Lone Pine Realty Team
Team Birks, David & Carol, Broker Owners
David (970) 420-3791 | Carol (970) 420-0993
David and Carol discovered the Red Feather Lakes area while on a weekend camping trip in late summer 2009. They quickly purchased a home and were fulltime residents from 2010 to 2022. The Birks are real estate savvy, having bought and sold a variety of residential real estate over almost 50 years in Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and Washington states before discovering this area. David has served on the Glacier View Meadows HOA Board and led its Architectural Review Committee. He holds a Master’s degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering and a Master’s concentration in Adult Learning, Performance & Development. His special interests include camping, do-it-yourself home improvement projects, classical piano, and sacred organ. Carol holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Graphic Design and spent several years as an Instructional Designer developing training. Carol’s interests are home improvement projects, sewing, stained glass, and pottery. Both David and Carol enjoy spending time with family, especially their grandchildren. Let us help make your mountain property dream a reality.
Steve Koeckeritz, Founder
In Memory: 1946-2022
This gentle man of impeccable integrity was friend and
mentor to many.
He lived a legacy to which we all aspire!
A native of Minnesota, where he graduated from Saint Olaf College, Steve and his wife, Jane, first discovered the Red Feather Lakes area while stationed at Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne, Wyoming from 1968 to 1972. After graduating from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1975, Steve practiced law until 1979 when he entered the real estate profession. Steve established Lone Pine Realty in 1983. He served on the Crystal Lakes Road and Recreation and Crystal Lakes Water and Sewer Association Boards and as a member of the Glacier View Meadows Subdivision Improvements Agreement Management Group . Special interests included running, golf, scuba diving and most any outdoor activity.
Russ Wiedeman, GRI Broker Associate
Russ was born and raised in Northern Colorado, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. Russ moved to Fort Collins in 1983 and has been selling mountain property in Larimer County since 2002. His hobbies include wood working, camping, fishing, golfing, and gardening. Give Russ a call — he would be happy to talk with you about mountain property.
Jennifer Burgher, Broker Associate
A Colorado Native, Jennifer was born in Greeley, with a childhood of camping and fishing the Poudre River up Cameron Pass. As an adolescent, her family moved to Steamboat Springs, where she spent most of the next 20 years living, learning, and exploring. In 2010 Jennifer moved from the Yampa Valley to Fort Collins, and in 2017, full-time mountain living beckoned her, her husband, and their 2 daughters to Red Feather Lakes. Jennifer has training and experience in a wide array of fields beyond real estate, including animal health and science, financing, and food and vitamin supplement industries. But her specialty and passion are SUPERIOR customer service, in any trade! Jennifer’s hobbies include being outside for any reason, exploring artistic creative outlets of any medium, and spending time with her family and their Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
Nancy Ault, Broker Associate
Nancy and her family have been property owners in Crystal Lakes for over sixteen years, transitioning from camping to a seasonal cabin and eventually purchasing a year-round property in 2013. They moved to the area full-time in 2020 and she recently retired from the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab at CSU. She’s ready to explore her passion for real estate by helping you sell your property or assisting you in finding your piece of the mountains. In her spare time, she enjoys all that Red Feather Lakes has to offer by ATVing and hiking with her dogs.
Marian Kelly, Office Manager
Marian was born in California and moved to Colorado to attend CU Boulder. After college, she worked for the University Center for Atmospheric Research, eventually having the good sense to make her way up to Crystal Lakes in 2002. She joined the Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department a few months after moving to the mountain and became fire chief in 2009, stepping back to an assistant chief role in 2017. She’s a published author and professional freelance editor and, in her free time, enjoys reading, hiking with her dogs, and making chainmail jewelry.
Lara Harapat, Administrator
Lara was born in Houston, Texas, where she attended art school. After a 7-year pitstop in Iowa, she made the move to Berthoud, Colorado, following her husband’s employment opportunities in the tech industry. After owning a vacation property in Red Feather Lakes Village for a year, they decided it was where they and their two daughters wanted to be full-time. When not working hard to provide excellent customer service on the job, Lara enjoys working with her daughters on fiber arts and cooking, portrait drawing, and maintaining an ever-growing flock of chickens.