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Inspiring Stories from Fort Collins

The heart of our mission at VoyageDenver is to find the amazing souls that breathe life into our city. In the recent weeks we’ve had the privilege to connect with some of Denver’s finest artists, creatives, entrepreneurs and rabble rousers and we can’t begin to express how impressed we are with our city’s incredibly deep talent pool. Check out Fort Collins’ rising stars below.

Sarah Ferree

I got into massage in 1997 thinking it would be better than waiting tables through college (I am a complete klutz in a restaurant setting!). I had no idea it would turn into a life long career passion. After working as a solo entrepreneur from 1998 – 2009 and seeing many changes in the evolution of massage I wanted to do something more. Read more>>

Sandi Leffel

My passion for fashion began in 1980 when I attended the Barbizon Modeling Course in Honolulu. I was a 21-year-old Registered Nurse and my love of sun and fun took me to paradise. At that time my fashion sensibility revolved around macrame swimsuits and tube tops (eeeek!). Read more>>

Erin Leeper

I’ve always tried off and on over the years to be a creative. But the year my younger sister turned 50, I wanted to give her a special birthday gift that would commemorate the epic birthday milestone. So I chose to paint a small 5”x7” painting of a Madonna. Popped that into a ready-made Barnwood frame. Read more>>

Pete Charrette

I am the creator of Cap’n Pete’s Power PE. I am an award winning, nationally-board certified physical education teacher with more than 30 years of teaching experience. I have developed more than 750 PE and health resources that are currently being used by educators across the world. Read more>>

Christine Bauer

We found our farm three years ago. We had been looking for nine years. While we waited for the right place, we practiced gardening, and we’re always researching how we could earn a living on a farm. We got to move into our new place April 1st, 2017. Read more>>

Jahna Eichel

In what feels like another lifetime, I had an incredible corporate job in the beauty sector in NYC. Flashy websites were a new big thing, and we did a lot of celebrity PR campaigns versus traditional digital marketing. Fast forward 6 years and I’m pregnant with my first baby-everything changed. Read more>>

Mark Austin

I started modifying instruments in 2011 with a friend who took new telecasters and relicing them to look and sound very old. When I moved to CO in 2012, I immediately started building electric guitar bodies in my garage. With more interest in acoustic instruments form. Read more>>

Macy Dunnigan

Since I was a little girl, I have been infatuated and intrigued with all things cameras and photography. I have vivid memories of sneaking into my mom’s office, grabbing her DSLR and running outside to photograph the flowers in her garden for hours. Read more>>

Catherine Burke

For years I dabbled in yoga, practicing here and there. I would try the classes offered at my gym, tag along with friends to their home studios, and find all the free class I could. Free yoga apps on my phone were my saving grace when I was too busy to get to a studio but even these left me wanting more. Read more>>

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