Meet Our Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Mike Aus
    Owner/Operator

    I'm Mike Aus, owner of Durango Motor Company. I've been in this business for over twenty five years, and there's one thing I've heard over and over again from our guests: "The single most stressful part of buying a new car is the negotiation!" Meeting our guests' needs is a priority of mine that is instilled in each of my team members, so at Durango Motor Company we removed the negotiation completely. We want you to feel comfortable and excited when purchasing your next vehicle! With that in mind, we do things differently here.

    Our greatest value is guest enthusiasm, so our sales consultants aren't paid based on how much money is made from your sales transaction. Instead, they earn their living based on how satisfied you are with your purchase and overall experience. Because of this philosophy, we strive to bring you the best cars at the lowest possible price we can provide, so you can rest assured you're getting the best car for your wants, needs, and budget- not ours. Our Best Price is upfront on every vehicle, and no matter who you are, everyone gets the same low price.

    We want your car buying experience to be a great one, so you can drive off the lot completely satisfied and happy- but we don't stop there. Our parts and service department, detail, DGO Autogear Accessories, and ABRA body shop each strive to bring you the same quality experience and satisfaction, with specialized technicians for all of your automotive needs.

    Being a family owned business, we aim to treat you and yours like family, too. At Durango Motor Company, it's about building a relationship with our guests, not emptying your wallet.

    Come visit us today and experience the difference- I'll look forward to meeting you and showing you just how enjoyable the car buying experience can be.   

    Sincerely, 
    Michael L. Aus

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  • Tom O.
    General Manager


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  • Nate M.
    General Sales Manager

    Hi, I'm Nate.

    "Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life."

    Cars and trucks have always been a passion of mine. From the moment I got my first Hot Wheel, I was hooked. It was a shiny red Mustang that roared louder than all the rest of my cars combined. It never lost a race because I controlled the finish line. It was my dream car.

    I got into the car business in 2008 after spending 10 years in customer service. I have personally bought over 20 vehicles in my life and have helped thousands of people buy their dream cars, work trucks and daily commuters.  It's an adrenaline rush, an exciting and a wonderful experience for both our guests and for us. Most people, however, rate buying a car right up there with getting their teeth pulled. 

    At Durango Motor Company, we aim to change that for the better. Our whole focus is guest enthusiasm. We want to change the perception of the car buying experiences for everyone by offering them a non-commission based sales force that strives and succeeds at finding your shiny red Mustang or whichever vehicle that suits your wants and needs. We offer all of our guests our best price right up front and eliminate the dreadful negotiation and arguing that too often is associated with buying a car.  If you'd like to learn more about our brand promises, you can find more information in the About Us tab.

    If you have any questions about vehicles, financing, leasing or just want to talk cars, let me know.

    -Nate M.

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  • Joshua B.
    Kia Sales Manager


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  • Evan E.
    Toyota Sales Manager
    970-385-4822

    Cell: 813-810-9475

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  • Mike J.
    Value Autos Sales Manager


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  • Mike O.
    Used Car Sales Manager
    970-385-4822

    Cell: 970-946-9111

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  • Kane T.
    Dealer Trades Manager

    Hi-

    It is said that salesmen are about as honest as lawyers and purchasing a vehicle is rated to be as painful as having teeth pulled. Allow me a moment to introduce myself so I can assure you, not all salesmen are the same. 

    I was first introduced to the car business in 2008 as a car wash employee with New Country Auto Center. After a couple of months, I advanced into a sales consultant position. Two years later, I was promoted to an internet manager and just one year after that, I began managing our entire inventory of four new vehicle franchises. When Durango Motor Company purchased the dealership from New Country Auto Sales, I was placed in charge of managing our Toyota sales, and after one full year of sales we achieved the Toyota Presidents Award, one that is given to the elite dealerships that exceed the standards in both customer service as well as sales. 

    I am an amazing husband and a father of two beautiful children- 19 month old son, and my princess who is about to turn 4. Having lived in Durango my whole life I have been able to enjoy all four seasons and  many outdoor activities like fishing, camping, sledding and anything involving sports. As a Colorado native I am an Avalanche fan, a Nuggets fan, and a Rockies fan, but was raised to love the Dallas Cowboys (which was a good decision before 1995). 

    I know many of you here in this community and would love to see your smiling faces, so please come on in and pay me a visit.  

    -Kane T. 

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  • Phil Z.
    Ford Sales Manager


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  • Noland M.
    Durango Value Autos Sales Manager


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  • Vanessa H.
    Internet Manager


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  • Catalin S.
    Finance Manager


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  • Bryan T.
    Finance Manager


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  • William W.
    Finance Director


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  • Roy A.
    Toyota Sales Consultant
    970-385-4822

    Cell: 970-903-8672

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  • Humberto A.
    Value Autos Sales Consultant


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  • Annie B.
    Internet Sales Consultant


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  • Ken B.
    Value Autos Sales Consultant


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  • Patrick B.
    Ford Sales Consultant


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  • Brandon C.
    Ford Sales Consultant
    970-385-4822

    Cell: 970-946-0859

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  • Seth C.
    Ford Sales Consultant


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  • Travis D.
    Toyota Sales Consultant

    Hello,

    I am a Colorado native. I was born in Glenwood Springs and raised in Carbondale. After high school I attended school at Western State College and locally at FLC in Durango earning a degree in business. While attending FLC I meet my fiancé Lauren. We have been together for over five years now and are currently planning our wedding for this upcoming January!   

    In my free time I enjoy numerous outdoor activities, anything from hiking and camping to just taking the dog for a walk. My biggest accomplishment in regards to outdoor activities is completion of the Colorado trail.  

    I truly enjoy working were at Durango Motor Company. I especially like the no haggle-relaxed atmosphere that we work under. It allows us to truly help our guests find the right vehicle for them. I would be honored to serve you and your family with your vehicle needs. Thank you for opportunity to serve. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have.

    Travis

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  • Bill F.
    Internet Sales Consultant


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  • Luke F.
    Toyota Sales Consultant
    970-385-4822

    Cell: 918-851-5726

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  • Jordan H.
    Kia Sales Associate
    970-385-4822

    Cell: 970-739-9714

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  • Jarrod L.
    Kia Sales Consultant


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  • Jade L.
    Toyota Sales Consultant


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  • Rod M.
    Internet Sales Consultant

    I joined the Durango Motor Company Family back in October 2012 shortly after they opened. I was looking for a change of pace after being retired.  

    After reading the company's business philosophy I knew this was a place I wanted to work…and I can honestly say I love working here. 

    I am a native Californian but have been living here in Durango off and on for the past 35 years.  I love the outdoors and there is no better place than Durango to enjoy the hiking, fishing, and rafting.  I can say I had my own local Durango business here for 20 years and sold it a while back.  

    I am proud to say I am married to my best friend and wife for 30 years...yes 30 years!!! While I am not up here serving my customers you will find me at home with my wife, our 2 horses, Nicky and Ellis, along with our 2 Newfoundland dogs, Timmy and Duchess. 

    I am also an avid cyclist and actually completed the Ironhorse Classic a few years ago, which is a 47-mile trek through the mountains! 

    I love what I do and would be honored to serve you and your family.  Please feel free to call, text, or email with any and all questions!

    Take Care,
    Rod

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  • Mat P.
    Toyota Sales Consultant
    970-385-4822

    Cell: 702-908-4627

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  • Martin S.
    Toyota Sales Consultant
    970-385-4822

    Cell: 505-860-6037
    Hi!
    A South African native, I immigrated to the United States to become a U.S. citizen in 1978.

    I have been serving Toyota guests in the Four Corners area for the last 14 years.

    Being an avid motorcycle enthusiast year round, I ride both Harley Davidsons and BMW R1200GSA's.

    I sincerely believe that a satisfied guest is a returning guest, and I do my best to achieve a positive experience and relationship with each individual I serve.

    Sincerely,

    -Martin

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  • Taryn S.
    Toyota Sales Consultant
    970-553-1177


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  • Anthony S.
    Ford Sales Consultant


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  • Jonathan F.
    Parts Manager


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  • Brian E.
    Accessories Associate


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  • Josh J.
    Service Manager


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  • Jon B.
    Part Department Manager


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  • JR
    Toyota Service Advisor


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  • Tyler N.
    Toyota Service Advisor


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  • Charles R.
    Ford/Lincoln Service Writer


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  • Langston T.
    Ford Service Advisor


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  • Chuck J.


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  • Phil C.
    Parts Consultant

    Ford/Lincoln Parts Master Certified

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  • Donna D.
    Parts


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  • Luke L.
    Parts Consultant

    Ford/Lincoln Parts Master Certified

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  • Jeremy P.
    Parts Consultant


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  • Jill O.
    Warranty Administrator


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  • Jennifer H.
    Rentals Department


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    BDC


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    Business Development Center


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    BDC


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    BDC


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    BDC


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  • Moriyah M.
    Receptionist


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  • Margo J.
    Shuttle Driver


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    Shuttle Driver


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  • Jacob G.
    Quick Lube Service Advisor


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    Lube Advisor


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    Quick Lube


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    Quick Lube


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    Quick Lube


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  • Casey K.
    Service Porter


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    Quick Lube


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    Quick Lube


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    Quick Lube


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    Quick Lube


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    Quick Lube


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    Quick Lube


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    Quick Lube


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    Quick Lube


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  • Matthew B.
    Parts Warehouse


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  • John E.
    Parts Delivery

    Hello,


    My name is John, but most people call me Johnny. I was born in Pueblo, Colorado on August 16th, 1992. I was adopted by my family and moved to Bayfield, Colorado when I was three years old. I am the youngest of 11 siblings; I have four brothers and seven sisters. I graduated from Bayfield High School and then Upper Pine Fire and Protection Academy in 2011. I moved to Durango to stay close to my family. I love soccer, running, army combatives, and paintball. 

    -John E.

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  • Jay B.
    Parts Driver


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    Kia Technician


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    Ford Technician


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  • James H.
    Technician


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  • Jeremy K.
    Toyota Technician


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  • Brandon M.
    Accessories Technician


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  • Michael M.
    Ford Service Technician


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  • Jake M.
    Recon Advisor


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  • Kane M.
    Toyota Technician


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  • Nick M.
    Ford Technician


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    Ford Tech


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    Toyota Service Tech


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    Ford Service Technician


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  • Sandy R.
    Toyota Service Tech


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  • Ryan R.
    Technician


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  • Kenny S.
    Service Technician


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  • Allen Z.
    Service Tech


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  • Bryan B.
    ABRA Body Shop Manager


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  • Dustin B.
    ABRA Assistant GM


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    ABRA Body Shop Estimator


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    ABRA


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    ABRA Painter


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    ABRA Glass Repair


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    ABRA Painting Assistant


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    ABRA


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    ABRA Technician


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    ABRA


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    ABRA Detailer


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    ABRA Technician


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    ABRA Receptionist


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    ABRA Body Shop Technician


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  • Ron L.
    ABRA Customer Service Manager


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    ABRA Parts


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    ABRA Body Shop


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    ABRA


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    ABRA - Detail


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    ABRA


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    ABRA - Car Wash


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    ABRA


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    ABRA Body Shop Technician


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    ABRA


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    Washbay


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    Washbay


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    Washbay


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    Wash Bay


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    Wash Bay


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    Washbay


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    Wash Bay


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    Wash Bay


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    Washbay


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    Washbay


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  • Matt B.
    Detail Manager


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    Detailer


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    Detail


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    Detailer


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  • Alex C.
    Maintenance Technician


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    Maintenance


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    Buidling Maintenance


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  • Scott D.
    Lot Attendant


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  • Ben B.
    Controller


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  • Amanda H.
    Office Manager


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  • Megan A.
    Marketing Director

    Hello!

    I'm a North Dakota native and graduate of The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. I continued my education at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. After several years in Fashion and Beauty Public Relations, I decided to bring my marketing talents back to the family business. I've been in Durango since Durango Motor Company opened in August 2012. 

    You could say that I grew up in the car business. In fact, my father Mike Aus became a GM Technician in Bismarck, North Dakota the year I was born. I've had the unique privilege of growing up with our dealership family and seeing the ins and outs of a Best Price philosophy dealership. 

    I love living in the mountains and spend most of my free time spending time with friends, skiing at Purg, hiking or playing on the Animas River. During the fall and spring you'll find me on the soccer fields around town as a Pre-K soccer coach for Durango Parks and Rec or playing in the adult leagues. I've been lucky to get involved with many of our local non-profits, and currently serve on the Board of Directors for the Women's Resource Center. 

    When I leave our beautiful mountain home, I am an avid traveler and love exploring the World. If given the chance, I will likely talk your ear off about three of my favorite places: Norway, Spain and Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I bleed green and gold for my all-time favorite team, the Green Bay Packers. 

    I look forward to meeting you and working with you. The best part of my job as Marketing Director is getting to meet our guests and members of the community, while representing a company that is very near and dear to my heart! 

    Take Care, 
    Megan 

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  • Karen C.
    Receptionist


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  • Mandie F.
    Marketing Assistant


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  • Terri J.
    Human Resources


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  • Michelle K.
    Title Clerk


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  • Katherine M.
    Marketing Associate


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  • Candice S.
    Inventory Clerk


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  • Dylan S.
    IT


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  • Piper
    Director of Barking and Herding


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  • Chester
    Assistant

    Be on the look out for Chester's pick of the month!

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