Chief Operating Officer Meredith Johnson was born and raised in Northern California but fell in love with Big Sky country as she visited family in the Bozeman Montana area every year. After graduating from California State University Chico with a degree in Resort and Lodging Management, she took a position with award-winning Boeger Winery near her home in El Dorado County near Lake Tahoe.
Meredith then moved to the Napa Valley to work in the real estate sales office at the acclaimed Calistoga Ranch resort. Here she blended her interests in the wine and resort industries with a growing passion for matching fantastic people and their families with very special lifestyles via real estate transactions. Meredith was part of a record-breaking marketing and sales team at Calistoga Ranch, a resort which offers residential ownership as well as a unique hotel experience in the heart of America’s premier wine country.
Meredith then became Director of Operations for SIA Living and was involved with concept development, marketing and sales for new resort real estate projects in Telluride, CO, Pensacola, FL, Cabo San Lucas and Huatulco, Mexico. While she enjoyed the travel adventures this work offered for many years, she decided it was time to settle down in a more permanent lifestyle and become part of a great community. So in early 2010, she arrived in Bozeman just in time for the end of winter and the arrival of an amazing Montana summer.
After being introduced to it last summer on Montana rivers by her grandfather and great uncle, Meredith’s new favorite summer activity is fly fishing. She is looking forward to finding her new favorite winter activity this coming snow season and learning much more about the people, properties, and experiences that distinguish the remarkable world of Fay Ranches.