Colorado Collective is an opportunity for me to tell the stories of entreprenuers & small business owners. For me, it's exciting to be able to tell these stories on a beautiful platform. We just want to find people who love their craft and celebrate that. It's not just in Colorado Springs either. Our plan is to make our way north and highlight stories all over the state of Colorado.
It's a two-part story. I started a cookie company called Salt & Butter Co. 5 years ago in the farmer's market. It was wildly successful. Through that I was able to develop a lot of amazing relationships with the other vendors there. I was inspired and wanted to create a platform to tell their stories. Also, 5 years ago, I felt a lot of my friends, young professionals & creatives, were leaving Colorado Springs and heading to Denver, Seattle, New York and all the larger cities. They were looking for the culture and all the happenings around the community. I decided then that I'd like to highlight what was going on in my own community.