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Faces of Boulder: Andy and Connie Minden – Boulder Treasures

October 2nd, 2018
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When you walk into Ramble on Pearl, located on 16th and Pearl Street in downtown Boulder, Colorado, you see a wide range of premier active lifestyle clothing. You see high-end interior design. You see a retail business. But Ramble on Pearl is not in the retail business. Ramble on Pearl is in the changing lives business. Ramble on Pearl is operated by the non-profit organization Boulder Treasures, founded by Andy and Connie Minden. Their story is one that shatters perspective, it awakens what truly matters in life, and it realizes possibility and opportunity. Ramble on Pearl is the storefront of... Read More

A Weekend of Resiliency and Regeneration within the Rocky Mountain Community

September 28th, 2018

  credit: Courtesy Photos of Come To Life The Phil Lewis Art Gallery on 20th and Pearl St in downtown Boulder, Colorado is 400 feet from my apartment according to Google Maps. I walk by it everyday. If in a rush, I force a detour. Phil’s blended ink and digital designs is the type of eye-trickery that inflicts disbelief inflicts a closer look inflicts a how long have I been standing here? A long thought out estimation of the amount of time I’ve stood outside the Phil Lewis Art Gallery would either be a gross underestimation or a gross overestimation. I just don’t know. The event Phil... Read More

Faces of Boulder: Max Wessell

September 24th, 2018

Max Wessell was born-and raised in Boulder, Colorado. An All-American and State Champion wrestler at Boulder High School, Max continued his wrestling career at Lehigh University. After an All-American wrestling and academic career at Lehigh, Max moved back to his hometown of Boulder. He talked his college roommate turned cofounder, Cody Ferraro, into coming with him where the two operate InXAthlete – a company birthed out of their off-campus house in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The two student-athletes saw a problem in the marketplace when they began their post-grad job hunt. Understanding that... Read More

Faces of Boulder: Alex Corren

September 17th, 2018

I sense the amount of time I spend pondering and searching for “my purpose” as abnormal. I return to Paul Graham’s essay, How To Do What You Love, once or twice a month. The segment of Steve Jobs’ legendary Stanford Commencement Speech, Keep Looking, Don’t Settle, is bookmarked to my “revisit often” file. And on my desk sticks a post-it note with, “This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don’t like something, change it,” from The Holstee Manifesto. Four days before I sat down with Alex Corren, CEO and founder of UnCanny Wellness, over a coffee at Trident... Read More

Faces of Boulder: Ret Taylor

September 7th, 2018
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On the patio of the Highland City Club in the heart of Boulder, I enjoyed a meal with Ret Taylor. Vines covered the brick surrounding us and a waterfall on the periphery provided background music – components that felt increasingly relevant as our conversation progressed. Ret operates two businesses from the Highlands’ third floor co-working space. He attended CU Boulder but left Boulder for nearly 15 years after graduating in 2001. From humble beginnings, Ret’s early aspirations were cultivated from a perception that success and money were one in the same. He chased dollar signs all over... Read More