About Janel Blackburn


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Meet Janel


I adore small town life and I am passionate about contributing to my community. Raising my four exuberant children with my husband in Chaffee County has been such a blessing. My family and I have explored this small slice of Colorado thoroughly. We have rafted the rivers, hiked the paths, hunted the backwoods, ridden the trails, skied the peaks and climbed the mountains. My children have graduated from Salida School District where my husband is the school superintendent, and I have had a career as a teacher in the local schools. I volunteer at my church, the pregnancy center and as a mentor for at-risk youth. Besides working in real estate I also run a seasonal bakery, Blackburn Oven, in downtown Buena Vista.

In my spare time I bake perpetually, maintain a large vegetable and flower garden (which can be challenging at 8,500 ft). I also love to play board games, swim, sail, kayak, rock climb and identify every wildflower I find.

Small towns have an individual charm and a unique culture. That is why finding a local realtor with intimate knowledge of a town makes all the difference when trying to buy or sell a home. I know what it takes to live, own a home, operate a business, and raise a family in this picturesque valley.

Contributing to a healthy, vibrant community is vital to a whole-hearted existence. I see real estate as yet another way to strengthen the community that I love so very much. It is my desire to help everyone to find somewhere they can call home.

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