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BIOS of the Four Founders:

 

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                                                                       Donald R. McLean

                                                                      Chief Executive Officer

970.708.3939

don@stagecoach.ski


Don has spent four decades in Colorado ski resort towns and has extensive land and brand development experience with a focus on sales and marketing of planned mountain communities.

Don joined the ski patrol in Vail after graduating from CU’s Leeds School of Business, then went on to hone new community development and sales concepts at Beaver Creek and Telluride ski areas. He now brings his expertise to Stagecoach with a vision to create a new place for generations of families to enjoy.

Don has had the benefit of work­ing with industry leaders such as Harry Frampton and Mark Smith in the early days of Beaver Creek, as well as Ron Allred in Telluride and a host of other ski industry icons.

Don was recruited by Ron Allred to handle developer sales in Tellu­ride Mountain Village “TMV”. Don became an owner of Telluride Real Estate Corp which was the #1 bro­kerage in the region. In addition, he owned McLean Maddock LLC which developed over 100,000 sq. ft. of log and conventional single family and multi-family ski in, ski out products.

Don served as Chair of the Design Re­view Board in Mountain Village along with terms on the Metro District and HOA Board. As a result, he under­stands the need for strong design controls, homeowner’s associations and metro districts. He was President of Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club and raised three wonderful athletic skiers on a trailside home in TMV.

By combining his sales, marketing and development history in major ski resort communities, Don can assure we maximize real estate values, nav­igate environmental considerations, and maintain a focus on quality of life for new owners and guests. Don has a passion and understanding of mountain lifestyles and looks for­ward to launching Colorado’s next four-season ski resort at Stagecoach Mountain.

 

 

Scott E. Sober, CPA

President & Director of finance

303.817.7501

scott@stagecoach.ski

Scott is a CPA with over 30 years of experience in starting and growing businesses. Scott brings a balanced and disci­plined approach to the utiliza­tion of capital. Scott is experi­enced in assisting start-ups and navigating companies’ growth by emphasizing planning, man­aging and motivating people, and managing cash flow, fi­nances and income taxes.

Scott loves the mountains and has a passion for community design and village functionality. Scott & Don are co-founders of the Red Bear companies, and are thrilled to be a part of design­ing and creating the first major Colorado public four-seasons ski resort in the last 35 years, with Stagecoach Mountain being poised to be the first major ski resort to open in Colorado since Beaver Creek opened in 1981.

Scott is a third generation Col­orado native who was raised on a cattle ranch in Colorado, and continues to join his brother in Spring cattle roundups and brandings in Southern Colorado.

After attending the University of Colorado’s Leeds School of Busi­ness in Boulder, Scott went on to become a CPA.

Before starting his own CPA practice in Boulder in 1992, a boutique firm focused on serving businesses, Scott worked for larg­er CPA firms in Denver and Boul­der, Colorado. Scott has assisted businesses in real estate transac­tions and developments, local, regional and international oil and gas transactions and operations, governmental matters, and has counseled many service-based businesses. Scott has served on the boards of a variety of organi­zations, including the University of Colorado Alumni Association.

 

 

                                                                           Stephen S. Elkins

Operating Officer

970.846.5376

steve@stagecoach.ski

Steve’s dad was an original member of the 10th Mountain Division, involved in the Steam­boat Springs Winter Sports Club, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Mayor of Steamboat, Board member and Chairman of Colorado State Parks and Out­door Recreation and his mother was a teacher and Routt County Superintendent of schools which explains his involvement in the ski industry and community.

Steve was on the ski team in high school & college. He worked at the Steamboat Ski Area for 25 years where he was involved in planning and construction manage­ment from the bare ground to the fin­ished product. He became the Director of Planning Development & Construc­tion Management for Steamboat Ski Corporation. He is also a licensed real estate broker in CO and AZ.

Steve has been involved in the com­munity by being on several boards and commissions:

• Member of Committee that drafted the Planning & Zoning Regulations for the City of Steamboat Springs.

• Member & Co-chair of the Steam­boat Springs Planning Commission for 7 years.

• Co-Chair of the Routt County Air­port Advisory Board for 14 years.

• Member of the State of Colorado Air­port systems Assessment Committee for 2 years.

• Vice President of the Upper Yampa Water Conservancy District 22 years and involved in the planning and construction of Yamcolo Reservoir and Stagecoach Reservoir.

• Member of the Colorado Ski Coun­try Transportation committee, 14 years.

• Coordinator of the Environmental Impact Statement for the Lake Cata­mount Ski Area permit for 5 years.

Steve believes the experience that families have while skiing together and sharing the beauty of the outdoors is what strengthens the family and brings people and the nation together.

                

                 Richard D. MacCutcheon

Chief Financial Officer

970.331.3051

rick@stagecoach.ski

Rick has served as the CFO of several companies and has ex­perience in real estate account­ing, finance, construction, sales and business management. He has served as the Director of Finance for Real Estate Devel­opments at Vail Resorts. Rick’s finance career at Vail includ­ed planning for mergers and acquisitions, conducting resort acquisition studies, performing due diligence investigations, and planning and coordinating the purchase of three major mountain resorts over the years in addition to over 30 other real estate projects.

Rick has been a founder and or lead consultant for various busi­ness startups, property owners associations, and metropolitan districts. Rick has exceptionally strong management, planning, cost control, and analytical ac­counting and finance skills. Rick provides results driven project planning and management, pri­marily in mountain ski and golf resort real estate projects. Rick is also highly proficient with valu­ations, financial projections and acquisition analysis. He also has served as a former Director of IT.

Rick is a ski enthusiast and is one of the many fans of his son, Stevie MacCutcheon, who is an accomplished snowboarder com­peting in World Cup race events with 2018 Winter Olympics aspi­rations.

Rick’s experience includes struc­turing complex transactions and making group presentations to top management at publicly held and privately held businesses.

Rick has a Masters of Business Administration from the Univer­sity of Denver, a Bachelor of Busi­ness Administration & Account­ing Major from Ohio University and holds a Colorado Real Estate License.