home and as a profit center. Her portfolio includes condominiums, duplexes, homes, and land. Her experience balancing the needs and wants of owners and clients, as well as with management companies and their employees has resulted in her having unique knowledge of what it takes for this strategy to succeed. An additional benefit of working with companies and individuals that sometimes had disparate motivations is that she developed an unusually keen eye for detail.
Like most Steamboat residents, Carol loves being in Steamboat not only for its natural beauty but also for its warm, friendly locals and community. Carol is an avid skier, hiker, and cyclist with some whitewater rafting for variety. She also has a passion for creative cooking and reading. Carol and her husband have four grandchildren ranging in age from 5 to 13 years, who all live in the Dallas area.