It’s not just First Colorado Land Office real estate agents that help you find or sell your home. We also have a great  staff. All of our staff members are knowledgeable about the Salida and Buena Vista areas and can direct you to a real estate agent to answer any questions you may have.

Darcy Shaffer – Salida Office Admin and Broker Associate
Staff - Darcy-Shaffer

Joy Duprey – Buena Vista Office Marketing Specialist
A fourth generation Colorado native, Joy has lived in many different areas of Colorado. She moved to Buena Vista to teach middle school math in 1995. “Buena Vista is my favorite place in Colorado,” she says. Joy has very much made this small town her town. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado in 1995, she taught middle school math at BV’s McGinnis Middle School for a few years, then she went to work as the Advertising Director for Buena Vista’s newspaper, The Chaffee County Times for 17 years. Joy joined Julie Kersting’s real estate team May 2017 as the marketing specialist.

Joy and her husband Randy stay involved in the community by getting involved in many community volunteer projects. Joy also heads the Town of Buena Vista Beautification Advisory Board coordinating beautification projects around BV in an ongoing effort to make the town friendly and attractive to visitors and residents alike.

Joy coordinates the marketing utilizing a variety of advertising mediums, ranging from internet to print media in an effort to reach each property’s unique target market.

Cindy Brown – Buena Vista Office Manager and Broker Associate
Cindy spent many years vacationing in this beautiful valley that she now calls home. In 1998 she and her husband left Minnesota with the desire to raise their kids here and give them the experiences that come with living in a small mountain town. Buena Vista was the perfect choice.

Cindy has eleven years of experience as a supervisor in hospital admissions and communications at a Minnesota hospital. She took time away from the working world to stay home and spend quality time with their three kids after moving to Buena Vista. She rejoined the work force as an office manager for a local physical therapy office in Buena Vista prior to joining Julie Kersting’s real estate team in June of 2013.

Cindy takes great pride in focusing on keeping the internal operations of First Colorado Land Office, Buena Vista running smoothly. She is usually the first person of contact in our office and enjoys getting to meet new people.

Her passion for real estate and the joy it brings, led to Cindy earning her Broker Associate license in 2016 while working full time. Cindy looks forward to continuing her role as a strong contributor to this amazing team.

Cailin Bearss – Buena Vista Office Assistant