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Allison Smookler | Featured Agent

Allison Smookler 

Allison Smookler

Hometown:

Right here in Denver, Colorado!

What Is One Special Thing About the Place You Grew Up?

Being a 3rd generation native Coloradoan, one of the most special things is getting to experience the same places that the two generations before me got to experience! The same schools, restaurants, landmarks, etc. It is also so amazing to meet people that know my family from way back in the day! Oh, and the snowcapped mountains… they’re pretty special too.

What Was You First Job?

Serving frozen yogurt at I Can’t Believe It’s Yogurt

Hobbies:

Re-learning to ski as an adult, attending Broncos games (proud season ticket holder), hiking, bike riding and walking around the city, the occasional Netlfix binge, travelling with and without my kiddo, exploring Denver’s expanding food scene with friends.

Describe Yourself In 5 Words:

Funny, loyal, quick-witted, driven, problem-solver

What Was Your Favorite Halloween Costume?

This year I found matching costumes for me and my daughter, so though it hasn’t happened yet… this year’s costume is my favorite!

Favorite Colorado Past-time:

Camping in my teardrop trailer

Favorite Place to Grab a Drink:

Anywhere with a good margarita

One Unusual Thing About You:

I graduated top of my class in statistic from college (I mean, there were only two of us, but I did beat him).

In What Ways Are You Involved in Your Community?

I am on the board of a local charity that helps single parents keep their homes in safe living condition (www.BeTheGift.com). My daughter and I also bake cookies and distribute them at the homeless day shelter near our house.

Who Inspires You?

I like to gain bits of inspiration from many people around me. My mother and grandmother inspired me to be a strong independent woman.  My dad inspired me to create a strong financial future for myself. My daughter inspires me to be tenacious and never give up. I am inspired by those that aren’t afraid to stand up for what they believe in. I am inspired by strangers showing kindness.

What Is Your Proudest Accomplishment and Why?

The number of times that I have been able to turn lemons into lemonade.

How Do You Define Success?

Being able to have time to do the things that I love without sacrificing work. And the ability to have work be on the list of the things I love!

What Career Path Would You Have Chosen If You Didn’t Become a Real Estate Broker?

I always wanted to be a high school math teacher!

If You Could Master Any Skill That You Don’t Currently Have, What Would It Be and Why?

Sewing. I have friends and family that are excellent at designing and making amazing creations and this is something that I’ve always wanted to do! Oh, and to save some money on alterations and be able to do them at home would be amazing!

What Is the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

Paragliding in California three years ago – what a rush!!

If You Could Have Dinner with Anyone, Who Would It Be and Why?

My grandfather. Though we had dinner together every week, I didn’t know that our last one was going to be the last one. I want a do-over.

What Is Your Favorite Family Tradition?

Many years ago I received quite an unattractive hat as a gift. It was hysterical and became an ongoing joke between my sister and I. Ever since then, we add embellishments to it, wrap it and re-gift it to each other when we least expect it. Most recently, I brought it on a family vacation and had it delivered to her room.

What’s the Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To? What Made It So Special?

Though not necessarily a favorite band, Blues Traveler at Red Rocks on 4th of July back in 1997 was the best! My mother and I decided that day that we should go, drove up on a whim, scalped tickets and soaked up all that is Red Rocks! We could see so many firework displays on the horizon. It was amazing! Musically, probably Jethro Tull, also at Red Rocks!

If You Could Live in A Book, TV Show, Or Movie What Would It Be and Why?

I would want to be Goldie Hawn in Overboard. She loses her memory, starts all over, finds love and happiness and THEN finds out she is a gagillionaire!

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Sara Glaze | Featured Agent

Sara Glaze

Sara Glaze | Featured Agent

Hometown:

Rapid City, SD

What Is One Special Thing About the Place You Grew Up?

It’s just outside of the Black Hills, home of Mt. Rushmore, I didn’t appreciate the beauty of the location until after I moved away.

What Was You First Job?

I was a car hop at Daisy Dell when I turned 14.  No, I didn’t have to wear roller skates, but balancing those trays proved hard enough for me.

Hobbies:

Martial arts, cycling, fitness education, and reading

Describe Yourself In 5 Words:

Energetic, detailed, fun-loving, sarcastic, passionate

Favorite Colorado Past-time:

Concerts at Red Rocks

Favorite Place to Grab a Drink:

Anywhere that has a patio…I LOVE the drinks at El Chingon & FNG.

One Unusual Thing About You:

I’ve been involved in Martial Arts for almost 40 years.

In What Ways Are You Involved in Your Community?

I love supporting local animal charities, supplying time and funds to help pets find forever homes.

Who Inspires You?

I am universally inspired by anyone with a positive and energetic outlook, great energy draws great possibilities.

What Is Your Proudest Accomplishment and Why?

I biked to the top of Mt. Evans on my 40th birthday. At the time, I thought turning 40 was going to be dramatic…not so much.

How Do You Define Success?

My true definition of success comes from the friendships, repeat business and referrals I receive from the great people I’ve been fortunate enough to work with. It’s the cornerstone of my business and I am very grateful.

What Career Path Would You Have Chosen If You Didn’t Become a Real Estate Broker?

Likely something in the fitness industry/martial arts.  I had a great teacher, and I love to coach.

If You Could Master Any Skill That You Don’t Currently Have, What Would It Be and Why?

I would LOVE to be a great writer. I think great writing has the ability to inspire, provoke and motivate.

What Is the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

I am open-water scuba certified and a big fan of sky diving, but I still think that moving away from all my friends and family to come to Denver over 30 years ago took a tremendous amount of bravery at that time.

If You Could Have Dinner with Anyone, Who Would It Be and Why?

I would have dinner with my maternal grandparents.  I never got to meet them, I’ve only heard some great stories.  They raised 8 wonderful children and I would love for them to see their huge and wonderful family now. Cousins are the best!

What Is Your Favorite Family Tradition?

Christmas with my family in South Dakota.  We get together every year without fail, and both my mom and my sister are GREAT cooks.  (a skill I haven’t mastered)

What’s the Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To? What Made It So Special?

Earth, Wind and Fire at Red Rocks…row 3, baby!  I love ANY concert at Red Rocks, but this one was so memorable because EVERYONE was dancing just as hard as I was.

If You Could Live in A Book, TV Show, Or Movie What Would It Be and Why?

I would live on Pandora, from the Avatar movie.  Love the beauty, the calm, and the intense connection to the surroundings.

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Eric Fitch | Kentwood Featured Agent

Eric Fitch

Eric Fitch | Kentwood Featured Agent

Hometown:

Denver, CO

What Is One Special Thing About the Place You Grew Up?

I am the child of two Colorado natives. My Grandfather was the GM at Brown Palace so my mother grew up riding her tricycle around the lobby.

What Was You First Job?

My first job was at JL Cheers in Southmore Park. I would clean on the weekends after a bustling Friday or Saturday night.

Hobbies:

Skiing, hiking, and traveling

Describe Yourself In 5 Words:

Creative, passionate, sincere, adventurous, outgoing

Favorite Colorado Past-time:

Catching a concert at Red Rocks

Favorite Place to Grab a Drink:

Cooper Lounge at Union Station

One Unusual Thing About You:

I’m double jointed.

In What Ways Are You Involved in Your Community?

I serve on my HOA, I am a volunteer with Project Angel Heart, and I support the SCFD.

Who Inspires You?

My son – he finds joy in everything.

What Is Your Proudest Accomplishment and Why?

My proudest accomplishment is the incredible business I have built through referrals – it is a testament to my commitment to service and professionalism. I love what I do because of the relationships I have built with my clients, and my business is successful because of their continued support.

How Do You Define Success?

Success is the impact I have made in helping my clients reach their goals and milestones in their life. When I think of my professional success, I am thinking of all the people I have worked with, and the contributions they have made in my life.

What Career Path Would You Have Chosen If You Didn’t Become a Real Estate Broker?

I have served as a volunteer firefighter, I think I would have pursued that professionally if I wasn’t a broker.

If You Could Master Any Skill That You Don’t Currently Have, What Would It Be and Why?

I would really love to skillfully play guitar – not to be in a band or anything, but just to be able to play music with my friends and family.

What Is the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

I went on a solo trip to Peru to hike the Inca Trail to Macchu Picchu.

If You Could Have Dinner with Anyone, Who Would It Be and Why?

I would love to have a steak and whiskey dinner with Buffalo Bill. I am really into Colorado history and I think it would be fascinating to hear his stories over a long meal.

What Is Your Favorite Family Tradition?

Every Christmas Eve we sing carols in ‘The Cave’, which is this incredible red rock formation in our Morrison neighborhood. It’s shaped like a teepee and was used by Chief Colorow’s tribe of Ute Native Americans as a winter home. On Christmas Eve we have a big bonfire, eat cookies and hot chocolate, and sing together as a neighborhood. It’s a very special place and the perfect place to kick off the holiday.

What’s the Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To? What Made It So Special?

Harry Connick Jr at Red Rocks Amphitheatre –  it was a killer show, but I planned to propose to my now wife at this show. I couldn’t hold the secret so I ended up proposing to her at the Millenium Bridge a few weeks prior. But it was still an incredible concert and a really special time in my life.

If You Could Live in A Book, TV Show, Or Movie What Would It Be and Why?

I would be a gun slinger, chasing outlaws with Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp in Tombstone.

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Karl Lueders | Featured Agent

Karl Lueders

Karl Lueders

Hometown:

Chicago

What Is One Special Thing About the Place You Grew Up?

It’s the best big city in America to be from.

Number of Years in Real Estate:

14

Hobbies:

Golf, motorcycles, cooking, snowboarding (when there’s snow), travel, music

Describe Yourself In 5 Words:

People say I’m a real…

Favorite Colorado Past-time:

Snowboard in the morning; golf in the afternoon. Second place: bottomless brunch outside.

Favorite Place to Grab a Drink:

Five-way tie for first. And constantly changing. Denver’s food scene is a little overrated, but the drinks are great in a lot of places.

One Unusual Thing About You:

I have two holes-in-one, both over 200 yds.

In What Ways Are You Involved in Your Community?

I have volunteered to help economically disadvantaged people keep their pets healthy and I have coached kids on how to interview for college scholarships.

What Is One Item on Your Bucket List?

Dirt bike down the Baja Peninsula.

How Do You Define Success?

When money doesn’t guide your decisions.

What Career Path Would You Have Chosen If You Didn’t Become a Real Estate Broker?

I would have become a chef.

If You Could Master Any Skill That You Don’t Currently Have, What Would It Be and Why?

Be a better standardized test taker. I would have been a great lawyer.

What Is the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

Solo motorcycle rides across the desert, backcountry camping for a month in Glacier National Park, applying nail polish to a woman’s toes.

If You Could Have Dinner with Anyone, Who Would It Be and Why?

JFK and Nixon at the same time. That era of American politics remains the most fascinating and both men were as shrewd as they were scandalous. The stories would be amazing.

What Is Your Favorite Holiday Tradition?

About 10 years ago, I started putting the Thanksgiving turkey in the smoker. Nobody was too confident I would pull it off, so I agreed to cook a second turkey in the oven in case things went awry. At the moment of truth, about 10 people were staring over my shoulder – after I pulled the smoked turkey off the heat – to watch me carve. When dinner was over, the smoked turkey was reduced to a meatless skeleton and hardly anyone touched the oven bird.

What’s the Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To? What Made It So Special?

My first concert was Rush in 1980. Enough said. But the best was the first Lollapalooza in 1991. Jane’s Addiction, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nine Inch Nails, Rollins Band… epic.

If You Could Live in A Book, TV Show, Or Movie What Would It Be and Why?

LA Confidential by James Ellroy (the novel) or Hemingway’s Paris writings. Those were two periods of time in which it would have been fun to mix it up.

If You Could Have Any Superpower What Would It Be and Why?

Super speed, like the Flash. In the comics, besides him zipping around, everything around him would slow down. Besides fighting crime, I would totally use that power for monetary gain, specifically playing baseball. You could sit on curve balls all day and have a Hall of Fame career.

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Keri Duffy | Featured Agent

Keri Duffy

Keri Duffy | Featured Agent

Keri Duffy


Hometown:

Boca Raton, Florida

What Is One Special Thing About the Place You Grew Up?

1)The highest point in all of Boca Raton is 24 feet above sea level, and it’s located in the guard shack at Camino Gardens.

2)One of the biggest television shows of all time – The Sopranos – prominently featured Boca Raton several times in its plot. Most notably in the episodes “Boca” and “To Save Us All from Satan’s Power.”

Number of Years in Real Estate:

12

Hobbies:

Yoga

Describe Yourself In 5 Words:

Bon Vivant, empathic, clumsy, sincere, and good-humored

Favorite Colorado Past-time:

Hiking

Favorite Place to Grab a Drink:

Denver Beer Company

One Unusual Thing About You:

I have an overabundance of freckles

What Is One Item on Your Bucket List?

Spend a 4th of July weekend in Montauk or Cape Cod

What Is Your Proudest Accomplishment and Why?

Currently, I’m the Denver Metro Association of Realtors Central District Co-Chair. It’s my 3rd month in the position but I’ve really loved getting more involved in the community. This role has allowed me to do that.

What Does Success Mean to You?

Having enough wealth and influence to help those in need

What Career Path Would You Have Chosen If You Didn’t Become a Real Estate Broker?

Counselor

If You Could Master Any Skill That You Don’t Currently Have, What Would It Be and Why?

To be handier. Right now, I’m more of #PinterestFail! I tend to color outside the lines 🙂

What Is the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

I repelled off a building

If You Could Have Dinner with Anyone, Who Would It Be and Why?

Stephen Hawking – His outlook on life, he was a genius and kept his sense of humor, even though his physical life wasn’t easy. He will continue to be an inspiration.

The runner-up would be Bill Murray. He’s like a modern day Buddah!

What’s the Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To? What Made It So Special?

Any concert at Red Rocks. Because we’re lucky to live in Denver and have Red Rocks – it’s awe-inspiring. I’ve never seen a bad show there. Just like with your children, you can’t pick a favorite!

If You Could Live in A Book, TV Show, Or Movie What Would It Be and Why?

The town where Gilmore Girls took place is idyllic. Denver could use a Luke’s 🙂

Keri Duffy

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Bob Serotta | Featured Agent

Bob Serotta

Bob Serotta | Feature Agent

Hometown:

Baltimore, Maryland

What Is One Special Thing About the Place You Grew Up?

The pro sports teams in Baltimore in the late 60’s and early 70’s were all top contenders.  My father took me to see the World Series, the Major League Baseball playoffs, and the NFL playoffs in person. I will never forget those experiences.

Number of Years in Real Estate:

29

Hobbies:

Golf, Skiing, Swimming, Reading, Politics

Describe Yourself In 5 Words:

Funny, Competitive, Sarcastic, Outgoing, and Inquisitive

Favorite Colorado Past-time:

Skiing on a big powder day

Favorite Place to Grab a Drink:

My backyard patio with friends

One Unusual Thing About You:

My friends and colleagues call me by the nickname “Starchy”.  At times, I can be a bit conservative and uptight.

In What Ways Are You Involved in Your Community?

I have served on the board of a local Non- Profit called Project Pave for the last eight years.  The mission is to empower youth to end the cycle of relationship violence.

What Is One Item on Your Bucket List?

Sky Diving

What Is Your Proudest Accomplishment?

Having a successful marriage and raising a wonderful daughter who is now in college.

How Do You Define Success?

Balance = Family, work, fun, community

If You Could Master Any Skill That You Don’t Currently Have, What Would It Be and Why?

I’d love to learn how to play the guitar or the piano. Music is something I can’t live without, but I have never been musically inclined.

What Is the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

Helicopter Skiing in Canada

What’s the Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To?

Beach Boys and Crosby Stills and Nash in 1974.  I was 15 years old.

If You Could Have Any Superpower What Would It Be?

It’s not a superpower, however, if I could have 20/20 vision forever it would be great!

Biggest Pet Peeve:

Dull Knives and Dull people

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Alex Neir | Featured Agent

Alex Neir

Alex Neir | Featured Agent

Hometown:

Parker, Co

What Is One Special Thing About the Place You Grew Up?

We used to call it the birthplace of the u-turn. You came into town, took one look around and made a u-turn back to where you came from. Apparently we were wrong. Shortly thereafter, Douglas County became the fastest growing county in the US for many years. Lots of people seemed to like it, a lot.

Number of Years in Real Estate:

15 Years

Hobbies:

Motocross, mountain biking, snowboarding and skiing

Describe Yourself In 5 Words:

An energetic, authentic, fun-loving guy.

Favorite Colorado Past-time:

4×4’ing with my family in the Aspen area in our old ’84 Jeep CJ-7

Favorite Place to Grab a Drink:

Stuben’s

One Unusual Thing About You:

I achieved regional level professional status in Motocross at age 16. I started racing at age 9 on a 60cc Yamaha, we were called peewees. I then moved to an 80cc Kawasaki at age 13. We were called minis. Then I moved to a 125cc Kawasaki at 15. That was called the lites class. In 1990, I punched out as an armature and joined the big boys in the 125cc Pro Class. That year I finished 8th in the state in the Sports Riders Association of Colorado (SRAC) organization.

Alex Neir | Featured Agent

Alex Neir

What Is One Item on Your Bucket List?

To learn Spanish and drive a proper vehicle on the Autobahn (see below).

What Is Your Proudest Accomplishment and Why?

My daughter Morgan. Being a parent is the most difficult and rewarding thing I have ever experienced. There is no manual on how to raise a kid. All you have is your own experiences and the collaboration with your spouse, if you’re lucky like I am.  You direct and guide them as best you can and pray you’re not screwing them up. I’m a proud Dad. I’m giving that girl as much love and support as possible and so far the results are good…to be continued!

What Does Success Mean to You?

Success to me is having enough time to enjoy my life. So many people define success in monetary means, for me it’s time equity.

What Career Path Would You Have Chosen If You Didn’t Become a Real Estate Broker?

My parents wanted me to be a professional motorcycle racer.  Those were very long odds for me. I started out in the tech industry and hated my life. Real estate was such a better career choice. I’m my own boss, have as much free time as I want and get paid to help people. It’s a pretty good gig. If I had to choose something else, I like to think I’d be a good architect.

If You Could Have Dinner with Anyone, Who Would It Be and Why?

It would have to be my grandparents on my Dad’s side. My grandmother died before I was born and my grandfather died when I was 3. The only memory I have of them is some old, faded, staged photography. I would love to sit with them, talk to them, and observe how they act. I’m a lot like my father and I would love to know how much of my personality came from his parents.

What Is Your Favorite Holiday Tradition?

Anyone that knows me knows my favorite holiday tradition is dressing up for Halloween. The family and I are certifiably crazy about Halloween. Costumes are planned years in advance and every Halloween typically means multiple costumes. My favorite costumes include Mad Maxx, Frankenstein, Steampunk, and Guitar Hero!

Alex Neir | Featured Agent

Alex Neir

What’s the Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To? What Made It So Special?

I would say Daft Punk at Red Rocks. We had VIP seats directly in the middle, about 25 rows up. We had the perfect vantage point and optimal sound to witness the artistry that is Daft Punk. You know those shows you attend and in the moment, catch yourself thinking, “this is the greatest thing I’ve ever witnessed”? It was like that.

If You Could Live in A Book, TV Show, Or Movie What Would It Be and Why?

I think I would live in The Matrix. I may already live in there now and don’t know it, who knows? If I were in the Matrix I would like to know it and be able to exit, reprogram my life, and then re-enter. I think that would be an incredible adventure.

Presumably I would live hundreds of years, as the only thing really working is my mind. I could experience ultimate knowledge in any area, just download what I need or want. I could try any profession, any activity, and be anything I want. Then, once sick of that path, I could exit and start over. It takes a lifetime to acquire the knowledge to be an expert in most things. I think it would be fascinating to download that knowledge instantaneously.

What Is the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

I purchased a Eurail Pass out of undergraduate school and traveled most of Europe for two months. I started in London, then Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Interlaken, Zurich, Zermatt, and finally Rome. We were broke college kids so we traveled on the cheap. Mostly hostels until my dad came over and met us in Munich. He upgraded us to a proper hotel with a bathroom in the room. What a luxury!

He also rented us an Opal station wagon to experience the Autobahn as we traveled to Stuttgart. That experience gave us a true appreciation of the left lane, the passing lane. As we got the good old station wagon up to speed (basically as fast as that Opal was capable) we would approach slower vehicles and the maneuver to pass in the passing lane had to be completed quickly. The luxury missiles, aka BMW 7 series and Mercedes S – Class sedans would approach and pass with such ferocity they would nearly knock us off the road. I will never forget that feeling. I desperately want to be on the other side of it!

Alex Neir | Featured Agent

Alex Neir

If You Could Have Any Superpower What Would It Be and Why?

I would choose to have the power to snap my fingers and instantly transport to anywhere in the world. Additionally, anyone physically touching me at the time of transport would come along. The transporting group could select the luggage they want to accompany the jump.

I would also require a transport coordinator with travel agent super powers to coordinate the logistics for the transport destination. Oh wait, I already have that in my wife, Stacy! She has travel planning super powers! Thanks Stacy! A new transport coordinator would have to be at least twice as powerful as Stacy.

With this power I could pack in as many experiences as possible into my life. After all, our lives are simply a collection of memories we choose to make.

Alex Neir

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Nancy Nielsen | Featured Agent

Nancy Nielsen

Nancy Nielsen | Featured Agent

Hometown:

Skaneateles, New York

What Is One Special Thing About the Place You Grew Up?

What I love about Skaneateles is its small-town setting at the end of one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. “Skany-atlas”- preferred, “Skinny-atlas”- common.

Number of Years In Real Estate:

26 years, since 1992.

Hobbies:

Traveling, paddle ball, skiing, gardening, and entertaining.

Describe Yourself In 5 Words:

Fun loving, motivated, energetic, devoted.

Favorite Colorado Past-time:

Having lunch at Two Elks on Vail mountain.

Favorite Place to Grab a Drink:

Poppies or Travernetta

What Is One Item on Your Bucket List?

To go on an African safari with my family!

What Is Your Proudest Accomplishment?

Balancing a successful real estate career, while raising 3 wonderful children and staying happily married!

If You Could Master Any Skill, What Would It Be and Why?

Become proficient in a second language. Great for the mind!

What Is the Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

I backpacked around Africa in late 80’s. Climbing to the top of Mount Kenya was just one of many adventures!

If You Could Have Dinner with Anyone, Who Would It Be and Why?

My mom, who died young. I would love to talk with her about the dreams she had for her kids and grandchildren.

What Is Your Favorite Holiday Tradition?

Family excursions to the National Forest to find the perfect Christmas tree.

What’s the Best Concert You’ve Ever Been To? What Made It So Special?

Sting at Red Rocks. He is a master showman – the acoustics and twinkling lights of Denver were not too bad either!

If You Could Live in A Book, TV Show, Or Movie What Would It Be and Why?

Modern Family – I love the characters and humor. I think this show is hilarious!

If You Could Have Any Superpower What Would It Be and Why?

I would like to fly like Superman so I could visit kids and friends on a moment’s notice.

Nancy Nielsen

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Michel Brossmer | Featured Agent

Michel Brossmer

Michel Brossmer | Featured Agent

Michel Brossmer prides herself on being a Denver native, attending Wash Park Elementary, Hamilton Middle School, East High School, and graduating from Metropolitan State College of Denver with an Accounting degree.

Michel loves to volunteer. Previously, she was active at her son’s school, Steele Elementary, where she was the room parent. She’s worked on the Stallion Fund and was the volunteer coordinator for the very popular Washington Park Home Tour. Now that her son attends DSST Byers Middle School, Michel currently serves as Yearbook Club Advisor.

Michel, her husband Dave, and son Will live in Northwest Denver. They love traveling and getting outdoors whenever they can.

Hometown 

Denver

Number of Years in Real Estate

25

Hobbies 

Skiing, biking, hiking, watching sports (Broncos, Rockies) camping, reading

Favorite Thing to Do in Colorado

Spending time outdoors!

Favorite Restaurant

Mas Kaos on Tennyson

What Is Your Perfect Pizza?

No red sauce! Olive oil, garlic, pesto, artichoke hearts, goat cheese, arugula and sausage

If You Could Be Any Age for a Week, What Age Would That Be? Why?

39 with tons of energy, still looking young still, with enough knowledge and life experience to have some wisdom. But not old enough to have a ton of baggage

What Is One Item On Your Bucket List?

Skiing the Andes

What’s Your Perfect Pastime?

Reading or skiing

What Junk Food Couldn’t You Live Without?

B is for Brownie ice cream from Sweet Cow

Are You An Early Bird Or Night Owl?

Night owl, but force myself to be an early bird

If You Had a Warning Label, What Would Yours Say?

“She’ll act first and beg for forgiveness later”

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Roy Lopez | Featured Agent

Roy Lopez

Roy Lopez and Cindy Lopez

Hometown:

Ciego de Avila, Camaguey, Cuba

Number Of Years In Real Estate:

37 years

Hobbies:

Traveling off the grid throughout the world with the family. Nontraditional places to stay, seeing and being in their culture, interacting, and eating their food.

Bicycling either on the road, gravel, snow, sand or mountain.  Having a collection of high-end bikes for all terrains and weather is my hobby that I enjoy experiencing.

Art and designing architectural ideas waiting to become reality.  Educated in architecture and selling architecture, albeit homes, it’s given thought to the question of what is that next transformation “Architecture 2.0” design habitat concept. I’m always searching for that ideal habitat that encompasses all environmental considerations that’s visually attractive and livable.

Describe Yourself In 5 Words:

Caring, honest, achiever, creative, and fun!

Favorite Thing To Do In Colorado:

Looking west watching a Colorado sunset while having a classic Cabernet glass of wine.

Favorite Place To Grab A Drink:

Anywhere I’m with family and friends, especially at Williams and Graham, Halcyon Roof Top Bar in Cherry Creek, and our South Deck at home!

One Unusual Thing About You:

I have one patent and applying for a provisional patent now.

What Is One Item On Your Bucket List?

Too many however, traversing the Amazon coming in 2018.  That’s right, sit on a slim canoe made from a tree carved by the Apurina Indians, without electronics, guided by an experienced guide and the stars, eating what earth provides while avoid being eaten.

What Is Your Proudest Accomplishment And Why?

Having helped raise three wonderful sons with my wife Cindy!  The less I became a workaholic, the more I appreciate my family and how proud I am of who they have become.  They are caring, productive, and fun individuals.  Nothing else makes me prouder.

What Is The Most Adventurous Thing You’ve Ever Done?

Mountain biked the Colorado Trail from Waterton Canyon, Denver, to Durango, 535 miles.  Solo with a Yak single wheel suspension trailer, self-contained, over a couple of summers.  Colorado is beautiful, we are so fortunate.

If You Could Master Any Skill That You Don’t Currently Have, What Would It Be And Why?

Becoming a Master Chef.  I’m challenged boiling eggs, and would love the opportunity to prepare a wonderful dish.

If You Could Have Dinner With Anyone, Who Would It Be And Why?

A challenged young man or woman. Helping those wanting a better life regardless of their challenges.  Listening, discovering everything about them so they can help themselves energies me.

If You Could Live In A Book, TV Show, Or Movie What Would It Be And Why?

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown.  I’d love to shadow him and eat, drink, and experience all the places he’s visited.  He lives life fully without hesitation and with expression.

Roy Lopez | Adventures