The Vesta Collective consists of a trusted network of people, built through long term relationships and time. We pride ourselves on not just being your Realtors, but also your trusted advisors, lifelong friends, and a consistent resource on all aspects of the home.

From first time home buyers and sellers to experienced investors, our collective will provide top level service through relationship based business. From contractors to designers, we look forward to providing you with resources for all of your needs throughout your homeownership. 
If you are here and have supported our vision, you are part of The Vesta Collective.

We are grateful to have you and look forward to being an integral part of your life as your trusted Real Estate family.



Verb meaning to stay or to dwell.
Depicted as the Roman Goddess of the Home. 
A symbol of the home, the hearth.
A place for people to come together and create their own version of security.

Athena Brownson

As a true Colorado native growing up in Breckenridge, Athena was born into a family of residential developers, builders, and interior designers. She could be found  wandering the building sites of her family's projects, and learning the ropes of real estate from her parents, from a very young age.

At sixteen, Athena became a professional freestyle skier, and prided herself on her hard work ethic and competitive attitude. Later on in life, this has helped her excel in all business ventures. She went on to study art history and interior design at the University of Colorado, followed by an internship and job with an interior design firm.

In 2015, Athena received  her real estate license, and has continued to take pride in assisting her clients with the pivotal moments in their lives purchasing or selling their homes. Athena’s goal is to always build strong relationships with her clients and find a property that truly suits their lifestyle needs. In the competitive Denver real estate market, it is crucial to have an agent that understands your goals and helps you align with your desired future. Through personal business coaching and continued education, Athena is consistently pushing herself to be the best agent she can for her clients.

As Denver continues to blossom, Athena looks forward to helping you find the perfect property, or sell your current property, to move towards the next phase of your life.
Let’s build your wealth. Let’s build something great.

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Shay Baillargeon

Shallana “Shay” Baillargeon is a Colorado native who grew up in the Denver metro area. After attending Wheat Ridge High School, she graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science and a minor in Marketing. 
Her career in Real Estate began in 2013, where she specialized in Property Management.

As a Business Manager, she aimed her focus on marketing strategies, contract preparation, NOI standards, and client relationships. These skills carried over as she pursued life as a Realtor.Shay is passionate about educating buyers and sellers on the real estate process while making it a memorable experience. Her goal is to create lifelong relationships that are built on trust, valuing her client’s best interests in mind. She applies her expertise and market knowledge to all facets of the Real Estate business, whether it be navigating the way for first time home buyers, investing in a property, or selling your existing home.

Shay deeply appreciates that each transaction brings new challenges, experiences, and meaningful connections into her life.As the ever-changing market in Colorado continues, it’s important to find an agent that truly understands your needs.

While being backed by a full marketing team, Shay is able to turn your dreams into reality. Let’s achieve something great together!

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Laurel Broten

Laurel is a Colorado native whose competitive ski racing career and educational pursuits took her around the world, but she always knew that she would return to Colorado. As an outdoor enthusiast, she understands the strong draw of the mountains and wants to share her love of Colorado by helping everyone find their perfect home here. Whether you are a recent transplant, or your family has been here for generations, she will work with you to help you realize your Colorado dream.

Before making the leap to Real Estate, Laurel pursued a career in public health because she is deeply motivated to improve people’s lives. After working in government for 5 years in both land use and health care policy, she is excited to move into the world of real estate where the potential to improve people’s lives is much more tangible. She is also excited to apply her deep understanding of how government policies can affect the trajectory of neighborhoods as well as the value and use of properties.

Laurel initially saw the draw of Real Estate through her own first-time home buying experience where the potential for wealth generation became abundantly obvious and she found her love of renovation projects. The fast pace of the Colorado market can be difficult to navigate alone. Let Laurel help to facilitate your next adventure in Real Estate!

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