The 2018 Winter Olympics are being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea and began Thursday, February 9th.  Opening ceremonies take place Friday, February 10th and closing ceremonies will be on Sunday, February 25th.  2,925 athletes from 92 countries will compete this year.  242 of those are competing for team USA.  Of those 242, 31 are listed as currently residing in Colorado.


The Winter Olympics will feature 15 sports, including individual and team events.  Listed below are each of the events, along with the athletes from Colorado that will be representing each sport.

PyeongChang 2018 One Year to Go Ceremony

Alpine Skiing

☆ Lindsey Vonn, 33 years old, Vail ☆ Mikaela Shiffrin, 22 years old, Vail ☆ Alice Mckennis, 28 years old, New Castle ☆ Wiley Maple, 27 years old, Aspen ☆ David Chodounsky, 33 years old, Crested Butte


☆ Joanne Reid, 25 years old, Boulder

Cross-Country Skiing

☆ Noah Hoffman, 28 years old, Aspen ☆ Simi Hamilton, 30 years old, Aspen

Freestyle Skiing

☆ Toren Yater-Wallace, 22 years old, Aspen ☆ Keaton Mccargo, 22 years old, Telluride ☆ Gus Kenworthy, 26 years old, Telluride ☆ Tess Johnson, 17 years old, Vail ☆ Alex Ferriera, 23 years old, Aspen ☆ Casey Andriga, 22 years old, Boulder ☆ Aaron Blunck, 21 years old, Vail

Nordic Combined

☆ Jasper Good, 21 years old, Steamboat Springs ☆ Ben Berend, 22 years old, Steamboat Springs ☆ Bryan Fletcher, 31 years old, Steamboat Springs ☆ Taylor Fletcher, 27 years old, Steamboat Springs

Ski Jumping


☆ Meghan Tierney, 21 years old, Eagle  ☆ Hagen Kearney, 26 years old, Telluride ☆ Arielle Gold, 21 years old, Steamboat Springs ☆ Red Gerard, 17 years old, Breckenridge ☆ Chris Corning, 18 years old, Aspen ☆ Mick Dierdorf , 26 years old, Steamboat Springs ☆ Jake Pates, 19 years old, Eagle



☆ Nathan Weber, 31 years old, Pueblo ☆ Lauren Gibbs, 33 years old, Denver

Figure Skating


☆ Nicole Hensley, 23 years old, Lakewood ☆ Troy Terry, 20 years old, Highlands Ranch


Short Track

Speed Skating


☆ Katie Uhlaender, 33 years old, Breckenridge

Lindsey Vonn

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There are a total of 102 events where athletes will have a chance to compete for a gold, silver, or bronze medal to take home for their countries.

For more info on when your favorite events will take place, click here.

President’s Circle Award

I am honored to have earned

There are so many people who have been a part of my professional journey who have partnered with me to allow me to earn this award. Each transaction is unique and rewarding and I have gained numerous friends from what started as a greeting on a doorstep. This award should truly be shared with all my clients as well as my professional partners. Closing a real estate transaction takes a team and I am grateful to have an amazing one. Kelley Pachello is my unofficial partner who is always willing to jump in and cover for me when I am away or double booked. I am always grateful for my “back up”. Kaylee Bolton was a new client whom I met on a doorstep a few years ago. In 2017 she joined with me to become the brains and execution of all my marketing. Josh Drovdal continually “WOW”s my clients with his amazing photography. Heather Simms is an incredible home stager who has helped prepare the homes for the opportunity to gain top dollar. Gavin Higashi and his team (Mark Hott) at First American Title provide constant professional assistance through the title process and the closing. Ashley Gearhart Pratt and Scott Bushlack are two amazing lenders who always deliver stellar, fair and honest service. Ross Bowen is patient, knowledgeable and “calls out what he sees” to educate and protect my clients through the inspection process. He even takes a bit of time to allow the little ones to fly his drone over their future home. N Angelica De Chavezis always available to fit in a cleaning at the last minute as sellers often realize they are maxed out and cleaning their “old home” is the last thing they want to do. There are others who have been a part of my success as well and I am forever grateful. Today, I share this recognition with you all.


Paint Colors of 2018

With still 8 weeks of winter left, now might be a great time to take on an indoor project that’s been on your to-do list for a while.  Painting a room is something that can easily be tackled in a weekend.  It is a relatively small, inexpensive update that can make a huge impact on your space.  Here are the top paint colors for 2018 to give you some inspiration.

Behr’s 2018 Color of the Year is In the Moment.



“This cool, tranquil, spruce blue is inspired by nature and is a soothing, restorative coalescence of blue, gray and green. This comfortable colour evokes a sense of sanctuary and relaxation amid our busy, always-on lives. In name and colour, this hue speaks to our desire to take a break, be present and recharge. In The Moment is versatile and perfect to use for both interior and exterior projects. It also crosses multiple design styles, ideal for working with traditional, modern, coastal and global décor.”

To see Behr’s 20 trend colors for 2018, click here.

Benjamin Moore chose Caliente AF-290.



“Caliente is the signature color of a modern architectural masterpiece; a lush carpet rolled out for a grand arrival; the assured backdrop for a book-lined library; a powerful first impression on a glossy front door. The eye can’t help but follow its bold strokes. Harness the vitality.”

—Ellen O’Neill, Benjamin Moore & Co.

Sherwin Williams 2018 Color of the Year is Oceanside SW-696


“A collision of rich blue with jewel-toned green, a color that is both accessible and elusive, Oceanside SW 6496, is our 2018 Color of the Year. A complex, deep color that offers a sense of the familiar with a hint of the unknown, Oceanside, bridges together a harmonious balance of blues and greens that can be found in what’s old and new.

The color blue evokes a multitude of moods and associations depending on hue, shade and application. Despite this variety, blues are universally perceived as intelligent, honest and interesting—making blue the most beloved color worldwide.

Oceanside’s multi-dimensional, marine-inspired look can create a welcoming statement as a lively color for a front door. Its green-meets-blue tone can also boost creative thinking and clarity of thought in a home office, or invite meditation and introspection into a bedroom or reading nook.

Oceanside is universal when it comes to design style from mid-century modern to Mediterranean-inspired, traditional to contemporary.”

Although bold, any of these colors would make a beautiful accent if you’re looking to stand out.  If something more neutral and calming is on your radar, check out Benjamin Moore’s off-white collection here, Sherwin William’s Pottery Barn line here, or West Elm line here.