Jay and Jennifer moved to the stunning mountain town of Estes Park, and immediately began searching for ways by which to contribute to the community and provide the retreat experience that visitors to Estes Park expect and deserve. The Landing has proven an ideal platform for both!
Jennifer grew up on a wheat farm in Washington state and following college graduation, spent a decade as an Army Officer assigned to locations throughout the world. As a Blackhawk helicopter pilot she flew, led Soldiers, and coordinated critical air missions. Jennifer was deployed to both theaters of combat for 2 1/2 years, flying and organizing a variety of aerial missions. She has been awarded the Air Medal twice for actions in both theaters of combat, as well as the Meritorious Service Medal and the Order of Saint Michael for her career contributions to Army Aviation. Her final Army assignment was to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she worked directly for the Chief of Staff in the office of the Superintendent. She is a wife, proud mother to three, and a recent graduate of Duke University earning an MBA.
Jay has been coming to Estes Park his entire life. In 1947 Jay’s great grandfather built a small Sears & Roebuck cabin in the Estes Valley. It inspired a family tradition of escaping the hot midwest summers for the crisp mornings, afternoon showers, and perfect days of Colorado. As a young man, Jay attended Cheley Colorado Camps in Estes Park, further enhancing his love for the community and Rocky Mountain National Park. Jay commissioned in the United States Army where he served in both the Field Artillery and Signal Corps. During his 12 years of service he was deployed to both theaters of combat for nearly 3 1/2 years. Throughout his career he would be recognized for exceptional service through the awarding of three Bronze Star Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, an Army Commendation Medal with “V” device for Valor in combat, and the Order of Mercury for contributions to the Signal Corps. He recently attended and earned a Masters Degree from Columbia University in NYC, and is a graduate of the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Business, earning an MBA.