Dan Murphy has called Southwestern Colorado home his entire adult life. From school to business to world travel, he has always considered the Southwest region one of the finest places on earth to live… truly live. Dan shows enthusiasm and advocacy for life through experiencing the wonders of the great outdoors, consistently pursuing professional and recreational life experiences through travel: from the plains of the African Serengeti and the Peaks of the Himalayas to the glacier basins of Alaska. His quest for adventure and commitment to integrity is apparent to those who know him. Whether it be running restaurants, a guest resort, owning and operating a respected outfitting business in Colorado for twenty years, spending 100+ days a year in the field, or in his current ownership of M4 Ranch Group, a division of Team Murphy Realty, LLC, (a regional real estate firm specializing in ranch and recreation properties in Southwestern Colorado and Northern New Mexico).
Dan’s extensive and diverse business experience reveals a track record of success.
His service on numerous organizational boards throughout the southwest region demonstrates commitment to improving communities through applied, big-picture perspective. He has dedicated much time and effort on the Colorado DOW’s Big Game Allocation Program (BGLAP), the Colorado Wildlife Federation, the Colorado Outfitters Association, and Sportsmen for Wildlife Conservation, Hinsdale County School Board, and the Hinsdale County Planning Commission to the Lake Fork Valley Conservancy. His commitment to a positive, common sense approach and outlook on both wildlife and domestic issues has brought forth progressive, positive and life-altering changes.
Broker Associate Michael@M4RanchGroup.com
Though initially a Texas native, over the last four decades Michael has split his time between Colorado and Texas. After serving as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for American Beverage Co. in San Antonio, Michael joined the startup brewery New Belgium Brewing Co. in Fort Collins, CO as the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Southwest Region, including Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. When Michael heard the family was venturing into real estate, the mountains finally beckoned him home and he returned to Southwest Colorado to help start Team Murphy Realty. Having been involved in sales and marketing for some of the largest farms and ranches in the San Luis Valley, Michael has developed a keen eye for characteristics that make up a valuable ranch. Drawing upon his involvement in the sale of some of the most pristine parcels of the Rio Grande River, his knowledge of water and water rights serves as an invaluable asset to the Team. In addition his M4 Duties (in his free time) Michael takes great pride in his work as a former Lake City Town Trustee, Chairman of the Hinsdale County/ Town of Lake City Marketing Committee and his seat of the Board of Directors of the Lake City Hinsdale County Lodging Tax Board. He also is very passionate about maintaining the rural way of life and sits on the Board of Club 20 as the Hinsdale County Representative. He is a member of the Club 20 advisory council for agriculture and Public Lands.
Broker Associate Suzy@M4RanchGroup.com
Suzy Woodward has been in the general real estate market for 17 years– all of which have been spent in the mountains of south central Colorado. She specializes in the hunting and fishing aspect of ranch ownership drawing from her extensive knowledge of wildlife management and of the hunting draw system in Colorado. Suzy received a Bachelor degree in wildlife management in 1982 and a master’s degree in wildlife science in 1985. She is an avid bow hunter, fly fisher woman, and also enjoys hiking, team penning, team roping, and trail riding. She has experience in livestock management as well. Suzy understands and promotes the ins and outs of the landowner limited hunting voucher system in Colorado as well as knowledge of Ranching for Wildlife and Habitat Partnership Programs that are currently in place through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Suzy joined the Team Murphy group in the spring of 2012 upon realizing the natural fit to the entire team’s wealth of knowledge in the ranch real estate field.
Broker Associate LaWana@M4RanchGroup.com
LaWana DeWees relocated to Pagosa Springs with her husband from the Hill Country in Texas in 1996. She has a background in accounting and business management and has been active with her husband in developing real estate properties. LaWana is the ultimate “birddog” when it comes to finding your dream property—she will not rest until finding the ranch that best fits all your needs. She has a vast knowledge of all necessary working relationships, financial structures, and tax benefits with regards to LLC’s, Corporations, and Conservation Easements to successfully get the deal done to the benefit of all involved. While she truly loves working with challenging, unique properties, she is also quite at home in the general real estate market. She can truly see the potential in any number of scenarios and has the financial background to make the numbers work. She and her husband have owned or currently own properties in Lake City, South Fork and Pagosa Springs, enjoying all the outdoor recreational possibilities Colorado has to offer.