We had the good fortune of connecting with Neicy Wagner Geis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Neicy, what role has risk played in your life or career?
You have to take a chance. If you wait around for the perfect time or opportunity, it may never come. As a creative, sometimes it’s hard to choose the path you want to take. My husband used to say “You’re good as so many things….pick one!!” Haha! I was so afraid to fail and scared I’d choose the wrong thing and live to regret it. Pursue things you’re passionate about and start learning all you can about those things, the path will become more clear. Take the leap and once you do, things start to fall into place. I‘m so glad I did and wished I’d done it sooner!
What should our readers know about your business?
I think the thing that sets me apart from others is my genuine love of people. It fills me up when people enter my store and I want their experience to stick with them long after they’ve gone. It’s so much more than selling plants, it’s about connecting with my community and providing the type of service our grandparents came to expect in their day. I post my cell number and encourage people to call and text pictures so I can answer any plant questions….whether they bought them from me or not. Providing a service goes way beyond just making a sale, if they know you enjoy helping them, they feel appreciated… and you don’t get that from Home Depot.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’m a 7th generation Coloradan and love to show off this beautiful state. A visit to Denver isn’t complete with checking out RiNo. It’s changed so much over the years and just has so much eye candy that it really showcases the diversity our city has to offer. From the amazing street art (which I also did in one of my lives) to the variety of restaurants, bars, breweries and boutiques, it has something for everyone. Boulder is also a must. It’s one of the most breathtaking of our towns as it’s nestled in the foothills and definitely has some grade A people watching. A hike at Boulder falls and stroll down Pearl Street is a great way to spend the day. The Highland neighborhood is also filled with fun stuff to do. I’d start at Union Station for a coffee then use the pedestrian bridge to cross into LoHi. Pop up to Bacon Social House for brekkie, then into Intrigue Boutique for some cute dress shopping, Tigerlily Goods for some new plants (obviously) and round it out on Tennyson Street where there are endless stops and shops before you settle at Hops n Pie for the best pizza and beer of your life.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout goes to Sadie Fox Metter. She’s easily the most talented person I know and her creativity never sleeps! She’s constantly creating new garments, patterns, jewelry and some of my favorite work comes from repurposing items and giving them a new life. She taught me to create something everyday and is hands-down my biggest cheerleader. She pushed me to dig deep and pull out talents I hadn’t utilized in years. I knew I couldn’t just have any ordinary job when I met her, I needed to pursue my creativity and never settle. She’s an inspiration to everyone around her and I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today without her influence.