After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Karen moved to Rome, Italy. She opened an English language book shop in Piazza di Spagna which became the largest English language book shop on the continent. After living in Europe for 20 years she moved to Jackson in 1983. She opened The Travel Consultants and managed the firm from its inception to the sale of the business in 1989. She served three terms as Chair of the Community Foundation Board and serves on their Investment and Executive Committees. The Graham-Faupel-Mendenhall team supports the community as co-challengers of Old Bill’s Fun Run and as Rungius Members of the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
Owner, Associate Broker
Matt Faupel has an engineering degree from the University of Michigan. Prior to his success in real estate, Matt spent 6 years in corporate management in the engineering field. Matt’s common-sense approach to real estate and land planning provides clients with comprehensive, solution-driven insight throughout the transaction process. Matt is a former Rotary President, former Chairman of the START Board (Jackson Hole public transportation), a past PAWS (the local animal advocacy nonprofit) President and currently serves on the Jackson/Teton County Housing Supply Board and is the Chair of the Jackson/Teton County Housing Authority. The Graham-Faupel-Mendenhall team supports the community as co-challengers of Old Bill’s Fun Run, which raises over $10M annually for non-profits, and as Rungius Members of the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
Owner, Associate Broker
Julie Faupel is the Founder and CEO of REALM, a global membership for top real estate professionals. REALM involvement is by invitation only and the services offered feature a patented technology platform that enriches client data and improves the overall real estate experience for agents and their clients. Prior to the launch of REALM, Julie co-founded Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates which is the largest Real Estate Company in the Teton Region and the 2011 and 2014 recipient of the coveted Christie’s International Real Estate Global Affiliate of the Year award. In addition to being a Principal of JHRE Associates, Julie is a Partner in the Teton region’s most successful real estate team. Prior to her real estate success, Julie has 12 years of management and consulting experience for luxury hotels and small businesses. Julie has served on the Jackson Hole Community Foundation Board for the last 8-years, she is the former Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce Board Chair, has served on the Christie’s International Real Estate Global Advisory Board and she is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, Global One Chapter. Julie and her husband are avid supporters of entrepreneurship as trustees of the Silicon Couloir and independent investors in a number of start-up ventures. They are dedicated community contributors through numerous organizations including Co-Challengers of Old Bill’s Fun Run, Rungius Members of the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and Sponsors for the Jackson Hole Center for the Arts. In her spare time, you will find Julie skiing, hiking, biking, paddle-boarding and enjoying Jackson’s active lifestyle with her husband and their dogs.
Owner, Associate Broker, GRI
Born in the foothills of North Carolina, Mack graduated from North Carolina State University with honors and promptly moved out west. Mack became intimately connected with Jackson Hole as a river guide, photographer and working at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Introducing thousands of visitors to the unique and impressive sights and sounds of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem came second nature to him. Being raised in the family brokerage, Mack quickly found his calling and became a third generation realtor.
Mack met his wife Katie in Jackson Hole and they now raise their two daughters, Grace and Jenna in East Jackson. The family enjoys every aspect of the Jackson Hole lifestyle including hiking, skiing, biking and boating.
Emily is originally from Middleburg, Virginia. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2011, Emily went west in pursuit of continued adventure in a cultural, small town community. She immediately fell in love with Jackson Hole and is proud to call it her forever home. Emily comes from a family of real estate brokers and custom home builders and has quickly found her calling in the business. Emily has gained a strong knowledge of Jackson Hole and its surrounding areas from her time spent back country skiing and mountain biking as well as her career in hospitality and most recently working with a local real estate investment office.
Ashley is originally from Providence, Rhode Island but has been a Jackson – and more recently, Victor, Idaho – resident for the last eight years. Upon graduating from St. Lawrence University in 2012, Ashley moved to Jackson in pursuit of big mountains, a tight knit community, and adventure. After spending years working in the outdoor industry and hospitality, Ashley decided to follow in her father and grandfathers footsteps and pursue a career in real estate. When she’s not in the office, you’ll find her biking the pass or climbing in the Tetons.
Tess joins our team with a background in Sales and Property Management. Originally from South Florida, Tess went to Colgate University to earn a degree in Art and Art History. Immediately after school she moved to Jackson, and after 6 years in the valley decided to pursue a career in Real Estate. Tess enjoys spending her free time riding horses, fishing, and hiking with her dog, Lady.
Born in Massachusetts, Allie graduated from the University of Vermont with a business degree and like the rest of the team, shortly made the move out west. En route to living in Jackson, Allie lived in Salt Lake City for a few years working in marketing before making the move to Jackson in Fall of 2019. Allie comes from a family of real estate brokers and antique home restorers, and found her fit with the GFM team shortly after her arrival to Jackson. Outside of the office, you can find her hiking, biking, or exploring the mountains.