Growing up in Long Beach, California, Shelley always knew she would one day live in the mountains of Colorado. In 1977, after attending the University of California Santa Barbara, she and her husband Jerry moved to Steamboat Springs to fulfill that dream.
 
In 1979, along with a partner, they opened Mattie Silks, a restaurant in Ski Time Square that they owned and operated for 22 years. After selling the Restaurant, Jerry and Shelley moved into the development, construction and real estate businesses of Steamboat Springs. Jerry was the developer for Anglers Retreat, a development of 16 single family homes here in Steamboat Springs, and Graystone on The Green, a development of 18 single family home sites on The Rollingstone Ranch Golf Course. Shelley joined Colorado Group Realty as a broker in 2000, became an owner in 2003 and has served ten years on the Board of Directors. She is currently Managing Broker for Colorado Group Realty and she has received the "2011 Broker of the Year" and the "2008 Broker of the Year" awards as well as "Most Outgoing Referrals" in 2016 and 2015.
 
Shelley has three children that have kept her busy in the world of dance, speech team, basketball, crew, track, hockey and baseball. Along with being a spectator, she also volunteered for many of those organizations. She has been spotted at the ballet barre herself or with a pair of hockey skates on, and has been known to run around the bases in the summer and