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. Email Tom Morse

Zach Morse is the Co-Owner and an Associate Broker for Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty. He is the top choice for Buyers and Sellers who want high quality representation, to smooth the sales process and maximize value. As a partner in Team Morse, Zach has been directly involved in high-end property sales in excess of $150M over the past 8 years, and has an intimate knowledge of active and private residential, ranch, and recreational properties in the region. Known for his positive attitude and “win-win” mentality, and solid reputation among his colleagues, clients and other professionals in the real estate industry, Zach’s proven skills and personal approach make him a great choice for listing or buying your dream property.

In January of 2016, Zach was honored to graduate from Ascend: The Executive Leadership Experience. The program’s intense face-to-face and online learning experience prepared 41 inaugural participants to become successful future brokerage leaders by challenging them to significant growth in three core areas identified in the program’s mission statement: Leading Self. Leading Others. Leading Organizations. The rigorous Ascend curriculum engaged Realogy senior leadership, real estate industry experts and current successful franchisees from all Realogy brands as part of this world-class program. The 46-week experience consisted of four, one-week interactive classroom semesters at Realogy’s headquarters interspersed with extended online learning modules and culminates with individual case study presentations.

On his days off, Zach takes full advantage of the Durango area by going snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, boating, hunting, fishing, and playing golf. Whether you are a Buyer or Seller, please give Zach a call, let his knowledge and understanding of the market help guide your real estate needs. Email Zach Morse

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. Email Cathy Craig

Kelly Kniffin offers luxury service and marketing for all types of residential real estate. Kelly received her Colorado Real Estate License in 2004 and earned her CRS “Certified Residential Specialist” designation early on in her career, and has been a top sales agent ever since. Kelly focuses on golf course communities and resort lifestyle; she has helped many realize their dream of relocation or finding a second home in Durango.

Approaching real estate as the demanding full-time job that it is, Kelly's success is based on a combination of in-depth market knowledge, experience, determination, and most importantly, her genuine concern for the needs of her clients. Kelly's commitment to excellent customer service ensures her clients the highest levels of personal care and attention to detail. Acclaimed for her marketing expertise and negotiating skills, Kelly stays focused on every detail through her clients transactions, offering quality resources, and knowledge that can only be acquired through years experience.

Selling clients can expect a strategic marketing plan for their property, and buying clients find confidence in Kelly’s innate ability to find the ideal property. She is astute at recognizing the sense of style, lifestyle and personal taste of the clients she serves. Kelly is a Past President of the Durango Association of Realtors and the 2014 recipient of the “Realtor of the Year” award.

Continued education has enhanced Kelly's business success, and she has received several designations including Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI), Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE), and Accredited Buyers Representative (ABR). Giving back to the community is important to Kelly. She has served for several years on the Durango Area Association of Realtors Board and is the 2014 Board President, SW District Representative of the Housing Opportunity Foundation (CAROF) and volunteer for Durango High School Booster Club. Kelly continues to support many community non-profits by volunteering time, as well as financial contributions.

Kelly, her husband and two daughters relocated to Durango from San Diego in 2002, choosing Durango for the opportunity to raise their daughters in a smaller community. Their move was a lifestyle choice but the bonus was discovering the incredible community. Kelly enjoys being outdoors. "Durango is just so beautiful, all year long." Kelly enjoys biking, skiing, hiking, paddle boarding on the Animas River, and playing golf; particularity with her husband out their back door on the scenic Dalton Ranch golf course. Visit Kelly's website at Email Kelly Kniffin

Lesley Gannon Meiering – Spend any time in Durango and, before long, you’re likely to return Lesley’s warm smile. That’s because she’s simply everywhere serving on community boards, tutoring at the elementary school, climbing peaks for charity and making friends at every turn. A 40-year Durango resident and full-time broker, Lesley helps families, relocating professionals, retirees and elders throughout the Durango Area. Warm and gracious, Lesley sets people at ease the minute she enters the room.

Blessed with the gift of being a good listener, Lesley puts her heart, intellect and substantial community connections into finding you a home you will love. She uses those same skills to locate enthusiastic buyers for listed properties. In fact, Lesley was named Rookie of the Year and since has ranked as one of the company’s top three brokers year after year.

Lesley and her husband, Bob, raised five sons, three of which started businesses in Durango. A retired PGA golf pro, Bob says he used to be a golfer until he became a gofer for Lesley, as he’s quite involved in the behind-the-scene necessities of real estate sales.

The quintessential home-and-hearth person, Lesley often raises money for local charities with mother-and-daughter teas at her historic home, Four Chair Farm on County Road 250. Drive by and you will see four brightly colored chairs decked out in celebration of the current fun thing going on in Durango. If it’s happening in Durango, you can count on Lesley to be part of it. Give Lesley a call, and you will experience her passion for Durango and La Plata County real estate. Email Lesley Gannon Meiering

Katie Sturm is a top agent in her market in Durango, Colorado, having earned numerous sales awards and distinctions in her career. She thoroughly loves all aspects of the real estate field and enthusiastically enjoys sharing her personal expertise with clients to help them meet their objectives. She is an avid investor of real estate herself, having formed many investment partnerships to purchase and sell income property – fix and flip single family homes, foreclosed property, apartment buildings, ministorage units, and has also general contracted several homes.

Before pursuing her passion in the real estate market, eventually becoming a full time Realtor in 2005, Katie enjoyed a successful career as a top salesperson in the technical sales field in Washington DC and Denver, Colorado. She holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Engineering from Virginia Tech and George Mason University. Katie has consistently ranked in the top 5% in La Plata County Board of Realtors, having sold in excess of $60M of property over her career. She is highly committed to her clients, her partners and to being the very best in her field. Email Katie Sturm

Durango real estate broker Danielle Enea’s success can be summed up in three words: Personality, Presentation & Perfectionism. Clients love working with Danielle not just because of her superior service and results. They are drawn to her vibrant nature, vast market knowledge and contagious passion that make her a stand-out in her field. Danielle has sold luxurious properties throughout Durango, and serves a diverse clientele. Her style, service and results keep clients happy, loyal, and always coming back.

  • Personality. Danielle, originally from the East Coast, knows how to find dream homes for all types of clients; and she does so with utmost knowledge, finesse, dedication, and humor.
  • Presentation. Danielle’s image is one of great poise and professionalism. Her eye for design and innate good taste make her skillful at showcasing and marketing fine properties in their very best light.
  • Perfectionism. Danielle handles every detail and deal to perfection. She has an intuition for finding clients the most fabulous homes.

Danielle is married to a luxury home builder and is an architecture and historic-home lover, and member of the Durango Arts Center and the Durango Women’s Resource Center. She made real estate her career when she relocated to Durango in 2008, and has since garnered a stellar reputation for her compassion, enthusiasm, and comforting guidance throughout the stressful real estate process. Danielle relates to customers of all ages and price levels, and is fully invested in your needs. Her favorite pastimes include running, home design and architecture, and most of all spending time with her husband and their two young children.

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 or email her at Email Linda Morse