Benda is originally from Hickory, North Carolina but moved to Dallas-Fort Worth as a child and lived there until three years ago when she made the big decision to follow her heart and move to Denver.  She is a realtor at Your Castle Real Estate, “I love getting to meet people and getting to socialize as part of your business and it’s really fun to get to help people, when you see someone move into a great house that they love and they’re really excited about and they’re almost in tears because they are so happy to be moving into their new place, it’s really exciting.”

When she’s in adventure-mode, she’ll hop on her scooter or bike and go about exploring her neighborhood.  If she’s had a rough day and needs some relaxation time, you may find her at Max’s Wine Dive having a glass of wine with her boyfriend.  She also loves Denver’s food scene and one her favorite spots, especially for brunch, is Bistro Vendome.

Watching her real estate business flourish and grow every day has brought a lot of excitement into her life, “Eventually I would like to grow the business to a size I can manage on my own, I don’t have a big desire to develop a big team and have a bunch of assistants because I don’t ever want to lose that one-on-one contact with the client.”  So if you’re in need of a real estate agent, reach out to Benda at, she would love to help you out!

Alida is a photojournalist, photographer and world-traveler.  In 2015, she made Colorado her home after serving 20 years in the Air Force to pursue her love of photography on a full-time basis.  She specializes in Architecture, Real Estate, Lifestyle and Travel photography.  She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Business as well as an AAS in Photography.  Traveling is one of her biggest passions, she has visited 28 countries and continues to mark off locations from her bucket list.  During her free time, she enjoys traveling, photographing and exploring new places, and meeting new people along the way.  She calls herself a "food and adventure junkie" and loves to capture fun and special moments with her camera.  You may find Alida at a local coffee shop enjoying a cup of coffee, enjoying live music at a local bar along with friends with a glass of wine in hand and a plate full of goodies, hiking one of Colorado's many trails or giving back to the community as a volunteer for a special cause.