Margot Belden was born and raised in Wyoming on the historic Pitchfork Ranch, near Cody, Wyoming. College took her to California where she received her bachelor’s degree in Business/Accounting.  She had a thirty year financial career in California as a certified public accountant, chief financial officer(s) of several public and private companies, and a self-employed financial consultant/investment banker. In 1990, Margot returned to Jackson Hole to manage a family real estate development company which developed a major condominium project at the base of Snow King Resort in Jackson, and subdivision projects in Alpine and Pinedale, Wyoming.

Currently, Margot co-manages a real estate investment company with properties in Wyoming and Montana owned by herself and her son, Sean O’Brien, who lives in Hamilton. She is single with one son and two grandchildren, ages 13 and 15.