Robert W. (Rob) Reed is a Jefferson County native and graduate of Golden High School, where he was captain of the soccer team. Because he wanted to see if he could make a Division I soccer team, Rob decided to attend the University of the Pacific, where he majored in journalism and political science/pre-law, played soccer, raced on the ski team and helped form the ski club.
After graduation, Rob spent a year working in a small advertising and public relations firm before returning to Colorado to attend law school at the University of Colorado, where he was elected president of the student bar association. After passing the bar exam, Rob worked for two specialty firms that focused on mortgage lending and servicing until he started his own practice in 1997 to focus on real estate law. Rob has represented people and businesses in real estate transactions and litigation. Rob has also done pro bono legal work for organizations that assist women in crisis and families in need.
Rob and his wife, Kristin, got married at Table Mountain Inn almost 20 years ago (Rob’s parents were married in front of the same fireplace before TMI was TMI). Rob and Kristin moved to Golden in 2003.
Rob has seen Golden evolve from a relatively isolated Denver suburb in the 1970s to the economically diverse and vibrant community it is today. From the window of his office at 13th & Washington, while walking to work and walking with Kristin and their rescue dogs all around town, Rob has witnessed the changes in the community from Apex Park to north Golden.
In 2014, after being selected for a position on the Golden Urban Renewal Authority (GURA), Rob decided to retire from his hobby of coaching kids soccer. Rob is now currently in his second term as chairperson. During his time on GURA, Rob has worked to make the processes and procedures of GURA more transparent and to balance the needs and wants of the citizens of Golden against those of developers.
If elected to city council, Rob hopes to use his leadership skills, and his experience as an attorney, small businessperson, and as a long-time resident, to make Golden a community where people want to live and businesses can prosper.
When he is not working for clients or GURA, Rob enjoys hiking, golf, yoga, skiing (when the traffic is not too bad), travelling, cooking and a relaxing with a good cappuccino.