Born in Bisbee Arizona, Eugenie spent her early childhood in several mining communities of the Southwest due to her father's career as a mining engineer. Most of these years were spent in Grand Junction, Colorado where she graduated from Grand Junction High School.
Eugenie went on to earn her BA in mathematics from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. The eastern university years included a Smith Junior Year Abroad in Paris and Geneva. After a stint with Bell Telephone Laboratories in Denver, Eugenie gained her MBA in Energy Resource Management from the University of Denver in 1980. She accepted a position with Petro Lewis, a large Colorado independent, and subsequently moved to a position with Occidental Petroleum where she spent 14 years, first in Houston, Texas, and three years later transferring to Los Angeles, California.
Late in 1993 she retired from her career to become a full-time mom to her four and six year old sons, and moved to Durango in 1994. Eugenie spent a good deal of her time volunteering for various efforts at her boys' schools. Geof and Eugenie met in 1997 and have been together since then, getting married on the beach in Belize in 2007.
Eugenie and Geof purchased and restored a historic building in downtown Durango which Horizon occupied until 2010. Eugenie manages the rental of this building which includes offices and storage. Eugenie also manages Westerly RV Park across from Trimble Hot Springs which she and Geof developed in 2009. She is Horizon's Office Manager which includes trying to manage Geof ...proven to be no easy task.