Founder/Chairman/Employing Broker of Your Castle Real Estate
Lon Welsh started Your Castle Real Estate. YCRE has 500+ Realtors, seven offices, and closed 4,400+ transactions in 2019. He also co-founded First Alliance Title, Colorado’s 6th largest title company. He spends most of his time on investment, sales, and technology training. He has authored seven books on productivity and the real estate industry. He also frequently gives speeches and classes about the current state of the real estate market in Denver. Lon has been a landlord for 20 years and owns 80+ rental units, several office buildings and a warehouse. He has developed and sold dozens new homes. Before founding Your Castle in 2004, Lon spent eight years as a strategy consultant with Deloitte, then Arthur Andersen (Accenture). His business undergraduate degree is from the University of Iowa, and he has an MBA from Vanderbilt. He has three teenagers. He pursues travel, wine, golf, tennis, and skiing in his free time.
Director of Recruiting
Jeremy has been in the real estate business for eleven years. He leads the business development team and brings new and seasoned real estate agents to the team.
Business Development Associate
Madeline works on the business development team. She brings on new and seasoned real estate agents to the team, offering agents the support that they need!
Business Development Associate
TiJae is part of the business development team and brings new and seasoned real estate agents to the team. He is based out of the Colorado Springs SW office.
Chief Operating Officer
Jeremy oversees the day-to-day operations, manages the staff, and focuses primarily on big picture projects. He helps new and experienced agents get oriented by answering questions about REcolorado, CTMe, Centralized Showing, and DORA, but can also answer non-contract related questions and explain many of the tools Your Castle provides.
Cassandra manages trends data, agent benefit plans, and many behind-the-scenes endeavors. She is happy to help in any way she can, so stop by her office and introduce yourself!
Tech and Web Coach
Channing is here to help you with all things tech & web: setting up email tools and databases, websites, CRMs (Customer Relations Management) software, social media, calendar and contacts syncing, computer issues and general tech advice. He is available by appointment to help you supercharge your database tools and web presence and achieve an efficient, smooth workflow.
McKenna is our first point of contact at the office, and she is the first touchpoint for all inbound inquiries. McKenna also works on small-scale office projects and coordinates the class e-newsletter.
Colorado Springs Office Manager
Kassie is the main point of contact for our Colorado Springs office. While visiting our springs office she can assist you with all your office needs. She can put you in contact with our managing brokers or direct you to the proper staff member if needed. She also handles Shorewood Marketing materials.
Northern Colorado Office Manager
Melissa is the main point of contact for our Loveland office. While visiting our northern office she can assist you with all your office needs. She can put you in contact with our managing brokers or direct you to the proper staff member if needed. She also handles new agent processing and agent support items.
Hannah manages book keeping for Your Castle, sends and manages invoices, cuts checks for agents and can answer all your accounting questions. She will be your best friend since she can answer all your money questions!
Stephanie works in the accounting department and authorizes payment disbursements on transactions.
Pam is one of our in-house accountants. Her primary focus is in agent billing and cutting checks for agents.
Managing Director, Relocation Services
Kristen has been a licensed real estate agent in Colorado, in relocation for over 16 years. She currently leads the relocation and referral department and trains agents in handling out-of-state leads.
Managing Director, Relocation Services
Amber has been a licensed real estate agent in Colorado with a specialization in relocation for over 16 years. She currently leads the relocation and referral department and trains agents in handling out-of-state leads.
Courtney works in the relocation department. She facilitates incoming and outgoing company generated leads and assists in the placement of agent broker-to-broker referrals.
Lorrie works in the relocation department. She facilitates incoming and outgoing company generated leads and assists in the placement of agent broker-to-broker referrals.
Director of Marketing
Liberty directs the in-house marketing team and our company social media pages. His team develops custom marketing collateral for our agents and for the company.
Jordan designs marketing materials for our agents. Whether it’s template-based materials or custom designs, she can help answer all of your agent design questions.
Print Room Coordinator
Ryan coordinates print requests for agents and the company. He assists with video production and sets up any custom print requests.
Lucy helps build and maintain the online presence for the company. She assists the marketing team with social media and advertising.
Managing and Employing Brokers
Executive Director of Broker Management
Eric has had his employing broker’s license since 1990. For 17 years Eric was a top selling salesperson earning many awards and helping over 600 satisfied clients. In 2007 Eric began his career in brokerage management and he has been with Your Castle Real Estate since 2010. As a manager he has overseen tens of thousands of transactions and uses that experience to coach agents to a high level of success. In addition, Eric has created and taught numerous classes including business planning, contracts, and the annual update course. Eric is Registered Financial Consultant (RFC) and is a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM). Eric currently leads a management team of 10 managers and over 650 licensees.
Employing Broker of YCRealty
Loren began his role as Employing Broker in mid-2019. He has been a successful agent for over 20 years with experience in rentals and fix and flip properties. In addition to his Managing Broker duties, Loren teaches classes, creates business plans, and assists agents with contract questions.
Employing Broker of YCMP
Monica has an extensive background in REO’s, Hud Properties and Short Sale listings. She is a member of the Vail Board and Employing Broker for Your Castle Mountain Properties. She also serves as a mentor for new agents and runs our Ninja Training program.
Ben has an extensive background in real estate. He teaches contract classes, running start classes, meets with agents on business planning, and manages the Vacation Coverage Team.
Faith has worked with buyers and sellers as a Realtor in the Denver area for nearly 20 years. She joined the Your Castle Managing Broker team in May of 2020. Faith’s background is in marketing, property management, construction and design-build. She reviews contracts, provides negotiation tips and guides new and seasoned agents to successful closings!
Employing Broker of YCSummit
Amy is a real estate professional with over 16 years of experience and she leads the Summit County team at Your Castle. Her recent projects include co-developing a four-unit residential project and a 20-25 unit development.
Serena has been in the real estate industry since 2002 where she worked in new construction and as an On-site Sales Consultant and a Resale Broker. She is very knowledgeable in IRA transactions as well as seniors’ real estate. She serves as an on-call Managing Broker for Your Castle.
Commercial Managing Broker
John Barnes has been in the commercial real estate business for some time and can answer any and all commercial real estate questions.
Employing Broker of SW Colo. Springs
With 25+ years in real estate Vicky brings extensive knowledge and skills to Shorewood and Your Castle. Her main focus is to help the company stay compliant and she is a tremendous resource to team members when it comes to contracts and helping them better understand the industry and its constant changes. She has been a member of the Shorewood Family for many years and continues to be a valuable asset to the company as it continues to grow and prosper.
Deb Clem Fox
Managing Broker- SW Denver
Deb serves as the Employing Broker for Shorewood Denver. She has over 30 years of residential real estate experience in the Denver market. She meets one on one with her team members to provide support in creating business plans and strategies to reach each individual’s goals. She can assist with contract questions and solutions to transaction issues. She enjoys working with newly licensed agents as a mentor and coach.
Managing Broker – SW Colo. Springs
Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Ruth has lived in Colorado Springs since 1998, having resided in Germany for the previous 10 years with her Military husband, Jack. In 2001, at the suggestion of Jack, she got her Real Estate license and has been selling homes in the Colorado Springs area ever since. In July of 2019, Ruth joined the Managing Broker team at the Shorewood SoCo office. Ruth has established lots of wonderful relationships with her clients over the years and looks forward to continuing to do so.
Employing Broker- SW Loveland
Newt serves as the Employing Broker for Shorewood Northern Colorado. He recruits incoming agents and meets one on one with agents for support in creating business plans and strategies to reach each individual’s goals. He can assist with contract questions and solutions to transaction issues