On May 29, I ended my 12-year career in the mortgage industry. I was blessed to have worked for two men who gave me the opportunity to challenge myself. My accomplishments gave me the confidence to start my own business, and I opened Connects …
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On May 29, I ended my 12-year career in the mortgage industry. I was blessed to have worked for two men who gave me the opportunity to challenge myself. My accomplishments gave me the confidence to start my own business, and I opened Connects Workspace in the Armory building on June 1.
I dreamed about starting my own business for as long as I can remember.
I was in management in my other career, so I spent much of my time in front of three computer screens. Now, I get to meet new people and help build connections. I love talking to people and sharing the story of co-working.
I’m having a lot of fun with this new venture. Every day looks different, but it’s been a great ride.
Co-working is a relatively new concept that is growing rapidly. It provides the infrastructure of an office with a community, which is sometimes lacking when you work for yourself. Combined with the increased price in real estate, co-working creates an amazing opportunity to use shared resources.
Members love getting to work in a beautiful space, and the connections they make with other members.
Connects Workspace has six private offices and 10 drop-in spaces that you can use for a day or purchase a 30-day membership, depending on your needs. It also has a conference room and event space for members and nonmembers to rent. We are finishing the space for five more private offices above the Windy Saddle Café that will be ready in September.
A true Goldenite
I was born in Colorado, and moved to Golden when I going into the sixth grade. I met my husband Dan at Golden High School when I was 15. I graduated in 1991, and we got married one year after high school. Three of our four children, Caleb, Courtney and Annie, have graduated from Golden High School, and the fourth, Josh, is entering his freshmen year there.
We were privileged to be the honored guests in this year’s Buffalo Bill Days parade. Our entire family rode on the stagecoach. It was super fun! Our cheeks hurt at the end from smiling so much.
Here to stay
Dan and I spent seven years in the Pacific Northwest while Dan was going to Bible college. Three of our children were born in Portland, Oregon.
We moved back in 1999, and started a church in Golden which evolved into Community Faith in Action. Dan realized his heart was more for the entire Golden community, and not just one local congregation.
We love Golden because of the small-town feel. It’s full of great people who love their city. We would never leave again.
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