Doug and Lindsey Yochem
Hello! We are Doug and Lindsey Yochem (Yaw-kum) . We know it sounds funny, however it will grow on you. We are formally from Steamboat Springs, CO where we worked in the ski resort industry for over 20 years each.
Lindsey was born in Kremmling, CO and raised in the Yampa Valley (Steamboat - Craig area). After Lindsey graduated high school she attended culinary school at CMC in Keystone, CO. There she decided she was a better fit to mingle and serve the guests in front of the house, so she decided to go on to get her hospitality degree from Metro State University (Metro State College back then). Lindsey knew after she received her degree that she belonged back in the mountains where she could ski every day in the winter and to hike everyday in the summer. She went to work for Steamboat Ski Resort, where she started in the food and beverage department running various restaurants on the mountain, then went on to become the catering director for all mountain events for a total of 17 years. Throughout her career as an event planner she developed many lifelong relationships with clients, oversaw concert venues with up to 10,000 attendees and assisted hundreds of brides plan the wedding of their dreams. While she wasn't busy with event planning she was able to ski 50+ days every winter and hike her heart out in the summer.
Doug was born and raised in Northern California around the Tahoe area. He attended college at Chico State and received his degree in Exercise Physiology. He moved to Colorado in 1995, where he landed in Denver and soon realized that the mountains were calling and he had to go. He spent 11 years working for Copper Mountain Ski Resort in the food and beverage department managing various restaurants. He lived two lives skiing in the morning and working full time in the evening all the while living in Leadville, CO, yes all the way up at 10,000 feet above sea level. In 2006 he decided to explore other mountains and moved to Steamboat Springs, CO where he oversaw 13 different restaurant venues for Steamboat Ski Resort. Doug is a seasoned raft guide and has rafted rivers all over the US, including the Grand Canyon. Doug has spent many years rock climbing all over Colorado and has found the climbing in the Grand Valley area to be some of the best in the state.
In 2017, we set out from Steamboat Springs on an adventure to search for the next perfect place to call home. While overlanding (driving) throughout North, Central and South America we realized that Colorado was where we were meant to be and the Grand Valley had everything we were searching for. Who knew that after 13 countries, 35 states and tens of thousands of miles that the next perfect place was right here in Colorado.
Coming from the ski resort industry, real estate is a natural progression for us, as providing six diamond service is in our blood. Here at the Christi Reece Group we are equipped with the latest technology to help you buy or sell property quickly and efficiently. With state of the art systems and an incredible support team here, we are able to focus on putting your interests first.
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