About The Steamboat Group

The Steamboat Group Team

Jon and his wife Wendy followed their dream and moved to Steamboat in 2005 to raise their kids. Jon began his career in Real Estate and loves being a part of a business where he can help people achieve their dream of living the Steamboat lifestyle.

After 10 years as a partner in another local firm, Jon and Wendy formed The Steamboat Group to achieve their vision of serving their clients and community at a higher level. "We are a family-owned and community-focused real estate firm. Our mission is simple; to provide superior real estate services and help keep Steamboat special along the way." They hire very selectively for people that will put their clients first, are committed to higher standards in their work, and are willing to give back to Steamboat on a high level.

Their team model allows them to invest significantly more in training, marketing, and customer service to get the best results for each client. The whole team helps keep Steamboat special by making donations to The Steamboat Group Fund. The fund is held with The Yampa Valley Community Foundation, which is then allocated to non-profits and community programs they are active in. Team members also volunteer with various organizations and at numerous events throughout the year and serve on different nonprofit boards throughout the community.

They have developed an invaluable network of people around town that helps them know the inside story, look out for your interests and see opportunities sooner. If you are looking for local knowledge, great service, and unparalleled expertise, give The Steamboat Group a call.

Meet the Team

We share your love for Steamboat and the wonderful community that we are lucky to live in. By working as a team, we can provide you better service and deliver more for YOU.

Jon Wade

Jon Wade - Broker/Owner

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (970) 819-6930

Jon began his career in real estate in 2005 and loves being a part of a business where he can help people achieve their dream of living the Steamboat lifestyle. He has a genuine interest in your goals, excels at negotiation, marketing and finding solutions to deliver you superior results. Jon is unique within the Steamboat real estate community due to his 16 years of experience working at Hewlett Packard on business strategy, finance and marketing, plus working with five start-up businesses. Read more here.


Wendy Wade

Wendy Wade - Business Manager

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (970) 819-6931

Wendy is co-owner of The Steamboat Group with her husband Jon. She grew up in upstate New York, but fell in love with Colorado when she attended CU Boulder. Wendy comes from a marketing and sales background and understands the importance of client relations. Wendy's primary focus is to manage all aspects of our business and assists the marketing team. Wendy is very active in the school community, she speaks Spanish and loves to work in her garden, play tennis, ski, and do just about anything with her two kids. Read more here.


Jon Kowalsky

Jon Kowalsky - Managing Broker/Buyers Agent

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (970) 846-3565

Jon Kowalsky grew up in the Midwest, graduated from The University of Iowa, and has been a permanent resident of Steamboat since 1998. He (as with many Steamboat residents) was only planning to spend ski season here, but when the snow melted it became clear that this was the place to be. He has been involved with real estate and property management since his arrival in Steamboat. He has assisted in the marketing and sales here in Ski Town USA with over $130 million in sales inventory. Read more here.


Ryan Shattuck

Ryan Shattuck - Buyers Agent

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (970) 846-1570

Ryan grew up in the Midwest and spent a lot of time in Colorado as a kid before finally realizing he should just move here! He spent three years in Summit County and about five years in Denver before finally deciding that Steamboat was the place he and his family would call home. Ryan has a background in finance but has found his true passion in helping others fulfill their dreams of living in this amazing town. Read more here.


Alex Pond

Alex Pond - Buyers Agent

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (970) 846-5971

Alex Pond became a buyers agent with The Steamboat Group after spending 13 years living in the city. He discovered that his greatest passion is working with people to help them find their place in our community. Read more here.


Allison Montgomery

Allison Montgomery - Buyers Agent

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (970) 846-3301

Allison is a Colorado native who grew up in southeast Denver and graduated from CU Boulder. She visited Steamboat one summer over the 4th of July weekend with her husband and three kids, and they decided to make it home. They fell in love with the small town, scenery, lifestyle, outdoor activities, schools, and community. Read more here.


Erin Ross

Erin Ross - Buyers Agent

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (970) 846-2634

Erin is originally from the Midwest, but followed her dreams of moving out West in 2012 and landed in Steamboat Springs. She has an extensive background in sales and loves working in this community. Her goal is to help everyone obtain their dream of calling Steamboat home. When she's not working, you can find her skiing on the mountain, out on her road bike, or trying to keep up with her husband, son, and three bulldogs.


Carly Kelly

Carly Kelly - Buyers Agent

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (970) 846-2490

Carly began her real estate career in Jackson Hole, Wyoming providing portfolio growth for a luxury villa rental firm. Carly decided it was time for a change and after meeting her partner in Steamboat Springs and experiencing the outdoor adventure Steamboat has to offer she decided it was the next mountain town for her. Carly graduated with a Business Administration degree with an emphasis in marketing from Colorado State University. Since graduating she has followed her passion for travel and adventure by working in hospitality in luxury markets around the country and beyond. Read more here.


Martha Bonin

Martha Bonin - Listing Manager

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (713) 828-7189

While working as a paralegal in downtown Houston, Martha's boss asked, "What would you do if you won the lottery?" She immediately answered, "Live in Steamboat and spend my time helping people." In that moment, Martha decided to make her dream a reality. She made the permanent move to Steamboat in 2013, where she's proud to be raising her daughter, living her lottery dream, and sharing her love of Steamboat with you.


Derek Hodson

Derek Hodson - Listing Broker

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (970) 819-2034

Derek decided to become a real estate broker because of his innate desire to interact with and help people. Having been in sales since he was a kid, Derek has honed his skills over decades, becoming a casual, low-pressure teammate to buyers and sellers who want to enjoy the experience as they buy or sell their home. Derek moved from Virginia to Steamboat Springs in 2004 to take a teaching position at Colorado Mountain College. Read more here.


Dianne Bertini

Dianne Bertini - Listing Broker

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (970) 367-6488

My family is originally from Virginia, where I started my life off as a military brat. It took us being stationed in Colorado just one time for us to fall in love with the mountains and find a way to move here permanently. I have spent most of my youth and adulthood under the shadow of Pikes Peak, America's Mountain, before following my dream of living in a mountain community. Don't get me wrong, I've lived all over the US, and even spent a year in the Dominican Republic, but Colorado has always had my heart and called me home. Read more here.


Erik Ramstad

Erik Ramstad - Marketing Director

Email: [email protected]

Erik works with Jon to deliver cutting-edge marketing that works. Together they have built a dominant web presence. Erik is a skilled graphic designer, which makes The Steamboat Group's marketing stand out on the web and in print. Along with Lindsey, Derek and Jon Wade, Erik helps to develop plans to market and help showcase your home in the best light.


Lindsey Fisher

Lindsey Fisher - Marketing Strategist

Email: [email protected]

Lindsey grew up in the Kansas City area but after spending a summer in Steamboat she fell in love with the mountains and the wonderful community that welcomed her so warmly. After graduating from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs with a degree in Communication/Media Studies, the Yampa Valley Curse worked its magic and Lindsey decided to make Steamboat her home. Read more here.


Michael Eggert

Michael Eggert - Client Concierge

Email: [email protected]
Cell: (970) 875-6130

Michael is from the Midwest and started his westward move in the Denver area, where he lived for several years. After years of dreaming about the ideal mountain town, he and his wife have made Steamboat Springs their home. Michael enjoys the recreation and wildlife, fun community events, and exploring the beautiful scenery throughout the Yampa Valley area.