With her parents moving four times in four years, Tiffany learned in high school how to be flexible, resilient and connect with new people quickly—clearly a skill that is invaluable in her life today. Tiffany also figured out that no matter what she did, she really wanted to work for herself. After earning her cosmetology license, she spent 11 years downtown at the Oxford Spa & Salon before opening The Brush and Comb on Tennyson Street. “Being my own boss for 10 years taught me to have no fear. Once you’ve owned your own business, you realize you can do anything!”
While she was peering over clients’ shoulders, she was also pondering a switch to real estate. Someone’s home and appearance are intensely intimate and personal things. “I have always loved establishing relationships with clients, building trust and having them become a part of my life.” Pleasing a client requires excellent communication skills, as well as being professional, timely and relaxed. It also means an ongoing commitment to education, as reflected by her membership with the National Association of REALTORS® and the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS®.
After taking the agent plunge in 2020, joining up with Kentwood was “meant to be.” Dee Chirafisi was Tiffany’s first broker over 20 years ago, and her next-door neighbor is Alison Smookler. “Kentwood is my first, and hopefully last, brokerage because of their great reputation, local flavor and, of course, people. The resources that Kentwood offers are amazing. My success is my clients’ success and vice versa.”
Having now called Denver home for most of her life, Tiffany’s list of favorite spots is a mile high and a mile long. She loves to explore the local boutiques and consignment stores along Broadway or Gaylord Street. Whether taking in a show at the Gothic Theater, Denver Center for the Performing Arts or Denver Art Museum, she also adores our local cultural scene. Her perfect weekend ends with a margarita, queso fundido and a molcajete bowl at one of her favorite restaurants, Adelitas Cocina y Cantina.
Changing careers isn’t the greatest challenge Tiffany has ever faced. “Having kids teaches you everything about yourself—to be patient, to resolve disputes quickly and enjoy life in the present!” Tiffany enjoys volunteering at her daughters’, Cassidy and Sawyer, schools, Slavens Elementary and Thomas Jefferson High School. She also now views her mom as her hero. “I have learned so much from her.”
Reflecting on the early years after earning her Organizational Communications degree from California State, Sacramento, Tiffany encourages young people to try out new things and not fear being stuck in the wrong career. “There is no stuck.” Along, of course, with buying a house and starting to build equity as soon as you can.”