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Inspiring Stories from Westminster & Thornton

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 Westminster & Thornton’s rising stars below.

Haley Long

My sewing interest first began from an early age after my grandmother taught me how to sew on her old Singer. From there, it did not take long for me to begin experimenting on my own. At first, I made super simple things like pillows and frilly pillow cases, rudimentary bags and such. Later I would begin to explore fashion and my aesthetic. I loved styling retro looks from my local thrift stores and having lived in such a small town in Alabama. Read more>>

Jasmine Colgan

My photographic journey began a little before I was diagnosed with vitiligo. This skin condition became the best thing that could have ever happened to me. When I graduated undergrad, I took a few years off to figure out what I am doing. I created a vitiligo empowerment organization, Tough Skin. And later developed a natural skincare company with Fair Trade Shea from Ghana. After I applied to graduate school, I focused on the academic portion of my artistic practices and less on the entrepreneurial side. Read more>>

Chris Haven

Chris Haven, born in Denver Co, began doing art at an early age and was inspired by his grandmother to draw. Later he was influenced by graffiti and street art to create a unique style of his own. His art ranges from spray painted murals, canvas, digital drawings and installations. He has worked with a variety of company’s including Redbull, Adidas, Coors, Mountain Dew, T-Mobile, and other large and small businesses. His art work has been shown at various galleries and events such as Art Basel Miami and Artopia Denver. Read more>>

Jeremy Raskin

I started off owning several rentals as a business venture with another friend of mine. We purchased one 4-plex in Westminster and the real estate “bug” latched onto me then. I went to real estate school to learn more about being a better landlord, understanding the rental market, etc. Eventually I earned my Colorado Real Estate license and it propelled me from there! My first business venture in income properties. Read more>>

Kim Gieseke

Originally we were Promenade Haflingers, goal being to breed and raise Haflingers, a beautiful, charismatic horse from Austria. People would come out to see the foals and they were so comfortable around our horses they would ask if I would give them riding lessons. We are now known as Promenade Horsemanship Academy and horsemanship instruction and horse training are the focus. My husband, Jerry, is a farrier and also gives driving lessons. Read more>>

Todd Radunsky

When I was 13, I had already become a huge fan of music. Lucky to have friends with older brothers who were very into the music scene and eager to teach us, youngsters, the ropes. They’d let us listen as they played Miles Davis and B.B. King on vinyl and tapes of the Sex Pistols and Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, U2 the Talking Heads and so much more. It was the summer of 1981 and every day. Read more>>

Jennifer Grant

I am originally from the east coast moving here nearly 25 years ago and falling in love with Colorado. I have four amazing kids that teach me new things and bring joy to my days. They are the inspiration for much of what I create. I was lucky to be able to be a full time mom to my kids when they were young and loved every minute of it. As they have grown and begun leaving home, I turned to art as a way of filling my days and this project/business was born. Read more>>

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