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Agricultural Roots Run Deep

Stephanie Prescott Family Wolfgang Copman

Stephanie Prescott, co-owner with her husband Steve, of RE/MAX Capitol Properties, comes from a long line of ranchers. Her family roots are deep in Wyoming.

Her great grandfather Wolfgang “Jack” Robert Copman arrived in Wyoming in 1879. He later married Elsbeth Yegen, who joined Jack in Wyoming in 1890. The family homesteaded in the Shell, WY area on Beaver Creek. Jack started out with trailing cattle into the Lovell area for Henry Lovell. Later, he went on to be a sheep rancher. By the 1950s, all livestock raised by the Copman family transitioned to cattle. It remains that way today.


The couple’s daughter, Elizabeth Copman, married Brenton Daniel Leavitt in 1913. After selling the homestead, the Leavitt family lived in Greybull, WY. There, they raised their sons; Brenton Copman Leavitt and Richard W Leavitt. Richard’s family grew to include Richard Jr, Stephanie’s father. He currently lives in Cheyenne and continues to ranch around Wyoming. Prescott and her family are proud of their long-standing WY roots. They continue to understand what it means to “Live Wyoming.” Sharing their values and strong ties to the area is an important part of RE/MAX Capitol Properties’ core: “Our agents make a real difference in the community.”


During his early years, Jack was a trapper. He chose to do his trapping on Trapper Creek in the Shell Canyon. He always believed man would fly and made models of flying machines. He had the intention to build a flying machine and launch himself off what is now called Copman’s Tomb. He believed he would land in Shell Valley. Unfortunately, he never had the chance to test his experiment or to see the first airplanes as he died in 1907. A visionary outlook on life and need for innovation is a value instilled in the work of the RE/MAX Capitol Properties’ agents. RE/MAX is earnest in their belief in “the power of preparation and education.” Embodying this same belief and applying it to their work, as stewards of real estate makes, RE/MAX Capitol Properties exceed expectations.


The Leavitt family continued to ranch in various locations throughout the Big Horn Basin until 1999. Richard Sr. started to shift his operation to Campbell County in the 90s, and Richard Leavitt Jr. now operates cow/calf ranches in Wright, Kaycee and Laramie, WY. Stephanie, Steve and their children are thrilled when everyone’s schedules permit time for helping at the ranch. They know that the life of a rancher requires hard work, dedication, and passion. A passion that runs deep in tradition.


Stephanie and Steve love Wyoming. They are thankful to live in Cheyenne, Wyoming with their family. Just as Stephanie’s family from earlier generations, CFD embodies tradition and passion. Stephanie and Steve strive to live each day and run their business with the qualities passed down generations:

-Hard work





Stephanie and Steve apply these same elements to the day to day operations at RE/MAX Capitol Properties. It strengthens their family of real estate professionals. It is why their role as presenting sponsor of the 2018 Pardners N’ Prosperity is a match made in heaven. Investing in a celebration of these wise entrepreneurs and agriculture professionals is an honor, privilege and a premier opportunity to say, thank you!


Thank you for making Wyoming a great place to live, work and raise a family! It’s a wonderful home.

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