Jamie L Brewster McLeod, AIA

Jamie L. Brewster McLeod, AIA


Jamie, president of Brewster McLeod Architects Inc., specializes in creating luxury residences in Aspen, Telluride, San Francisco and Montana.

Awarded a Masters in Architecture from Montana State University-Bozeman in 1999, Jamie has
attained a LEED Certification in the design of energy savings and renewable resources; incorporating the most effective green techniques, materials and strategies within the design phase.

Jamie enjoys engaging in civic activities and being a part of the community, volunteering for such
causes as:

  • 2010-Current, Co-Chair of the Pitkin County Board of Adjustments
  • 2016-Current, Member of the Aspen Institute Society of Fellows
  • 2010-2014, Board Member and Chair (2014) of the Aspen Historic Preservation Commission
  • 2010-2014, Board Member and Chair (2013-2014) of the American Institute of Architects – Colorado West Board
  • 2006-2009, Board Member and Chair (2009) of the Aspen Young Professionals Association

Professional Affiliations:

Teraissa A. McGovern


Project Coordinator

Teraissa brings over ten years of luxury building experience and a passion for the mountain lifestyle to the team of Brewster McLeod Architects. Teraissa’s unique skills were developed while working with the City of Aspen Building Department as a Plans Examiner and for an Aspen based luxury residential developer overseeing every aspect of financials and construction from property purchase through final furniture install. Her intense attention to detail was a result of the research etiquette she cultivated while studying for her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology at Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.

Teraissa approaches her work from a holistic perspective, seeing the big picture while maintaining an eye for important details. From Land Planning and Zoning through Construction Administration, Teraissa is involved in all aspects of the project.

When not at her desk, you can find Teraissa scaling rocks, riding bikes, cross country skiing, or knitting a sweater.

Civic Engagement & Volunteer:

  • Buddy Program Leadership Development Board, Current
  • City of Aspen Grant Review Committee, 2013-Current

Amy E Beresford

Amy E. Beresford, AIA

Job Captain

Amy approaches her work with thoughtfulness and a smile. She has an artistic hand and sharp conceptual awareness. No stranger to the mountains, Amy grew up in Dillon, CO and has participated in ski racing around the world. While pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Amy balanced both art and skiing combining the best of both worlds as a member of the alpine ski team for the University of Colorado, Boulder and the University of New Mexico. Amy has also earned her Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Colorado, Denver.

Beyond explorations in architecture, Amy can be found involved with organizations around town; on the ski hill coaching young athletes; or getting ‘lost’ on her bike

Professional Affiliations:

Garrett Russells - Brewster McLeod Architects

Garrett K. Russell

Office Coordinator

Garrett is excited to bring his diverse management and customer service experience to our clients. His keen attention to detail and hard work ethic is a great addition to the BMA team. Garrett, who grew up in both Vermont and Alaska, relocated to the Colorado mountains 4 years ago for his love of skiing and adventure. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from St. Joseph’s College of Maine and he spent two years in Malawi, Southern Africa, with the Peace Corps teaching High School Sciences before his move to Aspen. Outside of BMA, he can be found Directing the Nordic Base Camp Program at Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club, mountain biking, and running.