Raised in Mississippi, Darlinda first fell in love with Steamboat Springs & the Yampa Valley when she attended Perry Mansfield Dance Camp in 1967. She moved permanently to Steamboat with her daughter, ChLoe, in 1973. Darlinda began her real estate career in the middle 70's and in 1980 founded Maxwell Management, Ltd., which was later merged into Steamboat Premier Properties. She is a past director of The Chamber Resort and the Board of Realtors. Presently she is serving as Past Chair on the Strings Music Festival Board. Darlinda has been involved with many aspects of real estate, including development, sales & management.