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Vail Board of Realtors® Committee Information

Our committees are made up of members who graciously volunteer their time to help strengthen the association's events, services, member offerings, and strategic plan initiatives.

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2019 Committees 

Education Committee

Provides educational programming by identifying and working with the best trainers available. Analyze marketing, attendance, enjoyment levels to ensure consistently improving, high-level CE and non-CE offerings.

Chair: Corey Lamothe

Staff Liason: Mel McKinney 

  • Jared Saul
  • Andrew Cryer
  • Laurie Slaughter
  • Hagen Kuhl
  • Jack Affleck
  • Julie Retzlaff
  • Sarah Dorman

Finance & Budget Committee

Reviews board financials on a quarterly/annual basis considers and makes recommendations regarding board finances, budgeting, annual auditing.

Chair: Laura Sellards 

Staff Liaison: Erica Kirk 

  • Dan Fitchett
  • Mike Budd
  • Betsy Laughlin
  • Crissy Rumford
  • Kevin Kuebert
  • Joel Barndt

Government Affairs Committee
This committee reviews legislation, recommending action as needed to protect the interests of REALTORS®, our industry, and clients. We work with the county and municipalities, also local, state and national REALTOR® boards to carry out initiatives. Examples of projects include Wildfire Mitigation, Colorado Water Plan, Affordable Housing and more.

Chair: Mike Budd

Staff Liasion: Erica Kirk 

  • Bev Trout
  • Paula Fisher
  • Larry Agneberg
  • Matt Dannals
  • Sarah Parish
  • Tiffany McCracken

Public Relations Committee

The committee promotes a positive REALTOR® presence in the community. It also looks at ways to improve and expand Public Outreach.

Chair: Chad Cremonese  

Staff Liason: Mel McKinney 

  • Kira Taylor
  • Heidi Bintz
  • Tonya Frank
  • Michelle Rampelt
  • Nate Hall
  • Breanna Barry
  • Mandy Edeen 

Membership Committee

Reviews and plans for Member services, including new and existing products and services that would benefit members. Reviews existing and implement new Membership Outreach opportunities, such as the VBR Newsletter, emails, social networking opportunities, and more.

Chair: Scott Marino

Staff Liason: Jen Beckley 

  • Tex Asanti
  • Trevor Theelke
  • Cara Connelly
  • Allison Descent
  • Brad Cohn
  • Jeannie Hauff

Affiliate Committee

Reviews the affiliate membership and provides affiliate member with the information they need to be part of the organization. 

Chair: Kira Taylor

Staff Liason: Mel McKinney 

  • Tex Asanti
  •  Katie Kuchler
  • Audrey Powell
  • John Goss
  • Chad Roberts
  •  Dawn Mullin

VMLS Operations Committee

Reviews, researches and makes recommendations regarding potential new and existing real estate specific technology-related products and services for members. There is strong integration with the MLS, however, projects are not limited to MLS specific products. Also reviews suggestions and looks for ways to improve the functionality of the MLS system. This may include recommending changes to data fields and also corresponding policies to resolve common issues and make improvements to in the MLS system.

Chair: Alex Griffin 

Staff Liason: Mike Fox 

  • Susie Huxford
  • Valerie Valene
  • Kevin Kuebert
  • Jay Peterson 
  • Ellyn Courtois
  • Kyle Stoveken

VBRF Golf Tournament Committee
Plans and promotes fundraising events for the VBR Foundation. The VBRF Golf Tournament is the biggest fundraiser of the year!

Chair: Kevin Denton

Staff Liason: Mike Fox 

  •  Kira Taylor
  • Trevor Theelke
  • Cynthia Thrall
  • Victoria Frank
  • Bobby Leeds
  • Sara Hoodicoff 

VBRF Scholarship Committee 

Puts together the scholarship application and reviews the applications once they are submitted. 

Chair: Dawn Mullin

Staff Liason: Erica Kirk 

  • Betsy Edwards
  • Cynthia Thrall
  • Julie Retzlaff
  • Bev Trout
  • Corey Lamothe

VBRF Fundraising Committee 

Establishes a fundraising plan for the Foundation to raise money each year following the strategic objectives of the Foundation. 

Chair: Cynthia Thrall

Staff Liason: Erica Kirk 

  • Ruth Stanley
  • Ashley Schleper
  • Kristi Cavanagh
  • Dawn Mullin
  • Julie Thurston


Alpine Association Benefits

MONTHLY ENROLLMENT is now available.

This effective solution for managing healthcare costs is exclusive to CAR and the VBR members! 

Click here to learn more and enroll in the program. 

For questions email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call  720-523-5524.

CAR HealthcareSolutionsForCOrealtors

The Colorado Association of Realtors and local associations have put together an option to help Realtors and Affiliates manage healthcare costs.

View the video below to see participating providers and how to register. 

healthcare video


Sedera is a medical cost sharing community that is endorsed by the Colorado Association of Realtors®. 

The video link below explains how Sedera works, member costs and the enrollment process. Any VBR member including affiliates can enroll. 

Sedera video