Our Management Team

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Kim Allen - Chief Financial Officer

Old Town Fort Collins Office kallen@thegroupinc.com

Kim Allen joined The Group, Inc., in 1984. She was a high school student at that time and worked as a receptionist and on the weekends. She later worked as an Assistant, Escrow Officer, and Business Manager. Kim now serves as Financial Officer and is responsible for all financial matters of The Group, Inc.

Kim attended Colorado State University College of Business.

Kim has two teenagers who are active in sports. She enjoys spending time supporting them with their activities, reading and enjoying the beauty of Colorado.

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Susie Ewing - President/Partner

Mulberry Office sewing@thegroupinc.com

Susie Ewing joined The Group, Inc. in 1976, the year the company was founded. She has served as a Receptionist, Assistant, Escrow Officer, Business Manager, and Managing Broker. She holds an Associate of Arts degree in Business Administration from Fort Lewis College.

Susie is a past president of the Fort Collins Rotary Club and was recognized as the 2014-2015 Rotarian of the Year. She has received the Rotary Four Avenues of Service Award and the Distinguished Service Citation. She also has served on the Rotary Scholarship Committee, the Rotary Youth Exchange, and visited Guatemala on several occasions to build two houses and  help with the construction of a school. She was a member of the Leadership Fort Collins Class of 1991 and served on the steering committee in 1992. She has served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Family Outreach and The Group, Inc. Board of Directors. She was named Realtor of the Year by the Fort Collins Board of Realtors in 2010. She received the FCBR President's Volunteer Award in 2012 and was honored as one of Northern Colorado's Women of Distinction in 2012.

Susie is married to Bob, a Sales Partner with The Group, Inc. They have three grown sons, Chris (Katie), Greg (Katie), and Nick (Whitney) and two grandsons – Caleb and Charlie. They enjoy traveling together as a family. They have hosted numerous Rotary exchange students and summer league collegiate baseball players. Susie enjoys reading, the outdoors, walking and movies.

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Helen Gray - Marketing Director/Partner

Old Town Fort Collins Office hgray@thegroupinc.com

Helen joined The Group, Inc. in 1980 and has held several positions during that time. She has served as the Marketing Director for the past 19 years.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business from the University of Wyoming. She was a member of Leadership Fort Collins and served on the Steering Committee for two terms. She is a Past President of the Junior League of Fort Collins and Past President of National Charity League. She has served on the Board of Directors of OpenStage Theatre and was Board President in 2008-2009. She serves on the Board of Directors of ChildSafe, a non-profit treatment center for victims of sexual abuse and their families. She is also a member of PEO.

Helen is married to Rob and they have two grown daughters, Libby and Molly and granddaughter, Stella.

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Christina Huff - Managing Broker/Partner

Loveland Office chuff@thegroupinc.com

Christina joined The Group in 2013 and has held several positions including Sales partner, Office Manager, and now Managing Broker.

She attended the University Of Wyoming College Of Business and studied accounting.  She earned a certificate in Business Administration from the Bradford School of Business and worked for over 20 years in commercial construction as an office manager and corporate controller.

Christina currently serves on the GroupGives Board and is a member of the Community Relations Committee for the Loveland/Berthoud Association of Realtors.

She is married to Kelly and they have a daughter, Heather, and a son, Josh.  She enjoys riding her dirt bike, reading, and spending time with friends and family.  

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Kathleen Hollerbach - Relocation Director/Partner

Old Town Fort Collins Office khollerbach@thegroupinc.com
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Larry Kendall - Chairman/Partner

Harmony Office lkendall@thegroupinc.com

Larry Kendall holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University and has engaged in the real estate business for 43 years. He is the Chairman and one of the founding partners of The Group, Inc.

Larry's community activities and recognition include:

  • Director of First Bank Holding Company
  • Past-President of the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce
  • Past-Realtor-of-the-Year of the Fort Collins Board of Realtors
  • Business Person of the Year by Business World Magazine
  • Entrepreneur of the Year by Fort Collins, Incorporated
  • President of the Fort Collins Area United Way
  • Member of the Larimer County Open Lands Board
  • "Portrait of Boldness" Recipient by Character Council of Greater Fort Collins

Larry is the author of Ninja Selling. In 1997, he received the prestigious "Collins Award" for his leadership and service to the Fort Collins community.

Larry is married and has two children. His wife, Pat, is a professor of nutrition at Colorado State University.

His mission is to help people bring out the best in themselves and their organizations.

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Susan Orth - Employing Broker / Partner

Horsetooth Office sorth@thegroupinc.com

Susan joined The Group, Inc. in 1986, and has held several positions including Assistant, Escrow officer, Managing Broker and Employing Broker.

She holds a degree in Business Administration from Northeastern Junior College. She has 35 years of experience in the real estate field and has earned the designation of Certified Residential Broker (CRB). Within the community, Susan has served as Chairman of the Fort Collins Board of Realtors Affirmative Marketing Committee. She is a Poudre School District Parent Volunteer, a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and the Larimer County Food Bank. Susan also serves as Fort Collins High School Gridiron Booster Club Co-President with her husband Jim.

Susan is married to Jim, Principal at Eaton Middle School. They have two children, Austin and Tanner. The boys are involved in sports and Susan enjoys being at their events to cheer them on. She also enjoys traveling with her family, reading, and cooking.

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Cheryl Dutro - Business Manager

Old Town Fort Collins Office cdutro@thegroupinc.com
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Matt Thompson - Managing Broker / Partner

Harmony Office mthompson@thegroupinc.com

Matt joined The Group in 2008 as a Broker Associate/Partner and moved into a Managing Broker role in 2015.

For the past 15 year he has been involved in various facets of real estate.  He worked his way up from a Field Customer Service Representative with Melody Homes to the Director of Marketing for the Colorado division of D.R. Horton Homes.  From there he was a Brand Manager with the renowned real estate branding and marketing firm Milesbrand.  Matt worked with several mid to large scale home builder and development clients across the United States to launch and maintain sales and marketing efforts.

He developed a successful real estate business within The Group during his first seven years with the company.  During that time he assisted over 155 buyers and sellers with over $42 million in real estate transactions.  Matt was awarded the Rookie of the Year from the Loveland-Berthoud Association of Realtors in 2009.  He’s also been through the Leadership Northern Colorado and Leadership Loveland programs and has served on various boards and committees throughout the community.  He is also a Navy veteran having served four years on an aircraft carrier stationed in Virginia.

Matt is married and has three growing children who keep him active and enjoying all of the great amenities of Northern Colorado.

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Brandon Wells - Vice President / COO

bwells@thegroupinc.com
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Tom Flanagan - Chief Technology Officer

Old Town Fort Collins Tom Flanagan

Tom Flanagan is our Chief Technology Officer and is responsible for overall technology strategy and implementation throughout the company.

Prior to joining The Group, Tom was the Vice President of Technology at Alain Pinel Realtors in the San Francisco Bay Area and was the Vice President of Marketing and Technology at Residential Properties Ltd. in Providence, Rhode Island. He has been a featured speaker at both local and national events including the Google IT Summit, Microsoft CIO Summit and Real Estate Connect. Most recently, he was a recipient of the Rhode Island Tech 10 Award with outstanding recognition for overall achievement.

Tom was also a syndicated columnist for Inman News. His column explored the best practices and trends in website design, mobile applications and online services that real estate companies can use to grow their businesses and run them more efficiently.