Our Team

DarleneYoungDarlene Young

Associate Broker

Going the extra mile is the defining principal in Darlene’s client-centric philosophy in her long-time success as a high-end resort property broker.  Her career spans over 30 years in sales, brokerage and executive management, with personal sales volume exceeding one billion dollars.  Darlene has first-hand experience in the area’s growth, value and market trends.  Over 75% of her clients have worked with her in multiple transactions throughout the years, clearly relying on her insight and extensive expertise when it comes to acquiring properties as well as passing them on.

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    Engel & Völkers’ exciting approach to global reach motivated Darlene to join the Company’s Sun Valley division as a Partner in 2017.  That has proven to be a successful strategy in promoting her high end properties.  Darlene entered Real Estate in 1985, became a Partner in Associate Brokers of Sun Valley in 1992, the broker in 2000 and the same year instrumental in selling the Company to Sotheby’s International Realty, a part of the Fortune 100 Cendent Corporation.  Eventually franchised and acquired by John Huntsman, Darlene remained in charge of the Sun Valley operations as Executive Vice President and Designated Broker besides being engaged as a business resource within the greater Sotheby’s organization till the end of Huntsman’s ownership in 2016.  Joining Engel & Völkers, Europe’s leading real estate brokerage with rapid expansion in the US, became the next step in providing the best business resources for her clients.

    Darlene and her family appreciate Sun Valley’s natural beauty, its people, and all it has to offer for a year-round stimulating lifestyle, and she is committed to give back to the community that has given her so much.  She is currently a sponsor of the Girls on the Run and has a long history of volunteer activities in Sun Valley’s community organizations.

    Darlene is a La Jolla, California native and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

JonEngenJon Engen


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.