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Inspiring Stories from Boulder

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 Boulder’s rising stars below.

Kristen Williams

I wanted to be a visual artist. I taught myself how to draw in the 4th or 5th grade by tracing the works of artists I found online. I’ve struggled with mental illness since I was very young and drawing became one of my main coping mechanisms. However, I never had any confidence in my work. I was constantly frustrated that my drawings never looked the way I pictured them in my head and I felt like I could never truly create something individual. Read more>>

Delcia Litt

I was always one to use as many colors in the crayon box to complete my pictures. It was an obsession of rather in depth detail. You can still see that tendency in my one of a kind stained glass and stone mosaics. I tend to loose myself in a therapeutic way when I am in a creative zone. The kind of zone where you hardly come up for air and would rather not be disturbed. Read more>>

Debra Chance

Being a functioning person with pain was difficult for me, and I didn’t know that natural medicine was my solution. Chiropractic philosophy focuses on the idea that your brain communicates with your body via the spinal nervous system. It sends out and receives messages, but if there is a dysfunction in your system, an injury or repetitive stress, it can affect this communication and cause pain and other symptoms. Read more>>

Kyle Willets

My journey to becoming a physical therapy and nutrition practice owner has been anything but linear. And, as a result, Alpine Fit does health a little differently. At 23, I graduated with my doctorate in physical therapy, received national recognition as a top new grad, and became very ill. Read more>>

Rolinda Stotts

Raised on a dairy farm in Eastern Oregon in a family of ten kids. When I was eight, I knew that I was a creator and that when I grew up, I wanted to be a bull rider so she could be thrilled and terrified in public. Instead of a rodeo, I am now thrilled and terrified in public as an artist as well as the guardian and teller of stories. Read more>>

Marquel Wallace

It all started with dancing in diapers in my mom’s church hat trying to imitate Michael Jackson during his huge concert in Bucharest, Romania, 1993. Going to age 12, I was in a band playing the clarinet with a huge afro and in the church choir. Going into high school, I was on the Umoja Hip Hop dance team with my close friends trying to be like Chris Brown. Read more>>

Raz Seri

I studied art with a teacher in Israel, and when I decided I needed a more intensive art education, I went to Florence to study classical drawing and painting at the Florence Academy of Art, in Florence, Italy. I graduated in 2010, and a year later moved to the U.S., to Denver, CO. As a new immigrant to the United States, I began teaching drawing and painting in various locations, to kids and adults. Read more>>

April Tierney and Moonbeam Gardebring

We have been making art as long as we can remember. We both come from long lines of artisans and craftspeople. April’s Grandpa was a brilliant painter and her mother was a devout baker and seamstress. Moonbeam’s grandmother was a prolific weaver of rugs and tapestries, and her father was a professional sculptor, entrepreneur, and multi-instrumentalist. Read more>>

Maren Miller

Many waves have lapped me up to this bank, to this moment in time. I am in awe of how my heart as well as my views have expanded as I have encountered new forms of creation. As a kid, I was given permission to be creative early on. I didn’t have the language for it then, but I was (and still am) a sensitive person and introvert, and loved recharging by myself in my room, creating. Read more>>

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