Discovering Colorado's Western Slope ... Before real estate

Raised in a farming family in Nebraska, I've lived in Colorado since 1998. My introduction to Paonia for the first 6 months was living in a 1979 Airstream camper as caretaker of the gardens, orchards, hay field, and managing the irrigating on a beautiful acreage on Pitkin Mesa. I fell in love with the valley and the community, and knew I'd found my new home.


My 20-year professional career in international corporate marketing communications, advertising, and public relations provides my real estate clients a professional who knows how to target the market and get results. Developing vacant land and new home construction is also in my portfolio of experience.

Kristin swanson, realtor®

With my realty office in my home, I now live high on Roger's Mesa as caretaker for a private 40-acre ranch, maintaining the rental house, gardens, and grounds. 


I am happy to say I finished 2017 with the high ranking brokers in the valley, grateful to have worked for the company who ranked #1 overall. Effective September 2018, I am now available to serve my clients as an Independent Broker.

Where to find me

Most of the time you can find me with Mother Nature, and in the field showing real estate.

I love to grow my food, landscape, read, coach my health clients, travel, and visit my children, grandchildren, and family in Nebraska as often as possible.