Jack is a fourth generation native born Coloradoan whose family has been ranching in Colorado since the 1870’s. He was raised on the 103,000 deeded acre Eleven Mile Grazing Association Ranch that his father managed.
Jack attended College on a Livestock Judging scholarship where he studied Farm and Ranch Management. After college he managed and worked on various ranches around Colorado and Wyoming. His favorite activities all involve the outdoors and therefore he has become an accomplished hunter and hunting advisor.
In 1999 Jack met and married his wife Jean who was a successful real estate Broker and they opened United Country Real Estate, Wapiti Realty Ltd. They also started Bar O Peso Enterprises, a cow calf operation raising high altitude beef calves.
Jack realized that his knowledge of land, ranching, hunting, wildlife, animal husbandry, and real estate gave him a unique skill set to help others achieve their dream of owning a ranch so Jean and he decided to sell the cow herd and concentrate on real estate.
This skill set was also recognized by the management of United Country Real Estate and Jack was asked to be a Founding Member of the UC Ranch Properties Steering Committee. Jack is also a Realtree Land Pro and well versed in analyzing hunting properties.
Some of Jack’s experiences that make him uniquely qualified include; Managing ranches with government grazing permits he understands working with the bureaucracy of BLM and National Forest Service.
Managing cow calf and yearling operations he can evaluate best use of a property from an operational standpoint.
Managing ranches in the mountains and plains he understands how they each have different attributes and require different management practices.
Being a lifelong outdoors-man and developing the recreational potential of ranches he has managed and guiding many hunters to their first trophy animals helps him evaluate the hunting and outdoor recreation potential of ranchland. Jack is also a Life Member of the RMEF
Fishing is one of Jacks favorite past times and he can read a stream and help enhance a fishery if purchasing a live water property is your desire
Having over 17 years of real estate experience marketing and selling ranch land and recreational properties he understands how to evaluate and market unique attribute of various features of each individual property
Being associated with the largest seller of ranch land in the United States gives Jack a team of experts to help him in his service to you
Jack looks forward to becoming your trusted adviser whether you are selling or purchasing your UC Ranch Property or a Realtree United Country Hunting Property.
A native of the Canon City and Westcliffe area of Southern Colorado, Jean's interests have centered around the outdoors lifestyle. Beginning with hiking, fishing, skiing, horseback riding and backpacking in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains as a child, and later back country horse-packing, hunting and cattle ranching, she spends her time in the Colorado outdoors with her husband Jack and their dogs and horses as much as possible. She graduated High School from St. Scholastica Academy for Girls in Canon City, Co. and then Fort Lewis College in Durango with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Together with her husband Jack they opened United Country Wapiti Realty, 217 Main Street, Westcliffe, Co. 81252, in 2000. Jean loves living in the mountains, being a Rancher’s wife, and helping people buy and sell ranchland, recreational land and rural homes. She is a member of the Realtors of Central Colorado and the Royal Gorge Association of Realtors where she served on the Board of Directors. Jack and Jean are both Life members of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, which along with John Deere, Ducks Unlimited, Mason Morse Ranch Company, FFA, Potlatch and Credit Law Center are Strategic Partners . Our Company, United Country Wapiti Realty, Ltd specializes in ranch marketing, recreational home and land marketing, rural lifestyle marketing and marketing hunting land for sale. As Buyer's agents, we guide our buyers during the process of selecting and purchasing.
Anne was born and raised in the town of Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, New York, near Lake Ontario. On occasion, you might hear her called by the name of Carol. Upon graduation from the State University of New York at Alfred, she headed westward to Colorado. Her family relocated numerous times among the states of Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas, then finally settling in Colorado. Her working career commenced in law as a legal secretary. Throughout the chapters of her life, her background in customer service as a personal banker included an opportunity serving clients of diverse cultures. She recognizes and values the trust clients place in her team and strives every day to exceed expectations. Along the journey, one of those chapters included a return to education where she graduated with honors from Colorado State University with a degree in Business Administration and an emphasis in Finance. Though new to real estate, she brings a commitment to work diligently, listen, and follow through in order to provide quality service to assist her team build relationships with clients and maintain those relationships by communicating effectively. When Anne is not assisting her team, she and her husband, along with their all-American blue heeler and Siberian husky, enjoy the pristine view of Pikes Peak and the surrounding Colorado mountains from their front porch in the Wet Mountain Valley, or, spending time with family.
Wade was born in Beaumont, Texas, just east of Houston, where his parents still reside. He graduated from Texas State Technical College with a Building Construction Degree. In 1997, Wade moved to Dallas where he was a home builder then was promoted to New Home Sales Manager with Centex Homes. In 1998, he relocated to Fort Collins, where he joined Coldwell Banker selling both new homes & resale properties. He lived in Boulder County until 2005, then moved back to Beaumont where he obtained a Master’s Degree from Lamar University in Business Administration. In 2011, Wade moved to Dallas where he worked as Senior Care Asset Property Manager for Capital Senior Living. After marrying Jackie, they decided to begin searching for opportunities in Colorado as they have a deep love for the mountains. Since Wade enjoyed the Real Estate business, they both decided the purchase of Wapiti Realty, Ltd. So, they packed up their Chihuahua and moved to Westcliffe in June. Wade is particularly excited about the Dark Skies of the Wet Mountain Valley and ability to view the Milky Way. Like Jackie, Wade enjoys outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, biking and playing golf. They are looking forward to building long term relationships in and around Custer County and assisting the local community.
Born & raised in Dayton, Ohio, Jackie is one of eleven children. Both of her parents sold Real Estate in Ohio Region then moved to Austin, Texas in 1984, where they built a successful Real Estate business. Jackie graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a Degree in Commercial Art. In Austin, she began her career as a Restaurant Manager with Macaroni Grill. In 1994, she relocated to Dallas where she began a 20 year career as a Commercial Property Manager for Jones Lang LaSalle & Lincoln Property Company. In 2015 she met Wade Pettis and they married in 2017. Between them they have 3 grown sons, with 2 in college and 1 in the Army. They have always loved Colorado and have a passion for the Real Estate business, so they decided to move here to start a new life with the purchase of Wapiti Realty, Ltd. Jackie enjoys the outdoors and doing activities such as hiking in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, skiing, fishing and playing golf. Her talent for art remains with her so she looks forward to painting in her off season. Wade & Jackie are eager to add value to the Custer County Community while becoming long term Real Estate Agents in Westcliffe, Colorado.