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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.

Crystal Baldwin

My boutique is a culmination of all the other things I have done in my life. I grew up with a grandmother that loved plants and she taught me so many things about them. When I got a bee sting, we picked plantain, crushed it and made a poultice. When I was sick, she gave me herb infused honey and teas. We walked through the garden in the evenings and she told me what each one did and we also just admired all the flowers…. that was my introduction to plants which became a huge part of my life. Read more>>

Matthew McGibney

I got my start at the Colfax Guitar Shop on East Colfax with Scott and John Baxendale. I worked with them for a few years before branching out on my won with McGibney Guitars. Since then I’ve built custom guitars for people all over the world, and traveled as a guitar tech for different bands. Read more>>

Andrea Kemp

I’m a fine artist who specializes in traditional oil painting. My start in fine art painting and drawing started when I was in high school. Like many who end up as an artist, I had a love for the arts as a kid. While still in high school in Glenwood Springs, CO I happened to meet two very accomplished painters Daniel Sprick and Dean Bowlby. I met them through classes I was taking at the local community college CMC. They both instructed the class. After the class wrapped up, I had the great fortune of painting with them quite a bit. They gave me an amazing foundation before graduating high school. Read more>>

Colin Ferro

I will never forget my college experience but that is for very different reasons than most college students. It was not because of the endless parties, staying up all night, my own independence or any of the normal college student experiences, it was because at that time during my junior year I was with my older brother at the hospital and heard the words “you have cancer.” I did not know what to do to support him. Read more>>

Frankie Sheridan

I grew up in Denver and moved to the mountains to work for Vail Resorts in their legal department in December 3. In my mind it was just for a “career move” and I would only be up here for a couple of years. After falling in love with the area I decided I wanted to make it my home. After the economy crashed in ’09 I was laid off Vail Resorts. It was then I tried figuring out how I could stay in the area, but move into a different field. Read more>>

Lexus Limmer

I picked up a camera at 13 years old and never stopped. I loved looking through my great great grandma’s photo albums from the early 1900s. It was wild to me that I could relive those experiences with her through photographs, which is what ultimately led me to photography. Read more>>

Alicia Joy

I was searching for a way to depart from the corporate lifestyle. I wished to be of service to people in their personal lives rather than their work life. I knew I had a gift for massage work and energy work, but I was looking for something more. My friend Chris invited me to a yoga studio opening where we meet lots of interesting people. One massage therapist had an LED light system for reducing pain and inflammation to name a couple of things it can benefit. Read more>>

Samantha Schultz

In 2002, I decided to go completely out of my comfort zone and leave home for the longest I had ever been gone – six weeks to travel around Europe – alone. I was scared, nervous, excited, but apprehensive as I had never been out of the country before or away from home for that long. I decided to dive in and had no idea where it was going to take me and what was going to hit me. Read more>>

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