South Fork Office
South Fork, CO 81154
Lake City Office
Lake City, CO 81235
Get to Know Our Team
Suzy received a Bachelor’s degree in wildlife management in 1982 and a master’s degree in wildlife science in 1985. She is an avid bow hunter, fly fisherwoman, and also enjoys hiking, team penning, team roping, and trail riding. She has experience in livestock management as well.
Suzy understands and promotes the ins and outs of the landowner limited hunting voucher system in Colorado as well as knowledge of Ranching for Wildlife and Habitat Partnership Programs that are currently in place through the Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
Suzy joined the Team Murphy group in the spring of 2012 upon realizing the natural fit to the entire team’s wealth of knowledge in the ranch real estate field.
Michael Murphy, ALC
Michael has 16 years of real estate experience. He has earned extensive knowledge in Colorado water issues and water rights, conservation easements, wildlife management, and offers an impeccable work ethic. Michael’s early days of owning restaurants and becoming a French trained chef gives him valuable business insight, which he loves to pass on to his clients who are looking to start their new dream. Michael is an avid fly tier and fly fisherman. This knowledge of fishing and the art of tying flies crosses over in his recreational ranch sales, giving his clients valuable insight into the recreational ranch world.
Michael takes immense pride in his work as a former Lake City Town Trustee, former Chair of the Hinsdale County Marketing Committee, and former Board of Director for the Hinsdale County Chamber. Currently, Michael is Chairman of the Hinsdale County Lodging Tax Board and has a seat on the Gunnison Basin Roundtable representing Hinsdale County.
Michael’s passion for Colorado’s land, water, and rural way of life has led him to his involvement with Club 20 with its vision of maintaining and protecting the rural way of life. Michael is heavily involved in Club 20, currently he is the Hinsdale County Representative and will be the incoming Chair. He also sits on the Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors, is Chairman of the Telecommunications Committee, and is a member of the Club 20 advisory council for Business Affairs Committee. Michael also is one of the main sponsors of the Agriculture and Public Lands Committee. Michael has invested many years with Club 20 and will continue to do so in the hopes to further help the rural way of life and Colorado values.
Sandy Atkinson Murphy
Sandy spent 9 years working as a paralegal for a law firm in New Mexico. She joined Team Murphy Realty in June 2013 and obtained her Colorado real estate license in early 2016.
Sandy and her husband Michael recently opened the new Lake City branch office for Team Murphy Realty. Bringing to the table a combined twenty-four plus years of real estate experience. Michael and Sandy are very invested in the community and enjoy sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm of areas with their clients. Sandy has experience in marketing graphics, email marketing, website management, and property listing management that she will bring to her new role at Team Murphy Realty.
Sandy currently serves on three community boards: Lake City Downtown Improvement & Revitalization Team (DIRT), Lake City Marketing Board, and Lake City Chamber Board. Sandy and Michael have five children and five grandchildren keeping them terribly busy in their free time. Sandy has a passion for enjoying the mountains, lakes, and rivers of Colorado and loves to go ATVing, snowmobiling, hiking, and of course moose watching.