Dale Potvin, aka “Head Spider” founded Team Spider in 1998. Team Spider is dedicated to providing a unique and special skiing experience each year to a select group of skiers while raising money to support the scholarship programs at the Aspen Valley Ski/Snowboard Club. Sound like a win-win? It has been for the past 14 years - continually bringing financial support to AVSC and camaraderie to its members.
So what exactly is Team Spider?
We have recently added a Rental Property Director position to their team. Jen Marcum will be filling this new role but she is no stranger to Stirling Peak Properties. Marcum has been running ‘command central’ as office coordinator for the past year. Her new focus will be building the rental division by acquiring new listings and managing the existing business.
“First and foremost my goal is to know the market inside and out in order to offer our clients superb service and incredible variety,” states Marcum. “I also look forward to expanding the department to reflect Stirling Peak Properties’ dedication to client satisfaction through personal attention.”
All of the partners at Stirling Peak Properties are advocates and supporters of various non-profits and social organizations in Aspen and beyond. Dawnette Smith is intimately involved with the Marshall Direct Fund, a local organization whose mission is “to improve relations between the West and the Muslim world by working together to alleviate poverty and illiteracy via sustainable educational and economic development in Southwest Asia”. She participated in their inaugural fundraising event in Washington, DC last month. In an intimate dinner setting, Ambassador Haqqani shared his candid perspective on his experience and belief in the importance of education in Pakistan. The event was attended by many notable individuals and covered by a handful of media representatives to promote awareness about the value of education and vocational training for underserved populations in an area critical to international security.
Keeping an eye on the market means paying close attention to everything from local sales to the national economy. Below is a report on Aspen real estate sold year over year in various areas of town. Have a read and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss.
In conjunction with the USA Pro Challenge bike race that went through Aspen last week, the USA Cycling Development Foundation teamed up with an Aspen/Snowmass Local Organizing Committee to put on an exciting event that gave amateur racers and teams a chance to sprint and win on the last few blocks of the race course during the first stage of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge. This head-to-head sprint competition was a fundraiser for The USA Cycling Development Foundation - a non-profit that was created with the primary purpose of raising money to drive American athlete development programs in cycling. Of the major industrialized countries, only the United States does not maintain a socialized sport development system which means they rely on private funding for thier success.