Buzz Tatom moved here from Dallas, Texas going on 5 years. He was a successful businessman that thought he wanted to retire at 48 in Montana. That lasted 6 months. He still owns the 5T Ranch in Texas but now calls Big Sky, MT home. His background in Texas included finding run down ranches and rehabilitating them into show place properties.
He still owns the 5T Ranch in Texas but now calls Big Sky, MT home. His background in Texas included finding run down ranches and rehabilitating them into show place properties. From building lakes, stocking fish, to managing for wildlife he has a proven record of increasing values of properties that have given families great memories and returns.
His successful business background allows him to have good knowledge in contracts, dealing with people and has a wide variance of knowledge from his experience in dealing with oil and gas companies on his properties to manufacturing background to knowing who to call to get answers.
He has a BBA from Texas Tech University and got his MBA from Southern Methodist University. While at Texas Tech, he played football and was a 3 year starter as a Tight End. He bought into a Printing company at the age of 24 and grew it ten fold by the time it was sold in 2011.
Buzz teaches part time at Montana State University and loves mentoring students. He has been married to the love of his life, Kathy Tatom, for 25 years and has one son(Tate) and 2 daughters(Sayler and Emmy).
His hobbies include hunting, fly fishing, improving the 5T and following his son Tate in his golf career at the Air Force Academy. His life is divided between family, volunteering, teaching part time at MSU and Church.
First and foremost, I am the husband of Rhonda and the father to Brady, Conner and Alexa. They keep me grounded and give me all the joy and excitement I could ever ask or hope for!
I was born and raised on a farm on the Gallatin River just 15 minutes west of Bozeman, MT. I learned early about hard work and long hours. When there was work to be done, it was done! We raised cattle, grain and hay. Following high school, I gradually left the family farm to work various construction jobs which gave me a great background for the residential side of real estate. I owned my own construction company for nearly 15 years and employed 6 to 8 employees on a regular basis where I learned what it meant to “make payroll”. The construction profession eventually led me to an opportunity to develop a small tract of land which led to a larger development. During that time, I became more and more interested in the business of Real Estate and received my license in 2009. An opportunity to become part owner in Venture West Realty presented itself and I jumped at it. Currently, Stacy Bellamy and myself share ownership and continue to operate Venture West Realty, the residential branch of Venture West Ranches. Venture West Ranches allows me to get back to my roots to what I know and love the most, the farm and ranch lifestyle, people, beauty and business. Working with farmers and ranchers is a true pleasure. Few walks of life give the perspective on life that farming and ranching does. To me, farming and ranching is the real heart and soul of this great nation. So many people trace their roots back to a grandpa or great or great great grandpa that farmed or ranched. The work ethic of farming and ranching is often a topic of conversation. What doesn’t get enough attention is the family aspect of farming and ranching. While the “family farm” is evolving and changing, in so many cases, it is still a family project. Fathers work side by side with their sons or daughters in the hope they can continue their legacy even to future generations. This spirit and drive is what makes my job the most enjoyable I can imagine. Sharing these beliefs and working towards a goal with a client that I know, understand and respect is such a privilege. Not only am I able to work with some of the clients I respect most, I am also very blessed to be working with two partners at Venture West Ranches that I also have come to know and respect greatly. I am a blessed man! Let Stacy, Buzz and myself at Venture West Ranches partner with you in the process of acquiring or selling your property and making great memories.
Stacy is a native of Montana, raised on a ranch in northern Montana, and attended Montana State University in Bozeman. He and his wife have been married 16 years and have three children..
He is a volunteer for the Three Forks Ambulance, Willow Creek Fire Department and the Deputy Fire Warden for Jefferson County. Stacy enjoys flying as a private pilot as well as fishing, hunting and playing golf.
He has been in Real Estate as a Sales Associate since 2006, specializing in farm and ranch properties.
A native Montanan, Tessa came to appreciate the beauty and atmosphere that makes Montana unique, after six years of living in California during junior high and high school. After returning to Montana, Tessa attended Billings Christian High School were she graduated as valedictorian of her class.
In 2000, Tessa followed her family to Bozeman and has enjoyed every minute of living in the Gallatin Valley. From 2001 to 2005, Tessa worked in various aspects of property management.
In 2005 she made a transition into real estate as a licensed sales assistant at Fay Ranches. In 2009 she joined the team at Venture West Realty. Real estate runs in Tessa’s blood as her great grandfather worked in farm/ranch real estate in central Montana. When not working, Tessa enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling whenever she can, and listening to good music.