Our Team

DarleneYoungDarlene Young

Associate Broker

Darlene’s client-centric philosophy and always going the extra mile are the defining principles of her success in high-end resort property brokerage. Darlene’s real estate career spans over 30 years in sales, brokerage and executive broker management. She entered the business in 1985 and became a partner in Associate Brokers of Sun Valley (ABSV) in 1992, and the Company’s broker in 2000. In 2005, Darlene was instrumental in the sale of ABSV to Cendent Corporation, a Fortune 100 Company, operating as Sotheby’s International Realty (SIR).

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    She led the Sun Valley operations as Vice President and Managing Broker until the Company was purchased by John Huntsman and became Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty in 2010. She continued the leadership role as VP and Designated Broker till the end of Huntsman’s ownership at the end of 2015, and was also engaged as a business resource within the greater Sotheby’s organization during that time.Darlene’s first-hand experience in Sun Valley’s growth and market trends has proven to be an invaluable asset. Over 75% of her clients have worked with her in multiple transactions throughout the years and clearly rely on her insight and extensive expertise when it comes to acquiring properties as well as passing them on.

    Darlene and her family appreciate Sun Valley’s natural beauty, its people, and all it has to offer for a stimulating year-round lifestyle, and she is committed to give back to the community that has given her so much. She has served on the Community Library Board of Directors, was a founding member of the St. Luke’s Hospital Pet Therapy Program, and active in Hemingway School’s dog reading program. She is an active supporter of Girls on the Run, the Animal Shelter of the Wood River Valley and a variety of causes supporting the wellness of people and animals. Darlene is also a very active member of Sun Valley’s sport and fitness community. Darlene is a La Jolla, California native and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

JonEngenJon Engen

Operations

Jon brings operational skills, technical expertise and leadership insight to the Young Group. A Professional Engineer, his experience includes large scale resort development besides consulting in environmental and other technologies for leading US companies and institutions, and he has been a long-time national organization leader. Jon’s background relevant to real estate includes architectural and land planning for residential and commercial property development, community infrastructure development and leadership in owners and condominium associations. He also has experience in vacation and other property rental.

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    Jon has extensive experience in leadership on all levels in sports organizations. He served over a decade as National Chairman for the US Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA)’s Cross-country program and the USSA Board of Directors, and was awarded the organization’s special recognition award for excellence in leadership. He is active in the US Olympians and Paralympians Association and inducted in the Sun Valley Ski Hall of Fame. He has worked very actively in Sun Valley’s ski industry since entering the valley in 2002 and is deeply rooted in US outdoor sports. Jon is a life-long enthusiastic year-round multi-sport athlete and competed in three Olympic Games in skiing and biathlon.

    Originally from Norway, Jon has spent his adult life with his family in the US. He holds Engineering Degrees from Oslo, Norway and Montana State University.