Colette Ford




Colette Ford grew up in Cohasset, Massachusetts, a small coastal town 20 miles south of Boston. Being Irish Catholic and a big Kennedy supporter, after high school she moved to Washington DC, attended college, and worked on Robert Kennedy’s campaign for president in 1968. After his assassination, Colette decided to continue her education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she got a degree in English. She moved to Guam and taught language arts to seventh and eighth graders for two years while getting her masters degree in psychology. Then she moved again to Phoenix, Arizona, where she continued her graduate work at Arizona State University. She worked as a school guidance counselor, and as a marriage and family therapist.

In 1982 she moved to Berkeley and started a catering company, then several years later decided to study real estate and become a realtor. Colette has worked as a real estate agent for 30+ years. She has loved her work as a realtor and currently works with a highly successful team of five agents at The Grubb Company.

Colette has been an active member of the community. She’s worked on many political campaigns on a local and national level over the years. She was on the Claremont/Elmwood neighborhood association board for many years. She has also been an active member at her church, Newman Hall, Holy Spirit Parish, serving on its board and on a board within the church called Loaves and Fishes, which has won awards for their service to the homeless population of the bay area.

Colette continues to support many organizations that provide services to our less fortunate neighbors locally, nationally, and internationally with a special interest in education.

Welcome to Berkeley Rotary, Colette!

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