Hey! I’m Brooke.
I was born in Southern California and at the age of 6, my parents decided to move to Durango to live the “mountain lifestyle” – easy access to skiing, hiking, biking, etc. I grew up living that lifestyle, and loved it. When it was time for me to go to college, I chose the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where I was a Division 1 swimmer and received my Bachelors Degree in Communications. Other than swimming and school, I chose Hawaii because it provided the same ability to live the outdoor lifestyle, but to explore a completely new place. This lifestyle lead me to the Silicon Valley, where I worked in the athletic department for the swimming and diving programs at Stanford University (a dream come true). I loved my job, but different from Durango and Hawaii, the pace of the area was a bit overwhelming.
I always knew I would end up back in Durango, but when the pandemic started, that accelerated the process. I was uncertain about my job, given in-person restrictions, and I realized through these restrictions, that I really love interacting and working with people in person. Interestingly enough, my mom had always expressed the opportunity to work alongside her as a Realtor. Because my boyfriend and I wanted the ability to buy a house, have space, and have the quality of life that I experienced my whole life, we took the leap and I landed back in Durango…as a Realtor.
the purpose behind it all
My purpose in this industry is to create the next generation in Durango, and help families grow. When living in different cities, I found that people were living complex and confined lives, which made me want to advocate for a different way to live. I love helping people transition from the hustle bustle to a simple, abundant lifestyle. To further support my purpose, I work alongside my mom, Kelly Kniffin, who has 18+ years of experience to guide me. I also have the support of Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty, which is a brand that has the extensive, professional tools to help provide you with the lifestyle and home you’re looking for.