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Inspiring Stories from Englewood

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 Englewood’s rising stars below.

Lexis Krieg

I’ve made things for as long as I can remember. I took every art class in high school but when it came time to pick a major in college, my mom wanted me to pick anything but art. Read more>>

Shari Mitteco

It started with my own cycle of yo-yo dieting. To combat the weight gain from emotional eating, I began to diet at the age of 12. My struggle with the on again, off again diet cycle fueled my hunger for knowledge about nutrition. Read more>>

Cezary Czajowski

Inspired by the ancient sages, I decided to start my conscious life with an open, unbiased mind, enflamed imagination and desire for exploration. A journey within and along. Above and below. I consider myself a scholar of life, united with Nature and gentlemanly in society. Read more>>

Zee Arustamyan

When I think about my childhood I always remember spending a lot of time at my mother’s salon. I really enjoyed watching her transform ordinary women into queens, literally. Her customers were always so grateful and appreciative. Read more>>

Irina Gorbun

Before discovering Dress for Success in Denver I had a well-paying job where I was not treated right and felt out of place. I had to make one of the hardest decisions – to quit without having much lined up. I have always been independent, but now I had to rely on my husband. Read more>>

Eleonora Borodina Czajowski

Vivid pictures of the most unreal and spectacular reveries are always parading in my mind fueling my imagination – good that natural predisposition for engineering and unstoppable desire for active development made me an artist who does not linger over those marvellous pictures but who brings them to life. Read more>>

Todd Fahnestock

I was invited to be the keynote speaker for the JeffCo Writing Challenge awards ceremony, where children in the school district are given awards for excellence in writing. In the pre-event email, the organizer wanted a little background on me. Read more>>

Kat Houser

I remember walking through the forest in the early morning hours – how peaceful and soothing it was to be near the trees. My love of it began there, sharing space with them. I had no idea how much of an impact that would have on me later in life. Read more>>


I started getting tattooed as a teenager and was pretty hooked from the first one. I got started like a lot of tattooers do, tattooing myself and a few brave friends out of cramped apartments. After a couple of years of making less than stellar tattoos out of my home, I decided to stop tattooing and instead focus on growing as an illustrator. Read more>>

Jennifer Cooper Steidley

I’ve worked professionally as a graphic designer for over 20 years. Over a decade ago I made the move from working for a large company to working as an independent with my own company. I have always loved creating and designing and graphic design in particular really speaks to my need for both left brain and right brain stimulation… it’s the perfect blend of creativity and problem-solving. Read more>>

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