Kathleen brings her experience and expertise as an attorney, mediator, board chair, community leader and real estate broker to her clients. It’s a life arc of experience that, paired with a passion for living in the Vail Valley, makes for a winning combination.
Kathleen is a multi-generation Colorado native whose roots in Vail date to the 1960’s. Spending weekends and holidays at her family’s Vail home, she is one of a handful of valley real estate pros who’s personally seen the incredible transformation from a small mountain ski community to a world-class resort.
Following a successful 20+ year career in corporate and transactional law, in 2000, Kathleen traded in her city life for a new full-time career in real estate and a quality of life she treasures in a valley she loves. And the success she realized in her legal career has repeated itself in her brokerage role at Slifer Smith & Frampton.
Kathleen’s professional and personal background offers her clients a distinctive blend of executive professionalism, insider’s knowledge of the market, community culture and incomparable service…a winning combination from a true Vail local.
The words “connected” and “committed” best describe Kathleen’s deep roots in the community. She currently serves as Chair of the Board of Bravo! Vail and on the board of Lake Creek Metro District. Over the past several years, she has served as chair of the Bravo! Vail board, chair of the Women’s Foundation of Colorado, and on several higher education boards, most recently on the Board of Trustees of Colorado Mesa University. She is a trained mediator and was a participant in the Negotiation Project at Harvard Law School.
In the person to person business of real estate, Kathleen has been recognized by her peers with several awards:
- 2018 Customer Service Award (out of 135 brokers)
- 2017 Eagle Award (top 25 brokers)
- 2014 Perseverance Award
- 2010 Standards of Excellence Award
- 2006 Mentor Award
- 2004 Community Service Award
Kathleen and her husband, the valley’s long time and beloved physician, Dr. Jack Eck, live in the Lake Creek Valley.