Teak J. Simonton, Eagle County Treasurer, took office on November 21st, 2016 after being elected to complete the term vacated early by the previous treasurer. Teak directs all aspects of Eagle County’s Treasurer and Public Trustee departments.
Teak moved to Eagle County after completing her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Economics at the University of Wisconsin in 1982, and began her career in multi-store retail management. During her time with the Curtin Hill stores she gained extensive experience in personnel and financial management, customer service and computer applications, ultimately managing operations at 10 different ski shops in both Vail and Aspen. From 2003 – 2016 Teak served as Eagle County Clerk and Recorder administering county elections, motor vehicle services, legal document recording and preservation and clerk to the board.
Teak’s management skills, combined with her long residency in the valley and her appreciation of the broad spectrum of people who live and work here, make her well suited to the public service environment at Eagle County. She has been involved in leadership roles within the Colorado County Clerk’s Association and looks forward to the same type of involvement in the Treasurer’s Association.
Out of the work place, Teak focuses on spending time with her family; husband Cliff and sons Kyle and Sands. She loves to cook, ride her bike, spend time in her garden and ski of course! As anyone who knows her would attest, she is committed to integrity and excellence in every aspect of her life.