Dudley Mitchell has served as a Board member of Domus Pacis Family Respite since 2016.
He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee, majoring in Real Estate and Finance. Dudley’s career and life passions have developed literally and figuratively from his deep roots in the land. He has over 30 years of experience developing industrial and commercial land: first briefly with Cushman & Wakefield of Tennessee, Inc., followed by 14 years as a Partner at Trammell Crow Company. During the last 22 years with Panattoni Development Company, Dudley has excelled in many leadership positions, advancing to his current title of Director in 2011. As Director, Dudley travels frequently to oversee operations in Europe and Canada.
Dudley and his wife Nancy had already been longtime donors of DPFR when he heard Duck and Vince present at church and it struck a chord in him that the mountainous lands of Summit County can bring peace and healing to those that need it most. With his own personal experience with cancer and the loss of his father and brother to cancer, he is committed to DPFR’s mission to provide individuals battling a life-threatening illness and their families a peaceful week in which to create treasured memories.
Dudley has applied his drive to more than 16 industry and non-profit entities over the years. They cover the gamut of his career and passions, including life member in the National Wild Turkey Federation to Trustee for the MacGregor Ranch in Estes Park. In almost all cases, he has served as a board member and/or held a leadership position.
Born and raised in Tennessee, Dudley grew up in outdoors – waterfowl hunting on the family farm adjoining the Reelfoot Lake National Refuge. In 2001, Dudley and Nancy fulfilled their dream of living in Colorado, drawn by its quality of life – moving to Denver and purchasing a vacation home in Breckenridge. This vacation home became their permanent one in 2011. Since arriving in Colorado, he has co-owned and/or founded two large ranching operations in Wyoming, a ranch real estate brokerage firm and an outfitting company.
Dudley and Nancy have been married for 34 years and have three children (Matt, Emily & Molly) and three energetic grandchildren; Cooper, Susan and Gwen. They are members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where Dudley ushers and Nancy plays piano at Mass. His engages in all things outdoors: hunting, fishing, trap shooting, ranching, horses, hiking, skiing and packing – recreationally and competitively.