Jim moved his family to Steamboat and took over the management of Steamboat Association Management in 2017. He grew up in Texas but fell in love with the mountains after spending a summer during his childhood clearing trails for the National Forest Service. He met his wife in college and they have both shared the same dream of living and raising a family in a small mountain town. They have two girls in the Steamboat school system and feel blessed to be living in such amazing town.
Jim previously served as the vice president and treasurer of Apache Corporation, one of the largest global independent oil and gas companies. He had global oversight and financial stewardship of Apache’s capital structure analysis, corporate finance activities, insurance and risk management. He also previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Talos Energy LLC. There he helped develop and execute the company’s financial strategy and managed all finance, treasury, accounting, budget, tax and human resource activities. Prior to that position, he held the role of vice president and treasurer at Plains Exploration & Production Company, which was acquired by Freeport-McMoRan in 2013, where he directed all areas of corporate finance including raising capital, financial analysis and planning, risk management, loss prevention and cash management. Prior to holding these positions, Jim served in various treasury, project management and business development roles at The Williams Companies, Inc., Comerica Bank and the Bank of Montreal.
Jim holds a MBA from the University of Tulsa and a bachelor’s degree in finance from Texas Tech University. He is also a graduate of the Advancement Management Program for Oil and Gas Industry Executives at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Hollie has been in the resort management industry for over 25 years. She worked in management at The Ranch at Steamboat and as an Owners Liaison for Mountain Resorts. In 2005, Hollie came to Steamboat Association Management as an Association Manager and with her years of experience and certification as a Manager of Community Associations has become a vital asset to the company. Her sound decision making processes and attention to detail have proven very valuable to our clients.
Bryan Ayer grew up in Steamboat Springs surrounded and involved in the resort industry. He has over 20 years of experience in management and customer service. Bryan has been a member of Association boards for over 15 years and combined with his facility and grounds maintenance knowledge from the last 11 years with the City of Steamboat Springs, he has become a very valuable member of our team.
Born in Waco, Texas and raised in Chicago'’'s western suburbs, Steve is a former Human Resources director who consistently focuses on providing outstanding customer service for his owners and the Boards he represents. After joining Resort Group in August 2005 and cutting his teeth with Mountain Resorts as an Owner Liaison, Steve moved to Steamboat Association Management in July 2016. Steve prides himself on effective communication, rapid response and thorough analysis to best serve the 11 associations he represents, from the largest within the portfolio to the smallest – giving each their own personalized attention.
Steve is married with two adult children: a daughter in Charleston, SC; and a son who lives here and serves as a patrol officer for the Steamboat Springs Police Department. Steve enjoys skiing, road biking and spending time in southwest Michigan during the summer.
Born in Wichita, KS and raised in Bellevue, WA, Brent Hunstad has enjoyed residing in an array of different locales including St. Croix County, WI and nearby Summit County, CO. His move to Steamboat Springs in May 2016 was spurred in part by a desire to be closer to his family and grandchildren.
Brent has held a variety of management positions over his career, in areas ranging from personal finance to specialty construction and county government. His last several years have been spent specifically in property and HOA management, making him a good fit for the Sr. Association Manager position with SAM that he accepted in spring 2016.
Brent describes himself as a "people-problem solver" with a passion for providing service that truly fulfills customer needs. "I understand that while 'things' may be broken, it is the human component of this business that is the most important," he says. "I focus on staying engaged in what matters most to the people around us."
Hobbies include "anything outdoors," more specifically encompassing hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, outdoor photography and exploring Old West ghost towns and mining camps. "Life is too short to worry about things beyond our control," Brent says. "It is important to have fun and make new friends. Work hard and play hard!"
Beau Riley moved to Steamboat Springs from Vail, Colorado in November of 2017. While he was in Vail, he worked in property management in Beaver Creek. Beau developed a passion for taking care of community associations and developing lasting relationships. Originally from Athens, Georgia (Go Dawgs!), he began his hospitality career working in the golf industry. Beau enjoys playing outdoors and going on adventures with soulmate, Allie. Grateful for the goodwill he has received since moving to Steamboat Springs, Beau looks forward to providing that same kindness and hospitality to his homeowners.
Frank moved to Steamboat Springs in 1996 from San Diego, California trading the ocean and beach for the mountains and snow. He has been in the construction industry for over 20 years with extensive experience in carpentry. During his time in Steamboat, Frank has managed many construction crews and even operated his own building company. When he's not wielding a hammer, Frank coaches future Olympians in the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. He enjoys skiing and snowboarding, baseball, playing guitar and still surfs when he visits his hometown of San Diego.
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