One of the most popular residential real estate brokers in the Vail Valley—known both for his personal style and his extensive knowledge of the area—Doug’s connection to Vail dates back to 1975 when he became a ski instructor for Vail Resorts (and taught skiing full time then part time for the next 23 years).
Based in the Lionshead and Four Seasons offices in the center of Vail Village, Doug has been a real estate broker for more than 25 years. He has extensive experience working with both buyers and sellers in Vail Village, Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Cordillera, Arrowhead and Eagle Ranch among other Vail Valley areas.
A Slifer Smith & Frampton top producer for multiple years, Doug was honored to be named Chairman of the Vail Board of Realtors® in 2011 and Vice President for the Colorado Association of Realtors® Mountain District in 2014. Doug was a VBR Realtor® of the year in 2015, and is currently a Director and Secretary for the Board.
Recipient of the Jo Brown Community Service Award for his involvement in business and community events, Doug has been an active member of the Rocky Mountain Resort Alliance and has served on the “Fly Summer Vail” committee among other activities. He is the founder of the Vail Automotive Classic (VailAutomotiveClassic.com) the premier automotive and aircraft gathering in the Colorado Rockies and a notable charity fundraiser.
Married with two daughters, Doug lives in Eagle Ranch and is still an avid skier. He enjoys cycling, golf and everything outdoors. He takes great pleasure in introducing new "locals" to the fabulous recreational activities and wonderful lifestyle opportunities that abound throughout the Vail Valley.