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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.

Drew Joiner

I was born in Denver Colorado and raised in Aurora. I was a varsity basketball player at Grandview High school and graduated high school in 2015. After high school, I played basketball at Carthage College in Wisconsin and after two years at Carthage (in the second year we won our conference championship), I transferred to the University of Denver where I was a division 1 athlete at DU. During my time at DU was when I grew more into a man than ever before. Read more>>

Jonathan McMillan

I grew up in Park Hill and during my teen years got involved in gangs. By the time I was 18 I had dropped out of school and was constantly in and out of jail. I event at 25 I ended up going to prison for motor vehicle theft and escaping from a halfway house. As strange as it sounds, that was probably one of the best things to happen to me because it gave me a much needed wake up call. Just a few months after getting locked up I get really sick with pneumonia and had to be rushed to the hospital in the back of an ambulance. Read more>>

Papa Dia

When I had an opportunity to come to the United States in 1998, I had one goal in mind; work and send money back to support the rest of my family in Senegal, West Africa. As 1 of 13 children, my family struggled to make ends meet; I was determined to do everything I could, to change the narrative. Like many immigrants, I was faced with some challenges. Back in Senegal, I studied law; however, I couldn’t continue on this path due to my limited English-speaking skills. Read more>>

Daniel Sanzone and Austin Ritter

Infinite Evolution began in February of 2018, when we experienced a simultaneous cohesive vision, the message was clear. We are all infinitely evolving towards a more connected, universally aware, and higher consciousness. We were obligated to share this message with the world, by creating a company that would focus on spreading infinite love through visionary art and human connection. Read more>>

Amanda Jabori

I got started in modeling three and a half years ago in Denver. It’s been a great experience that has helped taught me to love my body. I started with photography, learned how to walk for the shows here for runway, and have been published in a number of magazines. Read more>>

Lindsay McFadden

At the age of 40 my entire life turned upside down and I suddenly found myself a single mom of four with a degree and no job experience. For the first year of my new life I struggled to keep us afloat working multiple jobs as I tried to find a job that would support me and my kids and still allow me to have the time, I needed to be a mom. My interest in positive psychology and helping others led to me the idea of life coaching. Read more>>

Tanya Flemister

During a brief stint in public relations, I fell in love with the process of making images. I moved to LA to attend Art Center College of Design, where I was exposed to not only great artists but great designers from all disciplines. I shot for a while in the commercial world but my heart was just never in work. I naturally gravitated to documentary and fine art photography. Read more>>>

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