Originally from Oyster Bay Cove, New York, Matthew R. Hintermeister graduated from Phillips Academy and Bates College, where he majored in economics and wrote his thesis on the history and mechanics of ski resort real estate markets. He has also studied in France, Chile, and Spain as well as traveled extensively throughout Europe, South America, and Northern Africa.
Hintermeister enjoys skiing, hiking, four-wheeling, sailing, fishing, gardening, and traveling, and is interested in international cultures, politics, and European art and history. He moved to Telluride in 2000 and has been a Realtor ever since, specializing in luxury homes, condominiums, ranches, and development.
Hintermeister previously served as president of the Telluride Association of Realtors and vice president of the Colorado Association of Realtors Mountain District. Currently, he serves as the Telluride director for the Colorado Association of Realtors and also serves on the CAR Political Action Committee. Hintermeister was appointed to the National Association of Realtors Public Policy Coordinating Committee. He frequently visits the Colorado and U.S. capitols to advocate for homeowner and private property rights. Hintermeister was named the 2008 Telluride Realtor of the year.
Beyond real estate, he serves on the board of directors for the Telluride Aids Benefit and previously served on the Telluride Historic and Architecture Review Commission (HARC).
Additionally, Hintermeister is co-owner and founder of Telluride Eco Cleaners and The Telluride Laundromat.