John Swartz embraced the Breckenridge mountain lifestyle after graduating from Colorado College in 1971. Originally from New England, John knew Breckenridge was where he wanted to build his life after visiting during college. He immediately achieved his Colorado Real Estate Brokers Designation and began sharing this coveted mountain oasis with other mountain and outdoor enthusiasts. John started his career in 1971 and joined Paffrath and Thomas in 1981, as one of our most experienced brokers. John has worked with many international clients, was Vice President of the Summit Association of Realtors and is a Broker Emeritus – that’s 40+ years of continuous service in the industry. He enjoys working with locals, discerning 2nd home owners and everyone in between all the while bringing a high level of expertise to every transaction. He is also very active outside of the office. When he isn’t with clients you’ll likely find him trail running, road biking or in the winter, rondo skiing and racquetball. His life in Breckenridge includes meeting and marrying his wife, Patti, and raising two remarkable daughters who still call Colorado their home. If you’re looking for true local expertise, John’s long term perspective and realistic approach make him an asset in achieving your own mountain lifestyle.