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Judi Snelling
Broker Associate - GRI, ABR, RRS
(970) 626-3282 Ofc
(970) 318-8437 Cell
(970) 626-3283 Fax
Keller Williams Realty
133 North Lena Street
Unit 1
PO Box 602
Ridgway, Colorado 81432



About Judi

Judi is originally from Fort. Lauderdale, Florida, where she was the owner and director of Master Schools (proprietary-post secondary-vocational-hospitality schools) in South Florida from 1979-1995. She was also a licensed real estate broker in Florida from 1984-1995. In 1998, she became a Broker Associate in Colorado. She has an Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Miami, and has completed graduate level work at FIorida International University, Miami, and Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Judi acquired her Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI) National Real Estate designation in August 2004 & her Accredited Buyers representative (ABR) in 2006 and the Risk reduction Specialist RRS in 2007. She currently owns a home in Dallas Meadows, just outside of Ridgway. Her son Nick (see first photo, sitting on Inspiration Point-Loghill, Ridgway) completed Culinary School at Johnson & Wales University –Denver Campus in May of 2007 and is working as a chef in the Telluride area.
Judi has successfully written grants and enjoys coordinating community events. Her interests include horseback riding and 4-x-4ing and traveling in the Four Comers area of southwestern Colorado whenever possible.
In Judi’s first venture in Ridgway and Ouray County, she developed, designed and operated a popular hospitality business,
the White Horse (a western “Cheer’s” style tavern) for four years.  She also has been actively involved in the community. She has written three successful grant proposals for the local school and library districts, served as Ridgway School-to-Career coordinator (business and education community development), and was chairperson of the Accountability Committee for the Ridgway School District. She was appointed by the Ouray County Board of Commissioners to represent business in Ouray County. Judi also chairs the Youth Council for six counties under the Work Force Investment Act, and is the Youth Co-Chair for the State Rural Consortium.

What has rural-mountain family living and community involvement been like for me in Ridgway-Ouray?
Please read the Letter to the editor-Ridgway Sun “To the Class of 2004”

Current Community Leadership Activities:

  • Colorado Rural Consortium Board, member and co-chair of its youth council, 2002-present
  • Western Colorado Work Force Investment Board, member and former vice chairperson, 1999-present
  • Western Colorado WIA Youth Council, member and former chairperson, 1999-present
  • Ridgway District School Accountability Committee, member and former chairperson, 1999-2002
  • Colorado Region V School to Career Board , member, 1997-2000
  • Ridgway School-to-Career Partnership, founder and partnership coordinator, 1998-2000
  • Ouray County Voyager Youth Program, member, 1995-2000)


Employment Experience

  • Real Estate Broker Associate, Florida and Colorado, 1984-present

  • Owner manager, hospitality business in Ridgway, Colorado, 1996-2001

  • Development Director, grant writer and coordinator, Colorado School-to-Career, 1997-2000

  • Grant writer for education and government programs in Colorado, 1997-2000

  • Vice President, marketing and operations, non-emergency medical transport company, Florida, 1993-1995

  • Broker-Owner, Pasco Group, real estate investment, Florida, 1984-1995

  • Owner and Director, proprietary post-secondary vocational/trade school, Florida, 1979-1993


  • Florida State University-Tallahassee, undergraduate studies ,1963-1967

  • University of Miami, Florida, 1967-1968. Bachelor of Arts degree, 1968

  • Florida International University, Miami, graduate course work in Hospitality Management, 1982-1985

  • Adams State College and Colorado State University, Colorado, graduate courses in Education and Workforce Development, 1999-2000

  • DMEA, computer certification courses, 2001

  • Continuing Professional Education-Vocational Education, Real Estate, Secondary Education and Workforce Development, 1979-present

  • Graduate Realtor Institute, National designation, 2004

  • Accredited Buyers Representative designation 2006

  • Risk Reduction Specialist designation 2007