Real estate agent
When he arrived in Vail in 1962, Rod Slifer decided he didn’t want to leave. Involved in real estate for 25 years, he knows his neighborhoods. Nobody knew it would be this successful or big, but every year the opportunities seemed to grow, he says. And as evidenced by the popularity of his profession, there’s room for more, such as Nancy Lipsky, Robert Schilling and Dana Gumber.