Dennis Ridley has lived in Colorado since 1964 and in the Arkansas River Valley since 1979. He graduated from Western State Colorado University with a degree in Industrial Supervision. For twenty-five years Dennis worked in the food service industry: owning and running a restaurant and, for thirteen years, providing six hundred meals, three times a day for Frontier Ranch – A Young Life Camp, here in the valley.
In 2008, Dennis became a Realtor. These were challenging economic times to broker real estate and in order to best serve his clients,Dennis studied hard to learn all he could about the nuts and bolts of the business. Water law, zoning, covenants, appraisals, ethics, banking regulations and contractual law are just a few of the areas qualified Realtors need to be familiar with. Dennis does whatever it takes to represent his clients in the most educated, skilled and honest way possible. He goes the extra mile to insure his clients are comfortable with the process and obtain every available benefit in their transactions, and he has built an enviable reputation in his thirty-five years in the valley.
Dennis has been a board member and donor for Sunset Hospice Care; is active in the Salida Sunrise Rotary Club; he volunteers for Habitat for Humanity; has served on the Realtors of Central Colorado Board of Realtors and he rings the Salvation Army bell in the Christmas Season. Dennis’s wife, Skye, owns Pak Mail, a shipping and packing store in Salida. They love their life here with their two dogs, Scout and Smokey, rescued from the Canyon City Humane Society. And yes, at home Dennis does the cooking.