When The Steamboat Dream’s Jody Corey made her way to Steamboat Springs for the first time, she knew she had found her new home. A long way from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan, where Jody had been working as a broker on Wall Street. “I was looking to move to a mountain town, and all of my front range friends kept urging me to check out Steamboat, so I did; it immediately felt like home.” Jody recalls. “I couldn’t wait to make the move, so I called realtors that day and began looking at properties.” “As soon as I returned to the big apple, I made an offer on a condo at the Rockies Condominium Complex.” In under a month, Jody had transitioned her life from the frenetic streets of NYC to pastoral landscapes and mountain views of the Yampa Valley.
Growing up in Queens, Jody never really traveled far from home, but she always dreamed of a slower pace of life where the outdoors were friendly and full of activity. Once settled in Steamboat, she realized she had to calm her own mind down if she was going to fit in and make friends; “I quickly learned that its not ok to honk your horn at people while driving, and that complete strangers could be really warm and friendly. I stood out at first. I was definitely not as laid back as everyone else.” Now a long time resident, Jody has settled in nicely, and though she is still a go getter, she manages to find time to hang out with her husband, Jeff, her two dogs, Scout and Kona, and long time friend, Kate Rench (co-owner of Cafe Diva). I asked Jody to list a few of her Steamboat favorites. Here is what she had to say:
“My favorite date night spot is Cafe Diva. I worked there when I first moved to town, and in my opinion, it is still the most romantic place in town and the food is consistently the best. When I am not chowing down with Jeff, I love to take the dogs for a walk along the Spring Creek trail where they insist on jumping in the pond. Emerald Mountain is literally across the street from our house, so we are also on its trails a lot. However, as an avid hiker, my FAVORITE place to hike is Zirkle Circle with its stunning, rocky peaks and high mountain lakes. It is remote and few people are ever on the trail.” Jody is also an avid mountain biker, so look out for her the next time you are on Emerald’s trails. She is the tiny Italian with 100 women following her. (No, seriously… Jody’s women only mountain bike classes attract nearly 100 women each year.)
In addition to all this outdoor wonderfulness, Jody was recently named “Rotarian of the Year” by the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club, an organization that serves our community and communities all over the globe. It is an honor bestowed up a select group of civic leaders who demonstrate the Rotarian model of “Service Above Self.” This spring, Jody worked to produce a new charity event for the community called “Rotary’s Corn Hole Classic.” While no great achievement is ever done alone, it was Jody’s creativity and passion that led the charge, and at the end of the day, this “little event that could,” raised nearly $30,000 to support local charities.
Jody launched the Steamboat Dream as a way to expand her love of community. Every sale transaction results in charitable giving for the Steamboat Springs community. To date The Steamboat Dream has donated money to The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Colorado, The Trail Maintenance Endowment Fund, Impact 100 and The Routt County Humane Society.
If you are considering making a change and are looking for a passionate, experienced real estate leader, call us at The Steamboat Dream today. Jody and her team look forward to welcoming you to town where you can begin to create your very own Steamboat Dream Life!