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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.

JB Braden

I was raised in Huntsville, Alabama by a single Mom! My Mom was my Champion and Hero! She taught me some very valuable lesson when I was growing up. Although she died in 2014, many of those lessons remain with me and are instrumental in shaping my life. My Mom taught me how important it is to really care about people. Read more>>

Tayler Krietemeier and Sara Mancuso

After working in the retail industry for many years, and having a great working relationship, we decided to take the plunge and open a store with all the values, price points and friendly atmosphere that we would want to shop at. We first opened Rooted on a side street, off the main area in 2016. We grew really quickly and decided we needed to be on the main street of this amazing neighborhood. Read more>>

Danielle Uhl

Mostly learning through trial and error, I discovered that the feeling of doing what you love and making money doing it fulfilled me more than any other career. While I understood how difficult it was to get my business started and the personal struggles that came with, it became my mission to help others on their entrepreneurial journey to do more of what they loved while achieving their version of success. Read more>>

Felix Ayodele

Looking back on my journey I would say it started out with no real access to the luxury of having a private relationship to sound & music.In my teens I was completely aloof of the fact that people have to make a conscious effort to discover their own preferences and with that, being able to make the decision to get some sort of device to play their music choices. Read more>>

Andy Hamilton

Rock and roll are easy, for the most part, when you can mask your mistakes with heavy overdrive and loud drums. But we wanted to be really good players, not half-assing it. So, we spent a good amount of time figuring it out, bouncing ideas off each other, challenging each other to play more difficult licks. We even recorded a couple of records that never got released solely because we hadn’t gotten good enough in our eyes. Or ears. Read more>>

Ryan, Andy Mathisen, Sean Mulhern and Drew Lewellyn

GloveBox is a centralized mobile app for the clients of independent agencies; completely modernizing the insurance industry by creating simplicity for consumers, reducing servicing costs for agency owners, and increasing retention for carriers. If you think about it, many people have their home insurance with one carrier and their auto insurance with another carrier. Year after year shopping around, not sure who they are with these days. Read more>>

Andrea Caroline

My business is called Sweet Caroline Confections: The Original Sparkle Lollipops. We specialize in custom hard candy lollipops and can match any theme, color, or idea that want to make a reality. We are “The Original Sparkle Lollipops” because I was the first person to incorporate edible glitter, sugar crystals and other sparkly edible elements into hard candy. Read more>>

Hilda Trigoso

I have always been passionate about color and decorating spaces and people using color, props, and costumes. So, when I volunteered a couple of years ago to help for my daughter’s high school after prom event, I was assigned a big space to decorate. I discovered balloons are very versatile and fell in love with them. Read more>>

Jessica Sidener

NOWTG is an events company that educates women about early breast cancer detection and breast health awareness. We host public events each month that are available for any woman to attend for just $30 per person. We also take NOWTG directly to corporations, small businesses and organizations as a wellness program for their female staff, employees, and spouses. Read more>>

Hope Marie Hooper

I developed an interest in real estate and sales as a young professional working for a property management company in Houston, TX. After transferring to Denver, CO in 2001, I eventually earned my real estate license in 2004. I made it my mission to learn the business, become confident in my market, sharpen my negotiating skills and develop my sales strategies. Read more>>

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