Broker Associates & Staff
Tom Morse is founder of Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty. His passion for the outdoors, respect for the western way of life and commitment to the protection of our natural resources brought him to Colorado with his wife Linda. This coupled with the understanding that there are many like-minded people, seeking a lifestyle of greater simplicity and purpose along with more time to enjoy their recreational interest, gave birth to the firm. The intention is to bring together a group of passionate and competent partners and associates, from multiple disciplines, to support individuals and families in realizing their lifestyle aspirations, by finding the finest ranches and recreational properties in the West to meet their needs. Prior to founding the company, Tom formed, developed and sold companies in publishing, financial services, business software and real estate development over a 35 year career. Tom and Linda also had the great privilege to volunteer for more than six years supporting the worldwide activities of both charitable and not-for-profit organizations. His creative talents and management expertise provides vision and overall guidance to the day-to-day operations and growth of Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty. Given his knowledge and understanding of the market, he is a great person to start with in your quest for the perfect place for you.
Cathy Craig is Managing Broker with Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty. Growing up on a guest ranch in southwestern Colorado, Cathy lived adventures and experiences that most kids only dream about. Not only did this cement her love for the outdoors, trails, rivers and wildlife, but by virtue of hosting families from all corners of the globe, she understood at an early age, the true meaning of customer service.
After graduating from Colorado College with a degree in business, Cathy's professional career revolved around various aspects of the ski industry; working for ski manufacturers K2 and Lange and spearheading the sales and marketing for several resorts in Colorado and New Hampshire.
In 1997 Cathy moved back to Durango and formed the real estate brokerage at Durango Mountain Resort, specializing in second home resort property. As the Vice President and managing broker of Durango Mountain Realty, she was dedicated to helping her clients realize their second home dreams through knowledge, expertise and premier customer service. As a specialty brokerage, Cathy and her agents consistently ranked within the top 10 sales agents in the county and her brokerage was consistently one of the top performers in the Durango area.
In 2013 Cathy joined Tom, Linda and Zach Morse of Legacy Properties West, the top luxury real estate brokerage in southwest Colorado. As a team, they united with Sotheby's International Realty and formed Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty.
She has served on various boards including the Durango Area Association of Realtors (treasurer, 6 years), Adaptive Sports Association, various home owner's association boards and local Parent Partners.
Cathy loves all facets of the outdoors, but tends to spend most of her time road biking, mountain biking, skiing (downhill and Nordic), hiking and paddling her lake kayak. She is the mother of 3 grown children and lives in Durango, Colorado.
Zach Morse is a licensed broker associate with Legacy Properties West Sotheby's International Realty. Zach teamed up with his father at Legacy Properties West in 2007 after getting his degree from Colorado State University. Since joining Legacy Properties West, he has been involved in multiple sales of high-end properties and large acreage ranches. As part of "Team Morse", he was #1 in regional sales in 2011 and 2012 . His land knowledge, enthusiasm for the outdoors and commitment to the preservation of the American West enables him to support others who aspire to make that legacy their own. On his days off, Zach takes full advantage of the Durango area by going snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, boating, hunting, fishing, and horseback riding. Whether you are a buyer or seller, please give Zach a call, let his knowledge and understanding of the market help guide you in your next real estate purchase.
Linda Morse is an Environmental Consultant who creates living and workspaces that are in harmony with Nature. To accomplish this, she incorporates universal principles with various time-tested tools and technologies to analyze and effect powerful changes to support your overall health, happiness and welfare. Whether you are working with an existing space or planning a new building project, Linda will work closely with you to turn your environment into a 'sanctuary of home' that enlivens you and all your activities.
For an existing home or office, she can make seamless adjustments inside and out that can eliminate the effects of environmental stress and positively impact areas of your life such as finances, health, work and relationships. She can make suggestions about interior design, ideal furniture placement and use of color that assist you in unfolding your full potential.
If you are building a new structure, Linda can identify the most favorable site for home or office that will support beneficial alignment with magnetic, solar and earth energies. For the exterior, she's able to recommend landscape and plantings that are both energetically balanced and aesthetically pleasing. She will also work in conjunction with your architects, builders, designers and other professionals to help create the best possible placement for various rooms in your house to attract greater abundance, health, creativity, harmonious relationships and vitality.
To learn more about Linda's services and about the processes she uses, please visit her website at CoCreativeDesign.net or email her at
We are pleased to welcome Brandon Ruppert as the Qualifying Broker for Legacy Properties West, New Mexico, LLC. Brandon is an Independence, Missouri native whose passion for the West brought him to Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico in 1996. Together, with his wife and two children they have managed Red Rabbit Ranch, their family business. With all his ranching experience and knowledge of northern New Mexico, Brandon is uniquely qualified to help our clients find the right property and ensure that they get a great start in the area. He believes in the lifestyle afforded those in the area and in preserving the western culture – and he understands the needs and wants of those who are attracted to the lifestyle and culture. And for those who are ready to sell their property, he is one of the few in the area who really knows what it takes to get it done. Brandon and his family enjoy raising their American Paint and Quarter horses, hunting, motorcycling and snowboarding. Give Brandon a call and learn more about how he can help you, whether you are a buyer or seller!