The Durango Realty
The Wells Group

About Us

The Durango Team has decades of real estate experience in the Durango, Colorado area. Let us help you buy or sell your Southwest Colorado home.

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Max Hutcheson:

Max is a Colorado native, who has spent over 15 years enjoying all that Durango has to offer. He graduated from Durango High School, going on to play basketball and complete a degree in marketing at Fort Lewis College.

Max has been representing buyers & sellers in Durango area real estate since 2007, and has built a very successful business. … Call: 970-375-7341

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Don Ricedorff:

Don has long term ties to Southwest Colorado, growing up in Cortez, a graduate of Fort Lewis College, and 21 years of real estate experience in La Plata County. He is married to Janet, and they have three grown children, Kelly, Katie & Kyle.

He has received numerous sales and recognition awards in his real estate business, and ties to a number of community organizations. … Call: 970-375-7014

Deven Meininger:

Deven is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Durango and La Plata County real estate and, as your Broker, you’ll experience honest communication, integrity and respect, and years of marketing experience. Deven understands that buying and/or selling a home can be one of the most important and exciting decisions you’ll make. She will spend time at the beginning of the process to thoroughly understand your needs and wishes and will work diligently on your behalf to ensure a smooth and efficient transaction and help you achieve your real estate goals.
She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Corporate Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from Santa Clara University in California and Master’s Degree from the University of Arizona. She has worked in marketing for a variety of local and national businesses; most recently for two successful teams at The Wells Group where she confirmed her passion for real estate and went on to become a licensed Broker.
Deven and her husband, Jason, set their sights set on living in Durango shortly after they were married, knowing they wanted to raise their family in this wonderful mountain community. They enjoy camping, hiking, rafting, fishing, skiing, and spending time with friends. Deven is active in the running community and serves on the board of Durango Running Club and the Durango Double. She is also a parent volunteer at Needham Elementary.

Cassie Baier:

Cassie was born and raised in Durango, CO and grew up on the lake and in the mountains of Falls Creek Ranch.  Cassie is a Durango native who loves the area and endless activities. Cassie graduated from Durango High School and attended Fort Lewis College on a leadership scholarship.

After college Cassie pursued her passion for business and nutrition in managing a local nutraceutical company for 5 years before having children and moving into Leadership Development work. Cassie spent the next 10 years in corporate leadership development, consulting and training with business leaders internationally working remotely for a Los Angeles based worldwide firm. Cassie has always wanted to pursue real estate and found the perfect opportunity when her two kids started school in Durango full time.

Cassie has a passion for serving people and her community, she is currently the Area Director for Young Life in Durango, a local youth international non-profit program. Cassie was involved in Durango Young Life in high school and became a volunteer leader from 1998-2003 where she met her husband Nate. She provides leadership and guidance to middle and high-school students, leaders and her local committee. She has been involved in Young Life since 1996 and the Area Director since 2009. Cassie also volunteers as a team mom for Durango Youth Baseball, spends many nights on the football field with her Durango YAFL family and serves on the Park Elementary PTO.

Cassie and her husband Nate have two children, Malakai and Cruz. You will find Cassie and her family at the lake playing on the water and wake surfing and in the mountains hiking, snowboarding, camping and fishing on their days off.

Katie Hutcheson:

Katie is a licensed real estate agent and the Business Manager/Listing Specialist for The Durango Team. A Fort Lewis College Business School alumna, Katie has strong ties to Durango and a deep passion for Southwest Colorado and the outdoor centric lifestyle this community embodies.

After college, Katie and her husband Max moved to Denver for employment opportunities, but always knew they would return to Durango. In 2007 they made this dream a reality and moved back “home”. Prior to practicing real estate, Katie spent ten years working as a Product Manager for an international financial services company. During this time she earned her MBA and honed her marketing, business management and innovation skills. In her time away from the office, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and three sons (Miles, Chase, and Carter) enjoying the outdoors.

Katie understands and appreciates how difficult navigating the Durango Real Estate market can be and is delighted to help others find their path. Contact Katie and the Durango Team today to get started living your Durango dream!

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Jonathan Hunt:

Jonathan is a Durango native and lifetime resident of the area – graduating from Bayfield High School and attending Fort Lewis College. His marketing career has included work with the Durango Herald, The Wells Group, and Don Ricedorff.

He enjoys spending time with his two children, Ashley & Dylan, and acting on stage whenever the opportunity arises.

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Kim Tucker:

Kim moved to Durango in 1994 with her daughter. Within a few years of moving here she started working for The Wells Group where she enjoyed working behind the scene of the real estate world for 10 plus years. Kim married her husband in 2007, purchased the local Scuba Diving shop and exchanged her time at The Wells Group for her passion of teaching individuals to scuba dive. Just recently Kim returned to Duran