Aaron J. Huckstep, JD, CPA

Education

Truman State University, 1998 BA Accounting
University of Colorado Law School, 2006 JD

Contact

  (970) 349-2009
  

Aaron J. Huckstep

JD, CPA

Attorney Aaron Huckstep, or 'Huck' as he is known as in and around Crested Butte, is a graduate of Truman State University and University of Colorado Law School. Prior to law school, Aaron honed his business acumen as a CPA with Ernst & Young, and later as an accounting software consultant for nonprofits and governmental entities with the family business from 2000-2003. To this day, Aaron maintains his CPA to help clients understand the economics of dispute resolution, as well as advising businesses on financial issues related to buy/sell transactions. Aaron began practicing law in 2006 in New Mexico. In May of 2008, Aaron moved to Crested Butte and began practicing law in Colorado. In January of 2011, Aaron opened Huckstep Law on Elk Avenue in Crested Butte. While practicing law in Western Colorado, Aaron also served as Mayor of Crested Butte (2011-2015), and as the Vice-President of the Colorado Association of Ski Towns (2015).

Personally and professionally, Aaron approaches everything with an open and creative mind, focused on resolving disputes and overcoming challenges. Aaron believes in helping clients by planning a strategy, adapting plans when necessary, and remaining focused on one objective – to make sure the client obtains the outcome they can reasonably expect while working in a cooperative way with all parties, all while protecting the client’s interests in a cost-effective manner.

As time allows, Aaron can be found skiing, riding bikes, or spending time with Christie, his wife, and their dog, Rampage and cat, Monkey.

  • Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 2015 Executive Ed
  • Colorado, 2008
Katherine Struthers, JD

Education

University of Virginia 2013, BA French and Foreign Affairs
University of Colorado Law School, 2019 JD

Contact

  (970) 349-2009
  

Katherine Struthers

JD

Born and raised in Denver, Katherine followed her interest in the French language first to the University of Virginia and then to the Université Lumière Lyon II in Lyon, France. After earning her B.A., Katherine spent several years working for the Defense Attaché Service in Washington, D.C., assisting American military diplomats posted in francophone West Africa. Although she greatly enjoyed her work there, her passion for the Rocky Mountains and a desire to be closer to her family eventually drew her back to Colorado to pursue her JD.

While a law student, Katherine honed her legal skills in litigation-focused internships with the United States Department of Justice and the Colorado Fifth Judicial District Attorney’s Office. Prior to joining Huckstep Law, Katherine clerked for Judge Elizabeth Starrs and Judge Jill Dorancy in Denver District Court. In her law practice, Katherine takes pride in providing clients with timely, pragmatic advice and effective advocacy both in and out of the courtroom.

On weekends, Katherine can usually be found hiking or snowshoeing in the backcountry with her dog, Dave.

  • Colorado, 2019
Kaitlyn Archambault, Legal Assistant

Education

Lewis and Clark College, 2005 BA

Contact

  (970) 349-2009
  

Kaitlyn Archambault

Legal Assistant

Kaitlyn joined Huckstep Law in 2015 as the Office Manager and part time Paralegal. Kaitlyn now spends her days as a full time Paralegal, predominantly focusing on the real estate, business, land use, and estate planning aspects of the firm. Kaitlyn most enjoys working to support clients in solving their problems and helping to navigate their legal needs. Providing professional and prompt assistance to clients and coworkers alike is a priority for Kaitlyn.

Kaitlyn is a graduate of Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and a Colorado native who is happy to be home in the mountains. Prior to her time at Huckstep Law, Kaitlyn worked for ten years in the nonprofit sector in Aspen, Colorado in roles ranging from Development Assistant to Director of Programs.

When not at the office, Kaitlyn can mostly be found mountain biking, hiking, backcountry skiing, cross-country skiing, baking, or reading, and spending time with her husband, Jon, cat, Tuna, and dog, Francie. Kaitlyn also teaches spin and fitness classes at CORE studio in Crested Butte.

Teri Colvin, Office Manager

Education

Alaska Pacific University, 2003 BA

Contact

  (970) 349-2009
  

Teri Colvin

Office Manager

Teri began working at Huckstep Law, LLC as the Office Manager in December of 2019 after moving to Crested Butte from Denver. Born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, Teri has considered Colorado home since 2003, after a few fun years in Anchorage, Alaska, where she graduated from Alaska Pacific University.

Prior joining Huckstep Law, Teri worked in Colorado municipal government for 14 years, mostly as a Deputy City Clerk or City Clerk, doing everything from working at a police station, accepting applications for passports, running municipal elections and processing liquor licenses. Teri is a graduate of Leadership Jefferson County and served as a Colorado Municipal Clerk’s Association Committee Chair for several years.

Teri enjoys riding motorcycles and snowbikes, camping and spending time with her husband, son and two dogs.

Emily Crooks, Administrative Assistant

Education

Colorado State University, 2009 BA

Contact

  (970) 349-2009
  

Emily Crooks

Administrative Assistant

Emily joined Huckstep Law in December of 2020 as an Administrative Assistant. She is a Colorado native from Broomfield, Colorado. After receiving her BA in Anthropology from Colorado State University in 2009, she explored various lines of work around the country and across the world. This included supporting disadvantaged youth as an Americorps member in Seattle, working as a Financial Software Account Manager in New York City, teaching English in Thailand, and as a USAP Station Janitor in Antarctica.

After these experiences, Emily was ready to return to Colorado and lay down some roots. She moved to Crested Butte in the winter of 2017 and fell in love with its beautiful valley. She spends most of her time outside hiking, biking, skiing, playing town softball and hockey, and spending time with family and friends.