Esther was born and raised in the Netherlands and moved to the United States when she was 21. She fell in love with the Roaring Fork Valley in 1993, and has called it her home since. As a mother of three young boys and a full-time executive assistant/property manager, she focuses on retaining her health by biking, ski mountaineering, and yoga.
She has served time as the president of the board at Wildwood School, serves on the Aspen Valley Ski Club parent advisory board, and has a degree in international management and marketing from the Higher School for Economic Studies in Amsterdam. She was born into a family carrying the gene that predisposes most of them to hemochromatosis, a disease in which the body produces too much iron, a cause for liver failure. Many of her family members have to donate blood monthly to stay healthy and are at risk for liver cirrhosis.
Esther has lost a very close family member to liver failure due to the fact a donor was not available early enough. Esther lives in Missouri Heights with her husband Mike and three kids, Ben, Nick and Luke.