Front Range President
“Colorado isn’t just a place. It’s a mindset and a lifestyle.”
Orly Ripmaster was born and raised in Boulder. After spending many years living across the country and even abroad, Orly returned to Colorado to build her career and raise her family. Why Colorado?
In Orly’s words, ‘For me, Colorado isn’t just a place. It’s a mindset and a lifestyle. But my true calling back was for my family.’
Orly had been an executive in a private equity firm, building successful businesses for others. Then one day, it struck her that she could apply everything she’d learned to help grow her family’s business in Colorado. And she’d get to help strengthen Colorado communities in the process. As Orly says, ‘It’s been much more rewarding. So I’ve never looked back.’
Today, Orly is Slifer Smith & Frampton’s Market President of the Front Range.
Why is it important to you to work for a locally focused real estate company?
We’ve built something here that is fiercely us — and fiercely local. There’s something special about a local legacy that makes it worth protecting. And Slifer Smith & Frampton understands that. We’re not big-box. We’re not corporate. We are proudly local, and we are built to last.
What’s your favorite Colorado spot?
Folsom Field at CU. Every home game, every fall — win, lose, or draw. Our son was even the kid conductor for the CU marching band! The view from the stands is unbeatable.
Is there a local cause that is important to you?
Buffs4Life. It’s a mental health support system that’s associated with the University of Colorado. They help ensure that no CU athlete alumni will have to face medical or financial hardships alone. My husband and I are both former CU student-athletes. Our whole family bleeds black and gold. So we’re all deeply involved in B4L — from my husband to my children. That’s where our heart is.
Mental health is a very misunderstood aspect of college athletics. And B4L has raised over a million dollars for mental health awareness. It helps the community in a very profound way.
Orly's Colorado Calling