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Inspiring Stories from Aurora

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 Aurora’s rising stars below.

Elle

I’m an artist, I make music to help people get through things, I tell you things that I have personally seen or been through myself, but I do it in a way that everyone is able to relate. I’m most proud of all the progress I’ve made and the people that I’ve touched so far. Read more>>

Dustin Moon

I picked up my first DSLR in February of 2018. A friend loaned one of his bodies to me right before I left for vacation in LA. Up until that point, I had always been taking photos on my phone during any outings or trips, and I was immediately hooked. I began with landscape and cityscape photography and then began doing portraits in the summer of 2018. Read more>>

Andy Bee

When I was growing up, I would always ask my close friends to let me experiment on their hair and let me practice makeup, even as young as eight years old. I knew I had a passion for beauty and after going to multiple technical colleges, I decided to pursue my dream and go to beauty school. After going to beauty school, I met people who were similar to me and I knew this was my industry I needed to be in. Read more>>

Natalie Davis

I jumped into the world of real estate as a REALTOR in 2011, but I first gained a love for real estate as a child while helping my dad manage, remodel and renovate our family’s rental properties. My entire childhood, my parents owned investment properties, and I would spend many of weekends painting, replacing floors, collecting rents and watching my dad manage the books. Read more>>

Tawnya Williams

When I was in high school, I wanted to be an artist but did not think I had the potential, or the resources, to pursue a career in that field. At nineteen years old, immediately following high school, I had my daughter. At twenty, I was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. I had a tumor on my kidney the size of a football and spots on both of my lungs. I put my passion behind me, put my head down, and plowed through life trying to survive and raise my daughter. Read more>>

Ruben Javier

I had just moved to Florida from Pennsylvania at the age of 13 when I began cutting my own hair. From then, I started cutting my neighbors and classmates because there were not any barbershops in our city at that time. Years later, I opened one of the first barbershops in that same city where I was able to also open the first barber and beauty school as well. After taking a roadtrip vacation across the country. Read more>>

Dr. Zittle

Dr. Tim began practicing chiropractic in Auburn, AL working underneath his mentor for two years. During that time, he oversaw massive growth within that practice, leaving it the largest practice in the entire state. He then went to Columbus, OH for the next two years, where he was a founding member and the majority owner of Flourish Chiropractic- a thriving office still serving hundreds of people every week today. Read more>>

Caitlin Ward

I began my college venture with motivation to become a nurse. As many college students do, my motivation soon turned towards cooking. After a year in culinary school; I realized I would rather cook for pleasure and not over a hot stove day in and day out. However, I still had a deep desire to be in customer service, events and around all sorts of different people throughout my career path. Read more>>

Sophia Taylor

I graduated high school early to attend college and receive my bachelor’s degree within two years and walked magna cum laude. My degree included entrepreneurship and graphic design – although to tell you the truth, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. I come from a family of other entrepreneurs, I have always known I wanted to run my own show – I was just unclear as to what that looked like for me. Read more>>

Skye Barker Maa

I have never taken music lessons. In 2012, I was searching for piano lessons for my son who was 3 years old. He was young and all the piano teachers in the neighborhood had waitlists of 30+ students. I also wanted something more than the living room music lesson. I wanted him to see other students playing different instruments. I wanted it to be social. Read more>>

Jaay.Co

I had finally went public August 8th, 2018, when I made my Instagram page, found my first model, and partnered with my team to create my first set of products! Then throughout the year, I kept sharing my story and welcoming others that felt alone when dealing with there own mental health issues and my following began to increase, and it was surreal to me how many people would message me about their own personal experiences and how they had overcome them. Read more>>

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