Carolyn was born in California and attended Cal State Fullerton where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Accounting. Carolyn worked for Fidelity National Title Insurance Company before moving to Jackson in 1991. She began appraising for Hoffman & Associates in 1994 and is now a partner in Granite Creek Valuation. Carolyn has appraised residential and commercial land, subdivisions, commercial buildings, single-family and multi-family residences, as well as apartment complexes, gas stations and a variety of other properties.
In her spare time, Carolyn likes to knit, quilt, read, garden and walk with her four dogs on the hiking trails in Game Creek, Cache Creek and the Old Pass Road. She actively participates in agility trials with her dogs in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Utah. Carolyn is also a Certified Pet Dog Trainer with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She is currently working on a second Bachelor’s Degree in her spare time.
Pete specializes in the appraisal of ranch land, conservation easements, and other partial interests in Eastern Idaho and Western Wyoming. After working for the Jackson Hole Land Trust for years, Pete recognized the lack of conservation easement appraisers in western Wyoming as an opportunity to start a new profession in the appraisal field. He has been a partner at Granite Creek Valuation since 2010. Throughout his appraisal career, he has worked on a wide range of appraisal types, from commercial to residential. He has worked on numerous estate planning projects, complex valuation assignments, and has served as an expert witness. Today, Pete is available for a wide range of appraisal assignments, but uses his wealth of knowledge of conservation easements to focus on appraisals of ranch land and conservation easements.
The beauty of the Tetons drew Pete to Jackson in the 90s after graduating from Middlebury College. He and his wife Barbara Allen enjoy their time with their daughter Maren, son Sam, and dogs Osa and Gus.