WESTERN HOME JOURNAL
"I think of the wonderful clients I have been able to meet, work with, and have relationships with that will last for many years to come."
Jennifer Shelley is the type of person who doesn’t just look at what she wants in life as a dream—rather she considers even the most far out-of-reach idea as a possibility. And with that linguistic trick, she sets out to make all those possibilities a reality. According to her, “It’s all part of the adventure!”
When Jennifer was a young girl, she grew up as a tomboy exploring the woods, ponds, and rivers, and riding dirt bikes in her native northwest New Jersey. She remembers listening to John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High” as a young girl, and the Rocky Mountains out West lived in her imagination as a place of unimaginable beauty and adventure. When she was college-aged, she went West with her dad to the Bigfork, Montana, area for a visit. Jennifer says, “When we were flying into the valley, I just knew this was going to be my home, with the unmatched beauty of Flathead Lake and surrounding Rocky Mountains. As soon as we stepped off the plane, I said to my dad, ‘This is it.’ Two months later, she packed her VW Rabbit and drove cross-country to Bigfork. That was 30 years ago…..
And what an adventure it’s been. From her East Coast tomboy beginnings, Jennifer Shelley has reinvented herself many times, including having four incredible children. She considers this whole “being alive” thing to be a grand adventure and that if you’re not challenging yourself and having fun, you aren’t doing it right. Her passions are many, but the one that comes to the top every time is shooting sporting clays. Jennifer is a certified instructor and competitor in clay shooting. You get the sense that when she’s out shooting, that’s when everything clicks for her.
Excerpt from Western Home Journal