Vice President of Broker Development
“The partners and market presidents encourage us to run with ideas. They encourage us to think outside the box.”
Camilla Affelin was born and raised in Sweden. After graduating high school, she came to Colorado to be an au pair. Having been raised in Scandinavia and Sweden, Camilla felt right at home in the mountains. So she decided to stay here, start a family, and build a career in real estate. Now, Camilla is a certified life coach and master-certified real estate coach. And Slifer Smith & Frampton provides her with the supportive, creative environment to be her best self every day.
Why is it important to you to work for a locally focused real estate company?
I like the culture that comes with companies that have a grassroots, ground-up perspective. I’ve been at other companies where it gets too big and corporate and impersonal. I also like the creativity and nimbleness that comes with being a smaller firm. The partners and market presidents encourage us to run with ideas. They encourage us to think outside the box.
What’s your favorite Colorado spot?
Storm King Mountain in the South Canyon. It’s between New Castle and Glenwood Springs. Hiking is important to my mental health. I’ll go out there either by myself or with my girlfriends and get a great workout in. On Sundays, we’ll pack mimosas and celebrate at the top with a drink. Sometimes, hiking is about solidarity. Other times, it’s about friendship. Either way, it clears my mind and soothes my soul.
There’s a tragic, but powerful, aspect to the hike. Decades ago, there was a fire in the South Canyon. A group of firefighters died on the hill. It’s a tough, steep hike. And if you get to the top, you’ll see the memorial site. Companies of firefighters come here to hike in full gear and honor their memories. It’s very powerful. When you’re not sure if you can go on anymore, you think about them and you find the power.
Is there a local cause that is important to you?
WindWalkers here in the Roaring Fork Valley. It’s an equine therapy program for children and adults with emotional and physical disabilities. I love and adore horses. And combining horses with helping people is just amazing. I volunteer with helping to handle and walk the horses as the riders are in the saddle for their lesson. That way, they can focus on the physical training while we focus on the horses. These folks are so happy and grateful to be out there doing something active like that. It’s such a humbling experience for someone who doesn’t face the challenges they’ve had to overcome. Seeing them ride and sharing in their joy is an overwhelming feeling that’s hard to describe. It’s incredible.
Camilla's Colorado Calling