THE SHERPA TEAM
Owner / Managing Broker
Raised in Alabama, Chris ventured into the hills of Tennessee and North Carolina at an early age and fell in love with the mountain life. That love eventually drew him west into possibly the most beautiful mountains in the country!
Chris has a varied background of work and school experiences venturing into drafting, aviation and guide services (rafting, rock climbing and big game hunting ). Before moving down to Pagosa Springs from Denver, he worked several years corporately at Jeppesen Aviation as a part of their flight safety analysis, and data extract departments.
These varying experiences of analytics, and relational support, have helped him tremendously to become adept as a true "guide" in the real estate industry.
Chris has worked actively in the real estate market of Pagosa Springs since the Spring of 2006. He cut his teeth in the industry with the late Jerry Driesens. Jerry was his mentor as a real estate expert, and family man who cared more for those around him than he did for the bottom line. Chris continued to work for two of the larger and more productive companies in town, Jim Smith Realty and Galles Properties.
His love for the area, success in the industry, and a continued tug to create a business model that is able to simply give more to those in need, culminated into what is now known as Sherpa Real Estate.
Email Chris Chris@sherparealestate.com
Direct Line 970.903.0481
Born and raised in Western North Carolina, Jessica and her husband Myron moved to Pagosa Springs in 2005. Reminding her of her roots, Jessica quickly fell in love with the small town and the community within it. She received her Bachelors degree in Sociology from Appalachian State University and has since been able to channel her education and love for people in many ways.
In 2012, Jessica launched her own photography business with the encouragement of her friends. As a Lifestyle Photographer she specializes in Child and Family photography but loves to capture any venture set in her path. With many of her clients being custom builders and local Brokers it was only natural that she venture into Real Estate herself.
Jessica has been working with Sherpa since the doors opened in 2016. She obtained her license in 2017 quickly stepping into the role of a licensed Transaction Coordinator. Jessica is able to use her organizational skills and work one on one with the wonderful clients, Brokers, and associates Sherpa Real Estate affiliates with.
When Jessica isn’t in the office or chasing the light with her camera, she’s probably running in the mountains with her friends or family. She, her husband and two children love to explore the great outdoors in anyway they can. So camping, mountain biking, hiking and fishing are right up their alley.
Email Jessica Jessica@sherparealestate.com
Main Office 970.444.2570
A native of Louisiana and a devout LSU Tiger fan, Denise moved here in 1985 and has never wanted to live anywhere else. After teaching 7th grade in Pagosa Springs for 20 years, Denise retired in 2012. With a great knowledge and love of the area and years of community involvement it was a natural transition to a new career in real estate.
Denise loves to go to the lake, fish, hunt, and ride her horse, her mountain bike, or her snowmobile. She and her husband have 2 grown children and 5 amazing grandchildren.
Denise understands what it feels like to come to a property and know that "this is it". Her desire is to assist others in finding their "'peace" in Pagosa Springs.