About Us


American West Realty and Management provides professional Property Management services and real estate sales in Cody, Powell, and the greater Big Horn Basin. We have three goals:

  • Protect your property
  • Protect your income
  • Protect your time

No matter where you are in life, no matter what your real estate needs may be, our team has the skills and experience to help.

Rentals - Sales - Property Management - Investments

We don’t just manage!

Meet the Team

Nathan Gesner » Broker / Owner
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Nathan was born and raised in a small logging community of Oregon before joining the military at 17. After 21 years of service (and a couple years of floundering), he became a REALTOR with a desire to specialize in Property Management. Nathan has been the Broker / Owner of American West Realty and Management since 2010. He is a member of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM) and the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM). He has served on the Northwest Wyoming Board of REALTORS as the Treasurer and currently as a Director. Nathan is an active investor and volunteer Moderator of BiggerPockets.com, the world's largest online real estate investment platform. If you are interested in real estate investing, reach out!

Nathan and Angie have three adopted children and actively support a variety of organizations throughout the Basin.
Angie Gesner » Associate Broker / Owner
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Angie is a Cody native, graduating in 1985. She attended Northwest College and then finished her degree in Accounting at the University of Colorado. She later became a massage therapist, specializing in sports and deep-tissue massage. She did bookkeeping for a variety of small businesses over the years and was excited to own a business with her husband. As the company grew, Angie saw a need for expanding the company into sales. She obtained her license in 2014 and is now a successful sales agent and Associate Broker.
Kevin Rowe » Property Manager
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Kristi Taylor » Property Manager
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Kristi is a Property Manager and sales agent. Originally a Colorado native, she has also lived in Germany and Georgia. Her family relocated to Wyoming in 2017. Along with her husband and two sons, she operates a small homestead between Ralston and Cody, where they keep bees, wrangle chickens and grow tasty food. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, eating, gardening and sitting on her porch.
Christi Davis » Property Manager
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Born and raised in Park County, Christi has a love for anything outdoors. From hiking with her husband to playing in the water with their dogs, Christi knows the area inside and out and can help you find the perfect match for you and your family. Whether you are looking for your first home or your fifth; a fixer-upper or move-in ready, Christi will listen to your wants and needs and will work tirelessly on your behalf to get you in the home of your dreams. With years of experience in marketing at a large mortgage company, Christi knows how to market your property aggressively to get a buyer attracted quickly. Working with the team at American West Realty and Management, she can help you accomplish your real estate goals!
Nicole Baggs » Property Manager
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Nicole Baggs is a Property Manager in the Cody office. Her passion for the outdoors aligns with the beautiful Wyoming landscape. She enjoys spending time camping, fishing, hunting, and participating in 3D archery shoots with her husband and two sons. In her spare time, she also rides her barrel racing horse at various nearby arenas. With her local expertise and dedication, Nicole is well-equipped to assist you with your real estate needs in Cody and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re searching for a rental property or looking to buy your dream home, Nicole Baggs at American West Realty & Management is here to help you navigate the Cody real estate market. Feel free to reach out to Nicole for personalized assistance and guidance.
Emily Denny » Associate Broker
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Ashley Braaten » Associate Broker
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Raised in rural Montana, I know the value of hard work, a genuine smile, a firm handshake, and a ‘get it done right the first time’ attitude. With over 10 years of Real Estate experience, I can put those values to work for you to help you achieve your home goals. Whether you are looking to buy or sell, you can trust that I will make your home journey exciting and enjoyable. I pride myself on putting my clients and their needs first, ALWAYS.

Specializing as a Veteran agent, serving our Veterans is a passion of mine. As a wife of a disabled Vet, I see first-hand the many struggles they face daily. It is not only my commitment to serve our Vets in their home buying or selling needs, but to also help connect them to resources and Veteran centered community events. You can trust that IGY6!

When I am not hard at work for my clients you can find me volunteering in our community and enjoying all that the outdoors have to offer alongside my wonderful husband, 2 sons, and 2 doggos. From hunting to fishing and camping in between, I LOVE our way of living! Every May, you can find me paddle fishing in the Breaks and every free weekend in the summer I am probably drowning worms in the river. My most memorable catch so far? A 46” sturgeon out of Upper Missouri with a good ole’ hook & worm.

I also find immense joy in cooking for others. From baking desserts and cakes to full-on dinner parties, feeding people delicious food is my jam! So, if you’re hungry, consider this your formal invitation to dinner with the Braaten’s!