About Kirk VanHee

Current-Photo-2Kirk VanHee is a lifetime resident of Colorado and has been a Colorado real estate broker since 1975. The recipient of numerous awards and honors in his field, Kirk has also served on many boards for youth organizations. He is devoted to his wife and three daughters and actively enjoys all the mountains have to offer—skiing, bicycling and fishing. Despite his close call on Aspen Mountain, he remains a dedicated “ski bum.”


“As I became more successful as a person and in my profession, my past seemed to travel farther and farther into the distance. I tried my best forget it. It was like I truly had lived two separate and distinct lives, and Part I was slowly fading away. But I also couldn’t deny that my early years were an integral part of who I was, and as I grew older, I realized I didn’t want to lose that part of me. There were things I regretted, but I’d also had quite an unusual upbringing and some amazing adventures as a young man, and perhaps the story of how I kicked drugs could inspire someone else to do the same. So, in an effort to better understand and integrate these two phases of my life, and as a way to finally answer my daughters’ questions about who I really was, I decided to write a memoir.”

I am so grateful for my family. They are my saviors, and they are the wings of my life. It is because of them that I became the man I am today, and it is for them that I strive to be the best father and husband I can be.

—Kirk VanHee