Our Team


Sam Shew • Licensed Buyer’s Assistant

sam@stevealtermatt.com • 720-583-5242

Sam Shew is proud to call Colorado his home, due to its natural beauty, friendly people, and unparalleled access to adventure and nature. He is a former Division 1 collegiate basketball player, outdoor expedition trip leader, and an Eagle Scout. Through these experiences and others, Sam has developed an exceptional work ethic and integrity that helps create great experiences for his clients. His positive attitude and passion for helping others reach their goals have made real estate a natural fit. As a former process engineer, Sam is constantly excited to contribute his calm but passionate personality and structured approach to the typically stressful process of buying a house. Sam believes in top quality service and teamwork to achieve the best results for his clients. As a member of the #1 real estate team in South Boulder, in the #1 RE/MAX office in all of the U.S., Sam and his team are confident that they can provide exceptional service with their expertise and support of one another.

As a resident of Boulder, Sam is involved in multiple volunteer efforts, local sports programs, and community events. He enjoys the great quality of life here, with 300+ days of sunshine and restaurants to satisfy every taste bud. Living a similar lifestyle to that of his clients allows him to resonate with them on a personal level. Sam has a great enthusiasm and interest for outdoor adventure and leadership. In his spare time Sam enjoys whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing, and recently led a 12-day sea kayaking expedition in Scotland, U.K. Even with all of his travels, he is always reminded of just how special the place is that he calls home, and is honored to share that experience with others.


Karen Schaefer • Licensed Showing Assistant • Transaction Coordinator

karen@stevealtermatt.com • 303-415-2252

As a licensed showing assistant and primary transaction coordinator to The Altermatt Team, Karen focuses on keeping you informed about your transaction and making the process smooth and enjoyable. She brings 15+ years of extensive real estate experience from the Southern California real estate market to Boulder, Colorado. She believes you must have outstanding attention to detail, exceptional organizational skills, and a strong commitment towards the success of the team. Her philosophy is to treat every client as if they are our only client to ensure a more personal hands-on approach. Karen also has a B.A. in Communication, Public Relations from Cal State University, Fullerton.