30 Under 30 Honorees of 2008

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Kate Lyons
Sales manager, GRI
Markel Homes Inc.
Age: 
29

There are disorganized people, organized people, and ultra-organized people. And then there’s Lyons, a former professional mountain bike racer who confesses to color-coding her clothing hangers. That prediliction for precision has served Lyons well. Whereas her peers may feel overwhelmed by change orders, covenants, and bylaws, Lyons revels in the fine points. In environmentally conscious Boulder, Lyons is targeting the eco-friendly buyer. She currently manages a subdivision of 190 “green” homes. Her growing responsibilities have included serving as trainer for all new sales associates at Markel Homes Construction Co. In 2007, her sales jumped to $9.4 million, from $3.7 million in 2006.