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About Julie

Julie Shafer is a fourth-generation Colorado native, born and raised in Grand Junction. As such, she is uniquely and intimately knowledgeable about every area of western Colorado.  Her long history in the area translates into knowing which locations are most desirable for individual lifestyles as well as investment opportunities.  This long presence in the western Colorado community and years of successful selling experience, translates into priceless professional insight and knowledge for her clients.

Affiliations and Accomplishments

As a true native of Grand Junction, Julie understands how fortunate she is to live in and do business in the area.  She is a dedicated sales and marketing professional and has owned and managed media, marketing and events companies for many years.

After attending Mesa College, Julie managed a local distributorship and then began her work in media sales.  Working her way up to Sales Manager of a single station she eventually took over as General Manager of the five station group. During her radio broadcasting management and sales tenure she was the recipient of a number of awards and recognitions by the Colorado Broadcasters Association, including Sales Person of the year.

In 2004 Julie resigned her broadcasting position and launched her own Media and Events marketing firm.  Julie attracted a number of relatively large clients to her new company (Shafer Marketing, LLC) including Country Jam and Rock Jam.  Although no longer affiliated with the music events, Julie launched a new event called the Rocky Mountain Women’s Expo in 2014 which is held in the Fall each year.

Julie is the Director of the Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties and Prime Properties Major Accounts Program that was launched in January 2016.   Building business relationships and giving back to the community, non-profits and service organizations has always been a priority for her.

Julie was recently appointed to the Grand Junction Visitors and Convention Bureau Board of Directors.

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A Personal Note

Life in Grand Junction is good in so many ways that Julie feels truly fortunate.  She and her husband have enjoyed success in a number of endeavors as varied as working for publicly held companies on the local and regional management level; owning, building and selling their own small businesses; owning and operating rental properties.  Julie and Mike are also fortunate to have their children and grandchildren in Grand Junction with them and enjoy the time they spend together.  Their recreational time is divided between Lake Powell, Grand Valley events, and the Colorado high country.