Born and raised in Minnesota, Jay moved to the Vail Valley in 2008 after falling in love with skiing in the Colorado mountains during childhood ski trips. Originally intended to be “only one ski season” he quickly realized he loves the outdoor adventures the area has to offer and decided to make it his permanent home. Jay takes advantage of the mountain lifestyle by skiing, biking, camping, hiking, and golfing with his family, friends, and the many visitors coming to the area. When not working with his Buyers and Sellers, or playing in the mountains, he can be found spending time with his wife Kara, his son Ryker, and their dog Kirby.
After graduating college, Jay worked in the hospitality industry but wanted to apply his customer service background to real estate in the Vail Valley. By demonstrating his ability to bring top tier service and communication to Slifer Smith & Frampton he has made his mark quickly in the business. Jay continues to stay up to date with the best ways to market real estate, which is becoming more focused on online marketing and prospecting. Additionally, his work ethic, ability to adapt to market and industry changes, and focus on customer relationships has contributed to his success shown by participating in over 300 transactions for more than $325,000,000 in closed dollar volume since starting in 2012.
Jay is truly grateful to live in one of the most beautiful places in the world and for the ability to share that love with many guests and visitors from around the world.
SPECIALIZATIONS: Beaver Creek, Bachelor Gulch, Avon, Eagle Vail, Wildridge, Edwards
B.S. Political Science – University of Minnesota Duluth
Licensed Real Estate Broker since 2011
Personal Assistant of the Year - 2015
Participated in over 300 transactions since 2012
VailPro Designation - 2017
Resort and Second Property Specialist - 2018
Bought a Single Family home in 2018 for approximately $400K in Avon, CO.
"Jay made buying my first home more fun and much easier than I ever expected! He was fun to work with and made the whole experience less intimidating that I had originally thought it to be. His knowledge and professionalism helped me find my perfect first home! Thank you, Jay!"