We are excited to announce the addition of Cody-native Klay Nelson to the 307 Real Estate team! We are honored to have his experience, expertise, and love of Wyoming as a part of the 307 crew, serving clients not only in Cody but also throughout Park County and the state of Wyoming.
307: Tell us a little more about yourself.
Klay: I was born and raised in Cody, Wyoming. Both sides of my family were (and some still are) involved in construction, and I worked construction when I was young alongside my uncle and my dad. I graduated from Cody High School and from Northwest College in Powell. I also just completed a degree in Organizational Leadership through the University of Wyoming which I was able to do online while still living in Cody.
I still have a lot of family in the area – one of my brothers works in the Cody Stampede office right next door (to the 307 Real Estate office), and my other brother lives in Billings (Montana).
I grew up doing anything and everything outdoors from fly fishing and hiking to camping and hunting. I have spent several summers working as a part-time fly fishing guide and love the chance to get outside.
On a more personal note, I have been married to my wife Elysa for 16 years, and our son Nash is about to start kindergarten this fall. We met while we were in college at Northwest and worked together at the Patron’s Ball just about 20 years ago. I love being involved in my community – I served on Cody’s Planning and Zoning Board for 2 years, and I am also on the Cody Lion’s Club Board (with fellow 307 Cody agent, Ty Pedersen).
307: What interested you about real estate? What drew you to 307 Real Estate?
Klay: I love the relationships that you get to build with people as a real estate agent. It is exciting to help guide them through some of the biggest decisions of their lives. I also appreciate the flexibility that the real estate industry offers. I can still spend time enjoying the outdoors and doing things with my family.
Why 307? I have known (307 co-owner) Jake (Ivanoff) for a long time, so when I knew I wanted to go into real estate, there was no other option. 307 has so many great people and an awesome culture across all of its agents and offices.
I’m looking forward to exploring the different aspects of real estate. I was a farmer for 3 years, and my wife’s family owns a cattle ranch in southern Wyoming (near Saratoga). I’ve worked a little bit there and have gotten some insight into the ranching business, so I’m excited to keep building on that experience.
307: Why do you love Wyoming? Why should people move to Park Country?
Klay: I love having everything that I enjoy just out my backdoor. The people and small-town culture are the best, and there’s nothing like the closeness that you have with your community and the people here.
Cody and Park County are such great places to raise kids and a family, and Wyoming has so many great things to over. Wyoming is just home which is hard to put into words – I just love it here.