Meet the Calfees
The Calfees are a busy family of four to include work, school, volunteering and pets.
Kristi was born and raised in Grand Junction and went to CSU where she earned a degree in public relations. After college, she worked for a start-up company in Boulder selling hurricane and earthquake insurance to small businesses across the U.S.
While pursuing her career, she joined the Boulder Rotary Club, where she met Nick Calfee. “We were the two youngest members by far,” stated Kristi.
Hailing from Cleveland, Nick went to CU Boulder and while he has left Colorado three times, Kristi said he has always felt the pull to come back.
The couple married in Grand Junction in 2003. Two years later, they were transferred to Nashville and enjoyed their time there also, having a daughter, Katelyn.
“We loved our years in Nashville and explored the area like tourists knowing we wouldn’t be setting down there,” explained Kristi.
In 2009, the Calfees moved back to Colorado and determined Castle Pines was where they wanted to land. “For us, it was the perfect combination of small town feel with easy access to the city,” added Kristi.
The Calfees welcomed a son, Parker, in 2011, who attends Cherry Hills Christian School and plays soccer. Kristi said they loved their subdivision so much that five years ago they built a house in the same neighborhood.
Nick works in financial services as a wholesaler for Jackson Financial Inc., covering Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Kansas and New Mexico.
Kristi is president of the local chapter of the National Charity League, a nationwide, mother-daughter organization that serves local needs and nonprofits. Volunteering their time together, she and Katelyn find it important to give back to the community and have enjoyed meeting other like-minded ladies.
“I love seeing how happy volunteering makes people and how big an impact a single person can make to help someone else,” said Katelyn (15), a sophomore at RCHS.
When they can, the Calfees escape to their favorite place, Crested Butte, for the outdoor activities in winter and summer. “We love to travel and have found it is a great way to reconnect as a family,” said Kristi. She added that they enjoy all things Colorado. “We ski, snowboard, sled and skate during the winter and enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, golfing and paddle boarding in the summer.”
The Calfee family includes a yellow lab named Obie; his name, Kristi proclaimed, is a nod to one of her favorite waterfalls in Crested Butte that she has been visiting since she was young, Oh-Be-Joyful. Nick quipped that Obie represents the golf term “OB,” out of bounds. The family also has a Holland Lop rabbit named Carmel.
“We love Castle Pines…the location, the mountain feel and the people,” concluded Kristi. “We love the animals that wander through our back yard.”
By Hollen Wheeler; photo courtesy of Kristi Calfee