Annalee was born and and raised in the Cuchara Valley. Growing up working for her grandparents, founders of the The Dog Bar and Cuchara County Store in Cuchara, instilled a love of people, customer service and work ethic. After graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Annalee came home and went to work as a program director for Huerfano County Youth Service and Medical Social Worker for Sangre De Cristo Hospice. She and her highschool sweetheart, Russell Hickey got married and spent their 20’s having fun in the mountains of Southern Colorado.
Annalee had a long history of friendship with Eric Bachman, founder of Bachman & Associates. Eric had encouraged her from the day she left for college to get her real estate license. He persisted and after 10 years both Annalee and Russell decided they were ready to take the challenge and start their careers in Real Estate. Now, they are the proud owners of Bachman & Associates and work diligently everyday to honor what Eric created almost 30 years ago. Entering into her seventh year, Real Estate has been the perfect fit to combine the customer service skills acquired throughout her lifetime and her love of the Cuchara Valley.
Annalee and Russell have two beautiful children, 7-year-old Lillian and 1 year-old Johnny, all of whom are very thankful to get to live in La Veta.