by Bob Kennemer
HUERFANO — Some of you may know Cordova from her former position as the Huerfano County Public Information Officer, who kept everyone up to date with all of the latest information about the East Spanish Peak fire a few years ago. Others may know her from the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center. Additionally, Cordova may have crossed your path as she worked part-time in real estate for the past decade. But everyone knows Cordova for her unbounded enthusiasm and her infectious smile.
Cordova was born and raised in Huerfano County and attended John Mall High School. Her husband Bill is a Colorado native hailing originally from the Alamosa area, though his family roots go back several generations in Huerfano County.
After serving our nation’s heroes and their families at the Spanish Peaks Veterans Community Living Center for the past 23 years, Cordova has decided to retire from the veterans center and go into real estate full-time. “It has been such an honor. I have learned empathy, compassion, strength, and honesty from those who needed me the most. “I think the thing that I will miss the most is getting hugs from our beloved residents and their families. They have so much love to give, and I feel so blessed to have been a part of their lives,” said Cordova.
Cordova and her husband are dedicated to our area as evidenced by an array of community service work. They have supported a local fund raising event for the past 10 years for the Derek Cordova Spirit Scholarship Fund, which has provided one or more college scholarships to John Mall High School graduates each year. Cordova has served on Huerfano County’s Child Protection Committee for approximately five years. She also served on Huerfano County’s Adult Protection Committee for 10 years. The Cordova’s helped establish and participate in the Rolling for Freedom Poker Run which raises funds for veterans.
Cordova originally got her real estate license in 2008 when she became a part-time real estate broker for United Country Butte Valley Realty. The firm was owned and managed by her late mother-in-law, and real estate broker, Betty Jo Cordova. As Cordova’s mother-in-law was planning to retire she was contacted by Eric Bachman, who called asking if he could take Cordova over to his firm. Says Cordova, “She was very happy for me and told me that it would be such a good opportunity to work with Eric and his team. Eric has taught me so much about being the best I can be. His positive attitude has kept me positive about all situations. I will never forget him.”
Bachman & Associates Real Estate Company is opening a new office at 101 Main Street in Walsenburg. It just so happens that Bachman’s new office is the same building as the office Lori worked at back in 2008 when she first got her license and worked part-time for Betty Jo Cordova. “I am now looking forward to dedicating my time as a full-time agent to the new office in Walsenburg. “I’ll further my profession with additional classes and degrees,” states Cordova.
Please take the time to come by the new Bachman office to wish Cordova luck on her new endeavor and experience one of her infectious smiles and her unbounded enthusiasm. You’ll be glad you did.
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