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Rising Stars of Lakewood

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 Lakewood’s rising stars below.

Paulette Fierle

After an extensive Real Estate 38 year career in three states, I decided that I needed a change once again, this time to Colorado. Now, I also needed a new approach to this market. After some extensive research, I discovered that the people who needed to move the most were Seniors. The homes here are generally built on several levels and presented a physical challenge to the Seniors. Read more>>

Lee Stiffler-Meyer

After I graduated from college, I explored the nutrition scene for a while and realized I was more interested in community health. I went back to school to get a Master’s degree in Public Health and then I spent the next 16 years working in public health in some capacity. I did behavioral health research, workplace health promotion and cancer prevention, and education. Read more>>

Jessica Kornacki

I’ve been taking pictures of women for the past 15 years, but only started my very niche women-focused business four years ago. Over time, that has morphed into personal branding photography for female entrepreneurs. I feel passionate about seeing women succeed in their businesses, and I think showing up online and in photography gives businesses a leg up. Read more>>

Kevin Banker

I started my company about three years ago, and at that time it was just an idea. “How can I still be a photographer and go back to the patience and craft of film photography, without shooting film?”, I thought to myself. The industry has been filled with the ideas of “More, Faster, Cheaper”, and I was even thinking about getting out of an industry I had been in for almost 20 years. Read more>>

Ashley DeBoer

I have been a chiropractor for almost ten years and have always had a place in my heart for pregnant moms, but my true passion emerged after I had my son five years ago. I quickly realized after having my baby there were NO support or rehab recommendations for a postpartum mom. At my six week visit, I was told everything looked great and I could go about my normal activities. Read more>>

Kate King

At first, I didn’t even know that Art Therapy was a thing. Being a product of this modern world, I actually typed my two majors from college, “Art” and “Psychology,” into the Google search box, and bingo! That’s how I learned about Art Therapy and began my process toward building my career in this amazing field. Before entering Grad School at Naropa University in Boulder. Read more>>

LaDane Smith

I got the opportunity to work a retail show for Old Gringo at NFR during my Christmas break from teaching. This was the beginning of me working full time for Old Gringo. After many years with Old Gringo, I was hired by Lane boots to revamp design their line. After many years with them, I was blessed with the opportunity to work for Ryan Vaughn and Mr. Read more>>

Adam Rose

I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, Ca. Traded the surf scene for the mountains several years ago. You’ll see a lot of nature influences in my tattoos. Art has always been a part of my life. I started getting tattooed pretty young and fell in love with the art form. It took me a while to figure out but I finally realized I could make art, get tattooed and pay my bills. Read more>>

Chrissy Liu

I left my career as an oncology healthcare administrator to become a stay at home mom in 2017. While I never regretted my decision to leave the professional work environment, the transition was challenging at times. In search of a creative outlet, I took my first metalsmithing class in 2018 and was instantly hooked. I have always been an avid lover of jewelry, so I continued to take as many classes as I could to learn new skills. Read more>>

Nancy Henderson

My good friend Mark Edson had been trying to convince me to go into real estate for about 1.5 years after we met. He always stated I had the perfect personality and could really use a partner he could trust. At this point I was looking for a job that would allow me to take my kiddo to school and her extra curricular activities. Read more>>

Catherine Flanagan

I approached a Real estate Agent, and with my charming English smile convinced her to hire me to take pictures. That was the real start of my photography business. I was lucky enough to become a Mum three times over and spent every night from 10 pm till 3 am learning everything I could about photography. The University of YouTube is the best way for a struggling artist to learn her craft. Read more>>

Annamarie Mead

My father was painting our house white and I snuck out of a low window to go see what he was doing. I grabbed the nearest paint brush which was filled with the dark trim paint and I just went to town with the freedom a small child can muster. My father looked down from his ladder and went into the house to grab the camera! He told this story to me often adding that I looked so darn cute he couldn’t get mad at me. Read more>>

Jeffrey Fullmer

I worked for the Federal government for a small eternity. Inspirations waxed and waned over the years but it was my colleagues and their dedication to a mission larger than themselves, to a greater good, that stuck with me the most. Their dedication showed me that I could never feel satisfied unless I found my own idea of a greater good. Read more>>

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