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Rising Stars of Arvada

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 Arvada’s rising stars below.

Alexa Ballenger

When I was in college, I earned a degree in Environmental Science but I kept painting on the side, using what I’d learned to fuel my passion for art and preservation of the wild places around us. I became more observant of my surroundings and impact. Read more>>

Anjali B. Arnold

I believe who I am today is an active and dynamic mixture of what I truly love and other gifts I’ve stumbled upon, shaped by all my childhood struggles. Back then, I never would have imagined this outcome having emerged from a background in hard science – physics, math and engineering. Read more>>

Dionne Taylor

my name is DD aka DDSwag, graduated from CU Boulder this past spring, used to run track and field here at the University of Colorado, but was released from the team for substance abuse. My name DDSwag came from my middle school friends who would always call me that, then eventually a lot of people started calling me DD. Read more>>

Maria Linzie

I am in recovery. I am 40 and have been sober for 13 years after going to prison. I am a single mother of two. We lost the marriage to the father’s addiction. I have a degree in business. I have been the sole proprietor of my very small used furniture store in Summit County for 6.5 years. Read more>>

Adrianna Appl

My name is Adrianna and I am the owner and designer at Hey June Handmade. I design digital sewing patterns for modern, wearable clothing. My patterns are primarily for women, but I do have some for juniors and hope to expand into men’s patterns as well. Read more>>

Katherine Perry

I am Katherine Perry. No the singer, but the one who dances in her living room Saturday mornings with her family and goes for long runs (without her family). The rest of the time I lose myself reading, learning and speaking about Early Childhood education. Read more>>

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