About Ellen

A native of Connecticut, Ellen moved to Vail in 1984 where she worked for Overland & Express Travel Agency. After marrying in 1987, Ellen had two children Anna in 1991 and JT in 1992. In 1994 she began a long and successful volunteer career that continues today.

She founded Smith Eaton Real Estate & Property Management, Inc. in 1997.   Initially the business focused on short and long term rentals and absentee ownership management. Today Smith Eaton Real Estate offers a broad spectrum of Real Estate services.

Ellen currently a resident of Edwards, Co.   She has been active in many community groups including the Town of Vail Liquor Board, Eagle School District Accountability Committees, Battle Mountain High School Accountability, Battle Mountain Ski Team Manager, Eagle County Charter Academy Parent Mentor Program, and Co-Founder of the Eagle County Parent Network, the Homestead Open Space Committee and Board member Eagle Valley Land Trust, among others. She enjoys spending time with her children, traveling, reading and outdoor activities, including hiking, rock climbing, fly fishing, back country skiing and backpacking.