Vail Valley Realtor by Trade, Kid's ski instructor by Heart! A.K. was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama (Mountain Brook). A graduate of the University of Alabama, she has over 20 years of diverse sales and business experience including residential Real Estate, pharmaceutical sales, biotechnology business development, marketing, corporate communications and investor relations.
A.K. moved to Colorado and the Vail Valley in 2003. After experiencing many different job opportunities– from bartending to spa sales, interior design to wedding & event planning, to creating and running her own mini kids camp- AK realized that her passions are sales & teaching – Real Estate and Kids ski school.
During ski season A.K. splits time between the office and mountain teaching at Beaver Creek Children’s Ski School part time and showing clients powder stashes, hidden tree runs & all the kids' features. Everyone that knows A.K. realizes that a dual career selling homes and teaching skiing are the perfect fit.
A.K. grew up around sales and real estate (her mother owned an Oriental rug shop and her father is a successful developer); add her diverse business experience and one understands her wide knowledge base and skill set. One of A.K.'s biggest strengths is her creativity in getting a deal done! A.K.’s clients are considered friends, and she enjoys getting together with them on and off the hill.
A.K. lives in Edwards with her Siamese cat, Bode, and enjoys friends and family visiting regularly. She loves skiing, fly fishing, entertaining & technology. You can follow her on Twitter (@AkinVail) & Facebook for the latest deals and updates from Vail & Beaver Creek.
Recently she has taken up mountain biking, but admits it is a lot tougher than she originally thought!
A.K. is thankful that she gets to “do what she loves & loves what she does” every day. Oh... since everyone always asks, A.K. stands for Alice Katherine, but she has been called A.K. since she was born.