About me I call myself a transplanted native. I’m kind of both from Kansas and Oklahoma, but I decided to move here to go to grad school. I got my MBA from Colorado University of Denver, and I …
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I call myself a transplanted native. I’m kind of both from Kansas and Oklahoma, but I decided to move here to go to grad school. I got my MBA from Colorado University of Denver, and I write for Ryley Communications, a public relations and marketing firm.
I like to say I work eight days a week, but when I have time, road cycling is my thing. My favorite place to ride at is the Cherry Creek Trail. It’s great how you can get on it and not touch the road for miles. Spending time with my daughter is also a big thing for me.
Last April, my father passed away. I decided I need to change my life and connect more with my daughter and the community. I just wanted to be my own boss, so I chose to look at a franchise model.
Serving summer treats
I opened up Kona Ice of Lakewood earlier this year. We’re a food truck that serves Hawaiian-style shaved ice. I chose to operate my business in Lakewood, because I love the mix of the city. It’s kind of close to the mountains, and I like the revival I’ve seen near Belmar, Sloan’s Lake and the Lakewood Heritage Center.
My favorite thing about Kona Ice is how we can give back 20% of our sales to charity. I worked Lakewood’s Fourth of July event, I’ve supported the Green Mountain Junior Baseball Association, and I’ve worked with Faith Mountain Church.
The citizens of Lakewood support the community, and they like to support my small business.
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